DEVILMAN Crybaby’s director and producer Masaaki Yuasa will be helming the new anime series ordered by Netflix, Japan Sinks 2020.
The series which is originally based on a 1970s disaster novel written by Sakyo Komatsu, will be counting ten episodes portraying a series of natural disasters that starts to hit Japan right after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, a team of scientists are desperately trying to convince the government that Japan will sink beneath water sooner than it was expected.
The work moreover aims to answer plenty of questions about « the meaning of a country and the Japanese people, » as well as « what is decided by one’s place of birth and its environment, » as stated by Yuasa, by focusing on the fate of the protagonist and her family.
Netflix announced on October 8 that the series will air in 2020 exclusively through its streaming service and will be directed by Masaaki Yuasa at his own production studio Science Saru. The series is to have DEVILMAN Crybaby’s Kensuke Ushio as a main theme composer, Eriko Kimura as sound director, Flip Flappers alumni Naoya Wada as character designer, and Dragon Ball Super‘s Toshio Yoshitaka as scriptwriter.
Sirine Ben Mlouka
JET Press Team