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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 18
06-16-2012, 04:23 PM
Originally Posted by Blitzy
It's an anime reference. Akira the anime had similar ideas to Armitage III.
Eh, they were both cyberpunk-genre anime, but that's about the limit of any similarity. Could just as easily say that about Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Bubblegum Crisis... the list is practically endless.

Not saying the ship names might not be anime references, but I doubt the ship name Armitage was chosen due to any vague relationship to the Akira anime. I also doubt the Star Trek show writers were specifically referencing anime with the Akira, which is a very common Japanese name. More likely, they were referncing any number of historical figures.

To be fair, I doubt that the Armitage is a reference to the English village of the same name, though there might be some historical significance to the place that I didn't find.