Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Episode 1 __LINK__
The next moment, the world does. An earthquake of the eponymous magnitude 8.0 erupts from northern Tokyo Bay, causing buildings to come crashing down, iconic landmarks to crumble, and fires to erupt in the city center. In the chaos surrounding the initial tremor, Mirai and Yuuki meet Mari, a motorcycle delivery woman and single mother. Together, the three of them set out on the long journey to the Onozawa home in western Tokyo.
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Episode 1
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 started running in July 2009 with 11 episodes, with direction by Masaki Tachibana (Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit) and music from Kou Ootani (Shadow of the Colossus, Haibane Renmei). It succeeded Eden of the East in Fuji Television's noitaminA late-night timeslot.
That said, I still have a high opinion of TM8.0. Original, high-concept story with well researched events, a focus on depicting realistic characters and subtle family relations, a clever, high-risk twist that almost worked, and a final episode that left no dry eyes. Sure, it had a share of narrative problems, but my rewatch confirmed to me that the show was mostly good and occasionally outstanding. 041b061a72