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 8375183,751 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #69352
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1533
Members: 147,888
Favorites: 417

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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

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

Ending Theme

"Keshiki (景色)" by KAF (花譜) (eps 10)


Feb 6, 2024
Good anime, quite well adapted to the today's time. My guess for the low reviews is due to the audience being to young and not fare well with "loss" and very adult themes in general. Which is something you will be experience a lot in this anime, sometimes it will be very brutal... and gory hence why I think the artistic direction for this anime fits... here's why:

Artistic direction, although is not your tipical bright Anime show, it actually fits the Anime mood very well. Has the show isn't exactly your happy go lucky show and things don't go the way you expect most ...
May 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Well... it definitely wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen but what a disappointment. After a strong first two episodes, the show quality started dipping downhill real quickly.

The overall creative direction was subpar and the pacing was pretty horrible. Plot elements that were asinine, lazily executed, shockingly half-baked, and just plain uninteresting. Payoffs that felt awkwardly unearned or terribly rushed. Characters ranged from decent to "why the hell is this person even here"

When you can tell that the showrunners were running out of time and were trying to rush the show to completion towards the end, that is always a bad sign. I wanted to ...
Sep 8, 2023
The first episode is quite good, but after that, the series turns into quite a mess, like a totally different show. The characters often act so illogically that it's almost an insult to the viewer's intelligence. It's as if the characters lack normal human emotions. Just a few minutes after a highly traumatic moment, such as a brutal death of an important character, the characters might appear to have completely forgotten that anything even happened. The promising first episode gave me false hope that the series would improve as it progressed, but unfortunately, it didn't. It's rare for me to feel that a show I've ...

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