Netflix Releases New Trailer and Visual for ‘Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure’

22.July.2022 | MOVIE

Netflix will begin streaming the stop-motion series Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure on August 25, 2022. 

 

The series is a continuation of the 2019 series Rilakkuma and Kaoru, which became incredibly popular around the world. The heartwarming story of the cuddly, lazy bear, the office worker Kaoru, and friends Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, struck a chord with audiences. The new series will depict a day in the lives of Kaoru and Rilakkuma as they go have fun at an amusement park. Not everything will go according to plan, and the characters get caught up in a number of hilarious hijinks. 


The trailer and key visual for the series have been revealed, highlighting Rilakkuma, who is always completely relaxed no matter what kind of trouble he’s in. The theme song for the series will be Inside Your Pocket by Quruli. Additional cast members include Takayuki Hamada as Hayate and Reina Ueda as a mysterious new character.

The trailer shows the craziness that will be happening during the series, including an epic car chase. Both adults and children are sure to fall in love with this series.

 

Trailer


Rilakkuma has the power to make anyone feel warm and fuzzy, so be sure to tune in. It will do your soul some good.

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    17.December.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

    The Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo is celebrating Rilakkuma’s birthday in the sweetest way! The Strawberry Collection with Rilakkuma sweets buffet will be available from January 7 until March 31, 2023 at All-Day Dining Jurin on the hotel’s second floor. 

     

    The most popular strawberry buffet will be back and better than ever in 2023. Sweets featuring Rilakkuma and his friends will be on full display, including strawberry tarts, tiramisu, and other strawberry-filled sweets. The lazy bear’s favorite pudding and pancakes will also be available along with soothing hot tea for the cold winter months. This will mark the first time that Rilakkuma’s sweets buffet will appear at a hotel.

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    The Seven Deadly Sins: Grunge of Edinburgh Part 1 Trailer

    http://youtu.be/gH_VSILse-0


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    The four other members of the team–Mac (Takahiro Sakurai), Nina (Yuko Kaida), Oscar (Takanori Hoshino), and Patty (Atsumi Tanezaki) are attacked by this monster, and the countdown to the end of the mission begins. Where is there to run in space?

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    Some humans are ruthless, claiming that the copy isn’t at all human and killing it is the only option. Others say that killing isn’t the right thing to do and that there must be a way to help the misprinted being. 


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    Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto shared his thoughts on how he came to work on the series. “I chose to participate after reading the script. I love sci-fi, and I knew I wanted to see this come to life. In today’s world, cloning and genetic manipulation technology continue to advance, but that leads to questions about the meaning of life and what it means to be human. This series deals with those questions head-on.”


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    Yuzo Sato (Transformers: Titans Return) is directing the series, while Bakken Record and 5 Inc. are producing the series.

     

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  • Theme Song for the Netflix Film ‘Drifting Home’ Performed by Zutomayo, Music Video Released

    09.September.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Studio Colorido is best known for the award-winning animated films Penguin Highway and A Whisker Away.

     

    The company will release its next film, Drifting Home, on September 16. The anime movie will be available on Netflix and will be screened in select theaters around Japan on the same day.

     

    The film follows sixth-graders Kosuke and his childhood friend Natsume. One day during summer vacation, they visit an apartment building that is about to be demolished, where the two of them used to live. Suddenly, Kosuke, Natsume, and their friends find themselves overtaken by a strange phenomenon, and the whole building is suddenly surrounded by an ocean. The group must find their way home from the drifting building.

     

    Ahead of the film’s release, the music video for the theme song has been released! Zutomayo performs the track, titled Kiete Shimaisou desu (I’m Going to Disappear). The video was produced by the film’s director Hiroyasu Ishida, and the lyrics were based on the animated production’s story. 

     

    Along with the music video, a new pre-release visual drawn by Akihiro Nagae, the character designer for the film, has also been unveiled. The image shows the subtle bond between Kosuke and Natsume, along with a breathtakingly beautiful sky and sea.

     

     

    Kiete Shimaisou desu (I’m Going to Disappear) Music Video

    https://youtu.be/OxcnK1s2Fww

     

    Comment from Director Hiroyasu Ishida

    “This film was made by taking on the pain of a young boy and a young girl.
    I think this song was made in much the same way.

    Traveling, venturing out with a companion, having someone to lighten the load…those are happy things. 

    I made this music video with the hope that it would be a worthy companion to such a powerful song. 

    Please, watch and enjoy.”

     

     

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  • Manga Series ‘Kimi ni Todoke’ to be Adapted into Live-Action Netflix Drama Series in 2023

    09.September.2022 | MOVIE

    Karuho Shiina’s popular shojo manga series Kimi ni Todoke is being adapted into a live-action drama co-produced by Netflix and TV Tokyo! The main character, Sawako Kuronuma, will be played by Sara Minami, while Shota Kazahaya will be played by Oji Suzuka. The series will begin airing on Netflix worldwide in March 2023.

     

    The original manga series was published in Bessatsu Margaret from 2006 until 2017. In 2008, it won Best Shojo Manga at the 32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards. The powerful high school love story has been popular with both men and women alike.

     

    The series will be directed by Takehiko Shinjo, known for his work on the live-action adaptation of Your Lie in April, and Takeo Kikuchi, who directed the live-action adaptation of Tokyo Alice.

     

    Look forward to seeing your favorite character brought to life next year!

     

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