Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop trailer shows off film’s gorgeous artwork and adorable protagonists

Color me excited, as news comes out today that the upcoming Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop anime film has been announced as streaming on Netflix starting on July 22nd, 2021.

The film is the 10th anniversary project for Victor Entertainment’s anime music label FlyingDog, which means it will also show in Japanese movie theaters on the same day.


Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is directed by director Kyohei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April, Children of the Whales).

It is based on an original screenplay by Dai Sato (Eden of the East), with character designs by Yukiko Aikei (Aikatsu Stars!).


According to Anime News Network, the story of Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop goes like this:


The “boy-meets-girl” story depicts how words and music bridge the gap between Cherry, a boy who is terrible at communicating with other people, and Smile, a girl who hides behind a mask. They meet in a mundane suburban shopping mall in a provincial city.

Cherry always wears headphones and puts the feelings he cannot utter into his hobby, JapaneseĀ haikuĀ poems. Smile always wears a mask to conceal her large front teeth, for which she has dental braces.

As a popular video star, she streams a video about seeking “cuteness.”

Yep, this film is likely to be hella cute! And wow, the protagonists are adorable and the art style is gorgeous!

In anticipation of the film’s premiere, Netflix has uploaded a new Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop trailer, which showcases the film’s adorable protagonists.

Watch it below, then mark your calendars for July 22nd.

Michelle Topham