The Pokemon Company A really cute animated short was released last week to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and I just want to watch the entire season now.
This year’s Lunar New Year is the beginning of the new year in many Asian countries, including China, South Korea, and Vietnam, and is held on the weekend of February 10. To celebrate the New Year, a new animated short called “Tadaima” (Tadaima), which can be translated as “I’m back”, has been released on the official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel. This particular short film is produced by Han Mu Chun Hua (also known by the abbreviation HMCH) and directed by Dai Wei, who also worked on the Tung Wah series All Saints Street.
You can check out the full brief above, it’s well worth it. The overall concept is a simple, life-like one, showing people and their partner Pokemon doing everyday things like boxing, getting off work, packing their bags, catching a train – all of them on their way home to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It’s animated really cute and is easily one of the best examples of Pokemon animation showing how Pokemon have become a part of our daily lives (certainly much better than the games ever did). While the “home vacation” concept is a bit limited, I would at least like to see a series of people living their fairly normal lives with Pokémon. The whole coaching thing feels like it’s a bit much now, doesn’t it?
In a review of the short, director Dai Wei said he has “loved Pokémon ever since.” [he] very small” and “never thought about [he] He also noted that he put all of his favorite Pokémon into the short and that the entire studio put all their effort into making it.