Episode 7 sees the group teetering on the edge of survival as they run out of viable options.
This recap of Netflix anime series Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 7, “The Dawn” contains significant spoilers.
How does Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 7, “The Dawn” open?
The group are now back on the road and Mari wants to head to a port so they can leave Japan and survive. When they reach the port, the ship isn’t very big and not everyone can get on. There’s a selection process. Episode 7 demonstrates how routine and clinical governments get in times of disaster with cruel processes.
Mr Onodera uses Morse code again to warn the group about Mt Fuji. In the distance, they can see smoke coming out of Fuji. Ayumu suddenly gets excited after she sees her school Coach. They reunite and hug.
Ayumu is allowed on the boat as she’s a special exception according to her Coach. Ayumu and her mother say goodbye and she heads onto the ship with the coach and her husband.
A change of heart
As the ship starts to leave, Ayumu waves at her mother and the group. Ayumu suddenly learns that her mother had heart surgery. She runs off the ship and gives a woman and her child her bracelet so they can get on the ship. She tells her mum that she belongs to the family and states that not all of Japan will sink.
Suddenly the smoke from Fuji gets stronger. The group head back to the truck. There’s an emergency earthquake warning and the land shakes. Haruo is hit by a shard of metal — Kite gives him some morphine and helps take shard out with Mari.
How does Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 7, “The Dawn” end?
The group reach another town and a couple of men offer to take them to sacred Japanese island but when they learn that Go isn’t full Japanese, they don’t let them on the boat. Another captain of a boat offers to take them. Suddenly, there’s an accident so the group need to take lifeboats. The episode ends with Ayumu shouting “Japan has sunk!”. Episode 7 sees the group teetering on the edge of survival as they run out of viable options.
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