Netflix Original Series ‘Rilakkuma and Kaoru’ to be Released on April 19

26.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME

Netflix just posted an English trailer for Rilakkuma and Kaoru, the first ever Rilakkuma stop-motion animation.

Netflix describes the series: “Her life might be a little mundane, but Kaoru gets to go home to Rilakkuma, her endearingly lazy roommate who happens to be a fuzzy toy bear.”

 

The show will feature appearances from the lazy Rilakumma, the hard-working Korilakkuma, and the adorable Kiiroitori.

Twelve episodes are planned foe release across 12 months.


Lana Condor (X-Men: Apocalypse, Alita: Battle Angel) will provide the English dub for the main character Kaoru. The series is being directed by Kobayashi Masahito who has worked on many stop-motion pictures.

Rilakkuma and Kaori will hit Netflix on April 19, 2019 with a new episode airing every month.

 

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