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For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago.
Satsuki has spent 30 years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm.
'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.'