Netflix Announces Bubble Anime from Attack on Titan Studio

Netflix Announces Bubble Anime from Attack on Titan Studio

Netflix announced Bubble, a new anime film to call its own, from the studio that animated Attack on Titan. The film will be produced by Wit Studio. It produced the first four seasons of the Attack on Titan. (The ongoing final season is being produced by studio Mappa.)

Along with the announcement, Netflix Anime uploaded an official Bubble teaser trailer.

The Bubble anime trailer shows a modern Tokyo trapped within what looks like a massive soap bubble. Inside, the city is submerged in a gravity-defying sea. The inundation cut Tokyo off from the rest of the world, leaving its residents to make their way in a radically altered environment. Amid this, young people turned the sunken city into a playground. It’s a “battlefield” for parkour teams that practice urban traversal. Hibiki is a young and reckless parkour ace who pushes his luck too much and falls into the sea. He’s saved by a girl with unusual powers named Uta. Together, they hear a strange noise. Investigating it will lead them to the truth behind the state of the world.

Behind the production of Bubble is a long list of anime industry luminaries. In addition to Wit Studio, the film will be directed by Tetsuro Araki, who also directed Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, and helped work on Death Note. Gen Urobuchi is credited as scriptwriter. Urobuchi is best known for his work on Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass, and Expelled from Paradise. Death Note and Platinum End illustrator Takeshi Obata is involved. Music will come from Composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, Eighty-Six). The voice cast of Bubble also features some big names, including Mamoru Miyano (Rintarou from Steins;Gate, Bedivere from Fate/Grand Order, Setsuna from Gundam 00).

Bubble is scheduled to air on Netflix on April 28, 2022.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.