Sunday, September 03, 2006
The Prophecy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Among all the delightfully clever bits of trivia hidden in the virally smart anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, this bit is the most prescient. One of the characters mentions an explosion of data centered on Haruhi three years before the events of the series. Dates mentioned in the series imply it takes place in 2009. The explosion of Haruhi memes on the Web -- an explosion of data centered on Haruhi -- occurs in 2006, three years before the events of the series.
This anime is not only purpose-designed for viral marketing. Its script predicts viral marketing.
(Image via lolitron.)