Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 23, 2021 at 1:02 AM PHT (GMT+8)
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop (Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru), Netflix's romantic anime film of 2020 is now streaming globally exclusively on Netflix.
The film is internationally licensed by Netflix Originals which is created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of animation company Victor Entertainment and the music production subsidiary Flying Dog. The film premiered last July 22, 2020 in Japanese theaters.
The story of centers the meeting and romance between two people with communication issues - a boy who wears headphones and uses haiku poems, and a shy girl who wears a mask and only does online videos. Cherry (VA: Somegorô Ichikawa) and Smile (VA: Hana Sugisaki) meet cute one summer and, as their friendship inches toward something more, they learn to overcome their respective social hurdles, and even help an elderly former record shop owner, Fujiyama, solve the mystery of a long-lost vinyl record connected to his past.
Here’s the official synopsis of 'Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop', from Netflix:
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.
The series is co-produced and animated by Sublimation and Signal MD with the direction of Kyōhei Ishiguro (Psycho-Pass, Occultic;Nine, Kujira no kora wa sajô ni utau). The story is written by Dai Sato, who was known to write the scripts for Eureka Seven, Cowboy Bebop, and more. The characters is designed by Yukiko Aikyou and the music is composed by Kensuke Ushio.
The four-member Japanese rock band never young beach performs the theme song titled "Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagaru".
The cast includes Somegorô Ichikawa as Cherry, Hana Sugisaki as Smile, Megumi Han as Bieber, Natsuki Hanae as Japan, Kikuko Inoue as Tsubasa Fujiyama, Sumire Morohoshi as Marie, Megumi Nakajima as Julie, Yuichiro Umehara as Tough Boy, and Kôichi Yamadera as Mr. Fujiyama.