Rilakkuma and Kaoru

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Human, animal characters shine in quirky slice-of-life show.

Netflix Drama 2019

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 5+

Adorable show!!!

Love RILAKKUMA! It's such an adorable show! It may be a simple kids show, and yeah, in some aspects it is, but there's definitely so much more to it. It is pretty much a story about everyday life, centered around Kaoru, who's an adult woman who tries to live her life the best she can with her work and her little family wich is Rilakkuma and the other two little pets. She is a very believable character, many adults can definitely see themselves in her. But still, the show is child friendly due to its atmosphere and adorable characters. The overall message from the show is simply to take your time in life and everything is gonna be fine. A very refreshing and calm show to watch. Highly recommend it to your family! :)
age 14+

Haven’t watched bc…

I have watched only a few minutes but I was surprised there was no rating on alcohol when I walked in and saw the girl sitting on a picnic blanket drinking a ton of beers. So it was not appropriate for my young elem kids

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