Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 - Episodes 9-11

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Triple Ender Treat

Episode 9: Goodbye, today
Episode 10: know..
Episode 11: Dear Yuuki.. [END]

I can't believe I cried when I marathon until the last episode of Tokyo Magnitude

Episode 9:


Mari finally reaches her home, only to find out that her house was destroyed and the fate of her mother and daughter remains unknown. Mirai and Yūki decides to help and discover that there is a near by elementry that is caring for the resident. On arrival Mari believes that two unknown bodies were those of her mother and daughter, thus mourning for a period of time. But Yūki, who believes that Mari mother and daughter are still alive, convince his sister to help look for them. Mari's daughter is discovered in a near by elementary school, that was also a shelter to the resident. Mari is reunited with her daughter, but still has no idea where her mother could have been. Mari discover her mother at a hospital and is reunited. Mirai, feeling happy for Mari, decides to leave with Yuki to go to their parents. Before leaving, Mirai writes a note to Mari thanking her for all that she has done for them. Mirai end the letter with hope that soon she and Yuki will meet Mari again, after things have calm down. But in confused and surprised reaction Mari says "Yuuki and I?" While on a truck heading towards their destination Yuki is about to tell Mirai something.

Finally, Mari was able to reunite with her family. I feel relieved with her since I somehow understand her worries especially that she is the head of the family. At one point, Mari thinks that her family is dead because there's an unidentified bodies of an old woman and a child. But thanks to Yuuki and Mirai, they were able to locate Hina-chan.

What caught me in the episode was in the last part when Mari was surprised when Mirai said "Yuuki and I"...What could she really mean? Yuuki too was acting weird. While they board the truck on the way home, he was about to say something REALLLLY important. Well. what was that about, I was able to find out in the next episode.

Episode 10:


Mirai and Yūki are talking in the truck on the way back to their hometown, when Yuuki brings up the subject about his death. She tells him to stop talking about this nonsense, and that she and her parents would cry if he actually died. Once they arrive in their hometown, she sees Mayu, one of her friends from school. They chat, and Mayu tells her that her parents are staying in the nearby elementary school. Her dad is also being hospitalized due to an injury he sustained at work when the earthquake hit. She and Yuuki head over there, and find his best friend, Itsuki. By this time, Yūki has run off. He leads her to her parents, only to find out that her mom went back to the house to get clothing for her father. They walk outside again, and see the marronier that the two boys planted before she and Yūki went to the Odaiba Robotics Festival. Yūki is still nowhere in sight, so the two look for him. Mirai sees him a couple of times, but then he disappears whenever Itsuki appears. Itsuki and Mirai go back to his house to get the journal he wanted to give to Yūki, and then half of his house collapses. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Yūki actually did die at the hospital that day (episode 8) because he tells her with a bright light shining behind him, and the actual events are shown in the last few minutes.

So that was it about. Yuuki actually died and it was only Mirai who can't accept the fact about his brother's date. I think Yuuki succumed to Crush syndrome. A Wikipedia definition of this illnes is a serious medical condition characterized by major shock and renal failure following a crushing injury to skeletal muscle. Cases commonly occur in catastrophes such as earthquakes or war, where victims have been trapped under fallen masonry.

I really felt sad about what happened to Yuuki and I really understand the shock and the trauma being experienced by Mirai especially that he got to know Yuuki more when she bumped into Itsuki, Yuuki's friend. She learned about the family drawing of Yuuki which caused her to cry and made her snapped back to the reality. It was also at this time that Yuuki was finally able to say to her dear sister that he is already dead.

Episode 11:


Mirai "escorts" Yūki back home, and is reunited with her mother and father. One month later, Tokyo is well into recovery and reconstruction, but it is still clear that the city has been permanently changed. Mari visits Mirai, and returns her cell phone and Yūki's backpack. Mirai goes though her e-mail inbox, and finds a message from Yūki (sent from Mari's phone some time before he died) hoping that he can get a phone soon too so he can talk to his sister whenever they are not together. Mirai gives her mother the birthday present Yūki bought for her. In the end, Mirai, while watering the tree Yūki planted seen in episode 1, resolves to move on with her life, knowing that Yūki will always be in her heart. The ending credit montage shows life continuing in Tokyo.

The soul of Yuuki stayed with Mirai until they were able to reach back home since he said that he wanted to with his sister so much. I have to admit that I really cried in this episode since the drama between Yuuki and Mirai is too much. Mirai doesn't want to let her brother to go but that is already impossible. Mirai is also reunited with her family.

A month after the earthquake and life is starting to go back to normal, Mirai's was not yet well and okay. But what made her realize that life must go on was when she was visited by Mari who told her that Yuuki is just inside her. She also read a text message of Yuuki from Mari's phone which made do her last cry.

She already moved on. Life goes on and Mirai is again ready to face the future head on.

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