Sanrio has announced the entrants for the "Sanrio Character Ranking 2016", a contest in which fans vote for their favorite Sanrio characters from a pool of 100 popular mascots. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio's Hello Kitty character transforms into a costume-wearing, giant robot-piloting super hero in Ichigoman, a new web comic published on the Comip! website. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese telecommunications company OLA Inc. is teaming up with Sanrio to release a line of standard cell phones shaped like Hello Kitty. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio's perennially popular character, Hello Kitty, is teaming up with the upcoming high-school-girl-turned-gangster-boss film, Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation, in a special promotion that features Kitty cosplaying as the movie's main character, Izumi Hoshi. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio's Hello Kitty character, Go Nagai's super robot Mazinger Z, and Bandai's Tamashi Nations brand are joining forces in a zany mash-up that celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the Chōgōkin ("Super Alloy") toy line. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio and Bit are teaming up to produce a limited edition run of winter-themed chocolates designed to serve as souvenirs for foreign tourists visiting Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Hetalia The World Twinkle, the ongoing 6th anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, today posted a main visual for its upcoming collaboration project with Sanrio's Hello Kitty franchise featuring Hello Kitty version's Italy, Germany and Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
DJ Hello Kitty and other musicians are head-lining a Halloween party aimed at grown-ups at the Sanrio Puroland amusement park, and the dress code is pink. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nintendo and Sanrio are teaming up to publish a Hello Kitty-themed variant of the New Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console that will be available in Japan beginning in November of 2015. Hit the jump to check it out.
While it probably didn't take long for the first domesticated wolf to get dressed in a silly costume, it might now be time for trend watchers to keep an eye on pet cosplay. On September 9th, Japan time, Sanrio is launching a character pet goods series with chihuahua and toy poodle as Hello Kitty, My Melody and Pompompurin mascot key chains, leads, collars, bowls, doggy backpacks and cosplay outfits!