Some years later, Ibo's brother steals documents about the cadet ship stored in the night club of Markus Will to sell them to the Tal Shiar. Because he also stole some documents of the Orion Syndicate, Markus Will hires a killer. Later, Ibos brother meets an agent of the Tal Shiar in London, but they get interrupted by agents of the secret service of the Kzinti, who also try to get the documents. Later, Rene Michael is told to retrieve the documents.
Battle for the Documents
Ibo appears in the hospital because he wants to protect his brother. He says he should hide in the buildings of a civil rights organisation. While the two travel to this place, Hiromi and the Kzinti agents reappear, because they didn't got all pieces of the documents. Later, Hiromi and Siraika have to land in Akihabara, due to fuel problems and Hideo Sugishita, a hacker and rival of one chief of the SLNVRX megacorporation helps them.
Wizard and Princess
The management of SLNVRX tries to get rid of the 2 chiefs of the company to control it alone. To fulfil this, they kidnap the sister of one of the chiefs and unsuccessfully try to take them into custody by hacking the control systems of their houses. Later, because the chiefs were missing, they want to choose a new chief for the time of their disappearing. They choose Adanos, a not completely trustworthy member of the corporation. This episode is named after a chapter of the book Hackers, heroes of the computer revolution.
The Federation President goes to a political talkshow. The topic of the talkshow is the emerging energy crisis.
Several years later, Karala Yagiyu and Madoka Michael visit the Loveparade in Essen. During the parade, a former employee of SLNVRX becomes deadly wounded by an unknown person. Karala and Madoka search for the person who shot at him. Later, it's revealed that the victim of the attack worked for an unknown organisation.
The summit of the leading economic powers mentioned in the first episode is based on the summits of the G8.
The element of the story that the Federation President became the president, because of the help of 2 men was inspired by the first triumvirate and the rise to power of the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga.
The energy crisis is based on the oil crisis of the year 1973.
The plan of the left faction of the parliament to stop the military mission on Cardassia is inspired by the fact that the "Linkspartei" of the german parliament wants to stop the military mission in Afghanistan.
The dispute within the governmental coalition has got a few similarities with the dispute within the german social democratic party SPD about the Hartz 4 laws.
The story was partly inspired by the TV series Rome, the reimagined series of Battlestar Galactica, Macross, Legend of the galactic Heroes, Gasaraki, The India-Rubber Men, War and Peace,300,Naruto,The West Wing,Record of the Lodoss War and the book Cyberia.
Some aliens are inspired by enemies of the Metroid series of video games.
The political position of the Federation President is similar to the political position of William Goldwin.
The clothing of some of the guests of Markus Will is partly inspired by the Japanese Kogal subculture.
The cyberspace scenes are inspired by Tron, REZ, Digimon: Bokura no Wargame,.Hack//Sign and Ghost in the Shell.
The attack of Ibos brother by the Kzinti agents in the tunnel was inspired by the film, A Clockwork Orange.
SSJKamui got the idea that in the federation , people use tricorders as a tool for cooking organic meals before cooking when he read an article about the Manifesto of Futurist Cooking by the Italian Futurists.
The beginning of Episode 3 was inspired by the beginning of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Some pieces of furniture and architecture are inspired by designs of the GermanBauhaus.
The first scene of Episode 2 was inspired by the opening sequence of Reservoir Dogs.
The martial arts training scene in episode 2 was inspired by a scene from the film Enter the Dragon.
The beginning of Episode 5 was inspired by The Godfather.