Coppelion (Anime)

Coppelion (Anime)

The concept of a post-nuclear apocalypse is not new, and is definitely a well-worn idea in Japanese media. But new sci-fi anime Coppelion might strike a chord, especially as the show itself was stymied by a real nuclear disaster.

Delayed after to the earthquake and tsunami caused the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, production was finally restarted earlier this year, and the show will finally be broadcast next month.

Set in 2016, Tokyo is a toxic wasteland after it was contaminated by radioactive materials from a nearby nuclear-reactor meltdown. The city is evacuated and becomes a radioactive no man's land.

Three genetically-altered young girls who are immune to radiation, and who possess special abilities, are dispatched to investigate a distress signal coming from Tokyo. Could there be survivors?

Coppelion is based on the manga of the same name, which was first published in 2008 in Young Magazine.

Coppelion premieres on October 2, and will air on Wednesdays at 8pm in a simulcast with Japan. You can see it exclusively on Animax- channel 511 (Now TV), 300 (bbTV), 33 (TVB Pay Vision) and 25 (Cable TV).

Make sure to mark the date; this is a show that shouldn't be missed, especially when tonnes of nuclear material are still leaking into the ocean from Fukushima every day...

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