Japan sinks 2020 is the latest adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu’s 1973 sci-fi novel with the same name. The ten-episode original net animation on Netflix will undoubtedly be well-received as the world is closer to dystopia than it has ever been.
Disaster sci-fi series attract significant viewership. It provides solace to its viewers that the events are happening in an alternative reality away from them and not to the world they live in right now.
The dystopian disaster anime, Japan Sinks 2020, started streaming exclusively on Netflix from July 9, 2020.
The Netflix series based after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics focuses on the Mutoh household and their struggles to survive the aftermath of the earthquakes.
It explores familial bonds and showcases strength as well as the fragility of human relationships.
The ten episodes ONA is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who is popularly known for his work on Devilman Crybaby and Toshio Yoshitaka is the series composer.
Masaaki Yuasa is known to reinvent genres and has his fans excited by working on a mature disaster anime. The fanfare around this series is surely justified as it is being called too real.
Yuasa has been commended with making the series so close to reality that it feels like a nightmare at times.
The original Netflix series will also receive a manga adaptation on the subscription-based app Mangamo that will reimagine the ONA’s events.
About Japan Sinks 2020
Japan Sinks or Nihon Chinbotsu is a disaster novel written by Sakyo Komatsu; he worked on it for nine years. There’s also a sequel to the story which was published in 2006, talk of a third one is currently ongoing. Kodansha published the novel.
Based on the novel, a film by Shiro Moritani was released in 1973 only. It was also adapted as a television show in 1975, a remake in 2006, and now an ONA (original net animation) in 2020 by Netflix.
The anime fill focus on the events of a major earthquake that hits Japan shortly after the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Ayumu and Gou, siblings of the Mutoh household, begin to run with their parents far away from the unexpected chaos.
In the face of this dreadful reality, the Mutoh family tries to understand things, stick together, support, and care for each other in these disastrous times.