The original disaster sci-fi novel begins when a series of natural disasters hit Japan. Meanwhile massive tectonic shifts cause volcanic eruptions from remote Japanese islands.
As well as triggering earthquakes, and eventually triggering more eruptions in volcanoes in the Japanese mainland.
Likewise a team of scientists attempt to convince the Japanese government.
Besides that the Japanese archipelago will soon sink beneath the sea sooner than anyone expected.
The new anime moves the setting from 1970s Japan to 2020, just after the Tokyo Olympics. As well as the story centers on the Mutō family, and the siblings Ayumi and Takeshi.
Meanwhile the four members of the Mutō family are caught in an earthquake that hits Tokyo. And also attempt to escape the city, while disaster claws at their heels.
Meanwhile who has collaborated with Yuasa in the Ping Pong and DEVILMAN crybaby anime, is composing the music.
Likewise Naoya Wada (DEVILMAN crybaby episode director) is drawing the character designs.
Komatsu debuted the original novel in 1973, and novel has inspired two live-action films one that also debuted in 1973.
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