Pokémon Concierge is the kind of show that makes you question what job you have. Because I don’t know about you guys, I would give up my job in a second if I was given the opportunity to work at a Pokémon Resort where I get to interact with Pokémon and their visiting owners. And this is all after watching one official trailer for Netflix’s new series Pokémon Concierge.
The new series of the much-beloved franchise follows the adventures of Haru. She’s a concierge at a Pokémon Resort on an island and it’s her job to anticipate the wants and needs of the Pokémon there as they rest and relax. But if it’s hard to understand what humans want, you better believe that it’s going to be 10 times harder to figure out what Pokémon want.
But personally, I would still take on the job as a concierge at the Pokémon Resort. In this stop-motion animation, we get to see Haru interact with all sorts of Pokémon including my favorite Psyduck. They are an absolute mood and I would do the same thing if I came across someone as bubbly, kind, and sweet as Haru.
The main character of Haru is voiced by Karen Fukuhara. She is someone who might be familiar to a lot of people as she voiced a Glimmer in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and Kipo in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. There’s also her live-action work to consider. If you’re a fan of The Boys then you might recognize her as well. She plays Kimiko Miyashiro.
Pokémon Concierge was filmed in dwarf studios. They’re a Japanese studio that has worked on Domo-kun and Rilakkuma and Kaoru. And while Fukuhada will be voicing the English version of Haru, Non will be voicing her in Japanese. She is known for Hold Me Back and The Fish Tale. And thanks to Netflix, Non and director Iku Ogawa gave us a tour of Pokémon Concierge and what it takes to put this show together, including using Non’s facial expressions to bring Haru to life.
Watch the behind-the-scenes clip below:
Watch the trailer below:
Pokémon Concierge premieres on December 28, 2023 on Netflix.