Forget it The white lotus, no one is a more demanding resort guest than a Pokemon. But at least they’re fluffy and cute and less morally bankrupt.
In Netflix’s first co-production with The Pokémon Company, a brand new stop-motion series Pokemon porter promises to immerse you in the paradise of those taking a break from being caught. And judging by the trailer, it’s going to be one heck of a ride.
Produced by Japan’s Dwarf Studios, the series is set on an island Pokémon resort where a new concierge named Haru (voiced by In this corner of the world‘s Non, dubbed into English by The boy and the heronKaren Fukuhara) arrived. She joins the team to complete the valiant task of servicing the hotel’s needs for individual guests and their Pokemon—a no-nonsense feat. With the help of Psyduck, she tries to understand the requests of each Pokémon, from Pikachu to Eevee, Dragonite to Magikarp.
Directed by Iku Ogawa, written by Harumi Doki, with concept art and character design by Tadahiro Uesugi, the series looks like just the break we need. I personally will be going back to this theme song by City Pop legend Maria Takeuchi all day long.
How to watch: Pokemon porter airs on Netflix from December 28.