It’s almost April and one thing I am looking forward to enormously is Rilakkuma’s first TV show on Netflix!
Here’s the latest official trailer, which I have watched far too many times. Unlike the Aggretsuko anime, this has also has an English voice cast so you won’t need to use subtitles, though I hope they offer the Japanese version too.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru will tell the story of how Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma came to live in the home of Kaoru – an office worker with a boring life – and her pet chick Kiiroitori. It looks like their adventures will be very low key and relaxing – and totally adorable, due to the stop motion animation.
As well as the trailer, San-X have shared some behind the scenes photos of the animation process. I can’t get over all the details – the characters look so cute and fuzzy and their home so cosy.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru will be available to watch on Netflix worldwide from April 19th. You can sign up here with a free trial available for new users. Are you excited?
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.