March Update!

Okay so major apologies for not posting much recently – my camera ran out of battery, and I realized that I left the charger at my parents’ house! Still have bears to share with you all, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, lots of news in the Rilakkuma world!! Notably, a new Rilakkuma Store in Kobe!

Kobe Rilakkuma Store Opening - ad

I love how even the Rilakkuma Store logo is also nautically themed with a blue scarf and red flag to match!

Kobe Rilakkuma Store Opening - Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma

They have Rilakkuma Store bags just like us!

Kobe Rilakkuma Store Opening - Stripes Stripes Everyday playset

A beautiful Stripes Stripes Everyday playset just for the opening!

As a port city, the Kobe Rilakkuma Store opening plushies have a super cute nautical theme – I love it! They remind me a lot of the Marine Series, another nautically themed release! The opening celebration will be happening on April 18!

Also Rilakkuma seller Mira Plush revealed a sneak peek of a Rilakkuma in Space Series!

Mira Plush - Space Rilakkuma

Wow, kumas in space!

What do you all this of this cosmic Rilakkuma? Definitely a huge departure from what we normally see, but I really love that Rilakkuma has a sense of adventure, and the side illustrations are really well done! I think it’s a super creative take on Rilakkumas in space, and I’m really looking forward to its official release! Looks like we won’t see these buddies until July this year though.

Elsewhere on Earth, Rilakkuma Factory is a really interesting series coming out April 4! Looks like a set of cute, yet professional Rilakkuma office supplies, with a little Rilakkuma plushie thrown in. Looks perfect for any office!

Rilakkuma Factory - cover

For the professional Rilakkuma fan!

I do wonder why they feature American currency though hahaha

I also love the new Sweet Happy Series that will also be released on April 4!

Sweet Happy Series - Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma

What a beautiful new floral pattern – so perfect for spring!

They look super fluffy like the My Only Series – it’s really so great to see that San-X is diversifying the textures of their Rilakkuma plushies! I do wonder if they’ll ever include Kiiroitori in these lines though, I think Kii gets left out sometimes – though I guess he’s getting a whole series to himself in April anyway, so not much to complain about hahaha

I hope everyone is enjoying spring!