Category Archives: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Themed posts on episodes of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Is it Okay to Like Mirai Now? (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 05)

They’re close to home. The surroundings are familiar. The shelter they’re headed to is none other than Mirai’s middle school, The Rikka School for Girls. The buildings are low, and the area doesn’t seem as ruined as those they passed … Continue reading

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Is it okay to hate Mirai now? Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 04

Yes, really. I don’t want to justify how she was with Yuuki. I don’t want to make excuses for her citing the indignities she suffered throughout the day. I don’t want to make the same arguments about her being a … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil-child: Mirai’s showing a bit of character (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (you know, the anime this blog is suddenly all about) seems to put a lot of value on realism. Research, realistic danger, microscopic detail on depiction of home life — it all serves to put us there so … Continue reading

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Aftershocks Magnitude 5.0 (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 03)

I’m tempted to say that Mari is the star of today’s episode, showcasing her child management skills, her calm under pressure, and overall goodness of character. No, I think that would be unfair to the work put in this episode … Continue reading

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The World Should Just Break (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 02)

These were almost famous last words uttered by our protagonist Onosawa Mirai before the big one hit Tokyo last episode. I’m interested in the statement itself, determining whether it is merely a strong and/or dramatic way to cue the earthquake, … Continue reading

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