Original Soundtrack for Japan Sinks: 2020 to be released

The original soundtrack to the forthcoming Netflix anime Japan Sinks: 2020 will come out next week.

Released by Milan Records, Japan Sinks: 2020 (Original Soundtrack) will come out on Friday 10th July, the day after the anime debuts on Netflix. The music for the series is being composed by Kensuke Ushio (pictured below), who has previously worked on the soundtracks for Space Dandy, Ping Pong: The Animation, A Silent Voice and Devilman Crybaby.

In a press statement Ushio said of the soundtrack: “In Japan Sinks: 2020, a natural disaster destroys people’s ordinary lives; however the story captures the tiny hopes that go through people’s minds as their calm and beautiful days are falling apart. And so it is the same with the soundtrack – for example tracks like ‘rising sun, again’ – it almost feels like this project went beyond the show itself and started to reflect the situation surrounding many of us now.”

Adapted from the novel by Sakyo Komatsu, Japan Sinks: 2020 follows a family trying to survive as all of Japan is struck by a series of catastrophic earthquakes which destroy the entire country.

Ian Wolf

Ian works as an anime and manga critic for Anime UK News, and is also the manga critic for MyM Magazine. Outside of anime, he also is the editor of On The Box, data specialist for the British Comedy Guide, is QI's most pedantic viewer, has written questions for both The Wall and Richard Osman's House of Games, and has been a contestant on Mastermind.

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