Netflix has announced it will begin streaming the Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop anime film on July 22, 2021, the same day that it opens in Japan.
The “boy-meets-girl” story depicts how words and music bridge the gap between Cherry, a boy who is terrible at communicating with other people, and Smile, a girl who hides behind a mask. They meet in a mundane suburban shopping mall in a provincial city.
Cherry always wears headphones and puts the feelings he cannot utter into his hobby, Japanese haiku poems. Smile always wears a mask to conceal her large front teeth, for which she has dental braces. As a popular video star, she streams a video about seeking “cuteness.”
The original film commemorates the 10th anniversary of Victor Entertainment’s animation and music production subsidiary Flying Dog. Kyōhei Ishiguro is directing the anime at Signal.MD and Sublimation. Dai Sato is writing the screenplay, and Yukiko Aikei is designing the characters. Composer kensuke ushio is scoring the music.