A common New Year’s Resolution for people is to get healthier in the new year. Well, relaxed bear Rilakkuma is here to help — in the form of kawaii exercise equipment.
Rilakkuma, Kiiroitori, Korilakkuma, and Chairoikoguma have all been turned into 1.1 pound weights by Japanese company Mizuno. You can buy them as sets: either Rilakkuma and Kiiroitori or Korilakkuma and Chairoikoguma. A video demonstrates their many uses:
If you want to bring a little cuteness to your exercise routine, the sets are going for 3,960 yen (a little over $30).
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.