English: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2009 to Sep 18, 2009
22 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.221 (scored by 22823 users)
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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.
There is this strange sense of realism and probability in these series that you might like if you liked either series. Also a sense of mature responsibility for ones' siblings. Not to mention the need for growing up quickly and taking charge of what is going on.
Both anime have a "Grave of the Fireflies effect" that use several ploys to tug at your heart and give a sad feeling. Both are a must watch.
Both of them involve tragedies which force the main characters to take care of themselves with every little thing they can get.
Both deal with real catastrophes, the provoked damages, the victims and the ruined lives of the remained people..
Both series have a great psychological drama impact, very well developed.
Also, another important thing to mention is that they both share a great sibling relationship as main factor of the story along all the plot.
Conclusion, if u've seen one of those, you can't miss the other one!
It's the realism that makes these two so similar. There is no similarities in plot, but you will sure to have the same feelings when you watch Grave of the Fireflies and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 because both series try to cope with many things, like how to survive in a world where there's no one there for you but the company of each other (both series have the main characters as siblings).
what would a kid do after a catastrophe ?
both are a human story, so real
Both GOTF and TM8.0 deal with panic and crisis situations. The first centers in the WWII, and Tokyo Magnitude in an eventual earthquake that strikes Japan. Also, the drama, sadness, and death are very important parts to it, and both will bring tears to your eyes, although, being Grave Of The Fireflies a movie from 1988, you need to enjoy old anime to like this one.
Both are about two siblings hardships through a disaster.
Both are very similar both deal widespread disaster and it's effects in a realistic approach. Both have siblings as the main characters whom develop a strong bond through out and losing everything they hold dear so they only have each other.
In the presence of a devastating disaster, siblings try their best to survive despite the odds.
Both are splendid anime, that would definitely tug one's heartstrings. Both depict realistic scenarios, portraying the love and care siblings (the main characters) had for one another. Human nature, or rather how the society works, are painted beautifully. Tragedy did occur in both anime.
If looking for an anime that is emotional or you just want to have a ''good cry'', both are must-watch. If you like one, you would like the other.
both are stories about siblings who struggles in a very tragic situations. both drama are so realistic and well-made.
Both series deal with the loss of someone important and somehow are able to give you the same feeling of sorrow.
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~
Even though Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 deals with a catastrophe and AnoHana about a ghost, I'm sure those who like one of them, will like the other. They both has drama, tragedy and slice of life elements, and both deals with the loss of someone important.
They are also well made and the same length.
I absolutely agree with Suzumemichi. Sure, AnoHana deals more with the emotions of the Kids and Tokyo Magnitude is about a catastrophy, but overall I had almost the same emotions during both animes.
both are short series which have a dramatic ending...
Putting aside one very similar plot element, these two shows also have very similar tone and pacing. The finales of both shows are guaranteed tear-jerkers.
Mari and Balsa are very similar because they are like a protective mother figure for the children in both animes.
Even though one is set in modern day Tokyo and the other in Yogo Empire there are similarities between these two shows.
First and most obvious is likeness of Mari and Balsa in both design and character.
They are both determined to protect ''their'' children/child. The journey begins for both of them in unexpected way, or a chance encounter.
The other thing is, expect a positive character development in both shows. The road to their goal changes them. Both shows have that 'fresh approach' feeling about them, but while Tokyo sometimes almost has a documentary feel to it Moribito is more fantasy based.
Both series contain a strong mother figure character protecting&guiding children, albeit Mari not being nearly as violent as Balsa. Not only that, but Mari seems to be as an obvious reference to Balsa, probably due to director of the series(Masaki Tachibana) being an episode director for SnM. Their designs are pretty similar, and both Mari's jacket and bike has a tiger on them, which Balsa was referred as in SnM.
They have an entirely different setting, but both have an adult, reliable and strong female protagonist protecting children during their travel.
-Loss of someone important
-Lots of drama
-Can make you cry
It is a bit hard to explain how they are similar without giving too much away. However, what I can say is that the emotion behind these two shows is very similar. Both can make you cry and feel similar emotions even though in some respects they are quite different. I'm trying really hard to not give anything away so you may need to just take my word for the similarities between the shows. You will understand once you have finished them. One thing I can say for sure is if you are looking for emotional anime and you enjoyed one of these shows, the other will be right up your alley.
Both stories are centered around likable children in realistic situations. They are both generally laid-back and exhibit terrific character development. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 does, however, sober up a bit at the end, whereas Usagi Drop remains light the whole way through.
Both series start with Tokyo being destroyed by a huge Earthquake, only in Deadman Wonderland events start 10 years after the earthquake.
Although DW is based mostly in the supernatural element, both shows eminate the same atmosphere and emotions of panic, despair and then hope and friendship. They both are about people who are trying to survive and make their way through extremely hard and unexpected times. Also in both shows there are two kids, a boy and a girl, as protagonists, sharing a strong relationship, and where each one is trying to protect the other. In both series, very important role plays the human factor.
So if you enjoyed one of them, there's a high chance you'll enjoy the other too.
Both anime fall under apocalyptic fiction and contain depressing, touching, and mature subject matter. Tokyo Magnitude is portrayed much more realistically while Now and Then, Here and There is fantasy; however, if one of them gripped your heart, you will most likely feel touched by the other.
Both are about children experiencing loss and survival after a massive earthquake. While Tokyo Magnitude is a hypothetical disaster, Chikyuu ga ugoita hi (The Day the Earth Moved) is about children who survived the great hanshin earthquake that happened in Kobe in 1995. The art may be ancient, but it was still very touching.
As with Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 the story is character driven and about deep issues that make you think. You'll re-watch this many times to pick up subtle clues to the main story. Also with no main villian t fight the story is about self reflection as we watch this coming of age story with a slight magic theme. but trust me only the situation is magic everything else is about the rakka and reike as they try to resolve many questions about themselve and how they came to be here.