Sinking of Japan (2006)

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Sinking of Japan
The Japanese poster for
Directed by Shinji Higuchi
Producer(s) Kazuya Hamana (Executive),
Toshiaki Nakazawa
Written by Sakyo Komatsu (story),
Masato Kato (screenplay)
Music by Taro Iwashiro
Distributor TohoJP
Running time 134 minutesJP
(2 hours, 14 minutes)
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Sinking of Japan (日本沈没,   Nippon Chinbutsu) is a 2006 tokusatsu disaster film co-produced by Shogakukan, TBS, MBS, Dentsu, Mainichi Newspapers, J dream, Stardust Pictures, Toho, and SEDIC International. It is a remake of the 1973 Toho film Submersion of Japan and, like its predecessor, adapts the disaster novel Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu. The film was released to Japanese theaters on July 15, 2006.


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  • Directed by   Shinji Higuchi
  • Written by   Masato Kato
  • Based on the Story Japan Sinks by   Sakyo Komatsu
  • Produced by   Toshiaki Nakazawa
  • Executive Producing by   Kazuya Hamana
  • Music by   Taro Iwashiro
  • Theme song "Keep Holding U" performed by   SunMin thanX Kubota
    • Lyrics and Composed by   Toshinobu Kubota
  • Cinematography by   Taro Kawazu
  • Edited by   Hiroshi Okuda
  • Production Design by   Yasuaki Harada, Takumi Tanji
  • Assistant Directing by   Kimiyoshi Odachi
  • Special Effects by   Makoto Kamiya, Yoshikazu Ishi, Hideaki Murakami


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Main article: Sinking of Japan/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Sinking of Japan (European video title)
  • Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan (European video title)

Theatrical releases

  • Japan - July 15, 2006
  • Hong Kong - August 15, 2006
  • South Korea - August 31, 2006
  • China - September 1, 2006
  • Singapore - October 26, 2006
  • Thailand - November 16, 2006
  • Philippines - August 1, 2007

Video releases

Geneon Entertainment DVD (2007)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (5.1 Surround, DTS-HD 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special features: Audio commentary by Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shinji Higuchi, TV Spot and theatrical trailer, Shinji Higuchi featurette

Edko Films DVD (2007)

  • Region: 3
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (5.1 Surround, DTS-HD 5.1)
  • Subtitles: Cantonese, English

Long Shong DVD (2007)

  • Region: 3
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: Mandarin

MVM Entertainment DVD (2010)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: English

Zylo Blu-ray (2011)

  • Region: B/2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: French (5.1 Surround)
  • Subtitles: None



Japanese Sinking of Japan trailer
Japanese Sinking of Japan trailer
German dubbed Sinking of Japan trailer

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21 months ago
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So has another disaster movie page...I wonder what's next? Them!?

The King of the Monsters

21 months ago
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Sinking of Japan was produced by Toho and directed by Shinji Higuchi and is a remake of a classic Toho tokusatsu movie which has had stock footage used in Godzilla movies. It seems more like you're just looking for another reason to complain about the site in the comments.

Astounding Beyond Belief

21 months ago
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We should be more like Gojipedia and randomly delete kaiju movie pages.
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