“Rilakkuma” means “Bear in relaxed mood”.
At all time and everywhere he goes he is continuously lazy and relaxed.
He is totally stress-free and also doing things on his own pace.
He is someone impossible to be hated by others.
You will be dragged into Rilakkuma’s world and become lazy and relaxed while watching what everything he does.
He is a soft toy bear who mysteriously appears in the female office worker Kaoru’s apartment one day. On his back is a zipper which when opened reveals a light blue polka dot patterned material.
His favorite foods are dango, pancakes, omurice, and custard pudding. True to his name, he enjoys relaxing and his favorite things include sleeping, lying around, watching television, listening to music and soaking in hot springs
Rilakkuma is often accompanied by Korilakkuma; Kiiroitori fictionally named her Korilakkuma because she looks like a small Rilakkuma (Ko means child Japanese). She also mysteriously appeared at Kaoru’s house. Rilakkuma didn’t know her at the time. She is full of vigor and is very mischievous.
Korilakkuma frequently plays pranks on Rilakkuma while he is sleeping, such as drawing on him, putting headphones on him and sewing odd color patches on his bear suits. Most of the time, Korilakkuma does not speak, but occasionally she knows what Rilakkuma is saying.
Korilakkuma also has the appearance of a bear, but also has a red button attached to her chest, and so it seems that she is also not a real bear. However, unlike Rilakkuma, she doesn’t have a zipper on her back. Her favorite foods are strawberries, apples and cherries and she loves playing with her radio controlled duck. Like Rilakkuma, she also likes listening to music, particularly at loud volume using her music player.
Kiiroitori is a yellow chick who lives at Kaoru’s house. Kiiroitori means “yellow bird” in Japanese. He used to be in a birdcage but now he comes out at his own discretion and scolds Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma because Rilakkuma is too lazy and Korilakkuma is too mischievous. Sometimes he feels down because he thinks he scolds them too much. He plays a tsukkomi role (considered to be the smarter, more logical one who criticizes others for making mistakes). Kiiroitori is basically the opposite of Rilakkuma because of the bird’s hard-working nature and love of cleaning. Kiiroitori is Kaoru’s pet chick.
An office lady who lives in Tokyo alone. She is 25 years old and she lives with Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori.
After the whole town is felt asleep quietly, neglected abandoned toys are awaking one by one and gathering together..
“Kuro”, performer of the rolling globe.
“Mr. Bear”, performer of the tightrope walking.
“Pigu” & “Mamo” performer of trapeze acts.
And when “Shappo”, impresario, appears,
the curtain of the mysterious circus, “Sentimental Circus” goes up somewhere again.