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Day the Earth Moved

Alt titles: Chikyuu ga Ugoita Hi

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  • Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
  • 1997
2.774 out of 5 from 90 votes
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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.


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Name Role
Takashi SAIJO Character Design
Toshio GOTO Director
Sozabura KATSURA Producer

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Taiyou no Mokushiroku

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  • TV Special (2 eps x 80 min)
  • 2006

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?

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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.

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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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.

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Both offer realistic, melancholy looks on the aftermath of a horrible earthquake. They're also both told in the point of veiw of children.

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