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Japan Sinks: 2020 Reveals Key Visual, Summer Streaming Date

Japan Sinks: 2020 Reveals Key Visual, Summer Streaming DateJapan Sinks: 2020 is an upcoming Masaaki Yuasa series about Japan going through tough times in the year 2020 (unlike real life, right?). Today we got a fresh look at the series with a key visual, and learned that the series is set to hit Netflix worldwide this summer.

According to the series’ official Twitter feed, the theme of the show is “hope and rebirth in the midst of an extreme situation.”

Here’s how the (canceled) Annecy Festival describes the show:

Days after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an ordinary family is put to the test when massive earthquakes throw the Japanese archipelago into total mayhem.

And here’s the cast and crew:

Reina Ueda (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Ayumu Muto
Tomo Muranaka (World Trigger) as Go Muto
Yuko Sasaki (Chibi Maruko-chan) as Mari Muto
Masaki Terasoma (Detective Conan) as Koichiro Muto

Director: Masaaki Yuasa (Keep Your Hands Off Eizuouken!)
Series Director: Pyeonggang Heo (Tatami Galaxy episode director)
Series Composition: Toshio Yoshitaka (Dragon Ball Super)
Character Design: Naoya Wada (Flip Flappers animation director)
Color Design: Satoshi Hashimoto (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
Music: Kensuke Ushio (Devilman Crybaby)
Studio: Science Saru

Looking forward to taking our minds off disaster with a series about disaster!

Source: Japan Sinks: 2020 Twitter account

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.