The “Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event” livestream on September 25, 2021 announced that Studio Colorido is producing a new full-length anime film titled Ame o Tsugeru Hyōryū Danchi (Drifting Home). The film will stream on Netflix in 2022 worldwide, and will also screen in theaters in Japan.
Hiroyasu Ishida is directing the anime, and he is also writing the script alongside Hayashi Mori and Minaka Sakamoto. Akihiro Nagae is designing the characters, and Fumi Katō is the assistant character designer. Umitarō Abe is composing the music.
The “adventure fantasy as summer ends” anime centers on Kōsuke and his childhood friend Natsume. The two recently entered sixth grade, and are entering an awkward phase in their friendship and have started avoiding one another. One day during summer vacation, they visit an apartment building with that is about to be demolished, where the two of them used to live. Suddenly, Kōsuke, Natsume, and their friends get wrapped up in a strange phenomenon, and the whole building is surrounded by an ocean. The group of friends must try to find their way home from the drifting building.