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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

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Score: 8.221 (scored by 35106 users)
Ranked: #2812
Popularity: #418
Members: 71,397
Favorites: 607
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Synopsis

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

Kusakabe, Mari
Kusakabe, Mari
Main
Calene-Black, Shelley
English
Calene-Black, Shelley
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese
Kaida, Yuuko
...
Onozawa, Mirai
Onozawa, Mirai
Main
Christian, Luci
English
Christian, Luci
Hanamura, Satomi
Japanese
Hanamura, Satomi
...
Onozawa, Yuuki
Onozawa, Yuuki
Main
Grant, Tiffany
English
Grant, Tiffany
Kobayashi, Yumiko
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yumiko
...
Mayu
Mayu
Supporting
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri
Novotny, Nancy
English
Novotny, Nancy

Staff

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



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Jan 2, 2015
Ansible2
This is to date the only anime that has ever compelled me to share my thoughts.

It's not my absolute #1, it's not the greatest thing I've ever seen, and it does not get everything right. However, it is a very good production and experience with outstanding and fleshed out themes such as death, family, and friendship.

Each episode is wisely used, most every moment serves a purpose, the setting is used fantastically, characters have motivations that are clear and feel real. The problems presented to the characters are tackled with great responses that may be irrational at times but are themselves genuine and believable.

Admittedly, the read more
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Sep 25, 2009
SamFury
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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
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Jan 17, 2015
richard_maximus
The ability to survive is something that exists in the core of every human being on this planet and it is always an experience to watch a piece of work try to depict what someone would do in a disaster scenario. Case in point Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.

Tokyo Mag 8 follows the experience of Mirai Onozawa, a freshman middle school student who takes her younger brother, Yuuki, to a robot exhibition on a man-made island when, well read the title, in the course of this they meet Mari Kusakabe and then the three try to get back to the mainland and back home, and based read more
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Jan 21, 2015
MRN3
I would like to start this review with a few words that truly express the ending of the first episode. "Be careful what you wish for".

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is a 2009 anime that presents us with a what if situation and how people will react to said what if situation and it does a pretty good job showing what happens when a earthquake of that magnitude hits Tokyo.

Story: The story is set around 3 characters who all meet up on the island of Odaiba after the initial quake and set of on a journey to make their way back home. The story in Tokyo Magnitude read more
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Recommendations

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.
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~
Both anime dealt with a section of the environment getting destroyed in some form.
Mari and Balsa are very similar because they are like a protective mother figure for the children in both animes.
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.
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.

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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