Pokémon Conciergethe incredibly enchanting looking stop-motion show announced earlier this year is just around the corner Netflix in just over a month.
Netflix gave our first full look at Pokémon Concierge in a brand new trailer yesterday, where it also confirmed that we’ll finally be able to watch the series on December 28th. Possibly an odd choice of release date for a series set on a tropical island. But maybe we need some of that sunny vibe this winter. This also sounds like a show for those who want something light to watch over the holidays. Netflix explains the show by saying, “When Pokémon need a break, they head to a peaceful resort to relax, looked after by a team of Pokémon concierges.”
The English voice cast has also been announced, with Karen Fukuhara (The Boys) as the main character and newcomer to the resort Haru, alongside Imani Hakim (Mythic Quest, Adventure Time) as Alisa and Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man) as Tyler, and Lori Alan (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Watanabe. On the Japanese voice acting front, we have Non (In This Corner of the World), Fairouz Ai (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean), Eita Okuno (Yell) and Yoshiko Takemura (Resident Evil: Village) as Haru, Alisa, Tyler and Watanabe respectively .
What’s exciting is that the show’s main theme is a brand new track by city pop icon Mariya Takeuchi, best known for the anthem “Plastic Love.” This new track is called “Have a Good Time Here” and can be heard in the trailer above, which Netflix says celebrates “the heartwarming friendship between Haru and her Pokémon guests.”
The show is produced by Dwarf Studios, which has also produced another stop-motion series for Netflix, Rilakkuma and Kaoru. Even though it seems like the series is a lot of fun, don’t expect too much from it as there are only four episodes that are around 14 to 20 minutes long.
Pokémon Concierge will stream on Netflix starting December 28th.