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.
To make money, high school student Shinkurou Kurenai works for the secretive Benika as a "dispute mediator," acting to intervene in the disputes of clients – often violently. One day, Benika gives him a much different assignment: to protect Murasaki Kuhoin, a seven-year-old girl from the wealthy Kuhoin family. This turns out to be a more troublesome task than he expects, as Murasaki is spoiled, naive, and completely unaware of what life is like outside of the luxurious one she had previously. He also has no idea why Murasaki needs his protection, though he is slowly obtaining details from a well-informed classmate. Adding to his problems, Shinkurou still must continue to do his previous work for Benika and take care of his social relationships in school while protecting Murasaki, complicating his entire life. Nonetheless, as time passes, he and Murasaki grow close; however, trouble brews in the shadows as everyone - including Shinkurou - seems to be harboring secrets...
Kurenai and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 are all about emotional bonds forged between children and their protectors and how these develop under pressure. They offer a very realistic view into modern Japan and life in Tokyo. With plenty of consistent drama, characters that are not conventional cliches and a very moving story, these are anime that truly deliver.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.