Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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Japanese: 東京マグニチュード8.0
English: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2009 to Sep 18, 2009
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Bones, Kinema Citrus
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.011 (scored by 125230125,230 users)
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Ranked: #6242
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Popularity: #816
Members: 297,407
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Middle school student Mirai Onozawa is dissatisfied with her family circumstances and, in a moment of frustration, wishes to tear everything apart. Unfortunately, these destructive thoughts seem to come true in the form of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake just a few moments later.

When summer vacation begins, Mirai reluctantly takes her younger brother Yuuki to Odaiba, where a robot exhibition that he wanted to go to is being held. However, while they are in the exhibition center, the fury of a major earthquake shakes the Kanto region; helpless, both kids witness the devastating power of this natural disaster as it brings the city to its knees.

In its aftermath, they stumble upon Mari Kusakabe, a motorcyclist and single mother who decides to help the young siblings. Aiming to return to their homes and reunite with their families, the group sets off on a long and hard journey through the decimated city.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Winner of the Excellence Award at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"M/elody" by Shion Tsuji


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, ...
Sep 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
It’s summertime in Japan! No more pencils, no more books, no more senseis dirty looks... This is especially true for seventh grader Mirai Onozawa, who’s elected not to take any summer classes, and as a result, she gets to have the whole vacation to herself! Unfortunately, her parents aren’t so lucky, and they still have to spend that time working, meaning that there are no plans for the Onozawa family to take a fun trip this year, like several of Mirai’s classmates are. Her newfound freedom comes back to bite her in the ass when her mother assigns her to take ...
Oct 11, 2015
This anime is really bad.

I watched this anime and suffered through it's entire 11 episodes.

First of all I think some explaining is needed. I live in Chile, and I experienced three earthquakes of over 8.0 in the last 5 years. I have a niece 12 years old now, and in 2010 she was frozen solid with the 8.8 earthquake, she didn't move unless told to do so. This anime LIES about how people react to earthquakes.

Story: 3

This show follows a couple of brothers and their amazing adventure in an all-too-shaky japan. How they UNREALISTICALLY live through all the aftershocks and find out that friendship ...

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