On the Instagram of the virtual group Gorillaz published "The Noodle Book" - a 12-episode animated comic about the adventures of Noodle, the young Gorillaz guitarist, who, according to legend, was born in Japan and arrived in the UK in a FedEx package, knowing only one word in English - noodle ("noodles").
The Noodle Book tells what happened to Noodle before she embarked on a musical career. The girl was a pearl fisherman in a fishing village, where she accidentally summoned the demon Mazuu - an ancient spirit that can take the form of any person. Noodle pursued the demon throughout Japan until she overtook him in Tokyo, where Mazuu became the head of the underworld. The girl pretended to be a geisha, entered a restaurant where the crime bosses of Tokyo were feasting, and chopped off Mazuu's head, ending his earthly existence. After that, Noodle packed herself in a parcel, taking a bottle of water, a supply of dried fish and a book "Moby Dick": "… if she reads this classic book by Herman Melville, now or never."
A release date for the new Gorillaz album has yet to be announced.