Screenwriter Gen Urobuchi has an odd means of explaining his script for Netflix’s new unique anime function Bubble: “I considered enjoying round with a typical mermaid story: As a substitute of a lady ending up as bubbles after falling in love, why not have a bubble fall in love and remodel into a lady?”
That’s a weird premise for an anime function, however the area has definitely produced weirder tales. (Simply take a look at Pui Pui Molcar, a collection about visitors adventures in a land of guinea pigs with wheels as an alternative of toes.) Extra vital than the premise, although, is the expertise behind Bubble: It’s directed by Tetsurô Araki, a longtime stalwart on the Assault on Titan collection, motion pictures, and OVAs, with character designs by Demise Notice’s Takeshi Obata, and music by Promare’s Hiroyuki Sawano. Urobuchi himself is an writer and the screenwriter behind the award-winning Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
The primary trailer for Bubble is a bit harking back to Weathering With You in its imaginative and prescient of a sunny, flooded Toyko that’s being overrun by vegetation and reclaimed by nature, making it an ideal setting for an idealized love story. However its idea, the place bubbles that defy gravity rain down on town, letting younger folks scale buildings and navigate the world in three dimensions by hopping between floating bubbles, makes it look extra like a wild platforming sport. Right here’s Netflix’s synopsis, which explains that ultimate section of the trailer:
The story is ready in Tokyo, after bubbles that broke the legal guidelines of gravity rained down upon the world. Lower off from the surface world, Tokyo has change into a playground for a gaggle of younger individuals who have misplaced their households, performing as a battlefield for parkour group battles as they leap from constructing to constructing. Hibiki, a younger ace recognized for his harmful play type, makes a reckless transfer sooner or later and plummets into the gravity-bending sea. His life is saved by Uta, a lady with mysterious powers who seems all of a sudden. The pair then hear a novel sound audible solely to them. Why did Uta seem earlier than Hibiki? Their encounter results in a revelation that may change the world.
Bubble will debut on Netflix on April 28, 2022.