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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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Well, I will bring an unusual topic today. Even though I love anime, but I never post a single post in this topic, but this interesting series makes me want to post one. 🙂 This anime -which is quite underrated- is surprisingly turn out very well. For some people, it might be boring, but for me, it is interesting since the characters emotion was made real, as well as the earthquake.

The first episode introduce the main character, Mirai and her little brother, Yuuki. Mirai was a pessimistic middle school student, while Yuuki is strong and always give courage to her sister. The story started with Mirai, from school, back to home, and then with Yuuki, both without their parent going together to robot exhibition. The first episode ended when the earthquake happened and Yuuki was still traped inside the exhibition building.

It is not recommended for you to hit the read more, if you haven’t watched the series. 🙂

The second episode is pretty good, it shows how the impact of the massive earthquake and how Mirai bravely go to the half-collapsed building to search for her brother, Yuuki. At that time, she met Mari, who help her to search for Yuuki. They finally found him and decide to go together to home.

The next episodes is the story of their journey to return to their home. Mari protected the two children and lead them. One interesting episode is when the Tokyo Tower collapsed due to many aftershock. During time, the Mirai character is developed (which is one of the interesting part) and finally the plot-twist.

Yuuki was dead and Mirai, who can’t accept that reality started to hallucinate that Yuuki is still with her (or he really turn out into ghost? well, whatever). Since then, by time, Mirai started to realize the reality and started to cry without reason. The two last episode was well done, emotional, sad. I actually cried for the last episode, especially when Mirai united together with her parents and when Mirai gives her mom the birthday gift that Yuuki chose.

The only bad story for the whole series is when Mari reunite with her family. Why? Well, because the anime tried to troll us that they was died, Mari was so sad and sitting in front of two unknown corpse (she doesn’t have the courage to identify the corpse yet). And then, thanks to Mirai and the “ghost” Yuuki, they found out that her family (actually her daughter and her mom) are survived and still healthy, even though her mom is hospitalized but nowhere near to die. lol 🙂

But the ending helps the whole series, I give the perfect rating for the series. One of the best anime I have ever seen, so much reality (from the earthquake into the humans attitude) and the sadness to lose someone precious. The graphics and animation was well done too. Definitely worth to watch.

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