Earthquakes and Anime – Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Earthquakes are an every day occurrence in Japan, but every 80 years it is predicted that Tokyo will be hit by a really huge earthquake. And now there’s a new anime about to be released with just that doomsday scenario as its premise. The anime draws its inspiration on the statistic that there is a 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years.

So in 2012…

The anime will depict what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place. The story will center on Mirai, a middle school freshman girl who goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yutaka at the start of summer vacation. A powerful tremor emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in an instant. With the help of a motorcycle delivery woman named Mari who they meet in Odaiba, Mirai and Yutaka strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo.

There are 11 episodes in the series each lasting 23 minutes. The series originally aired this last July in Japan.

Anime Review by: AniviewReviews

More Information:

Official site of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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