Netflix continues its impressive march on anime land with yet another big anime franchise now calling the streaming service home. Yesterday, the streaming giants announced that they are adding the latest season of the Pokémon anime (titled Pokémon Journeys: The Series) to its lineup in June. Its debut on the service will start with the initial first 12 episodes that were already released in Japan last November with all episodes after will be added quarterly for the rest of the season.
“With their tremendous reach and ability for fans to enjoy content anytime and anywhere, Netflix is the ideal partner to premiere new episodes of the beloved animated Pokémon series in the U.S.,” Emily Arons, senior vice president of international business at The Pokémon Co. International, said. “We can’t wait for Pokémon fans of all ages to continue discovering the spirit of adventure and friendship in Pokémon Journeys: The Series, our newest season coming to Netflix this June.”
Pokemon Journeys: The Series Synopsis
Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum has a new plan: see the world! But first, he and his partner Pikachu are headed to the opening of the Cerise Laboratory, a research facility dedicated to uncovering the mysteries of Pokémon in every region. Ash meets Goh, another boy with boundless curiosity about Pokémon, and both are overjoyed when Professor Cerise asks them to become official research fellows. With Ash as determined as ever to become a Pokémon Master, and Goh aiming to catch one of every Pokémon (including the Mythical Mew), our heroes are in for adventure and excitement as they explore the wide world of Pokémon!
While Disney XD (the previous home of the Pokemon anime series in the West) is a fine station, there is little debate that the series will now gain much wider exposure, and a much-needed resurgence in popularity being on Netflix. After Ash finally won a major during last season, I am excited to see if he can make it a back to back triumphs when series premiers on June 12.
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