[Review] Anime Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop 2021. Next month, Netflix will release Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop alongside its Japanese cinema premiere. The first trailer visually reminds anime fans of Makoto Shinkai’s box office hit Your Name.

The onslaught of cartoons on Netflix is ​​unstoppable. The streaming provider obtained several licenses from Japan for this month and the following month. Among the new releases are Season 5 of the Seven Deadly Sins, the brutal drama Godzilla: Singular Point, and the big romance film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, the first trailer of which was recently released.


Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is a musical love story. The plot focus is a quiet boy named Cherry, who only speaks in short poems and the Smile girl who wears a mask to hide her large front teeth. One day the two meet and go on a mission together to find a special record.


Sakura Yui or known by the nickname Cherry is a boy who likes to make haiku, short poems originating from Japan. In place of his ailing mother, he took a part-time job at a nursing home. Her interest in haiku makes Cherry always carry a vocabulary dictionary with her wherever she goes. He always uploads his work on social media. Even so, no one was interested in his work, and Cherry herself was reluctant to interact much with other people.

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop anime

On the other hand, Yuki, who is usually called Smile, is arguably one of the most popular celebrities on social media. Having a large following and having a cheerful and friendly personality also makes him even more popular. However, when he reached his teens, Smile was becoming increasingly insecure about his appearance, especially because of the shape of his teeth. That’s why he had to wear a mask everywhere.

The two met at the mall and their cellphones were accidentally swapped. Being attracted to each other, Cherry and Smile end up seeing each other more and more. The two gradually began to support each other to become more confident in dealing with their low self-esteem.

The storyline that Dai Sato wrote for the film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop does indeed present a light teen romance with a little comedy that is fun to watch. So, if the audience doesn’t like heavy conflict, this film must be added to the watch list. The message conveyed in this film also relates to one of the problems that are often experienced by teenagers, namely the crisis of self-confidence. Overall, the film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop invites the audience to recognize the importance of self-confidence through the supportive relationship between Cherry and Smile.

Cherry and Smile’s unexpected encounter that leads to falling in love

About Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

As the anime will be releasing worldwide on July 22, around the same time as the Japanese cinema debut on Netflix, there are no reviews yet. However, we can see from the new trailer that we are looking forward to a visually interesting adventure. The colorful graphics remind some of the YouTubers in the comments area from the hit movie Coming of Age your name*.

However, behind it is not the same as the maker. Instead, Signal.MD Studios and Sublimation are in charge of production. Kyohei Ishiguro (Your Lie in April) is directing, while Dai Sato (Space Dandy) is writing the script.

Visuals and Sound

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop moviegoers certainly pays attention to the striking graphic design of this film. Designs that are made so bright with bright colors are not applied to any anime. However, therein lies the uniqueness of this film. This film was produced by Studio Signal.MD in collaboration with Studio Sublimation.

Signal.MD studio as the production house for this film was founded in 2014. Not only Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop, but this studio also produces other anime, such as Mars Red, Dragon Goes House-Hunting, and Recovery of an MMO Junkie.

Meanwhile, Studio Sublimation also handles the 3D Animation section in the film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop. Interestingly, this studio has often worked on the 3D and CG Animation sections of several popular anime, such as Gatchaman Crowds, Ghost in the Shell, Tokyo Ghoul, to Psycho-Pass.

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop film hired kabuki actor, Ichikawa Somegorou, to voice Cherry and actress Hana Sugisaki to voice Smile. The character Cherry itself is the first anime character to be voiced by Ichikawa, you know. He was able to properly voice Cherry and show his emotions as an introvert in the story.

Meanwhile, Hana Sugisaki, who has also played roles in various Japanese films and dramas, also succeeded in voicing Smile. The actress who also plays the character of Rukia Kuchiki in the live-action version of Bleach also voices Smile, who has a bright and sweet personality.

Not only suitable voice actors, but the theme song of the film Words also Bubble Up Like Soda Pop is filled by Never Young Beach with a song titled “Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop” and Taeko Onuki with a song titled “Yamazakura”. In addition to the catchy theme song, the music in this film was also composed by Kensuke Ushio, who also worked on the music for the anime Space Dandy, Liz, and the Blue Bird, A Silent Voice, and Devilman Crybaby.

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