The upcoming Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop anime movie will premiere on Netflix on July 22. The release was announced via an English-subtitled trailer.
The movie, directed and co-written by Your Lie in April‘s Kyōhei Ishiguro, was originally meant to release in 2020, but was pushed back more than once due to COVID-19. The July 22 premiere date was announced with two full-length trailers and a teaser trailer in March 2021, but a Netflix release was not mentioned then.
The staff includes Dai Sato (Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop) as scriptwriter, Yukiko Aikei (Your Lie in April, Accel World) as character designer and chief animation director, Chie Yamashiro as unit director, Chieko Nakamura (Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle) as art director, Masumi Otsuka (Aikatsu Planet!) as color designer, Kōhei Tanada (Farewell, My Dear Cramer: First Touch) and Yoshihiro Sekiya (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) as photography directors, and Kensuke Ushio (DEVILMAN crybaby, A Silent Voice) as music composer. Signal.MD and Sublimation are in charge of the animation production, while FlyingDog is listed as the original creator.
Meanwhile, the cast includes Ichikawa Somegorō VIII as male protagonist Cherry, Hana Sugisaki as female protagonist Smile, Kōichi Yamadera as Fujiyama, Megumi Han as Bieber, Natsuki Hanae as Japan, Yuichiro Umehara as Toughboy, Megumi Nakajima as Julie, Kikuko Inoue as Tsubasa Fujiyama and, and Sumire Morohoshi as Marie.
The movie will feature the theme song “Cider no Yō ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru” by never young beach, as well as the insert song “Yamazakura” by Taeko Onuki.
Netflix describes Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop as:
After meeting one bright, sunny day, a shy boy who expresses himself through haiku and a bubbly but self-conscious girl share a brief, magical summer.
Source: Netflix Anime YouTube channel