Animated Watercolor Version of Opening Theme for Masaaki Yuasa's 'Japan Sinks 2020' Released

Previews the theme song 'a life' from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taeko Onuki

 Japan Sinks 2020


Masaaki Yuasa's next TV anime series, Japan Sinks 2020, launches on Netflix on July 9 with a worldwide release. To celebrate the release and preview the opening theme 'a life' from Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taeko Onuki, Yuasa directed a special music video of the Muto family in a more ... happier time in a watercolor animation.



While the video was directed by Yuasa himself, the animation direction was helmed by Abel Góngora, with key animation from Asami Murakoshi and Kiyama Mizuki, who is known for directing the short animated film Bath House of Whales, which premiered at Annecy in 2019 as her graduate film from Tokyo University of the Arts.


Previously released teaser visuals:

 Japan Sinks 2020


 Japan Sinks 2020


Japan Sinks 2020 is an updated adaptation of Sakyo Komatsu's 1973 bestselling sci-fi novel Japan Sinks, which has seen multiple adaptations in the past. The 10-episode anime series will be set right after the in-universe 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics where disaster strikes Japan. The series launches on Netflix worldwide on July 9.


Source: Netflix Anime Japan on Twitter


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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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