December 2, 2023

After I heard Netflix was working with The Pokémon Firm and dwarf studios (Rilakkuma and Kaoru) on a stop-motion animated sequence, I couldn’t have believed it might look this good. Pokémon Concierge follows Haru (voiced by Karen Fukuhara), a brand new employees member at a resort for Pokémon, as she meets and interacts with fan-favorite creatures.

Whether or not or not you’re a fan of the franchise, it’s exhausting to not be spellbound by the beautiful stop-motion work on show within the official trailer for Pokémon Concierge:

Along with Fukuhara (who you would possibly acknowledge as Kimiko in The Boys), the English dub voice forged options Imani Hakim (All people Hates Chris) as Ilisa, Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Tyler, and Lori Alan (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Watanabe.

In case you watch within the authentic Japanese, the voice actors embody Non (In This Nook of the World) as Haru, Fairouz Ai (JoJo’s Weird Journey: Stone Ocean) as Alisa, Eita Okuno (Yell) as Tyler, and Yoshiko Takemura (TIGER & BUNNY) as Watanabe.

Pokémon Concierge was written by Harumi Doki, directed by Iku Ogawa, and options character designs and idea artwork by Tadahiro Uesugi. The principle theme music is “Have a Good Time Right here” by Mariya Takeuchi, an extremely well-liked Japanese metropolis pop artist.

The sequence will consist of 4 episodes that final between 12-20 minutes. All 4 episodes shall be out there to stream on Netflix beginning on December 28, 2023.