Ever wanted to see Tokyo destroyed by gravity-breaking bubble after bubble in a very beautifully animated anime film? Well, Netflix has your back here in the form of Bubble, and they even have a gorgeous new teaser trailer for us to ramp up the hype. Check it out below:
The teaser trailer from Netflix on YouTube above shows off a very weird and unique setting for Bubble. It also gives us a release date for this anime film, and yes, this is an anime film, not an anime series. So whatever they’re going to show us, they’re going to hit us with it in a single film.
Anyways, we’ll apparently get to see Bubble on Thursday, April 28, 2022. And of course, this anime film will be a Netflix exclusive. You know, just like all of their titles. So if you want to watch this gorgeous but weird anime film, you’re going to have to cough up some cash for a Netflix subscription. The one thing they’re not is free.
Bubble is a very weird anime film from Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Ranking of Kings). Tetsurō Araki (Death Note, Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress) is the director for this anime film, while Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Black Lagoon, Aldnoah.Zero) is the writer. You may recognize the character design as being by Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman, Platinum End), while renowned composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan, The Seven Deadly Sins, Blue Exorcist) did the music. You can tell they’re bringing out the big guns for this anime film.
As for the story of Bubble, well, I’ll leave that to the official synopsis from Netflix. Trust me, it gets weird. Check it out below:
“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.”
So…Gravity Rush, but with a bigger cast, a lot more parkour, and not starring a female lead? I guess I’ll take it. Let’s hope the story and animation of Bubble make up for it when we finally see it on Netflix.