Anime directors never seem to tire of trashing Tokyo, but they’ve seldom done it as creatively as Tetsuro Araki’s “Bubble.” Forget earthquakes, nuclear attacks, rampaging monsters or psychic meltdowns: In the loopy premise for this Netflix original, the capital has been destroyed by a downpour of bubbles that wreak havoc with the laws of gravity.
In a surreal, post-apocalyptic vision of the metropolis, the streets are flooded, the skies dotted with floating chunks of concrete (and the odd train), and Tokyo Tower sports a swirling nebula around its midriff. It’s like a mash-up of “Doctor Strange” and the closing scenes from Makoto Shinkai’s “Weathering With You,” with a dash of Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” for good measure.
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