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6th Nov '17 10:33:00 PM MayumiTsuji
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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' (Yokohama Shopping Trip) is one of the most laid-back depictions of the twilight of humanity ever; as seen through the eyes of an android coffee shop owner.
* In ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'', sea levels rise by some 20 meters around the island where the story takes place, which would likely wipe out everything on it. Still, most anyone in the movie is shown to have fun and the focus stays on the relationship between Sosuke and Ponyo. It's strongly implied that there are no casualties at all (no human ones, anyway).

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* ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' (Yokohama Shopping Trip) is one of the most laid-back depictions of the twilight of humanity ever; as seen through the eyes of an android coffee shop owner.
* In ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'', sea levels rise by some 20 meters around the island
Played with in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[TheMovie Paint it White]]'' where the story takes place, embodiments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein share a sweet picnic together [[spoiler:''while the rest of the world reels from an AlienInvasion'']].
** Also done at the beginning of the movie, when good chunks of the world are being turned into aliens. The meeting held to figure out what course of action to take ends with them arguing over
which would likely wipe out everything on it. Still, most anyone in of them makes the movie is shown to have fun and the focus stays on the relationship between Sosuke and Ponyo. It's strongly implied that there are no casualties at all (no human ones, anyway).best kind of movies.



* ''Manga/GirlsLastTour'' has Chito and Yuuri surviving the collapse of civilization, and they're surprisingly optimistic about traveling their dying world. Each day is the same, with them searching for food, supplies, and shelter, but all in all, they seem content with life.
* ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined'': Humans as we know them aren't going to last much longer, most technology is gone, starvation is a real threat... but society has survived, and the standard of living isn't all that low.
* In ''Anime/PonyoOnACliffByTheSea'', sea levels rise by some 20 meters around the island where the story takes place, which would likely wipe out everything on it. Still, most anyone in the movie is shown to have fun and the focus stays on the relationship between Sosuke and Ponyo. It's strongly implied that there are no casualties at all (no human ones, anyway).
* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is basically a SchoolGirlSeries set in a ZombieApocalypse. While members of the cast periodically show the psychological toll the event had on them, one of them is subject to delusions in which everything is as it was before the apocalypse and she's living at the school as a club activity. Her clubmates and fellow survivors basically play along with it. The school also happens to have solar panels, a water purification system and plenty of supplies (though they sometimes need to leave the shelter to get more food), which is great help in the playing along. [[spoiler:All that equipment gets destroyed later on, by circumstances beyond the girl's control]]



* Played with in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[TheMovie Paint it White]]'' where the embodiments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein share a sweet picnic together [[spoiler:''while the rest of the world reels from an AlienInvasion'']].
** Also done at the beginning of the movie, when good chunks of the world are being turned into aliens. The meeting held to figure out what course of action to take ends with them arguing over which of them makes the best kind of movies.
* ''LightNovel/HumanityHasDeclined'': Humans as we know them aren't going to last much longer, most technology is gone, starvation is a real threat... but society has survived, and the standard of living isn't all that low.



* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is basically a SchoolGirlSeries set in a ZombieApocalypse. While members of the cast periodically show the psychological toll the event had on them, one of them is subject to delusions in which everything is as it was before the apocalypse and she's living at the school as a club activity. Her clubmates and fellow survivors basically play along with it. The school also happens to have solar panels, a water purification system and plenty of supplies (though they sometimes need to leave the shelter to get more food), which is great help in the playing along. [[spoiler:All that equipment gets destroyed later on, by circumstances beyond the girl's control]]

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* ''Manga/SchoolLive'' ''Manga/YokohamaKaidashiKikou'' (Yokohama Shopping Trip) is basically a SchoolGirlSeries set in a ZombieApocalypse. While members one of the cast periodically show most laid-back depictions of the psychological toll twilight of humanity ever; as seen through the event had on them, one eyes of them is subject to delusions in which everything is as it was before the apocalypse and she's living at the school as a club activity. Her clubmates and fellow survivors basically play along with it. The school also happens to have solar panels, a water purification system and plenty of supplies (though they sometimes need to leave the shelter to get more food), which is great help in the playing along. [[spoiler:All that equipment gets destroyed later on, by circumstances beyond the girl's control]]an android coffee shop owner.
5th Oct '17 2:28:37 PM Generality
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* ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in [[AfterTheEnd what's left of Hyrule 100 years after Calamity Ganon destroyed it]]; despite this, life has gone on as usual for the populace. Many of the villages Link visits are thriving (and even some of the ones directly threatened by the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]] are doing well for themselves), people travel at any time despite the threat of monsters along the roads, and goods are still being produced and sold (with some people even ''expanding'' their business). Justified in that Zelda was able to [[SealedEvilInACan seal Calamity Ganon in Hyrule Castle]], allowing the places that weren't destroyed in the initial catastrophe to survive and recover. By the time the game starts, however, there's a very real threat of Ganon breaking free and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt finishing what he started]].

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* ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in [[AfterTheEnd what's left of Hyrule 100 years after Calamity Ganon destroyed it]]; despite this, life has gone on as usual for the populace. Many of the villages Link visits are thriving (and even some of the ones directly threatened by the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]] are doing well for themselves), people travel at any time despite the threat of monsters along the roads, and goods are still being produced and sold (with some people even ''expanding'' their business). Justified in that Zelda was able to [[SealedEvilInACan seal Calamity Ganon in Hyrule Castle]], allowing the places that weren't destroyed in the initial catastrophe to survive and recover.recover, and the monsters that should have been rampaging the countryside are without leadership and keep to themselves, only attacking anyone foolish enough to venture into their territory. By the time the game starts, however, there's a very real threat of Ganon breaking free and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt finishing what he started]].
22nd Sep '17 4:19:24 PM LlamaAdventure
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* ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' begins with the Earth getting fractured and split into several pieces by an EldritchAbomination. Despite such an apocalyptic event, all the cities and locales you visit across the world don't seem any worse for wear.
16th Sep '17 5:04:18 PM binaroid
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* "The Quiet Apocalypse" mentioned in Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne's "Unreal Estate" is one of these. All of those End-Of-The-World-As-We-Know-It scenarios came about (and at more or less the same time), but were far less catastrophic than expected and failed to finish off the human race. The story can be found [[http://pixelscapes.com/unrealestate/ here.]]

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* "The Quiet Apocalypse" mentioned in [[Creator/{{Twoflower}} Stefan "Twoflower" Gagne's "Unreal Estate" Gagne's]] ''Literature/UnrealEstate'' is one of these. All of those End-Of-The-World-As-We-Know-It scenarios came about (and at more or less the same time), but were far less catastrophic than expected and failed to finish off the human race. The story can be found [[http://pixelscapes.com/unrealestate/ here.]]
31st Aug '17 11:51:00 AM HalcyonDayz
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* ''Series/TheTribe'': A genetically-engineered virus wipes out [[ThereAreNoAdults all the adults]] and quite a lot of the children in the world over some indeterminate timescale, but apart from some low-level fighting (the survivors are, after all, children), life continues. The children first scavenge what remains, and then return to farming to survive in small tribes dotted throughout the city and countryside. They seem able to recreate society to a roughly mid-20th century level (some machinery, electricity, computers/TVs) though a bit patchy in places.

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* ''Series/TheTribe'': A genetically-engineered virus wipes out [[ThereAreNoAdults all the adults]] and quite a lot of the children in the world over some indeterminate timescale, but apart from some low-level fighting (the survivors are, after all, children), life continues. The children first scavenge what remains, and then return to farming to survive in small tribes dotted throughout the city and countryside. They seem able to recreate society to a roughly mid-20th century level (some machinery, electricity, computers/TVs) computers/[=TVs=]) though a bit patchy in places.
21st Aug '17 7:13:37 PM jljosh02
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**A similar event happens in the [[Film/DawnofTheDead1978 original]], towards the end of the movie.
18th Jul '17 12:27:06 PM Destron
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** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' might even count as a subversion for some of the escapist aspects. Living in the [=NCR=] or New Vegas means you'll have to face a lot of the same trials you face in real life—paying bills, holding down a job, and so forth. It might not be as fast-paced as today, but it'd be comparable to the early 20th century.
14th Jun '17 6:39:16 AM UglyPanda
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* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', the apocalypse actually improves the main character's life and learning to enjoy life is as much a survival trait as being able to fire a shotgun.

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* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', the apocalypse actually improves the main character's life and learning to enjoy life is as much a survival trait as being able to fire a shotgun. Then again the apocalypse was so devastating that there may be as few as six people left alive at this point. Nobody left has any long-term goals besides survival and keeping themselves sane.
2nd Jun '17 10:12:35 PM DavidDelony
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* The ''Protect and Survive'' films and leaflets produced by the British government in the early 1980s seemed to imply that this would be the outcome of a nuclear conflict. Sure, you'd have to stay inside for a couple of weeks, but after that everything would be just find and dandy. ''Film/{{Threads}}'' and ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'' (see Comic Books, above) were produced in response.

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* The ''Protect and Survive'' films and leaflets produced by the British government in the early 1980s seemed to imply that this would be the outcome of a nuclear conflict. Sure, you'd have to stay inside for a couple of weeks, but after that everything would be just find fine and dandy. ''Film/{{Threads}}'' and ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'' (see Comic Books, above) were produced in response.
29th May '17 9:47:57 PM boxorak
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* ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in [[AfterTheEnd what's left of Hyrule 100 years after Calamity Ganon destroyed it]]; despite this, life has gone on as usual for the populace. Many of the villages Link visits are thriving (and even some of the ones directly threatened by the [[HumongousMecha Divine Beasts]] are doing well for themselves), people travel at any time despite the threat of monsters along the roads, and goods are still being produced and sold (with some people even ''expanding'' their business). Justified in that Zelda was able to [[SealedEvilInACan seal Calamity Ganon in Hyrule Castle]], allowing the places that weren't destroyed in the initial catastrophe to survive and recover. By the time the game starts, however, there's a very real threat of Ganon breaking free and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt finishing what he started]].
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