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Masaaki Yuaasa Directing ‘Japan Sinks’ Anime For Netflix

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A new Netflix anime series is in production with a ten-episode project based on the novel Japan Sinks, aka Nihon Chinbotsu. It’s set for a worldwide 2020 debut with Masaaki Yuasa directing it and animation production handled by Science SARU. The scripts are coming from Toshio Yoshitaka with Pyeon-Gang Ho listed as the series director. Naoya Wada is on board with the character designs.

Based on the 1973 novel which had two live-action films produced and a fifteen-volume manga series over the years.

Check out the official site and Twitter as well as the Netflix page (when they go live).

Plot Concept: A swarm of earthquakes hit the Japanese archipelago causing the sudden eruption of a dormant volcano. Soon after the people find themselves facing a wave of mysterious natural disasters… and ultimately discover an unbelievable consequence.

[Source: ANN]

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