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Netflix Series 'Rilakkuma and Kaoru' Explores Millennial Woes
Written by: Nia Simone McLeod At first glance, the Japanese stop-motion Netflix animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru seems like a viewing experience meant for the audiences of Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. The Netflix title card features the vibrant portrait of a toy bear. It’s eye-catching and warrants a solid “aw…” but it doesn’t necessarily scream drama. As evidenced by its first episode and beyond, its true message is much, much deeper than what you see at its surface. Kaoru, voiced by Lana Condor of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before fame, is a typical twenty-something office worker. There’s nothing