Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 10 recap – the ending explained A new Japan.

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Summary

Episode 10 provides a sweet ending to a thought-provoking anime series giving the characters time to reflect and see a new future.

This recap of Netflix anime series Japan Sinks: 2020 season, episode 10, “Ressurection” contains significant spoilers.

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How does Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 10, “Ressurection” open?

Another chapter and the characters are grieving over another death. Kite is frustrated with himself but Ayumu refuses to give up. They play the archives on Kite’s phone and it shows which parts of Japan will resurface. Kite puts a huge balloon together so they can fly over the sea but then shockingly, he leaves Ayumu, Go and Onodera behind.

Kite’s plan

However, Kite had a plan — he went up on the balloon to reconnect his phone to the internet. Suddenly, a helicopter finds Ayumu, Go and Onodera as they found Kite’s GPS. They fly over Mt Fuji that has fully erupted. Ayumu faints on the helicopter and ends up in the hospital. In the news, the disaster is widespread globally. From here on, the finale of Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1 is about the new future. The next scenes show Ayumu getting a birthday message from Kite. She’s now 15 years old. She sobs uncontrollably. Go has access to their mother’s social media accounts and he and Ayumu look through all her photos and the memories. She kept a lot stored on her computer.wqq

8 years later

The series then flits to 8 years later — we are introduced to a teenage Go. A new Japan has been formed despite many of the population disappearing. The country has many archives so returning Japanese people can look at the past.

How does Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 10, “Ressurection” end?

The archives also reveal that all of Japan will rise again in 100 years, but many parts have already surfaced. A treaty was made internationally so Japan could keep the territory. Ayumu is participating in the Japanese Paralympics team with one leg — the other leg she lost after her injuries during the disaster. She’s vowed to make the most of life for those who gave her the foundation — there are many scenes of those who have helped and supported her on the journey — many people have died. The second part of episode 10 dedicates itself to the old and new Japan, past and present characters. It’s a lovely montage to sign off a brilliant series. Episode 10 provides a sweet ending to a thought-provoking anime series giving the characters time to reflect and see a new future.


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8 thoughts on “Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 10 recap – the ending explained

  • July 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm
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    If you pay attention in the end when auyimi is about to run (or is running i don’y exactly remember) and the camer suddenly shows the audience there is a guy in white hair with his face covered by the cap (he is kite he is alive)

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    • July 10, 2020 at 4:31 pm
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      Is that haruo running after or somebody else

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      • July 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm
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        I think that’s a flashback of Haruo

  • July 11, 2020 at 1:57 am
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    Is it just me or did it look like Kite was in the stadium?

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  • July 11, 2020 at 9:13 am
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    Not only was Kite in the audience but they also show a little girl who looks like Kite and she was playing with a kite with Kites symbol on it. I bet it’s his daughter and I have a weird feeling Ayumu is the mom.

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    • July 11, 2020 at 10:48 am
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      Yeah when I saw the little girl I couldn’t stop thinking whether if that’s his kid or not, but I’m interested if Ayumu is the mom.

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  • July 12, 2020 at 4:06 am
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    I’m pretty sure that the little girl flying the kite is a flashback of Kite, she took of her skirt then it flashed to him… that was symbolism. Kite was trans.

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  • July 12, 2020 at 10:15 am
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    But he is alive right?

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