Updated: Oct 18, 2022
"What in the f***?" could be heard on repeat from her room while she binged.
While perusing through the anime on Netflix, Japan Sinks 2020 caught my eye. I feel like at least one person [who's opinions I care about] has suggested that I watch this anime. I generally like a "cuter" art style in the anime I chose, even if it's of a creepier subject. I'm sure you've guessed that this art style tried to make me skip giving it a fair chance. I fought through the urge to talk about what level of aesthetically pleasing the characters fall into and pressed play on episode one.
Japan Sinks: 2020 is a Japanese drama-animation series created by Toshio Yoshitaka based on the novel, Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu. The series follows the lives of ordinary families in Japan who are struggling to enjoy life due to catastrophic natural hazards.
Released: July 9, 2020
Episode Count: 10
Hopefully you've already picked out from the title that you're about to view something that falls into the tragedy subgenre of horror, and didn't go into this thinking it was going to be family-friendly fun. Japan Sinks 2020 will take you on an emotional roller coaster in ways that only the best disaster stories know how. It's a dark and mature series that plays on the scenario of what kind of unnaturally natural disasters could lead to Japan falling below sea level.
Japan Sinks 2020 successfully kept my attention for the full ten episodes, and even gave me a ending I could be happy with. Though I would never want a situation like this to happen the believability of it, especially while still going through a real-life pandemic, makes me recommend this anime to others who already get down with this genre.
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