When Netflix obtained the streaming rights for the dub of Pokémon Journeys: The Series, it was massive news for the streaming service as Pokémon is one of the most famous and the most lucrative franchise in the history of popular culture. Netflix aired the complete Journeys, but while its last episode was being aired in March 2021, a new series had already begun its run in Japan as of December 2020. Pokémon Master Journeys: The Series is currently being aired in Japan and was described by the Pokémon Company as follows:
“It’s a big, big world, but you know where to find Ash and Goh—battling and catching Pokémon from Kanto to Galar! With Pikachu, Cinderace, and their other Pokémon beside them, our heroes continue to travel all over the world to research Pokémon for Cerise Laboratory. Along the way, Ash climbs higher in the World Coronation Series rankings, and Goh adds more Pokémon to his Pokédex in his quest to catch Mew. Meanwhile, Chloe takes her first steps as a Pokémon Trainer when she meets a mysterious Eevee. New friends, returning rivals, and exciting adventures await—as the journey continues!”
Now, the show is currently airing in Japan with 21 episodes having aired as of the time of writing this article. An international release was confirmed for summer 2021, although we have yet to see which streaming service or programming house is going to get the distribution rights for the anime’s latest iteration.
The Pokémon anime has been around since 1997 and is one of the biggest brands in the history of animation. The show follows the protagonist Ash Ketchum and his partner Pikachu as they travel through different regions with friends, meeting and catching different creatures known as Pokémon. Until we get an official release date, you can enjoy Pokémon Journeys: The Series on Netflix and we strongly advise that you do it!