Is it real? Or is it Memorex?

I’ve been watching episodes of an anime called “Denno Coil” (which translates, I believe, as “Circle of Children”) which are set in a world where augmented reality (in this case, via digital overlays to human vision by means of special technoglasses) is commonplace and mainstream. The show is a about of group of kids who tinker with, game, and generally hack the AR system.

It’s a thousand kinds of awesome. I’m hugely into the AR concept, and the makers of this show clearly Get It.

Plus, the artwork and effects are top notch.

To clear the palate, I’ve also been watching Di Gi Charat episodes. The juxtaposition of these two shows is .. jarring, but fun.


  1. In a similar vein, there was an eighties movies called “They Live” (good title) where the aliens are already here and with special sun glasses you can see them, staring Roudy Roddy Piper, what could be better.

    I went to polytech with one of his descendants big bastards I have to say.


    A classic

    • I’m talkin’ bout shows that demonstrate a possible path for the sociological and cultural evolution of humanity, and you’re bringing up movies that star professional wrestlers. Thanks a bunch.

      Though, having said that, “I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass..and I’m all out of gum.” is an awesome line.

  2. Have you seen the latest edition of Shadowrun, the RPG? You might like the way they implemented AR in a wireless world

  3. I’ve heard great things about Denno Coil, can’t wait to see it.

    And in the juxtaposition stakes, I see your Di Gi Charat and raise you a Puni Puni Poemy. Which I have just imported and am breaking the law for possessing, because it is banned (!!!!!!!) in New Zealand. I am quietly proud that I am contributing to general moral corruption.

    • Puni Puni Poemi would also serve to reset the taste buds! It’s banned in NZ? Really? … Why? I don’t recall anything in it that would make me think anything like “Oh well, no wonder it’s banned, what with that scene with the cucumber and the wasabi.”

      • Oh, it’s dangerous stuff. It “tends to promote and support the exploitation of children and young persons for sexual purposes, and to a lesser extent, the use of sexual coercion to compel persons to submit to sexual conduct.” This may be the very definition of Not Getting It.