Netflix’s Rilakkuma and Kaoru Promotes Official Fan Club With Community Stream Event
San-X is bringing fans of the popular Netflix animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru with the launching of a community event to get everyone watching the series again together at the same time. Titled “Rilakkuma and Kaoru Watching Party,” the event will take place on March 19. Although it’s taking place in Japan, this is a fun chance for fan around the world to get involved too.
Rilakkuma and Kaoru has been well-received around the world. Netflix announced it as the second-most watched series in Japan in 2019. Now, fans can come together once again as the event, which is taking place in promotion of the opening of the series’ official fan club, has them re-watching the first episode together.
There are two ways to get involved: via the Rilakkuma Community official fan club and on Twitter.
Getting Involved With the Rilakkuma Community Official Fan Club
The room for this event will open on Rilakkuma Community on March 18. There, fans can get ready to tune in to watch the episode together on March 19 at 19:00 (JST). There is a fee to pay if you want to join the fan club, and the website is in Japanese, so you’ll need to be able to read the language if you want to use this method.
Fan club members will also receive an exclusive Rilakkuma and Kaoru wallpaper.
Getting involved on Twitter
You can follow the event with the official Japanese hashtag #リラックマとカオルさんを一緒に見ようの会 where people are encouraged to share their thoughts and support for the setries.
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Rilakkuma and Kaoru Watching Party
Japanese Event Title: リラックマとカオルさんを一緒に見ようの会
When: March 19, 2021 @ 19:00 (JST)
Watch Time: Approx. 12 mins
How to Watch: Netflix
Series Official Website: https://www.san-x.co.jp/rilakkuma/rilakkuma_and_kaoru/
Netflix’s Naomi Osaka Documentary Series Releases Worldwide
24.July.2021 | MOVIE
Netflix released their new three-episode docuseries Naomi Osaka worldwide on July 16 which shines a spotlight on the titular Japanese professional tennis player.
Born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka has consistently been a standout tennis player amongst her peers. Filmed over the course of two years, the series dives deep into Osaka’s life with home video footage from her childhood to today, following her climb to becoming a top player in the world of tennis.
It looks at her historical play at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, which saw her win her first two Grand Slam singles titles. We see the times she wore masks with the names of those who have died at the hands of police in the US written on them for each round of the US Open. It delves into her exploration of her cultural roots and her multifaceted identity as a tennis champion and rising leader.
A new promo video was released exclusively on the Netflix Japan YouTube channel which features narration by Osaka in English. In it, Osaka reveals how her mother worked overtime and would sleep in her car, and that her purpose for playing tennis was to make her mother happy.
You can also watch the official global trailer below.
The docuseries was directed by American filmmaker Garrett Bradley who is perhaps best known for her documentary Time which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Released: July 16, 2021
Rilakkuma x Tower Records Collaboration Includes Exclusive Merchandise and Themed Cafe Menu
Tower Records has announced Rilakkuma x Tower Records Campaign 2021, an event set to run from August 4 to August 29. The retail music chain is joining paws with Rilakkuma and company for a campaign with the theme “Wow, what a surprise!” at Tower Records stores, their online shop, and Tower Records Cafe.
Merch collab line-up
Tower Records has collaborated with Rilakkuma every year since 2009. This year sees the arrival of brand new original merchandise, a CD, and themed cafe.
The merchandise will be available at 27 Tower Records stores, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and online. Enjoy adorable original artwork of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Chairokoguma, and Kiiroitori. There’s lots of freebies to get your hands on too – check out the line-up below.
Available at 27 Tower Records stores, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the online shop
Available at Tower Records Shibuya, Tower Records Cafe Omotesando, and the online shop
Free character cards with every purchase
Red Rilakkuma zabuton floor cushion
For this year’s campaign, Rilakkuma fans can win themselves a zabuton floor cushion too. For a chance to win, you need to sign up online.
Tower Records x Rilakkuma CD cover
Postcard included with CD
The eighth Tower Records x Rilakkuma CD includes background music for doing yoga. There are 15 popular J-pop tracks in total which can be enjoyed for just chilling out to as w2ell.
Themed cafe menu
The cafe collaboration at Tower Records Cafe Omotesando takes on an American diner theme. Takeout drinks will also be available at the Nagoya Sakae SKYLE and Umeda NU Chayamachi branches too.
At Tower Records Omotesando
Table mats at Tower Records Omotesando
Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Chairokoguma, and Kiiroitori themed dishes, drinks, and desserts
Receive a free fan when you book a table in advance
Receive a free postcard when you order from the collab menu
Set of 3 original stickers
Free postcard when ordering from the Special Menu
Free postcard when you order a takeout bottle
Collect all six stamps in the stamp rally to win a poster
During the campaign, for every piece of merchandise ordered, you’ll receive one of four possible character cards. 20 people who also scan the QR codes included on the cards by September 12 will be randomly chosen to win either a white Rilakkuma zabuton cushion or a ¥3,000 Tower Records gift card.
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Rilakkuma x Tower Records Campaign 2021
Running: August 4, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Zabuton Cushion Applications
Submission Page: Tower Records Online
Submission Period: July 15, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Pre-Orders: July 15, 2021
Release Date: August 4, 2021
Locations: Tower Records Cafe Omotesando / Tower Records Cafe Nagoya Sakae SKYLE (Takeout Drinks Only + Closed August 17) / Tower Records Cafe Umeda NU Chayamachi (Takeout Drinks Only + Closed August 16)
Menu ①: August 4, 2021 – August 13, 2021
Menu ②: August 14, 2021 – August 22, 2021
*Table bookings mandatory
Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make a Rilakkuma Banana Cake
With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s Easy Recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.
In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make a delicious banana cake that is tasty even if refrigerated!
Makes a 18cm pound cake
2 ripe bananas
100g unsalted butter
50g granulated sugar
100g weak flour
Bring the butter to room temperature and mix it with the sugar until it becomes white. I used unsalted margarine for this.
Gradually add both the egg whites and yolks and pour slowly into the mixture while mixing. Mash the banana with a fork, add to the bowl, and mix.
Sieve in the flour and mix lightly.
Bake at 160℃ for 40-45 minutes and it’s ready! I used a 15cm pound cake tin and muffin tin to make mine. If using a muffin tin, bake for 30 minutes.
Leave to cool and use the edge of the pound cake tin to cut ears. Finish by using a chocolate pen to draw on Rilakkuma’s face.
Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!
Netflix’s RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness Reveals New Artwork of 4 Main Characters
08.July.2021 | MOVIE
RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness is an upcoming 3DCG original net animation based on Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise. The series will be released worldwide on Netflix on July 8, 2021.
A new collection of character art was released featuring the two protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield as well as the new characters Jason and Shen May.
The series is set between the events of the Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 video games and follows Leon who is ordered to investigate a hacking at the White House but encounters zombies after the government building is targeted in an attack.
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Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness
Release Date: July 8, 2021
Netflix Page: www.netflix.com/biohazard_anime
Netflix’s The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project Launch Collaboration
In promotion of the second season of the Netflix Original series The Naked Director, which launched worldwide on June 24, the Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project is teaming up with the series to hold a stamp rally around the city of Shibuya, combining the real world with the virtual by using AR technology. Viewers of the series need to head to various locations around Shibuya and can scan QR codes which will display various references to The Naked Director along with voiced quotes from the series. Those who visit all the spots and collect all the virtual stamps will also enter for a chance to win some exclusive merchandise.
Shibuya’s giant screens are displaying The Naked Director as part of the promotion, and Takayuki Yamada himself has recorded new lines for it. The AR collaboration isn’t only happening in Shibuya either – the official website is hosting a Japan nationwide AR experience too amongst other things.
The Naked Director x Shibuya 5G Entertainment Project
Official Website: https://shibuya5g.org/article/tnd2/
Rilakkuma to Become Shop Manager at 18 Rilakkuma Stores in Japan
KIDDYLAND has announced that Rilakkuma will take on the role of shop manager at 18 Rilakkuma Stores this summer from July 1.
All the Rilakkuma managers to be appointed
The appointment of these Rilakkuma managers was held out in cooperation with San-X, the creators of the character. Each store will have a completely different Rilakkuma each with its own personality. Some will even have Korilakkuma. If you head on over to the official Rilakkuma Store Instagram and Twitter pages, you can see the Rilakkumas at their stores doing work, prepping for events, and more, so be sure to follow and cheer them on.
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Rilakkuma Store Manager Project
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Rilakkuma Store & Sumikko Gurashi Shop Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/_rks_official (@_rks_official)
Rilakkuma Store Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rilakkuma_store_official/ (@rilakkuma_store_official)
Rilakkuma Store Branch List: https://www.san-x.co.jp/blog/store/category/access.html
Netflix released its original sci-fi anime series Eden worldwide on May 27. The series is created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2) with Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) as director and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) as concept designer. Available in both Japanese with subtitles and an English dub, it follows the story of two robots, E92 (Kentaro Ito/David Tennant) and A37 (Kyōko Hikami/Rosario Dawson) who raise Sara (Marika Kouno/Ruby Rose Turner), the last human child.
A special online event was held in Japan on May 26, the day before the anime dropped on the streaming service, to promote its release. The voice cast for the main trio—Kentaro Ito, Kyōko Hikami, and Marika Kouno—added the event along with director Yasuhiro Irie. The event featured a virtual recreation of the place where Sara first meets E92 and A37, as well as the robots themselves making an appearance.
“At first, I was aiming to make something fun and interesting as entertainment,” explains Irie, “but when was I considering what the most important things to us would be, it would be those things that are obvious and immediate to us. So I felt like I had to turn it into something which conveyed that.” Kouno, who plays the last human child Sara, said: “It felt like heresy for her to have been raised by robots, but Sara herself is an ordinary, innocent girl. She feels love from her robot mum and dad, so I feel like she’s been raised as a normal girl. Even in a world like this, love doesn’t change.”
The series director Irie was asked if they were to continue the series, were there more episodes they wanted to add. “The events in the world of this story go back much longer – it had a longer setting. Things that weren’t included in the series, such as what happened at Eden 2, and how Sara awoke in this world, are included in Justin Leach’s script, so I think it would be possible to put it on the big screen.”
Japanese actor Shinsuke Kasai, who also hosted the event, described the series: “It seems like a cute series, but I felt a hint of of Nausicaä [from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind] inside Sara’s braveness.” Kasai asked Kouno if she felt the same. “She certainly doesn’t seem to have any concept of living beings or inorganic substances,” replied Kouno. She continues: “She seems robots as the same as her—as human. What we see as clearly human she sees from a different perspective.”
Why, in this natural world of Eden where only robots exist, are humans considered evil? What is the mystery behind Eden, a world where Sara, loved and raised by E92 and A37, stands as the only human? Head on over to Netflix to find out.
Released: May 27, 2021
Netflix Official Website: https://www.netflix.com/
Summer is right around the corner, so if you’re looking for a new batch of anime to watch from June onwards, we’ve got you covered – from Netflix Originals airing next month to ongoing series and more.
Netflix Original anime series airing June 2021
Record of Ragnarok | Airing: Worldwide from June 17
Record of Ragnarok is a manga series written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui and illustrated by Ajichika which has over 60 million copies in circulation. Netflix has licensed the series for an anime adaptation. Warner Bros. Japan describes the series: “Every 1000 years, all the Gods of the world gather in heaven to attend the ‘Conference of Mankind Survival.’ All the Gods agree to bring an ultimate end to mankind due to their past foolish acts but before the final verdict is made, Brunhild, the eldest of the 13 Valkyrie sisters make an objection. ‘To spice things up, why donʼt you test humans?’ Her proposal was to have God vs Humanityʼs final struggle also known as the ‘Ragnarok,’ where all the Gods from the world and champions from the entire human history enters 1 on 1 battle. The first team to win 7 battles out of 13 will be the winner.”
Trese | Airing: Worldwide from June 11
The Filipino graphic novel Trese is receiving an anime adaptation. It’s set in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, where dark supernatural forces permeate the criminal underworld. It’s up to lead character Alexandra Trese to keep things at bay, but there’s a storm brewing.
Anime series airing in June 2021
Tokikaku Kawaii (Fly Me to the Moon) | Airing: June 1 (Japan) | Also available on Crunchyroll
The anime adaptation of Kenjiro Hata’s (Hayate the Combat Butler) manga series Tonikaku Kawaii is heading to Netflix.
On his way home from school, Nasa Yuzaki’s eyes fall upon a beautiful girl across the street. Fixated on her, he goes to approach her and is nearly hit by a truck. The girl’s swift action however saves his life. Injured by the ambulance, he watches as she walks away, but determined to not let this chance meeting end, he chases after her and asks her out. She agrees but has but one condition: that they get married. Nasa decides not to go to high school in order to look for the girl he met two years ago. One day, the girl suddenly shows up on his doorstep with a marriage certificate.
Boys Over Flowers (Episodes 1-26) | Airing: June 1 (Japan)
Any fan of shojo manga will know Yoko Kamio’s series Boys Over Flowers. The series has spawned multiple live-action adaptations around Asia, a movie, and of course an anime. Eitoku Academy is a prestigious school catering to upper class children. It’s run by the F4 (“Flower Four”), four young men from the wealthiest families in Japan. The story follows the relationship between Tsukushi, a teenage girl from a middle class family, and Tsukasa, the leader of the F4.
Other must-watch ongoing anime from spring 2021 before summer hits
Tokyo Revengers | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll describes the series: “Takemichi Hanagaki is a freelancer that’s reached the absolute pits of despair in his life. He finds out that the only girlfriend he ever had, in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, had been killed by the ruthless Tokyo Manji Gang. The day after hearing about her death, he’s standing on the station platform and ends up being pushed over onto the tracks by a herd of people. He closes his eyes thinking he’s about to die, but when he opens his eyes back up, he somehow has gone back in time 12 years. Now that he’s back living the best days of his life, Takemichi decides to get revenge on his life.”
DON’T TOY WITH ME, MISS NAGATORO | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Crunchyroll
One day, Senpai visits the library and ends up becoming the target of Hayase Nagatoro, a super sadistic girl who enjoys teasing, tormenting, and tantalising him. She’s the only one who has any interest in him, but she is relentlessly cruel towards him.
Dragon Goes House-Hunting | Airing: Every Sunday | Also available on Funimation
The series follows Letty, who’s just no good at being a dragon. So much so that his parents kick him out of the house. Letty is on the road looking for a new house, but finds it no place for a legendary creature like a dragon where dwarves and other mythical creatures want a piece of him. He is joined by an elvish architect on his quest to find a new home.
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord Ω | Airing: Every Monday | Also available on Crunchyroll
Season two of the anime adaptation of the light novel series written by Yukiya Murasaki and illustrated by Takahiro Tsurusaki. Crunchyroll describes the series: “Sakamoto Takuma was so strong in the MMORPG Cross Reverie that his fellow players came to call him the ‘demon lord.’ One day, he gets summoned to another world in his avatar form, and meets two girls who both insist that they’re the one who summoned him. They cast a spell used to enslave summoned beasts on him, but that activates his unique ability, Magic Reflect, and the girls end up being the ones put under the spell! And thus begins the otherworldly adventure of a demon lord (pretend) who blazes his own trail through overwhelming power.”
To Your Eternity | Airing: Every Tuesday | Also available on Crunchyroll
To Your Eternity is a manga series written and illustrated by Yoshitoki Ōima who is also known for A Silent Voice. Crunchyroll describes the series: “In the beginning, an ‘orb’ is cast unto Earth. ‘It’ can do two things: change into the form of the thing that stimulates ‘it’; and come back to life after death. ‘It’ morphs from orb to rock, then to wolf, and finally to boy, but roams about like a newborn who knows nothing. As a boy, ‘it’ becomes Fushi. Through encounters with human kindness, Fushi not only gains survival skills, but grows as a ‘person.’ But his journey is darkened by the inexplicable and destructive enemy Nokker, as well as cruel partings with the people he loves.”
The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent | Airing: Every Wednesday | Also available on Funimation
One evening, Sei Takanashi returns home from a long day at work after doing overtime when she is suddenly summoned to a magical new world. There, she’s able to lead her ideal life of leisure studying spells and perfecting potions at the Medicinal Flora Research Institute while helping people with their problems. However, she finds keeping a low profile a difficult task as her magical power becomes omnipotent. Can she hide away in this fantasy forever?
SSSS.DYNAZENON | Airing: Every Friday | Also available on Funimation
SSSS.DYNAZENON is a continuation of SSSS.GRIDMAN. and is co-made by Studio Trigger and Tsuburaya Productions. Both series make up part of the ‘GRIDMAN UNIVERSE.’ The series sees the appearance of a kaiju followed by the entry of the gigantic robot, Dynazenon, which leads Gauma to reveal his secret of being a ‘kaiju user.’
Be sure to also check out SSSS.GRIDMAN.
My Hero Academia Season 5 | Airing Every Saturday | Also available on Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll describes the series: “In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered ‘quirk,’ Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.” Season 5 focuses on a team battle between classes 1-A and 1-B.
Be sure to check out seasons 1-4.
Catch all the latest anime series this spring and summer.
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Netflix Official Website: http://www.netflix.com/
Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival Announced For Fall in Sapporo
Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi are set to collaborate at a special festival centred entirely around the characters which will run at Sapporo Factory from September 17 to November 28.
Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, and you are invited to the festival which will be split into two areas: the Rilakkuma Pavilion and Sumikko Gurashi Pavilion where the characters will be present to greet guests. The event is taking on a magical theme which imagines the spirits of San-X, the company who created Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi, casting a mysterious magic on the festival to bring happiness to all.
There’s plenty for fans of the characters to enjoy including fun photo spots, exclusive merchandise, and much more.
If you’re in Sapporo this autumn, don’t miss the Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival.
Rilakkuma & Sumikko Gurashi Festival
Running: September 17, 2021 – November 38, 2021
Venue: Sapporo Factory 3 (Floor 3F)
Address: 4 Chome-1-2 Kita 2 Johigashi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0032, Japan
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 13:00-17:00 (From 10:00 on September 17) / [Weekends] 10:00-17:00 (Last Entries 16:30)
Closed: Thursdays (Except September 23, 2021)
TEL: 011-272-9302 (10:00-17:00 except weekends and holidays)
Official Website: https://ntv.co.jp/rilakkuma-and-sumikko-fest/
Netflix Announces Original Anime Series ‘Eden’ Launching Worldwide This Spring
03.April.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Netflix has announced that its upcoming original anime series Eden will hit the streaming service worldwide on May 27.
The series is created by Justin Leach (Ghost in the Shell 2) with Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist) as director and Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop) as concept designer. It follows the story of two robots, E92 (Kentaro Ito) and A37 (Kyōko Hikami) who raise the last human child.
Netflix describes the series: “Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3″. Or so they thought… One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything…”
Eden | Teaser Trailer | Netflix
“We wanted to put time and effort into showcasing how E92 and A37 become parents for the first time,” explains Leach. “Their bonds as parents and child deepen as they raise Sara. They all grow emotionally, they love, and they themselves are loved.” (Comment translated from Japanese by MMN)
Irie describes the series as “Enjoyable entertaining” and that “it will get your heart racing.” He also describes the animation as “powerful” and says the story has “unexpected developments,” as well as the characters being “charming.”
Sara is voiced by Marika Kouno who is known for voicing Rin Kohana in Seiyu’s Life and Silence Suzuka in Uma Musume Pretty Derby. “Sara wakes up in a wild resided solely by robots,” she explains. “She grows and matures as they watch over her. The feelings she has for her precious existence, as well as her curiosity and strong will, are tied to this grand story.” (Comment translated from Japanese by MMN)
You can catch Eden when it hits Netflix worldwide on May 27, 2021.
Release Date: May 27, 2021
Thousands of years into the future, there are no more humans. Only robots live in the mechanical metropolis, “Eden 3”. Or so they thought… One day, two farming robots find a young human girl in the city. The decision they make will change everything… (Netflix)
YouTube Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDz6kMGVAuY&ab_channel=Netflix
Netflix Anime BLUE REFLECTION RAY’s Ending Theme to be Performed by ACCAMER
It has been announced that Japanese singer ACCAMER will perform the ending theme Saishin for the upcoming anime series BLUE REFLECTION RAY will will premiere on April 9 on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS’s Animeism programming block. The series will follow the story of the role-playing game Blue Reflection which was developed by Gust and released in 2017.
Check out the promotional video for the anime adaptation below.
ACCAMER recently performed the ending theme Be Down for B: The Beginning Succession, the second season of the anime series B: The Beginning which premiered on Netflix on March 18, 2021.
BLUE REFLECTION RAY will be available to watch to anime fans outside Japan from April 9 on Funimation in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico and Brazil; on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand; and on Wakanim in France, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavian countries.
The ending theme Saishin was written and composed by syudou, who also wrote and composed Ado’s Usseewa, and arranged by TomoLow who is known for working with up-and-coming artists milet and EISYU.
ACCAMER | Comment
“syudou worked on the lyrics and composition of Saishin, while TomoLow is on board for the arrangement. The song starts off with some shocking lyrics: ‘I hate that me.’ It follows the anime’s story and also has some of my own thoughts in there. It’s so full of emotion that I couldn’t stop crying. I sang the song in a way that overlaps with both myself and the feelings that these girl Reflectors have [in the series]. I think it shows a new side to ACCAMER. I’m grateful to be associated with this wonderful work and am look forward to the premiere!”
Chairoikoguma Market to Open at KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda This Spring
Japanese character goods and toy chain KIDDYLAND is collaborating with San-X, the creators of the iconic Rilakkuma and its friends, to open the Chairoikogumarché, a market themed on Chairoikoguma, at KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda. It will be open for a limited time this spring from March 11 to 25.
Chairoikoguma is a popular honey-loving bear character created by San-X who lives in the Honey Forest. This year marks the 5th anniversary since its debut.
In 2018 and 2019, San-X opened the limited-time Korilakkuma Meets Chairoikoguma Store which was hugely popular amongst Rilakkuma fans, with repeat buyers returning multiple times. Chairoikogumarché was originally scheduled to open at KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda in April 2020, but it was postponed and will now open next month. Once they book their attendance, fans can look forward to laying their eyes on original Chairoikoguma artwork coupled with phrases spoken in the Kansai dialect. There will be exclusive items to purchase, merch pre-sales, bonus goodies, and more.
Merchandise Line-Up Excerpt
Charm Set | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Mask Case | ¥660 (Tax Included)
Pre-Sale Release: March 11, 2021
*This product will be released for general sale at Rilakkuma Stores in Japan, excluding the Osaka Umeda branch, on March 13.
Chairoikogumarché & Nakayoshi Plush Toy (Sakuranokorisu) | ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
*Not available at Rilakkuma Store Umeda Osaka. Pre-sale exclusive to Chairoikogumarché.
*Will also be released on San-X’s online shop.
Pre-Sale Release: March 11, 2021
*This product will be released for general sale at all Rilakkuma Stores in Japan on April 3, 2021.
Long Plush Pillow | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Mini Shoulder Bag | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)
*Will also be released on San-X’s online shop.
1. Customers who spend over ¥3,000 (tax included) at Chairoikogumarché will receive a random free zipper case from a possible two designs. First-come, first-served.
*One per person, per transaction. Design chosen randomly.
*Available while supplies last.
*Will be released at all Rilakkuma Stores except the Osaka Umeda branch on March 13.
2. Customers who spend over ¥5,000 (tax included) at Chairoikogumarché will receive a free tote bag. First-come, first-served.
*One per person, per transaction. Design chosen randomly.
*Available while supplies last.
©2021 SAN-X CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Running: March 11, 2021 – March 25, 2021
Where: KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sanbangai Floor B1F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00
*Opening hours subject to change