Also, this card has the same DEF, Level, Attribute and Type as "Blue-Eyes White Dragon";
Furthering its similarities to "Red Dragon Archfiend", in ZEXAL episode 24, Kite calls this card "Ore no tamashii" (lit. "My soul"), which is similar to what Jack Atlas calls "Red Dragon Archfiend" in the Japanese version of 5D's.
Another similarity to "Red Dragon Archfiend" and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" is facing the opposite way in its artwork to "Number 39: Utopia", similar to how "Blue-Eyes" faces the opposite way to "Dark Magician" and how "Red Dragon Archfiend" faces the opposite way to "Stardust Dragon".
In the anime, after this monster is Summoned, its body remains its basic dull, purple color until it steals Xyz Materials, which then make its scales and the jewels on its body light up and glow brightly.