Netflix has announced a new anime called Bubble, made by the studio responsible for the Attack on Titan anime series, Wit Studio.
Here’s the teaser, which showcases a post-apocalyptic world where gravity is effed and bubbles appear out of nowhere, while the youth of the future are doing parkour. The tagline of the film reads “Gravity is broken – leap as you like”. Sounds like a revisionist’s version of Mirror’s Edge.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In a Tokyo where gravity has broken, a boy and a girl are drawn to each other… 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. 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.
Bubble is written by Gen Urobuchi and directed by Tetsuro Araki, featuring music by Hiroyuki Sawano and character designs by Takeshi Obata. It’ll be out on Netflix on 28th April 2022.