San-X’s Rilakkuma character will be starring in its own stop-motion animation series via Netflix. Titled Rikakkuma to Kaoru-san, the anime now has a new PV via Netflix Japan. They also released a new key visual featuring the anime’s main characters.

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. Netflix has announced that they will be streaming the anime across 190 countries around the world.

Netflix originally planned to release the anime this season (spring 2018). However, it seems that production has delayed, and will instead premiere by spring 2019. The global streaming service has confirmed that they will show the series in 190 countries and territories.

Dwarf Studio, the same studio behind Domo-kun, will be using stop motion animation for the series. Masahito Kobayashi is directing the anime, with Naoko Ogigami writing the scripts. It will have 11-minute episodes, and it will also have a total of 13 episodes.

source: San-X official