When Pokémon need a break, they head to a peaceful resort to relax, looked after by a team of Pokémon concierges. Debuting globally on Netflix on December 28, new stop-motion animation series Pokémon Concierge follows newcomer Haru, as she learns how to take care of the Pokémon guests.
Along with Psyduck, a newly-launched trailer teases other beloved Pokémon such as Pikachu, Eevee, Dragonite, and Magikarp. As Haru figures out how to make her guests happy, she ends up discovering a new side to herself.
This groundbreaking series marks the first-ever collaborative production between Netflix and The Pokémon Company, bringing fans an imaginative and ambitious stop-motion project masterfully crafted by the critically acclaimed dwarf studios.
Performed by legendary singer Mariya Takeuchi, known for her legacy in City Pop — a Japanese music genre popular in the 1980s — the breezy main theme song, “Have a Good Time Here,” celebrates the heartwarming friendship between Haru and her Pokémon guests.
Pokémon Concierge also boasts an all-star voice cast. The English dub version features:
Alisa: Imani Hakim (Everybody Hates Chris)
Tyler: Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender)
Watanabe: Lori Alan (SpongeBob SquarePants)
The Japanese voice actors include:
Haru: Non (In This Corner of the World)
Alisa: Fairouz Ai (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean)
Tyler: Eita Okuno (Yell)
Watanabe: Yoshiko Takemura (TIGER & BUNNY)
Consisting of four episodes that range from 14 to 20 minutes, the series was directed by Iku Ogawa from a screenplay by Harumi Doki.
The concept art and character design was by Tadahiro Uesugi. The production company is dwarf studios.
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.