The TV anime adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu’s (小松左京) disaster novel “Japan Sinks 2020” (日本沈没2020) reveals the official trailer and additional cast. The 10-episode series will premiere worldwide on 9th July 2020 on Netflix.
“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.
▍Characters and Cast
■ Ayumu Mutō (武藤歩) – CV: Reina Ueda (上田麗奈)
She is a 14-year-old girl who throws herself into track team practice in hopes of participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
■ Gō Mutō (武藤剛) – CV: Tomo Muranaka (村中知)
He is eight years old and Ayumu’s younger brother who connects to the world through online games. He dreams to become a representative of esports one day.
■ Mari Mutō (武藤マリ) – CV: Yuko Sasaki (佐々木優子)
She is the Mutō family’s mother and a former competitive swimmer who is optimistic even in the face of disaster. She now works for a resort hotel group and has to travel around the world.
■ Kōichirō Mutō (武藤航一郎) – CV: Masaki Terasoma (てらそま まさき)
He is 44 years old and the Mutō family’s father. He is a lighting engineer of a stage play production company. He is a reliable and heroic figure for his family, especially for Gō.
■ Haruki Koga (古賀春生) – CV: Hiroyuki Yoshino (吉野裕行)
He is a 17-year-old boy who lives next door to the Mutō family with his mother. He was originally a star athlete of Track & Field but withdrew after facing a slump.
■ Nami Miura (三浦七海) – CV: Nanako Mori (森なな子)
She is a 26 years old girl, who is a personal trainer and a massage therapist in an osteopathic clinic. She lives near the Mutō family.
■ Kaito (カイト) – CV: Kensho Ono (小野賢章)
He is 18 years old and a famous Youtuber, who has more than 7 million subscribers to his channel. He likes to travel around the world and challenge various extreme sports.
■ Kunio Ashida (⽦田国夫) – CV: Umeji Sasaki (佐々木梅治)
He is 78 years old and the owner of the supermarket outskirts. He was once an archery athlete, who won several national championships.
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
Original Work: Sakyo Komatsu (小松左京)【Japan Sinks】
Director: Masaaki Yuasa (湯浅 政明)
Music: Kensuke Ushio (牛尾憲輔)
Scripts: Toshio Yoshitaka (吉高寿男)
Animation Producer: Eunyoung Choi
Series director: Pyeon-Gang Ho (許平康)
Character Design: Naoya Wada (和田直也)
Flash Animation Chief: Abel Gongora
Art Director: Fuminao Akai (赤井文尚), Hiromichi Ito (伊東広道)
Color Design: Ken Hashimoto (橋本賢)
Photography Director: Toshikazu Kuno (久野利和)
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (廣瀬清志)
Sound Director: Eriko Kimura (木村絵理子 )
Animation: Science SARU