Coincidence or not, Wake Up, Girls episode nine has given anime its first look at the desolate and reconstructing, the post-tsunami Tohoku. However it's not the first time that WUG revealed a look at the other kinds of damage a major disaster like this does to people--the relational, the emotional, and the social kind of damage. It's a Kaya episode. It's a Mayu episode. It's an episode about the resilient spirit of the people affected by the tsunami. It's about the WUG coming together to overcome the difficulties in front of them.