A child of the 80s, I grew up in time to become an instant fan of Robert Zemeckis’s Back To The Future. A film as much about self-discovery as it ever is about tinkering with alternate dimensions. The adventures of a young man who’s strange fortune lands him 30 years before, to the days of his parents, only to endanger the future consumation of their marriage and thereby threatening his own existence was a brilliant throwback to the best of Capra. It’s A Wonderful Life for the Reagan-era is not too far a stratch for a film dealing with alternate realities, amidst a cinematically mundane setting. It also worked largely due to its colorful cast of characters, hair-pulling predicaments, and epic music. But the film’s core appeal at least to me was the core relationship between wizard & student. Why mention this uber mainsream offering from Hollywood? Because it was the first film to come to mind upon watching The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya. A film not too far removed from the memories of Marty McFly, albeit in a far more reflexively meta tone with just a touch of, dare I say it? Melancholy.
The teacher finally picks up the eraser. “I don’t want to erase the SOS club’s work, but I have to move on with class.”
“No!!” many voices (guys) in the crowd shout out.
“Oh come on. I’ve got a picture. I’ll put it on your tests.”
Reaction from the students was almost uniformly positive.
In a bizarre art-influences-life turn of events, anime blogger and artist Honya has stepped forward to claim responsibility for the drawing, which she claims is part of an ongoing series.
Anime Diet staff reacted to the event:
Moritheil: If this is the future of vandalism, the future is in good hands.
Mike : JUST AS PLANNED
Ray: Yuri: conquering the world since 2007.