Lana Condor revealed the secret project she's been working on! Taking to Instagram, the 21-year-old actress revealed she voices one of the animated characters in Netflix's upcoming anime originals, 'Rilakkuma and Kaoru.'
"LOVES I’ve been dying to share this project with you and now I can!!! I am OBSESSED with Rilakkuma & now I get to be a part of it. I voice Kaoru, who lives with a super-cute and super-lazy bear," the 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before,' star shared.
"The show debuts on @Netflix on April 19. Check out @NXonNetflix for more! I can promise you, it’s the softest, most heart felt, relatable animation you’ve seen and I truly put my heart and soul into it 💕🎀🐻🐥 I hope you love it just as much as I do xx," she added with colorful emojis followed by a series of hashtags.
'Rilakkuma and Kaoru,' is the streaming giant's anime focus with a stop-motion style watch. The series revolves around a girl named Kaoru, who gets a new roommate - a bear that has a zipper on his back. The bear, Rilakkuma, doesn’t have much ambition in life: he just wants to be lazy every day. Rilakkuma is a character created by Bandai and has been around for 15 years. This popular character is on tons of products in Japan.
The teaser shared by Condor shows the crux of the story introducing "the relaxed Rilakkuma," and the "hardworking Kaoru," who live together. "For those who work hard to live by every day," narrates the voiceover, as Kaoru gets very little bonus at work, but doesn't skip living every day for what it's worth. "Maybe I am lucky today," we see Kaoru hug Rilakkuma as the narrator suggests it's a bittersweet story as they spend 12 months together. The teaser ends with the note "well, we'll see," as a post reads "10 minutes to just...relax."
The full trailer dropped on YouTube minutes after Condor's post. The show drops on April 19 and the official synopsis reads; "Starring Lana Condor, Rilakkuma and Kaoru is the story of a soft toy bear and his human roommate Kaoru, and the short but sweet time they spend together."