On July 9, Netflix unleashed one among their newest and best anime sequence so far known as Japan Sinks: 2020. Pyeon-Gang Ho and Masaaki Yuasa teamed as much as create this unimaginable apocalyptic miniseries that follows the Mutō household as they navigate the world whereas Japan is actually sinking into the depths of the earth.
Kite is finally a hero.
Not solely does Kite save Kunio, in addition to different fellow survivors on the danger of his personal security, however he additionally saves all the nation of Japan with spy-hacking capabilities. Moreover, he performs a freestyle rap to cheer up the Mutō household after they expertise an amazing loss, and stands as much as Japanese nationalists when the Mutōs are confronted over being Japanese-Filipino by Japanese nationalists.
Viewers additionally do not know that Kite is trans till there is a flashback, which exhibits him as a baby donning lengthy hair and a skirt. Kite removes his skirt to indicate pants, and though it is not immediately said, viewers see he got here out at an early age as a transgender male. Though Kite was born right into a rich household and seen as “privileged,” viewers have been impressed that he by no means didn’t proceed standing up for marginalized teams regardless of being a part of a marginalized group himself.
Viewers have been thrilled to see a transgender man because the hero of Japan Sinks: 2020. Not solely is he a proficient journalist, a profitable YouTuber, and an unimaginable rapper, however he is additionally a constructive position mannequin to youngsters throughout the globe. It goes with out saying we want extra diversified tales like these.
Regardless of its apocalyptic storyline, Japan Sinks: 2020 is a feel-good story that is inspiring viewers in every single place. That being stated, we’re past excited to see what the creators determine to do subsequent.