VFX Anime series, Japan Sinks: 2020 to release on Netflix on 9 July

Netflix India to premiere anime series, ‘Japan Sinks: 2020’ on 9 July

Netflix India will premiere Japan Sinks: 2020, a new sci-fi anime series,  on 9 July.

Based on the bestselling 1973 disaster novel of the same name by Sakyo Komastu, Japan Sinks: 2020 centres around a family trying to reunite in the middle of devastating earthquakes hitting contemporary Japan which caused Japan to sink into the ocean.

Previously, Japan Sinks: 2020 had been adapted into a live-action film and TV series. In 1973, the film titled Tidal Wave was released in Japan, and Roger Corman bought the film rights, edited it thoroughly, and added new scenes with American actors.

Another Japanese TV series also aired in 1975. Shinji Higuchi (Shin Godzilla fame) released Sinking of Japan in 2006, starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Kou Shibasaki.

The cast of the anime series includes Hiroyuki Yoshino as Haruki Koga, Nanako Mori as Nami Miura, Kensho Ono as Kaito Umeji and Sasaki as Kunio Ashida.

Japan Sinks: 2020 consists of 10 episodes directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who has well known titles like Night is Short, Walk on Girl, Devilman Crybaby, Ride Your Wave, and Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken to his credit.

Though it’s an adaptation of the catastrophe in Japan in 1973, the treatment and the anime is very modern. Given the condition of 2020 till now, the series may be too relatable.