Here’s a balanced review of Coppelion. I really enjoyed the anime; though, the manga is almost head and shoulders better. Aoi actually becomes useful eventually in the comic. 🙂
Coppelion – Complete Series Collection (Cert 12)
3 Discs (Distributor: Kaze UK) Running time: 297 minutes approx.
Release Date: November 23rd
The Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster of 2011 was a terrifying moment in recent Japanese history, the effects of which are still being felt to this day. In 2008 a manga by Tomonori Inoue called Coppelion appeared which was scarily prescient in dealing with the subject of a country ravaged by a nuclear disaster.
This anime adaptation from GoHands which arrived in 2013 ironically finds itself turning that notion on its head, offering an idea not of what could happen but what has happened, exploring the extreme possibilities of the results of the fallout. Except with schoolgirl heroines.
It is 2036, twenty years after a nuclear meltdown devastated Tokyo, leaving it as a veritable ghost town with very few located survivors left. The Japan Ground Self-Defence Force have…
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