New Netflix Anime ‘Bubble’ Trailer released from the Director of Death Note
Bubble, the next anime film by WIT Studio, features an all-star group from Death Note and Attack on Titan.
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.
WIT Studio produced Attack on Titan and Vinland Saga. Tetsuro Araki directed the first season of Attack on Titan and Death Note. Araki’s film statement:
“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!”
Among the remainder of the team is Hiroyuki Sawano, who composed music for Attack on Titan and the animated film Promare. Death Note illustrator Takeshi Obata created the character designs and Puella Magi Madoka Magica writer Gen Urobuchi wrote the screenplay. Urobuchi said of working on the project:
Starting with trying to do something unique with Mr. Araki. Instead of a girl becoming a bubble after falling in love, why not have a bubble fall in love and become a female? With this in mind, we assembled a fantastic team led by Mr. Obata. It was wonderful to see all these ‘bubbles’ combine to form a gigantic ‘wave.’
The Attack on Titan reunion team includes Eren’s voice actor Yuki Kaji, Jun Shison, Mamoru Miyano, and Tasuku Hatanaka.
Bubble will debut on Netflix on April 28, 2022. Please find the new trailer.