Grown-up Animation

(Above: ‘Close Enough.’ Source: YouTube video)

Two animated series dealing with grown-up themes – Close Enough on HBO Max and Japan Sinks: 2020 on Netflix– debut today, July 9.

Close Enough

Close Enough, consisting of short webisodes, follows the lives of a married couple, their five-year-old daughter, and their divorced best friends/roommates, all crammed together in one east Los Angeles residence. The cartoon sitcom tackles the daily challenges of work and parenting, “while avoiding time-traveling snails, stripper clowns and murderous mannequins.”

Series creator J.G. Quintel leads a voice cast that includes Gabrielle Walsh, Jason Mantzoukas, Kimiko Glenn, Jessica DeCicco, James Adomian and Danielle Brooks.

The series is produced by Cartoon Networks Studios.

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Japan Sinks: 2020

In this 10-episode anime series, based on Sakyo Komatsu’s 1973 science fiction disaster novel, an ordinary family must survive massive earthquakes that are causing destructive chaos in Japan.

The show is in Japanese, with English subtitles.

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