Maiden Japan has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 anime series. Maiden Japan will be releasing the series in conjunction with Section23.
The story focuses 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.
The series will be released on bilingual DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and digital formats on April 2, 2013.