Nihon Chinbotsu 2020
An original net animation (ONA) anime series adaptation of the novel was announced on October 9, 2019. The series, titled Japan Sinks: 2020, was animated by Science Saru, with Ho Pyeon-gang and Masaaki Yuasa served as directors. Toshio Yoshitaka handled series composition, Naoya Wada designed the characters, and Kensuke Ushio composed the series' music. Yuko Sasaki, Reina Ueda and Tomo Muranaka are credited with starring roles. It was released worldwide by Netflix on July 9, 2020. A film compilation version of the series was subsequently released in Japanese theaters on November 13, 2020.
Nihon Chinbotsu 2020
Shortly after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, a major earthquake hits Japan. Amidst the chaos, the Mutou siblings Ayumu (a 3rd year junior high school student and track and field athlete) and her younger brother Gou (a 5th grader and video game enthusiast) attempt to escape the city with their family and friends. However, the sinking Japanese archipelago complicates their escape. Plunged into extreme conditions, the Mutou siblings believe in the future and acquire the strength to survive with utmost effort.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a 72% approval rating based on 18 reviews, with an average rating of 6.54/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Japan Sinks: 2020's swell of tension and frenetic pace leave little room to breathe, but bursts of hope and interesting insights into humanity may help brave viewers weather its apocalyptic story." The series attracted criticism within Japan for its condemnation of Japanese nationalism, but also received positive attention in the West for its multiculturalism and inclusiveness, and was named as one of the best anime series of 2020.
The first episode of Japan Sinks: 2020 was awarded the 2021 Annecy Jury Prize for a Television Series, and the series as a whole received two nominations at the 2021 Crunchyroll Anime Awards. The compilation film version of the series was awarded a Jury Selection Prize at the 2021 Japan Media Arts Festival.
Shortly after the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, a major earthquake hits Japan. Amidst the chaos, siblings Ayumu and Go of the Mutou household, begin to escape the city with their family of four. The sinking Japanese archipelagos, however, relentlessly pursue the family.
Based on the 1970's novel of nearly the same name written by Sakyo Komatsu, Japan Sinks: 2020 takes many liberties with the characters, events and themes. As such, many of the tropes that applied to the book might not apply here.
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There are 10 episodes in Japan Sinks: 2020. The runtime of the episode averages between 25-32 minutes. You can check the complete list of Japan Sinks: 2020 episodes and their release date below.
Japan Sinks: 2020 is originally in Japanese. To watch Japan Sinks: 2020 in its original language, set language settings to Japanese with English subtitles from the menu options of your streaming device.
4. Nippon Chinbotsu 2020 (2020; vt Japan Sinks 2020). Japanese original net animation series. Science SARU. Directed by Pyeon-Gang Ho and Masaaki Yuasa. Written by Toshio Yoshitaka. Voice cast includes Tomo Muranaka and Reina Ueda. Ten circa 30-minute episodes. Colour.
This Anime's story differs from previous versions. In 2020 Japan is hit by a massive earthquake: Filipino-Japanese siblings Ayumu (Ueda) and Gou (Muranaka) Mutou, their family and the people they meet along the way, struggle to survive as the Islands sink into the sea; most do not make it. Racism (see Race in SF), nationalism and other bigotries are addressed. The ending, which covers the Near Future, is optimistic and includes the start of the islands' gradual re-emergence. 041b061a72