Wednesday, March 18

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0/ 東京マグニチュード8.0

New disaster anime series project from Bones cooperating with Cinema Citrus, slated for July 2009 release.

Story about a young woman who is a delivery person and 2 children (one kid and a school girl) trying to survive an aftermath of Richter 8.0 scale Kanto Plain Earthquake (In 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, which it is registered at 8.3 Richter scale caused at least 100,000 - 140,000 deaths) that slammed Tokyo in contemporary setting. Director is Masaki Tachibana (Seirei no Moribito, Ghost in the Shell , Eureka 7). Reportedly, the makers based this on theory that a big Kanto Earthquake is overdue and soon to come in 30 years period of time with strength of at least Richter scale of 7.0. They researched previous earthquakes and interviewed survivors in making this series.

A rather novel series from usual fare, I am looking at this with some interest. Sounds like serious anime, not the usual moe harem shit which I mightily approve.

Official Site


Czero said...

The main character reminds me of Minami-ke.

Stormy001 said...

What I liked about this one is it sounds quite dramatic series and it is not those slice of life moe stuff like Aria.

It is very interesting concept, I forsee it will be something like Rescue Wings. This anime could be like educational tool to teach Tokyo residents on what to do and also gives hope.

I do wonder if they going to include rape, looting and breakdown of social order.