Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s dizzying original anime movie Bubble

Film Writer Gen Urobuchi has a weird method of describing his script for Netflix’s brand-new initial anime function Bubble: “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?”

That’s an unusual facility for an anime function, however the field has actually definitely produced weirder stories. (Simply take a look at Pui Pui Molcar, a series about traffic experiences in a land of guinea pigs with wheels rather of feet.) More considerable than the facility, however, is the skill behind Bubble: It’s directed by Tetsurô Araki, a long time stalwart on the Attack on Titan series, films, and OVAs, with character styles by Death Note’s Takeshi Obata, and music by Promare’s Hiroyuki Sawano. Urobuchi himself is an author and the film writer behind the acclaimed Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

The very first trailer for Bubble is a bit similar to Weathering With You in its vision of a warm, flooded Toyko that’s being overrun by plants and recovered by nature, making it a best setting for an idealized romance. However its idea, where bubbles that levitate rain down on the city, letting youths scale structures and browse the world in 3 measurements by hopping in between drifting bubbles, makes it look more like a wild platforming video game. Here’s Netflix’s synopsis, which explains that final segment of the trailer:

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 individuals who have actually lost their households, serving as a battleground for parkour group fights as they jump from developing to structure. Hibiki, a young ace understood for his hazardous play design, makes a negligent relocation one day and drops into the gravity-bending sea. His life is conserved by Uta, a lady with strange powers who appears all of a sudden. The set then hear a unique noise audible just to them. Why did Uta appear prior to Hibiki? Their encounter causes a discovery that will alter the world.

Bubble will debut on Netflix on April 28, 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.