The BEST episodes of Japan Sinks: 2020

Every episode of Japan Sinks: 2020 ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Japan Sinks: 2020!

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.

Last Updated: 7/6/2024Network: NetflixStatus: Ended
Farewell, Tokyo
86 votes

#1 - Farewell, Tokyo

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

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The Beginning of the End
106 votes

#2 - The Beginning of the End

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/9/2020

As the members of the Mutoh family go about their daily lives, a series of powerful earthquakes begins wreaking mass destruction throughout Japan.

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Mom's Secret
63 votes

#3 - Mom's Secret

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/9/2020

The Japanese archipelago begins to sink. The group escapes aboard a fishing vessel, but they're forced into the lifeboats after it's damaged.

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An Open Door
67 votes

#4 - An Open Door

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

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Japan Sinks
65 votes

#5 - Japan Sinks

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

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A New Hope
77 votes

#6 - A New Hope

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/9/2020

Tragedy strikes, but the survivors continue making their way westward. Kite, a popular Estonian YouTuber, decides to join the group.

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65 votes

#7 - Resurrection

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

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The Dawn
62 votes

#8 - The Dawn

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

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An Oracle
64 votes

#9 - An Oracle

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

68 votes

#10 - Illusion

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/9/2020

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.

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