Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san

Rilakkuma and Kaoru

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Japanese: リラックマとカオルさん
English: Rilakkuma and Kaoru
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 19, 2019
Producers: Netflix
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: dwarf
Source: Other
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 11 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 7.661 (scored by 84568,456 users)
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Ranked: #12842
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Popularity: #5201
Members: 15,573
Favorites: 171

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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.

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Lee, Wendee
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Apr 22, 2019
this is tagged 'kids' but it definitely is for adults...

what i love about rilakkuma's designs is that they are very cute but aren't targeted solely at women. the unusual visuals and sound design are incredible and are integral to the anime's themes.

this series is mostly about mental hygiene and managing your anxieties. these include common ones like career indecision and money problems but it also tackles social issues like compulsive behavior, our relationship with the internet and such. there are a lot of hugs, crying, and laughs and the viewer will feel compelled to connect with their own feelings.

the strangest thing is that rilakkuma and ...
Apr 24, 2019
What do you do when your fans grow up?

Rilakkuma and his friends began their lives as mascots developed by the San-X company in 2003. Their initial appearance in children’s picture books made them desirable for very young children to acquire merchandise of—rather that be stuffed animals, notebooks, or anything else their little hearts desired. (Such is the genius of companies like this who manufacture adorable characters to essentially print money.)

After sixteen years, the characters (and their fans) are getting up there in age. (Thankfully due to the magic of animation, Rilakkuma and his friends will always appear the same age, with the same cuteness.) Some ...
Apr 26, 2019
Rilakkuma and Kaoru is one of the shows that makes Netflix worth it.

A lot of people find stop motion creepy, but I found it endearing in this case. Rilakkuma and his animal friends look like plushies, which captures the source material of fluffy collectibles really well. The humans don't look quite as good as the animals, but their designs aren't ugly or anything. Aside from the character models, the settings also look amazing. They all look like little, cute dollhouses, but simultaneously they look like real places to live in. Sure, being stop motion it doesn't look flawless, but I think that's part of the ...

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Rilakkuma and Kaoru is quite emotional for an advertisement.
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