Rilakkuma and Kaoru is the last stop motion entertainment I have watched that inspired me to start the series. The show is about Kaoru living in an apartment with Rilakkuma and his friends.
The show takes place in Japan mainly at Kaoru’s apartment or his job. The show highlights the beauty of Japan especially with a scene that had beautiful cherry blossom trees. It also shows Japanese culture such as festivals and food.
Kaoru is in her 30s working at a job that under pays her and lives with Rilakkuma, Kolirakkuma, and Kiiroitori. She is kind but struggling to find what she wants to do in life.
Rilakkuma is lazy and prefers to sleep. He also loves to eat. Kolirakkuma also loves to eat and loves to play. Kiiroitori is a bird that enjoys cleaning and is the most active out of Rilakkuma’s friends.
I genuinely enjoy how the episodes are set up. I watched it with English subtitles. It would start off with a Japanese title that I could not read and the whole episode would focus on the theme of that title with the title reappearing with English subtitles at the end of the show.
An example would be an episode revolving around jobs. The episode showed the title in Japanese and then the episode showing Rilakkuma and his friends trying to find a job to help Kaoru. “It’s enough to do what you can in return” was the title of the show that was not revealed until the end of the episode.
- “Cherry Blossom” for the gorgeous cherry blossom scenes
- “Fireworks” which highlights that it’s okay to have periods of indecisiveness.
- “Getting a Job” which shows the animals trying to help Kaoru out
- “Hawaii” which was a cute episode where Kaoru wants to go to Hawaii so her Rilakkuma and his friends recreate Hawaii and become famous from her filming them
- “Moving out” where the animals must move out and it has an adorable picture book scene
A Beary Good Show
I loved this series! The show is adorable with adorable short intros like Kolirakkuma playing with a toy. The show is also perfect for adults and kids! Kids will love the cute animals where adults will appreciate Kaoru’s struggles being an adult and wanting to have a good job and find someone to be with.
The animation is beautiful! Rilakkuma, Kolirakkuma, and Kiiroitori look like real stuffed animals. Their fur appears to be soft and built like a stuffed animal’s fake fur. Some scenes were beautifully animated like the cherry blossom scene when the leaves started to fall.
The show was also funny with scenes that made me laugh like when Kiiroitori fought against mushrooms that were growing in the apartment.
Overall, I highly recommend this series because it can be enjoyed no matter what age you are and it puts a smile on your face whenever you watch it!
Have you watched Kolirakkuma and Kaoru? What do you think of the show/