Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Review!

Published October 21, 2015 by Shay Taree

Alright so while I was sick with a cold I was able to watch a little anime so I decided to watch Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. It was actually a really good anime. If you like check out my YouTube video of this review here:

But here is the synopsis of the show:

“The premise of the project is the 70% possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The anime depicts what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place. 

The story centers on Mirai, a middle school freshman girl who goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yuuki 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 on Odaiba, Mirai and Yuuki strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo.”

  
So at first when I started watching this show I wasn’t a huge fan of the main character Mirai 

  
but after putting myself in her shoes I didn’t mind her so much. Mirai actually starts off at the beginning series and throughout a good portion of it like your typical teenager who is always annoyed, can’t stand her parents or sibling, and wants to be left alone. But after the earthquake and while trying to navigate her way home with Yuuki (her younger brother) and Mari (the delivery lady they meet along the way) she starts to become more grateful for her parents and starts to definitely turn that attitude around. Overall she actually had the biggest character development during the series.

Yuuki 

  
kind of stayed the same during most of the series but he did have those moments where he was protective of his sister. He also was the character always trying to make someone laugh and feel good. There was only once during the series that he actually got upset which was with an argument with his sister but even that didn’t last long. 

Mari 

  
was definitely the protector of the two siblings while trying to make their way back home. She made sure they were safe and actually treated them like her own children. You saw her during the beginning of the series in passing and during one interaction with Mirai and Yuuki but it wasn’t until the earthquake that she became a more pivotal character. 

As far as music is concerned the opening theme song didn’t really appeal to me a lot but the ending song definitely did. Especially during the sad parts of the show is when it really hit home. 

Now this show is definitely a tear jerker so you have been warned. Definitely keep tissues near by when watching this. So don’t be putting on makeup while watching the ending of this series. 

Overall though this show really got me think on what I would do if I was in this same situation and as someone who live in “the earthquake state” this can definitely become real for me. But I give this anime a 9/10. This show had the elements that I like in a good tear jerker anime. 

If you haven’t seen this show then definitely check it out. It’s available on Hulu and it’s only 11 episodes so you can get through this fairly quickly. If you have seen it let me know what you thought of this show. I can’t wait to read your comments!

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

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6 comments on “Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Review!

  • This is on of the few series that I rated 5 out of 5 and it’s clearly one of my favourites. I wasn’t that impressed at first because it starts out kind of slowly and boring, but man, the ending made it oh, so worth it. It literally threw me in a sudden short-term depression for a few days. I fucking hate this series, it’s amazing.

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