Netflix has just released a new trailer for it’s new Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! series where our beloved Jonathan, Tan, Antoni, Karamo, and Bobby go international and make a whole new country of people eat avocados, try a French Tuck, and cry a whole, whole lot.
After three successful seasons in the U.S., the Fab Five are going to Japan for a special four-episode season, debuting globally on November 1. They’ll visit 57-year-old hospice nurse, Yoko; a 27-year-old gay man, Kan, who wants to introduce his boyfriend to his family; a 23-year-old manga artist, Kae; and Makoto, a “painfully shy” 35-year-old radio director.
Most of the trailer is fun and uplifting — per Queer Eye’s brand — with special appearances from Japanese celebrities like model, actress and singer Kiko Mizuhara (their Tokyo guide, who appears in all the episodes) and comedian Naomi Watanabe.
We also get to see a glimpse at several different transformations, including Makoto, who tells the Queer Eye crew that he wants “to transform from a rock into a psychedelic flower,” and Yoko, about whom Karamo says “gave up every room in her home for her patients.”
Things get real when we see Tan sitting across from Makoto, who wants to “reconnect with himself, his passions and his wife.” Tan tells him, “If you want to keep her as your wife, you have to give her a reason to stay.” Damn, dude, you’re going all in.
In the trailer, Netflix challenges us not to cry while watching the new season, with Jonathan telling one of their new clients “by you living in your truth, you make it possible for other people to live in their truth” right before we’re treated to a montage of the Fab Five crying with the people they’re helping. I... don’t think this is a challenge I’m going to win.
After a couple years helping others get out of their comfort zones, it will be interesting to see the Fab Five get out of theirs by going to a new country. Queer Eye: We’re In Japan! arrives on Netflix in November.