Netflix has announced that its anime adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu’s “Japan Sinks” will be launched on the worldwide streaming platform on 9th July 2020. The film is directed by Masaaki Yuasa and animated by Science SARU, who also produced another hit Netflix original anime “Devilman Crybaby“.

Starring Reina Ueda, Tomo Muranaka, Yuko Sasaki, Masaki Terasoma, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Nanako Mori, Kensho Ono, and Umeji Sasaki, the story is a current-day retelling of the 1970’s novel “Japan Sinks” — a sci-fi novel that tells of the destruction of Japan after a series of catastrophic natural disasters.

The novel bagged its author the 27th Annual Japan Mystery Writers Association Award.