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In the aftermath of a major earthquake under Suraga Bay, Misaki (a young girl) and Toshiro (a pilot of a deep sea submarine) are rescued from a ruined city street just as leaking gasoline ignites. Reiko Abe arrives just in time, lowered from a helicopter. Scientists predict that Japan will sink within 40 years, due to subduction of a tectonic plate to the west. However, Dr. Tadokoro, who leads an oceanic scientific team that includes Toshiro, calculates that this will happen far sooner, in only 338.54 days. He presents his findings to Prime Minister Yamamoto who decides to create a new department for impending disaster relief assigning Saoro Takamori to cover the new duties, since of all his ministers she will take it seriously but also bring "heart" to the process. As further earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions devastate Japan, the government pleads with other countries to take refugees... (Source: IMDb) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Japan Sinks" (日本沈没) by Komatsu Sakyo (小松左京). Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 134 users)
  • Ranked: #87058
  • Popularity: #15407
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Overall 10
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Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Great Film

What an amazing film. It's fast paced and one thing happens after another. A lot happens in 2hrs. It would have made a fantastic drama and allowed more time for character development. but nevertheless I am happy I came across it.

I would love a remake but understand how it could be very triggering for the people of Japan after the tsunami in 2011.

would definitely recommend if you are a fan of the disaster genre like myself. I found it on YouTube with English subtitles. Just search the name and year, and it came up.

Happy watching!
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  • Movie: Sinking of Japan
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Jul 15, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 134 users)
  • Ranked: #87058
  • Popularity: #15407
  • Watchers: 293

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