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‘Pokémon Concierge’ Is a Gentle Workplace Fantasy

‘Pokémon Concierge’ Is a Gentle Workplace Fantasy

[ad_1] Netflix’s new series captures the anxieties of early adulthood. Netflix January 19, 2024, 8 AM ET Who would have guessed that the next great Pokémon show would be an office comedy? Netflix’s new animated series Pokémon Concierge is set on a small island resort where human and nonhuman guests can get away from it all—if they can figure out how to relax. The show is designed to be a guaranteed hit with children—four short episodes, cute animal characters, almost no plot—but, given its workplace setting, it’s just as much fun for an adult audience. The show introduces Haru (voiced by Non in Japanese and by Karen Fukuhara in the English dub), a young human stuck at a crossroads familiar to any 20- or 30-something. After a series of mishaps in her professional and social life, Haru packs up and arrives at the Pokémon Resort, landing a job as a concierge. On her second day, the kindly hotel boss, Ms. Watanabe, tells Haru that her job is to “make the Pokémon feel the exact same …