Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

22-year-old Hazuki lives a boring life in an apartment filled with plants, but secretly he couldn't care less about the vegetation, for the highlight of the young man's day is buying the items from cheery Rokka, a widow who runs the flower shop nearby. So that he can spend more time with her, Hazuki eagerly accepts a job working part-time at the shop, but after months of working with his crush, the man can't seem to muster the courage to confess his feelings. And it's not just his abrasive personality getting in the way of his ideal relationship - the ghost of Rokka's dead husband haunts the shop and is determined to keep all potential suitors away from his wife. Despite this unexpected obstacle, Hazuki continues his attempt to woo the older woman and free her from the ghost of her past.

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snivets snivets says...

What strikes me as similar between these anime is how they both deal with relationships through the lens of life and death. Tokyo Magnitude examines family/sibling relationships, and Natsuyuki examines romantic ones, but I think fans of either one would enjoy both.

Shiki

Shiki

Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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snivets snivets says...

This may seem like a bit of an odd recommendation, two totally different genres and art styles. What strikes me as similar about Shiki and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, though, is that they're both really about how people react to a large-scale disaster. I found both to be very entertaining in that regard, and both have good twists at the end.

Colorful (2010)

Colorful (2010)

A boy arrives in purgatory after dying, where he is informed that in his past life he committed a terrible sin, and cannot be reincarnated until he can remember what it was. Until he does, he is placed in the body of a middle school student named Makoto who committed suicide three days ago, and is instructed to live the deceased boy’s life. New Makoto quickly becomes fed up with his host body's situation, as the boy doesn't have any friends, his family life is in shambles, and his mere presence makes everyone around him nervous. But giving up is not an option, and if the spirit ever wants to move on, he must adjust to Makoto's life and understand what happened in the past.

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snivets snivets says...

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 and Colorful are well-matched. Both stories are told in a slice-of-life sort of way, slow-paced, and involve a lot of reflection on life and death. They both have interesting endings--if you have watched and liked one, then definitely check out the other.

Day the Earth Moved

Day the Earth Moved

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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ofall ofall says...

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

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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sim0n2170 sim0n2170 says...

Both anime have the survival theme going on, as episode 1 has an impact on humanity; one being Titans appearing and eating/killing people while the other one is a natural disaster (earthquake).