Do you love Rilakkuma?
“Cute” × “Lazy”
If you like Rilakkuma, why? The two big concepts of the character are “cute” and “lazy”. (Did you know that “rila” of “Rilakkuma” comes from “relax”?) From those two concepts, here is another character you might not know yet!
Might be the first “cute” × “lazy” character
Tarepanda were first stickers in 1995. Big eyes and an innocent feeling, isn’t it adorable? And Tarepanda is certainly lazy. “Tare” means “droopy” or “lazy.” The phrase written says “today, I will be droopy again.”
Tarepanda’s first “career” as stickers
Drawn with a soft touch in pencil
The way Tarepanda is drawn makes us believe that Tarepanda should be soft and makes us want to touch it.
Tarepanda in a lunch box
Soon Tarepanda gained popularity, especially among young girls. Some people got the inspiration from Tarepanda for their lunch box.
Then a Tarepanda boom started. As Japanese companies always do, a lot of Tarepanda goods went on sale.
Let’s embrace Tarepanda!
Toilet paper holders
Hello from the toilet!
What’s on the license plate isn’t numbers, but “Tarepanda” in hiragana.
In 2015, it will be 20 years old!
In this picture, what is written is “I have been droopy since 10 years ago!” This poster was launched in 2005. We are waiting for your 20th year of being droopy, our sweet Tarepanda!