Japanese Apocalyptic Cinema

Nihon Chinbotsu, a 1973 novel in which all of Japan sinks underwater following some earthquakage, was made into a movie a few years later. Then it was remade in 2006.

A few months later a parody was released.

Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu (The World Sinks Except Japan) is silly, as io9 has mentioned, but its speculation on a future in which one nation serves as an ark for the entire world resonates with another, more serious film, Children of Men.

For more information, read the second chapter of Aimee’s dissertation.