Upcoming anime feature is set in a Tokyo turned upside by gravity-defying bubbles, leaving the city cut off from the world; from director Tetsuro Araki and WIT Studio, the film streams April 28, 2022.
Netflix has shared the official teaser trailer and art debut for its upcoming animated feature, Bubble. The new anime takes place in an alternate Tokyo where the laws of gravity have been broken due to bubbles that manipulate the forces of nature. The film premieres on the streamer April 28, 2022.
The project is directed by Tetsuro Araki and produced by WIT Studio, known for the hugely popular Attack on Titan anime. Bubble features a screenplay by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), character designs by Takeshi Obata (Death Note), and music by Hiroyuki Sawano (Promare).
“I’ve been working on this project quietly for many years, but I’m happy to finally unveil it,” shared Araki. “I hope you enjoy what we’ve created! While it will definitely feature exhilarating action and beautiful background art, I hope that I can also take everyone to even more unexpected places this time. I can’t wait to share it with everyone!"
The story is set in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the laws of gravity rained down upon the world. Cut off from the outside world, Tokyo has become a playground for a group of young people who have lost their families, acting as a battlefield for parkour team battles as they leap from building to building. Hibiki, a young ace known for his dangerous play style, makes a reckless move one day and plummets into the gravity-bending sea. His life is saved by Uta, a girl with mysterious powers who appears suddenly. The pair then hear a unique sound audible only to them. Why did Uta appear before Hibiki? Their encounter leads to a revelation that will change the world.
Check out the trailer:
“It all started with wanting to make something interesting with Mr. Araki,” added Urobuchi. “I thought about playing around with a typical mermaid story: instead of a girl ending up as bubbles after falling in love, why not have a bubble fall in love and transform into a girl? With this idea in mind, we put together a really great team, starting with Mr. Obata. It was an exciting experience where we had all these ‘bubbles’ coming together to create a giant ‘wave.’”