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. The ten-episode series kicked off today and we finally have confirmation of language options for it. In addition to its original Japanese language, there are German, English, Spanish, and French languages available while for subtitles we have closed-captions for the Japanese side along with English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese subtitles as well as the option for no subtitles.
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.