Leave it to Netflix to grab an anime adaptation based on Sakyo Komatsu’s 1973 novel about Japan basically sinking into the ocean after major catastrophic earthquakes breaks the nation up to its core, literally.
The anime is set to premiere on July 9th on Netflix this summer and it’s called Japan Sinks: 2020. As some people in the comment section joked, it’s not outside the realm of possibility at this point to see that actual event become a reality given all of the silliness that 2020 has brought us, from crazy joggers inspecting homes under construction, to currency-bereft ocular specialists examining 45” televisions in a burning Target store, to Mistress Corona-chan giving people a deadly kiss for all seasons, 2020 has been a wild ride.
Well, Netflix wants to make it a little more wild, in the realm of entertainment, with Japan Sinks: 2020. You can check out the near two minute promotional trailer below to get an idea of what the anime will be like.
The general gist is that the story follows the tragedy of Japan’s fall through the lens of individual members of a family, some whom get trapped at their school, or at the airport, or at construction sites.
The tale is about the family attempting to make it back together through thick or thin. However, the trailer seems to give away that they all make it back in one piece after all.
(Thanks for the news tip Guardian EvaUnit02)