At the time this post is released, it is 19:00 PST on May 21, 2012. This is exactly 2 years since one of the most important events that I had the privilege to attend: the North American premiere of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Licensed by Bandai Entertainment in April 2010, the story is the feature film of the Haruhi Suzumiya anime franchise. It originally premiered in February 6, 2010 in Japan, but the May 21, 2010 showing was the first international viewing of the film. I was lucky enough to be able to take a vacation from work around that time to see the film.
2011 will soon end, and as I am a blogger, I feel somewhat contractually obligated to mention things that happened this year in a list-like fashion that is designed to get views. So here are my thoughts on the year. Continue reading
One of the shows that I was greatly looking forward to seeing this season is the anime adaptation of a manga entitled Mirai Nikki (published as Future Diary by Tokyopop). In the story, our protagonist has a habit of writing down details of his surroundings in a cell phone diary. When a god of space and time named Deus gives his diary the ability to see 90 days into the future, he begins to take advantage of his future memories as would most people. Though the premise is entirely science-fiction, it got me pondering one question: Can we consider data we input into a network true memories?