Episode 9 is a good penultimate chapter and leaves everything in the balance for the finale.
This recap of Netflix anime series Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 9, “Japan Sinks” contains significant spoilers.
How does Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 9, “Japan Sinks” open?
After the death of Mari, the group mourns on their boat. They then sail off. They find loads of food and water as they continue their journey. Suddenly, Kite arrives with a military boat and asks them all to get inside — it is way safer and secure. Episode 9 feels like false hope as the group have objectives that feel far too unrealistic.
The island and rap extravaganza
The group reach an island with a lighthouse and hot springs. Go is angry at Japan saying he is glad to see the back of it after what it’s done to his parents. Kite starts playing a beat and raps about their experiences. The rest of them join in and it becomes a musical experience for the anime series and all the characters get out their frustrations.
Kite wants to save Japan and find the archives — he’s not sure what information will be inside but he’s on a mission — they ride out in the military boat again and reach different land.
Kite finds a place where the archives are and uses Mr Onodera’s memory stick to download all the information. Suddenly, the secret cave Kite is in starts flooding. He needs to leave the cave sharing the oxygen with Mr Onodera.
How does Japan Sinks: 2020 season 1, episode 9, “Japan Sinks” end?
When Kite gets to the surface, Mr Onodera is dead and Kite tries CPR on him. There was a hole in the oxygen tank. Kite keeps doing CPR getting upset and frustrated. Eventually, Mr Onodera spits water and he’s alive. Kite accidentally drops the archives into a strip of land that keeps getting flooded by waves. Haruo sprints and times the waves to get it back. As he throws the archives in the air, Ayumu catches it and then the waves smash into him. Haruo Koga is assumed dead. Episode 9 is a good penultimate chapter and leaves everything in the balance for the finale.