Today, Netflix unveiled a teaser trailer and some artwork for their upcoming anime film Bubble.
Some big names are attached to this film such as Tetsuro Araki (Attack on Titan) as Director, Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica) for Screenplay, Takeshi Obata (of Death Note, Bakuman, School Judgment, Platinum End) as Character Designs, and Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, Promare, 86, Re:Creators, and more) for Music. As far as voice cast goes, Jun Shison, Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji, and Tasuku Hatanaka are attached to the project.
Bubble is set to be produced by WIT Studio (Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) with a release date set for April 28, 2022.
Netflix describes the film as follows:
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.
Some of the cast have offered up some quotes on what this project means to them:
“I’ve been working on this project quietly for many years, but I’m happy to finally unveil it. I did what I’m best at to the best of my ability alongside many familiar faces. A lot of exciting pictures have surfaced. 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!” – Tetsuro Araki (Director)
“It all started with wanting to make something interesting with Mr. Araki. 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.’” – Gen Urobuchi (Screenplay)