Woooo! Check out this swag from the Anime Expo 2016 Rilakkuma booth!
Haha so I didn’t actually go to Anime Expo this year but! Rilakkuma.crossing did, and she picked up a ton of Rilakkuma stuff for me from their booth – so huuuuuuuge THANK YOU!!! (And check out her Rilakkuma-filled instagram!) I appreciate the opportunity to live the Anime Expo this year vicariously through her haha.
As someone who buys most of their Rilakkuma online, Rilakkuma events like these are always something I wanted to go to! I love meeting other Rilakkuma fans and actually seeing Rilakkuma stuff in person haha – maybe one year I’ll get to go!
I love the stuff they gave out this year because look! There’s Koguma-chan! Haha the introduction of Koguma-chan (Korilakkuma’s New Friend Series) has been a huge highlight for me this year, so I love that he is so prominent in their merchandising here in the US now too!
And woohoo that the fan features my favorite Koguma-chan scene with Rilakkuma playing the ocarina :D
Rilakkuma.crossing also picked up a black tank top for me from the newest Japan LA x Rilakkuma clothing line!
I love it! Super soft material that matches will lots of other items – easy to dress up or dress down!
I feel so confident wearing this, and I can’t wait to see what Japan LA cooks up for their Rilakkuma clothing line next!! You can pick up this top and their other collaboration pieces over at Japan LA’s online store!
Elsewhere in the Kuma-verse: have you spotted the A’PIEU x Rilakkuma collaboration?
APIEU is a Korean cosmetics brand, and their Rilakkuma collaboration line includes foundation, bronzer, blush, cleanser, and eye products is out now – wow!
I definitely don’t need any more beauty products, but I have to admit, I’m a huge sucker for cute product packaging and marketing.
Okay, well isn’t this just adorable? Seems about time for a dango-heavy theme to feature the Rilakkuma team faces in each of the dango pieces haha. I think this is a really creative and appropriate design, and just perfectly big and bombastic as I have come to expect from Net Shop exclusives.
Pre-order is now open at the San-X Net Shop, with expected delivery in early October.
Finally, the Rilakkuma World Tour is wrapping up with its final locations, and as such is wrapping up with a final bus playset!
This big yellow bus features the themed Rilakkumas from London, Mexico, Africa, Austria, Hawaii, and France – and their tour guide in pink is who I’m guessing is the big boss representing all of the Rilakkuma stores celebrating their anniversaries!
That’s all for now! Any new Rilakkuma additions in your horizon, or did you get to go to the Anime Expo this year?
I just started my internal medicine rotation this week and it’s been so great so far. I also finished all of my exams for the year, so right now, I just have to focus on learning and getting ready for residency next year – feels amazing!
Stay cool with Rila-cool-ma!