The Big Picture
- Netflix announces the release date for the new animated miniseries Pokémon Concierge, featuring Haru as the concierge at a resort filled with Pokémon.
- The series showcases stunning stop-motion animation, familiar resort settings from previous Pokémon games and shows, and adorable character designs.
- Pokémon Concierge consists of four episodes, each lasting 14-20 minutes, and will be available in both English and Japanese versions on Netflix starting December 28.
Netflix has set the release date for Pokémon Concierge, its new animated miniseries made in collaboration with The Pokémon Company. The show was shrouded in mystery until now as fans only got a brief glimpse of it previously shown during the Pokémon Presents presentation in February, earlier this year. Now that we have a release date, more details are at hand along with a new trailer.
The trailer sees Haru, a young girl who arrives at Pokémon Resort ready to get to work as the concierge. The resort is full of Pokémon like Pikachu, Eevee, Dragonite, and Magikarp and her job is to intuitively take care of them and make sure they are happy. As Haru gets comfortable in the resort, she soon starts taking care of the guests and builds her own relationship with them and in turn discovers a new side of herself.
What Is Pokémon Concierge about?
Pokémon is among the most popular Japanese franchises in the world. First launched in 1996, it has garnered a legion of fans from several generations who fell in love with these creatures presented across several games, series, and movies. Per Netflix, when Pokémon need a break, they “head to a peaceful gateway to relax, looked after by a team of Pokémon concierges.” The miniseries follows Haru, a worker at the Resort, and her guest, Psyduck as the former learns how to take care of guests and meet other Pokémons and trainers on vacation.
The series looks stunning with stop-motion animation, pastel colors, and adorable character designs. The series will take fans back to a familiar world as the resort setting idea has been previously executed in Pokémon games, anime series, and 2D-animated film series.
The short series consists of four episodes of 14-20 minutes each brought to life via stunning stop-motion animation and is directed by Ogawa Iku from a screenplay by Doki Harumi, with concept art and character design by Uesugi Tadahiro. The series has both English and Japanese versions with the English voice cast including Karen Fukuhara as Haru, Imani Hakim as Alisa, Josh Keaton as Tyler, and Lori Alan as Watanabe. Their Japanese counterparts include the voices of Non as Haru along with Ai Fairouz as Alisa, Okuno Eita as Tyler, and Takemura Yoshiko as Watanabe.
Pokémon Concierge debuts December 28 on Netflix. You can check out the new trailer and poster below and learn more about Pokémon Concierge with our guide to the series.
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