Pokemon Concierge has unveiled a first look at the new Netflix spin-off series.
The stop-motion animation will tell the story of Haru, a concierge at the Pokémon Resort, and her interactions with the Pokémon and owners they visit as guests. The brief clip introduces us to Psyduck, who is presumably Haru’s companion, as his Pokémon walk across the beach.
In an official statement, Minyoung Kim, Vice President of Asia Content for Netflix, said (via collider): “Netflix looks forward to delighting fans in Japan and around the world with Pokemon Concierge.
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“[This] An all-new visual and storytelling experience [features] leading stop motion animation, [and is] It is set in the Pokémon universe in close collaboration with The Pokémon Company.
“We are also excited to unveil this new series on Pokémon Day and provide fans with even more things to look forward to this special holiday celebrating the popular franchise.”
The new show will help fill the void left by Ash Ketchum, whose story was completed after his victory in the Pokémon World Championships. Having become “Best,” the boy from Pallet Town will depart the series later this year, with a host of new characters slated to be introduced.
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Sarah Natocchini, the voice actress for Ash for 17 years, recently addressed the character’s developments, revealing that she became emotional when told the news.
They said the thing [that Ash would depart], and my hand physically came out. She said, “And I started screaming in that meeting. The producers were trying to get it together for me as well, and they just kept talking in a very level-headed tone. You can see a few of the other actors on the call and the director starts to get agitated too, as soon as he sees me, because we’re so close and that’s something Very sad.”
There is currently no release date Pokemon Concierge.