Netflix Just Released One of the Best Animated Shows of the Year

Netflix just released one of the best animated shows of the year. Pokémon Concierge as you should know, is just the perfect show to stream as well as also a must watch for everyone right now.

Netflix Best Animated Shows of the Year

Netflix Best Animated Shows of the Year

With just three days of the year to go, streaming platform Netflix has launched a late contender for the best of 2023 lists which is Pokémon Concierge, which as you should know launched yesterday on 28 December, and is getting rave reviews. The only negative thing with it is that with just four episodes of less than twenty minutes each, there isn’t quite enough of it.

The series in question is a decidedly chill take on the global phenomenon: as per the blurb, “when Pokémon need a break, they head to a peaceful resort to relax, looked after by a team of Pokémon concierges”. One of those concierges in question is newcomer Haru, who as you should know has to learn how to care for the likes of Pikachu, Eve, Magikarp and Dragonite.

And according to The Verge, it’s “a gorgeous testament to the power of relaxation” that’s “utterly delightful”. And it looks very much like other critics are just as charmed with it especially critics who are also gamers.

What Critics Have To Say about Pokémon Concierge

NME states that it is a “fun, fluffy iteration of the Pokémon world”, while Paste magazine on the other hand loved everything but question marks over the short running time: “If there’s any true weakness to Pokémon Concierge, it’s that there’s not enough of it. This first season contains only four episodes, which are all around 15 minutes long, so you can binge the whole thing in an hour… give me more cute adventures in this world and I’ll always be happy to return to it.”


Polygon reveals that the show is chicken soup for their soul rather than just focusing on battling and catching, just like pretty much every other Pokémon game out there, show or movie, this one however is much calmer and also has a great underlying message. “What’s best about this particular series — and why I feel like this show is Chicken Soup for Pokémon Fans — is how it shows how living a gentle life doesn’t just help the Pokémon, it also helps Haru.”


IGN on the other hand says it’s “a dream come true for cozy gamers… a refreshingly low-stakes, conflict free, series about day-to-day life at the idyllic and serene Pokémon Resort.” While the core message it shared is hardly new – “The promise of uprooting your life and finding something better in your new location is an eternally appealing trope — hello every single Christmas movie” – it is done really well here and there is also a very strong influence from that other huge gaming phenomenon known as Animal Crossing.

And as IGN puts it: “vibes are far more vital than any heavy narrative here — much like the delightful life sim games that inspired it — and the best part is you can watch it without any worries of heavy topics or even the light stress of the Pokémon battles that usually make up the films, shows, and games.” It’s “the perfect place to relax as the year comes to an end”.

Pokémon Concierge Streaming and Availability

Pokémon Concierge is currently streaming on Netflix.



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