Looks like we can now put the “Rilakkuma is not an anime character” arguments a rest, because San-X’s lovable bear mascot is getting an anime adaptation. It tentatively has the title “Rilakkuma Series”, and the best part? Netflix will be streaming the anime to 190 different countries.
This new Rilakkuma anime will be a stop-motion series by Domo’s Dwarf Studio. It will have 11-minute episodes, and it will also have a total of 13 episodes.
The anime will follow an office worker named Kaoru who suddenly has a new roommate, and that of course is Rillakkuma. The bear really doesn’t do much but relax and laze around the apartment. What’s more is that it has a zipper in its back, which makes Kaoru think about what’s inside. Korilakkuma also makes an appearance, along with Kiiroitori, who appears to be Kaoru’s pet.