In the year 2016, a catastrophic incident at the Odaiba nuclear power plant contaminated the city with radiation and turned Tokyo into a ghost town devoid of life. 20 years later, Japan still struggles with the environmental consequences of that fateful day, and actively looks for survivors using Coppelions: genetically-engineered, radiation-resistant girls who scour the streets when SOS calls occur. With military support and funding to back them up, these young ladies continue to explore Tokyo and discover just who, and what, managed to survive.
It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit that day, young Mirai and he find themselves alone and with no one to turn to – until a kind delivery woman named Mari promises to help them get back to their family. Now, the three travel the ruined cityscape and brave immense danger as they try their best to make their way home.
Coppelion and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 both deal with very tragic and severe disasters. Throughout the story, we see characters struggling to deal with the aftermath and trying to stay alive all while helping others that are in need. Coppelion is pure science-fiction while TM8.0 offers a quite realistic scenario of a natural phenomenon in our very own world, but if you're interested in this type of setting, you won't want to miss these.
Both Coppelion and TM8.0 are about large scale disasters and the logistics of the aftermath. Both stories revolve around people struggling to relate to each other, protect each other, and live together post-disaster. If you liked either, definitely check out the other.
These are both anime that feature cute teenage girl protagonists trying to survive and help others survive in a world that has been ravaged by disaster.
In Tokyo Magnitude the disaster is ongoing and focuses more on the protagonists survival, in Coppelion the disaster is over and focuses on the protagonists' efforts to pick up the pieces. However, both shows also have a strong element of drama involving the people the main characters meet along the way. Both anime have a tendenacy to dip into the melodramatic as well.
Tokyo Magnitude is the superior anime. It handles it drama and character development in a more emotionally satisfying and realistic way. Coppelion leans toward being more cheesy with the characters being a lot more one dimensional.
While both anime do focus more on the drama, they also both devle into the arena of diaster porn. If you want to see major cities destroyed or being destroyed in giant waves then both these anime fit the bill.
Henrietta is a young girl who works for a "welfare group" that does the government's dirty work. Cybernetically-enhanced and specially-trained, she is one of a group of elite hit-girls, remorseless killers with no memories of their past. Jose, her partner, has taken care of her since she was brought into the organization following the murder of her family, and struggles between his affection for her, and his opposing duty to his employer. But, time is running out.. for with each bullet they fire, Henrietta and the other girls lose a little more of their humanity.
Genetically altered young girls are put into dangerous situations that forces them to mature quickly. The plots of the anime are quite different, but the characters make these shows a good match for each other.
Gunslinger Girl is much more serious with less comedy moments, but both shows have an atmosphere of despair.
Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?
These are both post apocalyptic series that focus more on drama and character development than plot. Both these shows try to develop their characters through their experiences in worlds that have been destroyed and are in the process of rebuilding.
Coppelion is about three teenage girls with super powers whereas No. 6 is about a pair of guys that fall in love during their time together.
No. 6 is better with character development, drama, world building and just about everything else, except animation. It also has really nice and believable romantic development between the two male leads. The only problem with No. 6 is it's horrible ending.
Coppelion on the other hand is melodramtic with lots of misplaced comedy and dramatically convenient events happening all the time. Also, while the animation at the start of the anime is pretty decent, it steadily drops in quality throughout the series.
However, if your looking for post apocalyptic drama about the rebuilding and restructring of society then both these titles fit the bill.
God forsook the world on a Sunday, leaving mankind unable to stop living - even long after they've died. The sole hope left for humanity comes in the form of gravekeepers; only a burial by one of these chosen few will allow the deceased to finally rest in peace. Ai is a young girl who serves as gravekeeper for her sleepy village, taking over the job after her mother’s death five years ago. However the tranquility is shattered when Ai returns from digging graves to find that everyone in town has been slaughtered, and the culprit is a young man going by the same name as her long-lost father: Hampnie Hambart. Forced to lay to rest everyone she's ever known, Ai must now forge her own path into the unfamiliar world in search of answers.
Both these anime are about cute girls trying to save a post apocalyptic world by slowly restoring order. Both these anime preach about redemption and resisting the temptation to give into despair.
Coppelion has more of a sci-fi setting, feautres a lot more action and uses technobable to explain it's more fantastical elements. Whereas Sunday Without God has a fantasy setting with slower pacing and includes magic. However, despite these differences the anime share the same tone and put on emphasis on the relationships between the characters.
Both these anime also have a tendency to get very preachy with the messages they are trying to get across. Despite the post apocalyptic settings both anime keep an artificial upbeat cheerful tone of hope rather than despair that you would expect in this kind of setting. Both shows also include a lot of humor.
Finally both of these show start off with rather pretty animation that slowly degrades as the series continue on.
If you're looking for cute girls trying to change the world with a positive message then try these titles.