Ranked #289

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Japanese: 東京マグニチュード8.0


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2009 to Sep 18, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Genres: Drama
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #2892
Popularity: #435
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The premise of the project is the 70% possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The anime depicts what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place.

The story centers on Mirai, a middle school freshman girl who goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yuuki at the start of summer vacation. A powerful tremor emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in an instant. With the help of a motorcycle delivery woman named Mari who they meet on Odaiba, Mirai and Yuuki strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Onozawa, Yuuki
Onozawa, Yuuki
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Onozawa, Mirai
Onozawa, Mirai
Hanamura, Satomi
Hanamura, Satomi
Kusakabe, Mari
Kusakabe, Mari
Kaida, Yuuko
Kaida, Yuuko
Furuichi, Masashi
Furuichi, Masashi
Aono, Takeshi
Aono, Takeshi


Tachibana, Masaki
Tachibana, Masaki
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Tokudo, Daisuke
Tokudo, Daisuke
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Nomura, Kazuya
Nomura, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(0/11)

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Opening Theme

"キミノウタ (Kimi no Uta)" by abingdon boys school

Ending Theme

"M/elody" by Shion Tsuji

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Sep 25, 2009
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She's Breaking Bit by Bit

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is something special. A human story told through naked eyes, this show did something that a lot of anime hasn't done for me lately, spark an emotional connection. It gently nudged me through the tale of a young girl named Mirai, her little brother Yuuki and a motorcycling delivery woman name Mari, as the world around them shattered into pieces.

Tokyo is crumbling; foundations are upheaved, buildings are leveled, and bridges are twisted till the tensions snap, as a magnitude 8.0 earthquake roars. Fires break out like crimson rashes, read more
I found this review Helpful
Sep 18, 2009
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is a breath of fresh air amidst all the crazy ridiculous shows filled with giant mecha, deadly monsters, hot chicks, and moe guitar plucking girls. It takes a seemingly normal life of a bratty teenager and literally shakes up her world as she confronts the very face of humanity.

Story [9]: Mirai is one of those bratty teenagers who is entering that stage of life where they just simply hate everything and anything. Being dragged to a robot exhibition by her younger brother Yuuki, in Odaiba, a catastrophic earthquake hits Tokyo and the city falls into chaos. The story follows Mirai's journey home read more
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Dec 12, 2012
Among the debris of high school comedies and unoriginal harem anime that we find dumped at our feet every season, there is normally one or two series which look salvageable. Perhaps they have a premise that sounds interesting or an unusual art style. It may even just look like something that won't be filled with tsunderes and panty shots. For those who find themselves feeling dissatisfied with the majority of anime on offer every season, these titles provide a sense of hope. They are like a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel.

But there is a downside to these shows that seem read more
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Aug 16, 2009
Score: 7.5 and here's why.

Imagine metropolis Tokyo. Full of large display screens, high-rise buildings, lights. People walk at a fast pace, cars honk through traffic, and trains drop off passengers. Now add in two vaguely drawn main characters and allow the seismism to begin. No, actually it's nothing like that. This isn't a Michael Bays' movie with stuff falling all over the place, you know?

Let's get down to business.

Story: 9

Without spoiling the main points, let's get to the point. Follow siblings, Mirai and Yuki Onosawa, into the world of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. One is in her rebellious teenage stage, the other is a talkative, curious read more
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Both are stories that deal catastrophes and it's effects in a realistic approach. Both have siblings as the main characters whom develop a strong bond through out. 
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Anime: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Despite Ano Hana tries to keep scenes on a more happy stage, the sad moments don't ever miss a single episode to have some space.
Those two anime might result way different from eachother, but i think if you try to watch them both you'll get to understand and have the same feeling that they both will give you.
Plus both stories are very good, the art and the colors are very well cured.
Highly recommended both~ 
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Both anime dealt with a section of the environment getting destroyed in some form. 
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Anime: Seirei no Moribito
Mari and Balsa are very similar because they are like a protective mother figure for the children in both animes. 
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Anime: Yomigaeru Sora: Rescue Wings
Both deal with the tragedies of natural disasters. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 from the perspectives of a group of victims, while Rescue Wings shows a rescue helicopter pilot. 
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Anime: Shingeki no Kyojin
The first episode of both these anime start of quietly and uneventful, then suddenly, the characters' lives get turned upside-down and calamity ensues. One caused by titans breaching the wall in Shingeki while in the other, an earthquake tears down the city. 
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