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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Genres: adventure, drama
Themes: disaster, earthquake, tragedy
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 11
Vintage: 2009-07-09 to 2009-09-17

Plot Summary: There is an estimated 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. In 2012, Mirai, a middle school freshman girl, goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yuuki at the start of summer vacation. A powerful tremor registering 8.0 on the JMA scale emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in seconds. 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.

ANN Info Page

Watch Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 on HiDive!

Maiden Japan Press Release

Looking forward to this release.

I heard good things about the series. Was one of those who never get released here after unfortunate events of last year. I’m glad it is,

I missed the news when this anime got licensed, I heard this anime is very good.

Complete Collection Cover/Disc Art



Whaattt… :huh: 1080i… :dry: ?

Damn u Japan n u’re rev-import fears… :angry:

I’m not sure about the “doughy” art style. It doesn’t really appeal to me and, taken with the plot summary there, is making me wonder just how similar to GotF this series is.

Though another Janice Williams directed dub sounds intriguing enough to check out.

BTW, is it odd that John Ledford isn’t credited as an Executive Producer on the cover there?

Why is it odd?
He’s never been credited on any Maiden Japan release, ever.

Ah yes, I had forgotten (once the hope of a Greenfield directed dub was dashed) that this wasn’t a “normal” Sentai release. If, with all the beating around the corporate law bush Sentai does, there is even such a thing there as “normal”.

So much legal BS with the ADV split to care about. Too much legal BS with the ADV split to care about. :wink:

Switchblade is “someone else’s baby”, so John Ledford has little to do with it (if anything.). Matt Greenfield is listed as Executive Producer on all their releases.

Ah, the tears this made me shed.

English Dub Cast

Director - Janice Wiiliams

Mirai - Luci Christian
Mari - Shelley Calene-Black
Yuuki - Tiffany Grant
Takigawa (Newscaster) - Monica Rial
Masami - Maggie Flecknoe
Seiji - David Matranga
Yuka - Carli Mosier
Mayu - Nancy Novotny
Itsuki - Shannon Emerick
Kento - Greg Ayres
Aya - Brittney Karbowski
Furuichi - John Swasey
Mrs. Furuichi - Allison Sumrall
Yamaji - Jessica Boone
Ogasawara - **David Wald **[/quote]

Source: The Fandom Post

Given that Janice Williams is the dub director I think I’ll postpone buying this until I next find Sentai @ a con after all, as that’ll give me prime autograph opportunity.

I’m unsure how I’ll be able to take Swasey’s role in this after playing a lot of Borderlands 2 w/Salvador. Anyone else thinking that might be a problem for 'em, albeit a hilarious one?

Clearly David Matranga’s rise in the world of Opera, that I’ve heard rumors of, hasn’t blocked him from being an anime VA (which was also rumored). Hopefully that continues.

I Just noticed that it is dubbed on Blu-ray, now I must buy.

That dvd/blu ray cover looks amazing. Damn they can make a nice looking dvd cover, that’s for sure. Can’t wait to get this.

All 11 Episodes (Dub) are now LIVE on TAN!

The blu-ray came in the mail the other day and last night I got around to watching episode one. And all I have to say is wow. I was expecting maybe a B+ kinda show, but episode one was perfect. If it keeps that up this could be a real A+ kind of a series. I was not at all expecting this level of quality, in storytelling and style, not to mention almost movie-level animation quality. My only complaint is episode one seemed a little mean, like it was taunting the characters with all the hints of an earthquake to come. Also the music isn’t as good as the rest of the show. But the dub is quite good. Let’s see where this goes…

I watched episode 1 of the dub today, and I have to say it was pretty good. Lots of foreshadowing though.

If it weren’t for me having absolutely no spending money, I would definitely buy it, but I have to save all the money that I have for something else. :frowning:

So I just finished this, and I have to say WOW! It was really a great series. It did stretch somethings out a bit, but the ending was among the best handled I’ve seen in anime. They pulled off everything quite nicely here.

Also, while I’ve heard some good things about the dub, I say it deserves a lot more praise than it gets. It’s really quite fantastic, especially after the first few episodes. Luci Christian, Shelly Black, and the rest are all perfect in their roles. The ending really gives them all a chance to shine and they take full advantage of it. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched scenes that were so emotionally vibrant and came to life so well. The cast and director, Janice Williams, did an excellent job. I agree with the ANN review that she should be given the director’s chair more often. I would love to see more work of hers.

Whaaaaat… :ohmy:
you just got to this recently, what’s wrong with you…shame on you… :stuck_out_tongue:

of course it deserves more praise, but what do you expect from ANN’ers, always complaing…never satisfied… :blink: