Attack on Titan’s Tetsuro Araki and Your Name’s Genki Kawamura reveal how they brought together legendary anime works to create their latest film, Bubble.
Kodoani.com – Attack on Titan’s Tetsuro Araki sat down with Your Name’s Genki Kawamura to discuss how they assembled an all-star team of anime legends to help create Wit Studio’s upcoming anime series. Bubbles for Netflix.
As reported by Anime News Network, a brand new video has revealed that Bubble has become a reality after Araki, who serves as the film’s director, contacted Kawamura about co-working on the film. Araki explained that he was interested in working with Kawamura because he has more experience in making movies and shows aimed at a wider audience. A fan of Araki’s Attack on Titan director, Kawamura agreed to produce the anime, and the two spent about six months coming up with the idea for Bubble. A conceptual illustration drawn by Araki of the Mechanized Mermaid in post-apocalyptic Tokyo soon formed the basis of these discussions, as Araki and Kawamura dreamed up a plot centered around an adventure under water in the future.
Gen Urobuchi, who had worked on hit anime series like Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Psycho-Pass, was then assigned as a screenwriter to develop and deliver the sci-fi elements of the film. Urobuchi did some uncredited work about 10 years ago on Guilty Crown, an action anime series directed by Araki. Kawamura is keen to collaborate with Urobuchi because he loves his work on Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Takeshi Obata, who is best known for series like Death Note and Platinum End, was also recruited as Bubble’s original character designer. Initially, he refused the offer to act in the movie due to his busy schedule, Obata accepted after knowing the film’s content. Kawamura said, “He is both a master and an artist, so I have always wanted to work with him.”
With an all-star anime creative team assembled for the film, Kawamura’s description of Bubble as “a festival of creators joining in with director Araki” seems fitting. Araki’s passion project aims to bring people whose work is loved around the world to see what would happen if these geniuses teamed up to create something.
Set in a Tokyo isolated from the rest of the world after gravity-defying bubbles rain down from the sky, Bubble follows Hibiki, a master of the unique parkour style of people. Young people in the city practice according to the law of gravity. broken. After falling into the gravity-defying waters surrounding Tokyo, he is saved by Uta, a mysterious girl with equally mysterious powers. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to unravel the secrets of their city after hearing a strange noise that can only be heard to them.
Bubble will premiere worldwide on Netflix on April 28.