One of the biggest animation industry festivals in the world, Annecy, revealed its winners for this year's awards, announcing that Masaaki Yuasa and Science Saru's 2020 TV anime series Japan Sinks 2020 won the Jury award for a TV series. More details after the jump!
It was announced today that the 2020 disaster anime series Japan Sinks 2020 and director Masaaki Yuasa have been nominated for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival award in the TV Division for the first episode of the Netflix-released anime. Read more after the jump!
A new spoiler-filled trailer for Japan Sinks 2020 Theatrical Edition - Shizumanuki Bow - compilation anime film was released yesterday, showing off some of the highlights of Masaaki Yuasa's latest TV anime series, which premiered on Netflix in July. Check it out after the jump!
Masaaki Yuasa and Science Saru's Japan Sinks 2020 premiered worldwide on Netflix last month and was a harrowing tale of the Muto family trying to survive a country in disaster. Yuasa enjoyed the 5.1 soundtrack of the series so much, they decided to compile the series into a feature-length anime film and release it in Japan on November 13. More details and new visual after the jump!
Music is the backbone of every anime, but rarely is it so deeply incorporated into the fabric of a movie or series than in the way that Kensuke Ushio crafts his soundtracks. Composers working in anime tend to create all of the music in one go and then hand it off to the director and sound director to score each song to a scene, but Ushio often works hand in hand with directors. We got to talk with Ushio about his work with Masaaki Yuasa in the new anime 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. Watch the watercolor animation after the jump!
Netflix Japan has started streaming a 100-second OP movie for the upcoming web anime Nippon Chinbotsu 2020 / Japan Sinks 2020 featuring its theme song "a life" written by veteran singer-songwriter Taeko Ohnuki and composed by internationally acclaimed artist Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Last Emperor, The Revenant). Check out the special collaboration song after the jump!