After getting picked up by Siren Visual for Australian release last week, curiosity as to who would license Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 for North American distribution has been piqued. Siren hasn’t said too awful much about it, but they’ve updated a bit, including the news that their release will be a two disc set. After that initial confirmation, while still saying nothing about North American acquisition, they indicated that the release will be dubbed and that there’s also a very strong possibility that it will get a Blu-ray release as well and they’re just waiting to confirm that.
That was followed u p by Humberto Saabedra of AnimeNews.biz tweeting that he understands that Sentai Filmworks has picked up the license and that the announcement should be out this week or next week.
Which was then followed up by a posting by David Williams of Sentai Filmworks who say ”
This is one time that I can actually confirm something and that is that Sentai DOES NOT have the license to this title.
Interestingly, the discussion has now turned that it appears that perhaps Maiden Japan has it, which would fit in with some of their other acquisitions, except that they have yet release a show on Blu-ray nor release a show with a newly produced dub. Maiden Japan recently announced the acquisition of the Vampire Princess Miyu TV series which will use the previously produced dub, but that’s the extent of it.
Plot Concept: After a massive earthquake in Tokyo 25 km under the sea at a magnitude of 8.0, siblings Mirai and Yūki, who were visiting a robot exhibition in Odaiba at the beginning of their summer vacation, struggle to reach their parents in their house in Setagaya, assisted by a female motorcycle courier named Mari, who is striving to reach her own daughter and mother in Sangenjaya. Together, the three brave the ruined city and try their best to make it home safely.