Sinking of Japan (2006)

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Sinking of Japan
The Japanese poster for
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Japan Sinks (2006)
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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
Rating PG-13
Running time 134 minutesJP
(2 hours, 14 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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Sinking of Japan (日本沈没,   Nippon Chinbutsu, lit. Japan Sinks) 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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Staff[edit | edit source]

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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

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sinking of Japan/Gallery.

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Japan Sinks (Literal Japanese title)
  • The Sinking of Japan (European video title, El hundimiento de Japón; Spain)
  • Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan (European video title)
  • 2012: Death of the Empire (2012: Гибель Империи; Russia; 2012: A Birodalom halála; Hungary)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

Vendetta Films DVD (2006)

  • Region: 4
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: Japanese, English
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer and image gallery

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

Videos[edit | edit source]

Trailers[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In 2006, Minoru Kawasaki created a spoof of Sinking of Japan titled The World Sinks Except Japan.

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