Calamity strikes the country of Japan as a series of brutal earthquakes literally tear the island in two. Put in an impossible predicament, the Japanese government agrees to hand control of the country over to the United States and China in exchange for aid. Tensions flare, both at home and abroad in Taiwan, where 80,000 survivors have ended up. With conflicts brewing between the Taiwanese and Japanese and with a violent gang out to cause trouble for their own ends, can anyone broker peace without bloodshed?
In the aftermath of the Great Hanshin earthquake, Tsuyoshi, Kazuyuki, and their fellow classmates find their community in ruins. As they each quickly come to realize personal tragedy, they must find the resolve to move on with their lives. Along the way they find a community which, while battered, is resolved in its will to help and take care of each other. In the midst of hopelessness and fear, this community will roll up its sleeves and rebuild itself, one step at a time.
Both anime are about earth quakes and how the people that were afftected by them have to cope and deal with the troubles caused by them. Taiyou no Mokushiroku takes things to more of an extreem and isn't historical like the day the earth moved but if you like one you will like the other.
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.
Both anime have some similarities and differences even though its about crisis and catastrophes taking place in japan ,but if you liked one you probably should check out other one. While Taiyou no Mokushiroku takes much serious approach with much of politics involving while Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 takes much simpler approach about family getting home and overcoming difficult obstacles. But in the same time both anime tells story about painful losses and to never give up.
Disturbed by Japan’s emergence as the de facto world leader in robotics, the United Nations instituted an international treaty requiring stringent regulations. When vocal objections failed to overturn the decision, Japan chose to withdraw from the UN and vanished from world view in a self-imposed isolation made possible by an impenetrable electromagnetic barrier. Now, ten years later in 2067, the only means of contact between Japan and the world belongs to Daiwa Heavy Industries, a powerful corporation monopolizing the world’s robotics market. The uneasy truce comes under question when SWORD, a U.S. special forces unit, finds disturbing evidence that Japan may have sinister designs for the rest of the world. SWORD must now infiltrate Japan to separate fact from fiction, but is anyone prepared for the truth?
Vexille and Taiyou no Mokushiroku are stylistically poles apart, but thematically very similar. Both deal with ordinary people who must unite and rally in difficult circumstances in order to overcome a great power. If you likes this type of struggle in one of the films, then the other might be worth checking out too.