The Day the Earth Moved (1997) IMDb

Categorization

Dramatization.

Subject

The Hanshin earthquake of 1995, in Kōbe. The narrative focuses on a couple of middle schoolers, their teacher and an old woman who’s lost two houses in earlier disasters.

Commentary

Mediocre in many respects. Interesting in large part because it is animated, which is “rationally” motivated almost exclusively by the need for some shots of damaged structures. Of course, no particular motives are needed.

References here: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (2009).

Japanese production animation fiction moving picture