Star Trek: The Next Generation Easter Egg - Anime In-Jokes

Note: all credit goes to Antonia Levi! All blame for errors goes to me...
A large number of people associated with Star Trek are Anime otaku (Japanimation freaks, for the rest of you) and like to include small Anime in-jokes in the scripts, at least to Next Generation. One good one is the name of the Enterprise's sister ship- the Yamato (reference to Star Blazers, aka Space Cruiser Yamato). (The real Yamato was a WWII battleship.) In one episode- forgive me but I don't know the name- there's a calligraphy of background scrolls in one scene, and they spell out the names of Urusei Yatsura's main characters.
One more interesting tidbit, two ships named the Kei and the Yuri (the names of the Lovely Angels/Dirty Pair) made a brief appearance once.

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Contributed By: Corinn on 09-25-2000
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deathshadow writes:
Actually, HMS Enterprise was a 17th century barque. USS Enterprise is the Aircraft carrier.
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Tikki writes:
I am an Otaku like you and your egg is really awesome!!
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zobovor writes:
Also, the Exocomp robots from the episode "The Quality of Life" were based on Nanmo from the Dirty Pair.
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The fact that the ship is named after the HMS Enterprise is a well-documented fact. If you look in any of the episodes that show the wall in the Captain's ready room with the model ships, you will see that they are all models of previous Enterprises, going back to the Space Shuttle and aircraft carrier!
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Red writes:
It`s also interesting that the "Akira" class vessel is named after the best Japanese Anime of the same name.
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casketguy writes:
Why does no one remember the schooner USS Enterprise built in 1799 in Baltimore, one of the first six ships built for the new US Navy, along with USS Consitution, aka "Old Ironsides." (Anybody see the connection?) Considering the comparative sizes and ages (though many American officers were probably former British officers) of the two navies, I would say that USS Enterprise's career was more distinguished, with significant service against the Barbary pirates and later, refit as a brig, in the war of 1812. I know Star Trek is more than an American experience, thus, I'm sure, the British ships were chosen (a full ten ships commissioned by the RN have born the name HMS Enterprize, and countless others in "private" service, including a new oceanographic survey vessel commissioned last year). I would point out that Roddenberry was American, serving in the US Air Force, so it would be impossible for him not to be biased, at least initially. Sorry so soap-boxy, but this has been bugging me since Generations made everyone fans of the British ships. 'Nuff said. Except that the brig USS Enterprise ended her career in much less flourish than any starship who bore her name: she broke up off Little Curacus Island in 1823 with no loss of life.
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Also, in the episode with the wall scrolls (I can't remember the title either) the words 'Tonari no Totoro' appear as well. This is the title of a famous kids' anime by the renowned Ghibli studio (My Neighbor Totoro for you non-Japanese speakers). And the names 'Kei' and 'Yuri' appear in other places as well, such as the beginning of the password in 'Loud As A Whisper'(I think).
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riker910 writes:
the name of the ship is actually spelled wrong the name of the ship comes from the clipper H.M.S ENTERPRIZE which was an english ship not the aircraft carrier here is the link so you can see http://www.lcarscom.net/enthistory.htm
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Alamarana writes:
Also I believe there is mentioned a ship called the Biko (reference Project Ako) and the race of the "person" that stabbed Picard when he was young is the Nausicaans (from Naisicaa of the Valley of the Winds).
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Jonas Quimby writes:
and although it has almost nothing to do with it, the Yamato gun is something you have on the battle crusers in starcraft
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KivaWolf writes:
Well the Enterprize and SOME of the Enterprise ships CAN be seen in the new ST series ENTERPRISE. Of course... It is only the right thing to see the VERY beginning of Starfleet. Eh.. almost but close enough.
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1701DD writes:
There is a subtle Star Trek reference during the Act 0.5 portion of Episode 8 of the anime His and Her Circumstances, otherwise known as Kare Kano. I know that isn't anime in star trek, but it's close enough... You can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByWhatZV2KU
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Yosho writes:
Actually, the USS Biko was named after Stephen Biko, the anti-apartheid activist in South Africa ( Peter Gabriel wrote a song about him ), not the B-Ko anime character.
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Jesse writes:
My grandfather served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, which is named after the H.M.S. Enterprise.
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I don't believe this to be an egg... Yamato and Enterprise were both famous combat ships. In one episode they describe that the enterprise was named after the aircraft carrier HMS Enterprise!
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