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Dystopian anime series 'Japan Sinks: 2020' is coming to Netflix this year

Netflix's upcoming anime series is one that has 2020's end-of-the-world vibes written all over it.

"Japan Sinks: 2020" is a dystopian-themed show that follows the story of the Muto family, whose ordinary life was changed after a major earthquake stuck Japan.


Citizens then have to learn to survive in catastrophic times as the archipelago gradually begins to sink.

"Japan Sinks: 2020" is based on the best selling novel by Sakyo Komatsu published in 1973. While it has been adapted to films and television shows, this is the first time it was adapted into an animated series.

The series is directed by Masaaki Yuasa, who directed "Devilman Crybaby."

According to the trailer, the show is arriving on Netflix on July 9, while most of the world is disrupted and battling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

It is not yet confirmed whether it's premiering in the Philippines on said date.

—JCB, GMA News