Netflix has released an official trailer for Rilakkuma and Kaoru, a stop-motion animated series following the Rilakkuma character created by Aki Kondo for the Japanese company San-X which first appeared back in 2003.
The preview is short for an official trailer, running less than a minute long, but still offers a decent peek at how the series looks. Click on over to the other side now to check it out.
Ever since its merchandise first went on sale by San-X in 2003, the “Rilakkuma” character has enjoyed immense popularity especially among women. After being featured in many merchandising and industry campaigns, it is now widely recognized both in Japan and abroad. To mark its 15th anniversary, dwarf studios now brings to bear its world class stop motion animation skills to produce the first animated series featuring “Rilakkuma.”
Rilakkuma is a bear costume who showed up one day to live with an office worker named Kaoru. It spends its days lounging around the apartment. Although there’s a zipper on its back, what’s inside is a mystery. It loves pancakes, rice omelets, custard pudding and “dango” rice dumplings. It’s friends are Kaoru’s pet bird Kiiroitori and a small white bear cub named Korilakkuma who also showed up out of the blue.
The series, comprised of 13 episodes, is produced by Dwarf and is the first stop motion animated series featuring “Rilakkuma”.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru is set to be released on April 19, 2019.
A first for Rilakkuma! A new stop-motion anime series coming to Netflix!
Often sweet, sometimes bitter, Rilakkuma & Kaoru (Mikako Tabe) spend 12 colorful months together. Streaming only on Netflix starting April 19th, 2019!
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