Thursday, May 14, 2015

TBT Review: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

As a throwback Thursday,  I'll be reviewing an older series.
Today I'm heading back to 2009 to Tokyo Magnitude 8.0.

This story is more about maturing than anything else in my opinion.  Young Mirai and her little brother Yuuki  go to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island during the start of summer vacation all  by themselves.  Next thing you know, as Yuuki goes inside a building to use the restroom, Mirai is outside and a huge earthquake is felt that shakes the whole city.
Mirai searches for her brother in the unstable building, and she ends up teaming up with a lady that they had seen earlier, her name is Mari.
After they find Yuuki, Mirai, and Mari basically end up going on a journey together to get back to t heir families after the quake.  Transportation is limited and there are dozens of aftershock tremors being felt throughout the city. Mairai and Yuuki must get back to their parents, and Mari needs to get home to her daughter and mother.
This is a very exciting story about the maturing of a young pair of siblings, and be ready for some major tear jerking moments towards the end of the series.

The series consists of about 11 episodes.  I recommend If you enjoy watching tales of overcoming struggle and young people maturing.  Other similar anime would  be Grave of the Fireflies or Barefoot Gen.

Mirai, Mari, and Yuuki get on a boat  leave Odaiba and head towards their home

Mirai, Yuuki, and Mari arrive at Mari's hometown, where a huge fire broke out. Now Mari must search for her daughter.

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