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Japan Sinks: 2020 "The Beginning of the End"

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An ordinary family is put to the test as a series of massive earthquakes throws the Japanese archipelago into total mayhem.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Japan Sinks: 2020 "The Beginning of the End"

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA


    • "Ride Your Wave" (2019)
    • "Devilman Crybaby "I Need You" (2018)
    • "Lu Over the Wall"/"Lou et l'Île aux sirènes" - Cristal du long métrage/Cristal for a Feature Film, Annecy 2017 (2017)

    Masaaki Yuasa is the CEO of Science Saru studio and has been expressing his unique style and storytelling as a filmmaker, scriptwriter and graphic designer for over 25 years. He was involved in many projects such as "Crayon Shin-chan", "Hakkenden" and "My Neighbors the Yamadas", then debuted as director on "Mind Game", followed by his first original TV anime "Kemonozume" and later "Kick-Heart" (in competition at Annecy 2013), all multi-awarded.

    Country: USA, Japan

    Year of production: 2020

    Running time: 25 min 05 s × 10 episodes

  • Technique

    Category: TV serie

    Techniques used: 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Masaaki YUASA

    Production: SCIENCE SARU, Eunyoung CHOI

    Distribution: NETFLIX

    Based on: Sakyo Komatsu "JAPAN SINKS"

    Artistic direction: Naoya Wada

    Script: Toshio Yoshitaka

    Compositing: Toshikazu Hisano

    Music: Kensuke Ushio

    Sound: Eriko Kimura

    Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose

    Other credits: Heo Pyoungkang (series director), Abel Gongora (flash animation), Humiano Akai and Hiromichi Ito (Art director), Satoshi Hashimoto (Color script)