Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
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 on Odaiba, Mirai and Yutaka strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo.
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The premise of the story is the 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The story depicts what would happen if a 8.0 earthquake tooks place.
an original concept. very compelling.
Disasters makes great settings because familiar mundame surroundings become strange and dangerous. The characters - two young siblings and a stranger with her own family to worry about - seem jsut right for low-key tramma with potential tragedy cosntantly in the background.
We watched two episodes of this show since I felt it took too long to setup the characters and premise in the first episode. The second episode add more action with the girl's frantic (and dangerous) search for her brother. For action seekers, this moves too far a slow pace but it slowing down for the good reason to show drama and emotional storyline so missing in today's stories.
Date Reviewed: August 23rd 2009
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