Netflix 'Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop': Date, plot and how to watch anime movie

Netflix 'Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop': Date, plot and how to watch anime movie
'Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop' poster (Netflix)

The animated movie, ‘Words Bubble up Like Soda Pop’ will be joining Netflix’s ever-growing list of anime projects coming in 2021. The upcoming romantic movie is surely going to melt your hearts with an enchanting premise and some really heart-melting moments, but most importantly it will be entertaining as well.

The movie, which originally released in Japan in 2020, tells the story of Cherry, a Japanese high school student who has writes as his hobby. However, he is really terrible at communicating with others. Meanwhile, a girl named Smile, who uses braces for her large teeth is wearing a mask and showing others how happy she is. However, their lives go upside down when they meet for the first time in a shopping mall. The romance blooms through music, video and poems.



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The upcoming film has joined the list of many acclaimed anime projects that managed to captivate the minds of people. Shows and movies like ‘Record of Ragnarok’, ‘Wish Dragon’ and ‘Eden’ have achieved a lot of success after debuting on the streaming platform.

‘Words Bubble up Like Soda Pop’ has an interesting premise and it would surely appeal to those who want to see a cute love story. Here’s everything we know about the Japanese anime.


A still from 'Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop' (Netflix)


Release date and how to watch

The upcoming anime movie will be premiering for international audiences on Netflix on Thursday, July 22, at 3 am ET. Subscribe to Netflix directly. You can also watch Season 1 and Season 2 by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant.



In Japanese, the movie is titled ‘Cider no You ni Kotoba ga Wakiagar’. The official synopsis reads, “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 voice cast includes some of the prominent names from the Japanese entertainment industry. Somegoro Ichikawa will be voicing the character of Cherry while Hana Sugisaki will be lending her voice to Smile. Megumi Han will be the voice behind Bieber and Natsuki Hanae will voice a character named Japan.


Hana Sugisaki (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/Getty Images)


Other actors in the voice cast include Kikuko Inoue (Tsubasa Fujiyama), Sumire Morohoshi (Marie), Megumi Nakajima (Julie), and Koichi Yamadera (Mr. Fujiyama).



The movie is helmed by Kyohei Ishiguro. In the past, the director is known for creating projects such as ‘Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere', ‘Danchi Tomoo’, ‘Your Lie in April’ and ‘Occultic Nine’. Meanwhile, Dai Sato has penned the script for the movie.

Kyohei Ishiguro (Moviefit)



The trailer shows how love can pop up in anybody’s life like bubbles in a bottle of Soda. Cherry and Smile, different individuals with a lot of similarities, accidentally meet in a shopping mall and strike a chord. Both are shy and have never experienced love. So what happens when love unexpectedly blooms between them?

You can watch the trailer here.



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