Masaaki Yuasa’s “Japan Sinks 2020” Anime Reveals Cast, New Stills and 2020 Premiere

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Based on Sakyo Komatsu’s (小松左京) disaster novel “Japan Sinks” (日本沈没), the TV anime adaptation “Japan Sinks 2020” reveals the main cast and new stills. The anime is scheduled to premiere on Netflix worldwide in 2020

From left: Reina Ueda (上田麗奈) stars as the protagonist Ayumu Mutō (武藤歩); Tomo Muranaka (村中知) as Gō Mutō (武藤剛), Ayumu’s younger brother; Yuko Sasaki (佐々木優子) as their mother Mari Mutō (武藤マリ); Masaki Terasoma (てらそま まさき) as their father Kōichirō Mutō (武藤航一郎).


Days after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, an ordinary family is put to the test as massive earthquakes throw the Japanese archipelago into total mayhem. The four members of the Mutō family are caught in an earthquake that hits Tokyo, and attempt to escape the city, while disaster claws at their heels.

Staff and Production

“Devilman Crybaby” director Masaaki Yuasa (湯浅 政明) is directing the anime at his Science SARU studio, with Pyeon-Gang Ho (許 平康) credited as series director. “Dragon Ball Super” screenwriter Toshio Yoshitaka (吉高寿男) is penning the script.

Musician Kensuke Ushio (牛尾憲輔), who has collaborated with Yuasa in “Ping Pong” and “Devilman Crybaby” anime, is in charge of the music.

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