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The enduring optimism of “Tuca & Bertie” is a loving testament to the dedication of loyal fans and the unique and emotional art style of creator and host Lisa Hanawalt. The series started out as a Netflix Original before being canceled and saved by Adult Swim for Season 2. Now, in Season 3, the original, wild series returns to Adult Swim while expanding to air the next day. on HBO Max.
Fortunately, the series survived as it is one of the best anime series currently airing. “Tuca & Bertie” tackles serious issues like gentrification, anxiety and toxic partners in a manageable and often therapeutic way. All of this credit is due to the amazing cast and crew behind this special series. Tuca is voiced by Tiffany Haddish, while Ali Wong chirps the sweet (but healthily working on it and setting boundaries) Bertie with her architecture-loving boyfriend Speckle, who is played by Steven Yeun.
These themes, alongside hilarious guest stars like Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Tessa Thompson and Sasheer Zamata, elevate “Tuca & Bertie” into a validating and healing viewing experience. You can stream Season 1 on Netflix while Seasons 2 and 3 are available on HBO Max.