Nihon Chinbotsu 2020

Japan Sinks: 2020

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 日本沈没2020
English: Japan Sinks: 2020
German: Japan sinkt: 2020
Spanish: El Hundimiento de Japón: 2020
French: Japan Sinks: 2020
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 10
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 9, 2020
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Science SARU
Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.451 (scored by 7887278,872 users)
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Ranked: #69132
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Popularity: #1448
Members: 139,477
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The Mutou family leads a peaceful life: Kouichirou works at a construction site and his wife Mari is returning from an overseas trip. Their daughter Ayumu has just finished her track practice while their son Gou is playing video games at home. However, life as they know it is flipped upside down when a calamitous earthquake strikes the entire Japanese archipelago—obliterating the face of the country in an instant.

With society crumbling around them and their nation gradually sinking into the ocean, the Mutou family must band together to survive the catastrophe. Treading the near-apocalyptic setting, they struggle not only to stay alive, but also to learn the difficulty of coping with loss.

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Nihon Chinbotsu 2020 is an original net animation and one of many works based on Sakyo Komatsu's award-winning 1973 disaster novel of the same name. The ten episodes were released exclusively on Netflix in July 2020.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mutou, Mari

Sasaki, Yuko

Mutou, Ayumu

Ueda, Reina

Mutou, Gou

Muranaka, Tomo


Ono, Kensho

Koga, Haruo

Yoshino, Hiroyuki

Hikita, Kunio

Sasaki, Umeji


Cockle, George

Mutou, Kouichirou

Terasoma, Masaki

Miura, Nanami

Mori, Nanako

Murota, Kanae

Shiota, Tomoko


Choi, Eun-Young
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Storyboard
Heo, Pyeonggang
Kimura, Eriko
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"a life" by Taeko Oonuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ending Theme

"Keshiki (景色)" by KAF (花譜) (eps 10)

Jul 9, 2020
It’s fitting how this show is called “Japan Sinks”, as my expectations for Japan’s animation industry seemed to sink lower and lower with each passing minute that I viewed this train-wreck.

Japan Sinks is undeniably a poor work, but what truly prompted me to fully mull over this cesspool of incompetence and juvenility was how fascinatingly abysmal it truly was. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Netflix-commissioned anime schlock, this is a show created under the eyes of the renowned Masaaki Yuasa. Science SARU (Masaaki’s own studio), was at the helm here, and while they’ve been fairly hit-or-miss over the past year or so, they also created Devilman: ...
Jul 9, 2020
I know all the young little nihilists populating the internet are good about recognizing and rejecting fundamentally anachronistic media, but I think we should just trade in those red pills for some black pills, and instead of merely scoffing at religion, patriotism, and chivalry, we should proceed to disregard all traditional values altogether, because from where a suicidal sociopath like me is sitting, such values do nothing but dilute the theming of creative works with trite morals and utterly squander a story’s ability to build interesting characters divorced from insipid archetypes or deliver unique messages free from the influence of unwritten orthodoxy. Nuances aside, Japan ...
Jul 9, 2020
Japan Sinks 2020 - An anime about "earthquakes" that start to happen in an uncontrolled way, and can sink Japan, in this dangerous scenario, we accompany a family that so much finds a way to survive in the face of all this chaos.

The first thing worth mentioning about "Japan Sinks 2020" is how earthquakes are not the main focus of the anime. The notable presence is in the huge variety of subjects discussed all the time about JAPAN. If you came expecting an anime "about natural disasters" you were probably disappointed, but this is not the anime's fault, it's about the expectation created about the ...

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