We learned last fall that 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 plans for the summer. That’s now been updated with the drop of a new trailer for it (check out the US and Japanese versions below) that has revealed a July 9th, 2020 debut.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Reina Ueda as Ayumu Muto
- Tomo Muranaka as Gō Muto
- Yuko Sasaki as Mari Muto
- Masaki Terasoma as Kōichirō Muto
- Hiroyuki Yoshino as Haruki Koga
- Nanako Mori as Nami Miura
- Kensho Ono as Kaito
- Umeji Sasaki as Kunio Ashida
It has 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.