Who would you spend the end of the world with?
This is a story about a family’s “last six months”, when the world is waiting for an extinction event that will destroy all life on Earth in just half a year. When the end of the world is in sight, they want to spend their last days living true to themselves! Deeply buried desires that they’d never shared even with each other finally come to light.
The story is set in Japan in the near future, when the world is waiting for a meteorite that will destroy all life on Earth in six months. Life with the seemingly average Kadokura family appears not to have changed at all. They figure if they’re all going to die together in six months, they may as well spend their remaining time with family.
But then Kumiko, mother and housewife of the Kadokura family makes an announcement.
“I’m sorry to say such a thing at a time like this, but there’s someone that I love. I want to live with them. It’s not my family that I want to be with on the Earth’s final day.”
Her family is astonished, but no one can stop her now. Kumiko brushes away their pleas to stay, and leaves her home with a simple “I’m sorry.” Her family is left behind in shock.
Is there any point in going to work anymore? Or should we keep working hard until the end? What is money even worth now…? In the midst of all this doubt, there are frequent stoppages of water and electricity, and with gasoline growing scarce, the base fare for a taxi ride jumps up to 12,000 yen!! Waves of panic swell higher and higher. The story focuses on the lives of the Kadokura family during this highly irregular time, the Earth’s final six months.
Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do? How would you spend your last six months? The world has been told that all life will end in half a year, and long-hidden desires, hidden even from family, are finally coming to light.
When the end is in sight, we want to live true to ourselves, no matter how far from “normal” that may be. As the time limit draws near, the scars, conflicts, hopes, and sorrows of family members and neighbors are revealed one by one.
No one dies in this story, nor does anyone’s personality completely collapse. It’s an exciting and suspenseful home drama, full of tears and laughter, about the end of the world!