Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Episode 3

July 24, 2009

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Episode 3

Impact Bias is an overestimation of intensity and duration of emotional reactions to events. It occurs in part because people underestimate the effectiveness of their “psychological immune system” and a tendency to overweight the most salient features.

I mentioned this TED lecture before, but it might be worth re-posting it here.

However, the depiction of the events in this anime could have been much better and more engaging. I wanted to drop TM8, but feel somewhat similar to a certain other show I blogged about😛

Other Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Posts

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  1. Just drop it…
    I’m begging you.

    • What do you think about this anime?

  2. As someone that loved the old 70’s disaster films such as The Towering Inferno, The Hindenburg, The Poseidon Adventure, Nippon Chinbotsu, and of course…Earthquake. I feel that the show so far is pretty good. It’s not as horrifying as it could be but I consider the censorship of the violence to be related to the wider audience they wish to reach. My imagination can fill in details. My ONLY real complaint is Tokyo Tower is still standing. If Clamp can manage to destroy it in 90% of their shows then this series needs to pick up the slack.

    • Yes, it is good that they leave many things to the imagination.

      haha Well, I am sure Tokyo Tower’s turn is coming up😛

  3. This series was a pleasant surprise. I had moderate expectations at the start and had TM8.0 slated as more of a time filler between shows with a higher priority (CANAAN, Umineko, etc.), but now, it’s one of the highlights of my viewing week.

    My only complaint is that the art style and animation quality could be better. It’s quite good as it is, but some of the scenes depicting tremors and collapsing structures looked cheaply rendered.

    @Waruko: “My ONLY real complaint is Tokyo Tower is still standing.”

    Yeah, I’d have expected it to be an early casualty (in accordance with ancient tradition).

    Perhaps we’ll get lucky and another aftershock or two will finally do it in. For the umpteenth time.

    • Drawings definitely could have been of a better quality. The hand drawings are especially poor.

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