Remember Omoikane, the computer aboard the Nadesico? Its name is derived from one of Japan's ancient gods and means "holding the feelings and knowledge of many people in one body." What an appropriate name for Nadesico's computer, which Ruri claimed held the precious experiences of the crew. Pay close attention to those communication windows! The font they use for alarms and announcements that pop up on the Nadesico are deliberately rounded and different from that which the military uses (which is also known as "the Eva font"). "The Nadesico font" (also used in the preview text) is used so that it doesn't look as serious.
There is a "prototype" of the Kenshin manga (drawn by Nobuhiro Watsuki) that was made a year before the actual series. In it, Megumi, Kaoru, and Yahiko are siblings! Phew, scary. There is basically no difference with the personalities of the current Kaoru and Yahiko, but Megumi was portrayed as a demure, frail woman who would sacrifice herself for her siblings. She's also romantically pursued by a Kanryu (the drug-dealer) look-alike. Kenshin was also a little more patronizing. It's included in Kenshin tankouban vol. 3.
The conversation in the fishing scene between Marie and Jean in episode 27 of Nadia, which we're showing next week, seems to serve little purpose. In fact, that particular part of the script was written by Director Anno in the minutes before the dialogue was going to be recorded! He admitted that that was the best he could do for such a short amount of time, but there are some inside jokes. Jean mentions that he would like to marry before he turns 29, and Marie replies that she'd like to marry before age 26. These sound like totally arbitrary numbers, until you realize that their voice actors, Noriko Hidaka and Yuko Mizutani, were married in real life at those ages, respectively!
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