Netflix’s Cute Stop-Motion Animation Points Out That Rilakkuma Is Wearing A Kigurumi Onesie – Kotaku
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Netflix’s Cute Stop-Motion Animation Points Out That Rilakkuma Is Wearing A Kigurumi Onesie – Kotaku

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The Netflix stop-motion animation Rilakkuma and Kaoru is about the daily life of a young woman and her lazy roommate. The character Rilakkuma means “relaxing bear,” and everyone thought it was, well, just a bear. In this show, apparently, it’s not.

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As the clip, via Anime Anime, points out, Rilakkuma is actually someone in a kigurumi onesie.

While Rilakkuma’s character design does have a zipper in the back, I never thought it was a real zipper that could be unzipped, allowing Rilakkuma to remove its cozy hide. I was under the notion that Rilakkuma was a bear or bear-like creature. In Rilakkuma and Kaoru, I guess it’s not!

Look, there’s a whole closet of Rilakkuma onesies.

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We don’t know who is inside the kigurumi, but do know that person doesn’t sleep in the suit.

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WHO IS UNDER THE BEAR SUIT?

Okay. I’m assuming whoever is in the Rilakkuma kigurumi can remove the head? Or does the person sleep in the Rilakkuma head? But then how do its eyes blink and move?

First, there were claims that Hello Kitty wasn’t a cat, and now this! The hell?

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