Rilakkumarket & New Sumikko Gurashi Line!

No Rilakkuma plushies in this update, but check out the new Rilakkumarket line to be released in February!

Rilakkumarket - logo

Hey, with the shopping cart, it looks a little like the Lawson x Aloha Rilakkuma collab plushie!

Rilakkumarket - pencil pouches

Pencil pouches shaped like cartons! Love the cute Rilakkuma riff on Starbucks haha

Rilakkumarket - pencil sharpeners

Pencil sharpeners that look like soda bottles!

Pretty cool! I love how innovative this line is, and I really hope to see these actual Rilakkuma food/drink products on the market someday! I would definitely love to sip a bottle of Rilakkuma cola by the pool hahaha

A little known fact about this blog is that my most popular post is the one on Sumikko Gurashi/Tonkatsu that I made over a year ago! I know this isn’t a Sumikko Gurashi blog, but I do think it’s a great San-X series!

Sumikko Gurashi has a new line where the characters are taking a walk wearing some new stylish gear also coming out in February, check it out!

Sumikko Gurashi Walk - logo

I think my favorite is Nisetsumuri and the backpack around its (fake) shell haha. Is Penguin reading a book on… pickles?

Sumikko Gurashi Walk - Plushies

Some new faces!

Sumikko Gurashi Walk - playset

A Sumikko Gurashi playset! Spot the Tapioca in the tree!

I haven’t been following Sumikko Gurashi that closely since I made that first post over a year ago, but there are a few characters I haven’t seen before!

  • Suzume (すずめ): a brown sparrow
  • Ebi furai no shippo (えびふらいのしっぽ): the tail of a fried shrimp (えびふらい, ebi furai). Ha! He makes good company with the other discarded foods, Tapioca and Tonkatsu.
  • Tokage (とかげ): a blue lizard – hey, looks a little like Quagsire, right?

Adorable! Looks like a really Penguin-centric release haha. It’s so interesting to see how much longevity Sumikko Gurashi’s had with San-X – I love that this line’s been developed because I know a lot of the newer character lines tend to stagnate. Glad to see Sumikko Gurashi’s success progress – they’re even the featured background on the main San-X page right now for the new year!

Well in other news, I’ve just finished my first week of school in 2014, and it went by without a hitch! Hopefully the rest of the year will be just like this too!

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8 thoughts on “Rilakkumarket & New Sumikko Gurashi Line!

  1. SUMIKKO GURASHI!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited now! Haha, that’s crazy because one of my most popular posts is also about Sumikko Gurashi!! I guess they’re really popular. I’m so happy that San-x is making more of this line.

    Aaaah, I need to make a post about the new line as well XD

    • Yeah funny how those things work out hahaha I always thought I was a Rilakkuma blog, but somehow most people who end up on my site are the ones searching for Sumikko Gurashi, not that I mind haha. I’m so glad Sumikko Gurashi is popular, I just wish Tonkatsu got more jazzed up like the rest for this line!

      Looking forward to your post!

  2. I’m loving that new line!! Aww Sumikko Gurashi is getting cuter and cuter. They look like they’re going on vacation how sweet. I’m always excited to see what San-X comes out with next. I might have to buy a pencil pouch just for the extra details XD

    • Yeah, the lines are getting more and more detailed – it’s so cool! But it also means I have to squint now to try and figure everything out hahaha. Can’t decide if I’ll get anything yet, but I might wait until they make their way stateside for a better deal, we’ll see!

  3. ALL THE VERY BEST FOR THE COMING NEW YEAR FOR SCHOOL!! ( How time flies by!!..:)) )
    Oh!! The new Rilakkuma line is surely making me hungry!! My favourites would be the notepads and the pencil cases. Everything is just so colourful.:))
    You love the little snail?:)) Me too!! And…. Weed, and the little tapiocas and the little pink bag. They are just so cute! The play set is definitely cool..:))! What do you plan to get for the new line for both Rilakkuma and Sumikkogurashi?? Thanks for sharing!!!:))

    • Yes!! I really love the bright colors on the Rilakkumarket line, and it’s making me hungry too hahaha.

      Not sure what I’d want yet from the Rilakkumarket line, but I’ll probably wait until a US store receives stock! I do particularly like the notepads and the pencil pouches :) As for the new Sumikko Gurashi line, I like the new fried shrimp tail character, Ebi furai no shippo, a lot! I already have a Tonkatsu plush, and I think maybe having another fried character would be a great match! :D

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