San-X introduced Koguma chan, a new character in the Rilakkuma world in March 2016. They released this video to introduce Koguma chan!
San-X also introduced some backstory to Koguma chan on their website. Today I will translate some of the story so you can know more about Koguma chan.
- Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori came to Honey Forest. Korilakkuma went to the back of the forest, and he found a honey pot that looks very good!
- Korilakkuma takes someone to Rilakkuma. Rilakkuma is relaxing under the shade.
- Korilakkuma has a new friend! He is brown, round, and smells a little bit of honey. He always has his special honey, and his preference is the same as Rilakkuma.
- They are climbing tree, chasing each other, and sometimes they scramble for honey.
- Korilalkuma looks like he’s having fun.
- They share honey that they found in the Honey Forest.
Introducing Korilakkuma’s New Friend!
- His body smells like honey.
- His friend is the honey bee.
- He has chest hair.
- His stomach is round.
- He has fangs.
- His sole is shaped like a bear.
- He has special honey.
- He has honey on his butt.
It looks like this will be a permanent new character in Rilakkuma’s world! Here is a video of a life size Koguma chan plush at the Rilakkuma Store in Japan.