The BEST Episodes of Japan Sinks: 2020

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 26, 2020

Network: Netflix

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.

Mom's Secret

#1 - 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.

star 7.88
26 votes
Farewell, Tokyo

#2 - 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.

star 7.61
41 votes
Japan Sinks

#3 - 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.

star 7.50
26 votes
The Beginning of the End

#4 - 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.

star 7.47
47 votes
The Dawn

#5 - 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.

star 7.36
25 votes
Ressurection

#6 - Ressurection

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.

star 7.32
25 votes
An Open Door

#7 - 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.

star 7.13
30 votes
A New Hope

#8 - 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.

star 7.11
35 votes
An Oracle

#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.

star 7.07
27 votes
Illusion

#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.

star 6.81
26 votes