New from the theater original animation “Bubble” (released in theaters on May 13th, distributed on Netflix), which was produced by WIT STUDIO in collaboration with director Tetsuro Araki and Genki Kawamura, producer of the anime “Attack on Titan.” The ban on the cut in the play has been lifted. It’s a filtered cut that makes what you see more beautiful. It was “invented” to make the audience feel the world that heroine Uta is looking at.
It was. The story of this work started with a sketchbook drawn by Director Araki. It was created based on the level of “Princess Ningyo” from the sketchbook that depicts [Princess Ningyo in the background of the near future, sitting on a building in Tokyo that sank in the sea].
Then, in the story of “Princess Ningyo,” “a girl becomes a bubble after falling in love” by the hand of Gen Urobuchi, who worked on the script, a plot that “a boy falls in love with a bubble and becomes a girl” And spun the story.
The modern “Ningyohime” was drawn in this work as a mysterious girl, Uta, who does not know the words. Uta, born from bubbles and suddenly appeared to a prince named Hibiki, remembered her words and emotions while spending the same time as Hibiki and loved the magnificent world that spreads in front of her. To go.
Naoko Sato, who has been co-writing the existence of Uta along with the imagination, said, “This story is about the exhilarating action of parkour and how beautiful and precious this world is seen by the heroine Uta is.” ing.
A special pre-lens filter is used to cut the “Uta’s eyes” or “Uta’s memory” that are often inserted in the play to make the world look more beautiful, but this was an invention by Sato. Director Tetsuro Araki said.
“In a scene, Naoko Sato wrote,’ The scene that Uta sees is full of light, and you can see how beautiful Uta was looking at the world.’ The explanation is, that there are slight blurs and colors in the four corners. That was adopted as the production policy. A special pre-lens filter is used to cut or. We add flavor and processing to increase the overall brightness “(Director Araki).
With the challenge of director Araki to “create bright and colorful images” that are beautiful and cute, he is particular about “color.” In the play, not only the sky and the sea but also nature, such as trees and flowers, are drawn vividly. In addition, many unprecedented attempts were made in this work, such as inviting a “color expert” called a color scripter to coordinate to create a beautiful world. It seems that it took about three times as much effort as traditional animation.
Sato said, “I wanted to express the momentary sparkle of the lost youth,” he said, saying that he wanted to portray the youth of Uta, who was born in this world and fell in love. I draw it as an existence that teaches me the richness of things.
Fairy tale “Ningyohime” relay reading special video
A relay reading special video is also being released. Voice actors Mamoru Miyano, Yuki Kaji, Tasuku Hatanaka, Sayaka Senbongi, and others read the story of the fairy tale “Ningyohime,” which has a great connection with this work. “Ningyohime” generally has a strong impression of a tragic love story, but in “Bubble,” “the soul of Ningyohime and the sense of wonder elements are overlaid on the heroine’s Uta. The decision of the heterogeneous princess Ningyo teaches us the essence of love as human beings. The universal story is the innocence of fulfilling our thoughts without seeking approval or reward. “I think it’s a charm that people love” (Sato), revealing that the story of this work was spun under the theme of “the essence of love” depicted in “Princess Ningyo.”