Anime Review - Japan Sinks: 2020 | Blushing Geek

Anime Review – Japan Sinks: 2020

Japanese: 日本沈没2020 (Nihon Chinbotsu 2020)
Episodes: 10
Aired: Jul 9, 2020
Studio: Science SARU
Genre: Scifi, Drama
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
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My Rating: 7 out of 10

This anime was actually my first apocalyptic story that was based on a natural disaster. After experiencing a really strong earthquake last 2013 in my hometown, I’ve become really scared of it. That even a very weak shake of the ground makes my heart pound so hard, and watching this anime reminds me so much of what happened last 2013.

This anime has a low rating on MAL so I wasn’t really positive that I could get past the 1st episode, but look at me now, I finished it hahahaha. Well, let me tell you more about this anime on the following points below.

Animation

The animation and character design of this anime is not that good. I don’t really like to say it like that, but that’s just how it is. I am not a big fan of the animation and some character designs make me cringe. I’m usually pretty lenient when it comes to this part, but I have to make this clear to you guys so that you will not expect more of it when you decide to watch this series.

I may not have been a big fan of the animation and the character design but there were some parts where the landscape looks really good.

Story

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I always love a good story with my books and anime, and this one gave me an intense feeling as early as its first episode. And it also didn’t help that we’ve got to see a really heartwarming family story in this one, although it was more on the tragic side. So for those of you that aren’t a big fan of it, then this one may not be a good fit for you.

I guess you could say that the main reason why I decided to finish this story was because I was pulled through by the story. I love seeing how each character pushed through life and continued (even though there were times that some of them almost gave up) and then eventually survived. I don’t want to spoil you but I don’t think I can finish this review without mentioning the part that really really left a big impression on me. That was on the part where their father died. Man, that was really unexpected and at such an early episode. Huhuhu.

Characters

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I don’t think there’s a character that I really hate in this anime, although in the early episodes I almost want to choke Ayumu, lol. It also comes as a surprise that the mother is a Filipino, that was really unexpected but definitely a good addition for me.

Voice Actors

I only watched this anime on English dub so I can’t really say much on the sub. I don’t think I remember hating the VA while watching this anime though, I think it was because all of my attention was on that not-so-eye-catchy animation.

Final Words

I think this anime, Japan Sinks: 2020 is a perfect representation on how a country and its people can get up even after experiencing such a tragic disaster. It brings hope to me, so I hope it will to you as well.

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