Monday, July 27, 2009


Episode 03 (8/10 Great!)
The strain on Maria and Canaan’s relationship was great. I was afraid that, with so many characters, their relationship would be neglected. I also wasn’t counting on the boy dying to quickly. Which brings up some plot holes. How did they know Maria was Canaan’s friend? Did I miss something in the last two episodes? Regardless, to have Maria’s innocent perception of Canaan destroyed in such a tragic way can only be good for character development. A writer should never baby their characters; they’ll never grow and the drama will remain bland.
Suggestive Content:
Bloody violence. The catgirls’ outfits are very revealing. The one catgirl takes off her shirt for Mino, who makes some comments then and later on that weren’t appropriate.
Animation: 8/10
Character: 8/10 – Keep developing the ones that matter!
Writing: 7/10 – It’s interesting, though, not brilliant yet
Pacing: 7/10Enjoyment: 9/10
Enjoyment: 9/10

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 03

Episode 03 (7/10 Above Average)


This is going to be my favorite show this season – I can feel it! This episode, however, was a calm-before-the-storm episode, so not much happened. Episodes like this are used to get the characters from point A where something happened to point B where the next plot point will happen. All the same, they could have made this more interesting than it was. I keep expecting more panic from the crowds, like in War of the Worlds. I really feel for Mirai; I’ve walked all around New York in sandals, my feet bloody, too.

Suggestive Content:

Nothing to worry about except scenes of destruction.


Animation: 9/10

Characters: 10/10

Writing: 8/10

Pacing: 8/10

Enjoyment: 8/10