Signal.MD and Sublimation’s Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop was one of the many anime releases delayed when Japan went into lockdown.
Now, and with a touch of irony and thanks to one of the mask-wearing characters, it feels perfectly timed.
Directed by Kyohei Ishiguro (“Your lie in April”), Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a girl meets boy romance with a twist.
The girl, Smile, is embarrassed by her smile as she has braces. Her solution? To wear a mask. You know the type.
The boy, Cherry, isn’t very good with communicating with others, so he adopts a clever tactic to avoid social interactions. How? He wears headphones all the time.
Smile and Cherry meet by accident at a shopping centre and then, thanks to social media, continue their conversation and begin to deepen their relationship.
Cherry, a fan of haikus, and Smile despite to look for a vinyl record that an elderly man they both know their jobs is searching for.
The film was scheduled for May 2020, but now we’ll have to wait until June 2021.
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