I’m sure you’ve heard this one before: 2020 feels like a disaster movie.

While disaster films like “Contagion” have been trending recently, “Japan Sinks: 2020,” a new Netflix anime series, offers a crisis in the very year we’re living through — though in the series, helmed by director Masaaki Yuasa (“Ride Your Wave”) and animation studio Science Saru, the calamity isn’t a pandemic, but the literal sinking of Japan into the sea following a series of massive earthquakes.

The series, which hits Netflix July 9, may sound familiar. It’s based on the Sakyo Komatsu-penned 1973 novel “Japan Sinks,” which has previously been adapted into a TV series, manga and two separate films in 1973 and 2006. So why take another crack at “Japan Sinks” now?