Last year Netflix revealed it would be producing an original series based on the adorable San-X character, Rilakkuma. Translating roughly to “relaxed bear,” over the past 15 years Rilakkuma has grown from a relatively unknown fictional creature into a (still fictional, sadly) critter that’s beloved by children and adults alike across the world. Now, the digital streaming platform has dropped a full-length trailer for the captivation stop-motion show, Rilakkuma and Kaoru, that has us eagerly anticipating the 13-episode series to come.
The trailer shows the worrisome and extremely relatable human character Kaoru, voiced by To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s Lana Condor, as she navigates the stresses of everyday life. It also shares a little insight into how her chilled out pets, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, help her balance out life’s difficulties with relaxation and fun.
Peep the official full-length animated trailer above; Rilakkuma and Kaoru will be available to stream in over 190 countries on Netflix from April 19. Don’t forget to watch the retro trailer for season three of Stranger Things, too.
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LOVES I’ve been dying to share this project with you and now I can!!! I am OBSESSED with Rilakkuma & now I get to be a part of it. I voice Kaoru, who lives with a super-cute and super-lazy bear. The show debuts on @Netflix on April 19. Check out @NXonNetflix for more! I can promise you, it’s the softest, most heart felt, relatable animation you’ve seen and I truly put my heart and soul into it ???? I hope you love it just as much as I do xx #rilakkuma #netflix #SanX #kawaii #netflixanime #japan