The Cinema Today website began streaming a "special video" for Rilakkuma and Kaoru (Rilakkuma to Kaoru-san), the anime series of San-X's "Rilakkuma" character, on Sunday. The video shows the titular character Rilakkuma trying out an exercise machine.
The character's story begins when the titular Rilakkuma suddenly appears in the apartment of office worker Kaoru and begins living there, spending every day idling around. He has a zipper on his back, but the contents remain unknown. He likes food like pancakes, omelette rice, pudding, and dango. He lives together with the little white cub Korilakkuma and Kaoru's pet Kiiroitori ("yellow bird").
Mikako Tabe voices Kaoru.
San-X launched the character in 2003. Aki Kondo created the character and is serving as creative advisor for the anime.