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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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Atsuko NOZAKI Character Design
Masaki TACHIBANA Director
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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Sheex 8.3/10 Aug 27, 2010
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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies
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With their father serving overseas in the Navy towards the end of the World War 2, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are living as normally as they can. One day during a firebomb raid on the city their mother suffers fatal wounds and the two siblings' lives are turned upside down as they go to live with a relative. After suffering the cruel treatment of their aunt, who makes it clear that their very presence is a nuisance, Seita and Setsuko decide to leave and go to live in an abandoned bomb shelter. With no one else to rely on, Seita and Setsuko try their hardest to live from day to day. Though when food becomes ever more scarce and no one is willing to sell what little provisions they have, life for the pair is increasingly difficult. Then when Setsuko falls ill, Seita begins to realize just how fragile life is...

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Both Grave of the Fireflies and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 show the struggle to survive of young siblings in the face of disaster. While Grave of the Fireflies is a lot more cruel, they both give a good display on how much people can change during difficult times, especially children. If you watched one of these touching stories, and are looking for something similar, absolutely don't miss out on this one.


Bouth series follow two childrin as they try to survive threw very difficult circumstrances. Bouth series are heartbreacking and show the strength of humanity. BOuth series have simmiler animation and simmiler endings.


Both of these are sad stories that follow a brother and sister as they deal with disastrous circumstances. Both deal with possible/real life events, which makes them even more touching. Fans of one will enjoy the other for their look on human struggle through the worst odds.


If you enjoyed the emotionally gripping drama of two young children trying their best to survive in horrific conditions of either Grave of teh Fireflies or Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 then you will certainly enjoy the other. Both are incredibly moving, deeply touching and amazingly poignant; just make sure you have your tissues at the ready.


Both very similar themes in terms of survival depicted through the experiences of 2 children with Tokyo Magnitude focusing more on the actual personalities of the children rather than the strive for survival in Grave of the fireflies. Both very sad stories and both have a disaster theme to it.


Both of these series focus on a pair of siblings attempting to protect each other during a very difficult time (a war in GotFF and the aftereffects of an earthquake in TM8.0). Each series tries to be a very emotional story throughout, making these titles very similar.


They both depict tragic tales of young brothers and sisters in a threatening environment. Their characters are impossible not to like, which makes it sad to see all the misfortunes that continue to happen to them.


Both tell the story of how people must cope with and survive in the aftermath of a disaster. Both follow the perspective of a young child trying to protect his/her younger sibling in a dramatically changed and increasingly hostile world. The stories unfold realistically and really make you emotionally invest in the main characters. Even moreso than most slice of life dramas, stories like these show the full range of the human experience. Grave of the Fireflies is set in WWII and Tokyo Magnitude is set in the early 21st century.


Both of these are beutiful animes that show how people would act in times of crisis. when watching either always rember you are lucky to be living in your homes with your current worries.


This was a beautiful anime... I cried a lot. I didn't know I could cry so much about an anime. I hope That every body who did survive a thing like this will be happy in te futer. Children are save by God now!

Now and Then, Here and There

Now and Then, Here and There

Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.

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I have been waiting for a synopsis to be written for Tokyo Magnitude, for quite some time, because I can think of no other title that is more like Now and Then, Here and There, for gut wrenching, emotional, somewhat uplifting anime. 

Digging into the real meat of how one would respond to extra ordinary situations.

If you enjoyed one of these titles, you could not go wrong by watching the other.


BOuth series are incredibly graphic protrayles of what happins to childrin during a time of crises. BOugth have great and lovebal charecters and simmiler animation.


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 series follow kids through extremely intense times. The tone in each is extremely similar. If you enjoyed one series you'll likely enjoy the other thanks to this.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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they both share that sad five that drives you to think about whats important to you, it sets a king of mood that makes you enjoy what you have and apretiat it.


Though the relationship between the some of the characters may be of a different nature...there are many aspects that give these two animes the same overall feel. Both protaganists lose someone very imoportant to them and tend to act ambivalent and often get quite annoyed with the character in question (in the case of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0...Mirai's younger brother). They also both are the only ones that see their loved one as they help them get through a difficult period in their lives. I loved this anime almost as much as "Anohana", and I do strongly feel that if you enjoyed it...you will too.


Both series tackle real life more sad situations which could happen to anyone in the world. They are both very sad and emotional series which will have you tearing at the eyes, the focus of each series if slightly different, from dealing with a old friends death to being in the center of death as a earth quake strikes, both series has a big focus on grief and make you get the emotions rolling. If you liked one of these you will surely love the other as they have a lot in common with the sad emotional factor and how we connect with characters.

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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.

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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.  

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Seirei no Moribito

Seirei no Moribito

In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?

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Seirei no Moribito and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 follow a strong woman who must take care of children in situations of grave danger. In both cases there is plenty of character development to match a solid plot. These are stories about personal growth in which hardships of all kinds are overcome because of a great emotional commitment and as such are likely to appeal to the same audience.


Both Tokyo Magnitude and Seirei Moribito focus on a similar storyline.  A strong lead female character takes charge of protecting a child/children that aren't hers.  In both of these titles you get to see the relationship grow between them, and the bond strengthen.  The settings are completely different, modern Tokyo for one, and more of a Edo period feel for the other.  However the main characters, Mari in TM, and Balsa in SnM, definitely have a similar feel.  Check out one if you enjoyed the other.