Here’s The Haiku Cherry Wrote For Smile In Their First Encounter: Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

The new anime film Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop premiered on Netflix just yesterday i.e. on July 22, 2021. It’s a Netflix original anime film that rocked the anime/manga fan community with its amazing visuals and heartrending story. 

There was one scene that made many viewers go “doki-doki”(a Japanese term for the feelings you get when you’re in love). We couldn’t help raving about it and that’s why we’re sharing it with you here!

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About Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

The plot of this anime film tells the tale of two introverts who prefer to avoid conversations. And yet, their first encounter sets off a brilliant tale of teenage romance that will fill your hearts with nostalgia and warmth! They’re not very good at communicating, with Cherry preferring to communicate his emotions via Haiku while Smile is an influencer on the Curiosity App.

However, a fateful encounter deepens their relationship and they start developing intense bonds with each other through music and poetry. 

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The First Encounter of Cherry and Smile

At the mall, they had earlier taken each other’s phones by mistake without realizing it until it was too late. They somehow find out each other’s whereabouts and decide to meet to return each other’s phones over an awkward video call. 


Cherry and Smile Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

When they meet the second time to return their phones, they walk through a beautiful field full of green grass and flowers. The canvas is beautiful as we see a breathtaking fusion of urban settings like traffic lights and roads and the natural greenery. 

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During their conversation, Smile enquires why he has a dictionary in his phone. He replies that it’s called a Saijiki, a book used for primarily writing Haiku. He says that even an app is available but he, being the old-school boy, prefers using the book. 


She asks him if he can write Haiku anytime, to which he replies, “On good days”. Becoming more curious, she politely asks him if he can make one right now. Cherry becomes flustered because he’s not very good at reciting poetry. 

Smile smiles listening to Cherry's Haiku
Smile smiles listening to Cherry’s Haiku

But suddenly, he finds inspiration in his surroundings and crafts a beautiful Haiku on the spot. Here’s the Haiku:

Lights in the summer night


make a false start

In the evening sunset

Smile compliments him on his Haiku and calls him cute, which he doesn’t understand why. Cherry, being aloof, requests to know what exactly about that short verse is cute. She says the phrase, “make a false start” and his voice are the cute aspects!

Smile Calls Cherry Cute
Smile Calls Cherry Cute

 When she further asks him what he means by “Lights in the summer night”, he comments that it’s a Summer Kigo, akin to a seasonal word. After this encounter which pulled every viewer’s heartstrings, we see him pondering over what she meant by “cute”. Little did he know how this would mark the beginning of a wild summer romance!


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Where to Watch Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

You can watch it here on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here.

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