Japan Sinks: 2020

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: 5/22/2022Network: Netflix
Farewell, Tokyo
77 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.

The Beginning of the End
97 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
56 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.

Japan Sinks
56 votes

#4 - 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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An Open Door
61 votes

#5 - 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.

57 votes

#6 - 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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A New Hope
69 votes

#7 - 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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The Dawn
54 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.

An Oracle
58 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.

60 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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