Iconic animator Masaaki Yuasa’s new anime adaptation of the classic Japanese disaster novel Japan Sinks launched worldwide on Netflix a few days ago, emerging as a big hit! Coinciding with the anime’s release is a manga adaptation penned by Kenichi Watanabe, available exclusively on the Mangamo App! Read their official press release below for more details on the new series and what to look forward to!


New Sci-Fi Manga Japan Sinks 2020 Now Available on Mangamo App

Manga based on the Netflix Original Anime

[July 9, 2020 — Tokyo, Japan] Mangamo, the mobile manga subscription service, has announced that its first Mangamo Original Manga, Japan Sinks 2020, based on the Netflix Original Anime by famed director Masaaki Yuasa (Devilman Crybaby, Lu Over the Wall), is now available on the Mangamo app, available for download for the U.S. and Canada on the Apple App Store

“The Japan Sinks 2020 original manga on Mangamo reimagines the Netflix anime through a different lens that we hope will spark the imaginations of people around the world,” said Yusuke Sasano, Mangamo co-founder and Head of Business Development and Content Partnerships. “Many of your favorite anime come from manga, so if you’re an anime fan you’ll love digging deeper into these stories through another beloved medium.”

In this sci-fi disaster manga, catastrophic earthquakes devastate Japan and one family’s resolve is tested on a journey of survival through the sinking archipelago as the disastrous shifting of a fault in the Japan Trench places the country in danger of being swallowed by the sea.

“To produce the Japan Sinks 2020 manga as well as the anime, I drew inspiration from the legendary original Japan Sinks novel to explore new and different story arcs and characters,” said Nori Ueki, co-founder and manga producer for Mangamo. “Sharing these stories in a modern-day context feels more timely than ever.”

New chapters will be released weekly in July and bi-weekly thereafter. The manga was created in partnership between Mangamo, Comicsmart, and Avex. 

Japan Sinks 2020 debuting on Mangamo allows me to share my art with a global audience,” said Kenichi Watanabe, author of Japan Sinks 2020. “I hope readers everywhere connect with these characters and their stories of resilience in the face of tragedy, adversity and the unknown.”

Mangamo has made tech updates since launch including improved loading performance, alphabetized titles on the Browse screen, optimized imagery to boost app speed, and improved chapter loading and latency issues in the manga reader.

Mangamo launched on April 15, 2020 and features titles like Arte, Dropkick on My Devil!, To Your Eternity, Fairy Tail, and Reset Game



About Mangamo

Mangamo is a mobile manga subscription service that gives readers around the world unlimited access to hundreds of titles from a growing list of publishers while supporting creators. For $4.99 USD a month, subscribers gain unlimited access to 300 titles, more than any other mobile subscription service, including titles never before released in English and new chapters added daily. Every manga available on Mangamo is curated by an experienced editorial team, professionally localized, and licensed directly from publishers. The Mangamo app features the highest quality graphic images, a customized reader, and an ad-free experience. Mangamo is available on iOS for iPhone and iPad and available for download on the App Store. Follow Mangamo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more info, visit www.mangamo.com.


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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