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Rilakkuma and Kaoru

Rilakkuma and Kaoru

  • Premiered: 
    April 19, 2019
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Based on the fictional character by Aki Kondo 
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Plot Synopsis

RILAKKUMA AND KAORU is a stop-motion, quarter-hour animated series that centers on Kaoru, whose life may be mundane, but she gets to go home to Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear. Rilakkuma is a soft toy bear who showed up one day to live with a young woman named Kaoru. It spends its days lounging around the apartment. Although there is a zipper on its back, what is inside is a mystery. Rilakkuma loves pancakes, rice omelets, custard pudding and "dango" rice dumplings. Its 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 is based on one of Japan's most beloved characters, and is supported by the original character creator Aki Kondo for story development. In the series opener, "Cherry Blossom," Kaoru is dejected when her friends' busy lives prevent them from attending their annual Hanami. Rilakkuma can't make pancakes without burning them. Netflix released the entire 13-episode first season of RILAKKUMA AND KAORU on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.