The BEST Episodes of Japan Sinks: 2020
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2021
Based on Sakyo Komatsu's 1973 bestseller sci-fi novel "Japan Sinks." After catastrophic earthquakes devastate Japan, one family's resolve is tested on a journey of survival through the sinking archipelago.
#1 - Farewell, Tokyo
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
With the waters rising, the Mutohs and their neighbors Nanami and Haruo decide to abandon the shrine where they've taken refuge and leave Tokyo.
#2 - The Beginning of the End
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
As the members of the Mutoh family go about their daily lives, a series of powerful earthquakes begins wreaking mass destruction throughout Japan.
#3 - Mom's Secret
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The Japanese archipelago begins to sink. The group escapes aboard a fishing vessel, but they're forced into the lifeboats after it's damaged.
#4 - An Open Door
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The group shelters at a grocery store, but earthquakes force them onward. They escape with the owner, picking up an English hitchhiker along the way.
#5 - Resurrection
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
Onodera's data contains a map showing that parts of Japan may resurface. For the survivors, rescue hinges on reconnecting to Kite's internet balloon.
#6 - Japan Sinks
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The raft survivors rendezvous with Kite and Onodera, then head for the coordinates of a research facility: it may hold data that can save Japan.
#7 - A New Hope
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
Tragedy strikes, but the survivors continue making their way westward. Kite, a popular Estonian YouTuber, decides to join the group.
#8 - The Dawn
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The survivors reach a port where boat evacuation is in progress. Ayumu is allowed aboard due to her athletic potential, but no one else makes the cut.
#9 - An Oracle
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The commune imprisons Kunio after the escape attempt. Ayumu realizes that the old man is using Morse code to try to share a desperate warning.
#10 - Illusion
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The Shan City community welcomes the travelers with open arms. The group's leader communes with the dead, causing a rift between Ayumu and her mom.