It has been confirmed that six-member Korean girls idol group Apink's 5th single song "Brand New Days" will be used as the OP theme for the upcoming TV anime Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~Yousei no Door~ to premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates this Saturday, February 6. It is their first original song for the Japanese market. Watch their four past MVs after the jump.
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.
Manga author Mai Andou will be publishing a pair of digital comics about the Sanrio Danshi, a fictional group of male high school students who bond over their love of Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty and Pompompurin. 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.
TV Tokyo has updated the official website for the upcoming TV anime Rilu Rilu Fairilu ~Yousei no Door~, announcing its five main voice cast. The fairy-featured fantasy series is based on the newly-launched collaboration franchise by Sega Toy and Sanrio. Check the latest information after the jump.
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.
The official website for the upcoming stage musical based on Sanrio's rock band-themed character project Show by Rock!! today updated with new visuals featuring the cast of the two main bands in the play, four-member Shingan Crimsonz and three-member Trichronika. Check the cast visuals and their message videos after the jump.
Following the ongoing successful Jewelpet, Sega Toys and Sanrio have revealed their second collaboration project for lower/middle-elementary age girls, Rilu Rilu Fairilu. The new fantasy character franchise will include merchandise, books, games, events, and a TV anime series. Check the character visuals after the jump.
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.
On November 30, 2015, Japanese streaming website Nico Nico will be airing a new episode of the SHOW BY ROCK!! Battle of the Bands! Nico-nyama! talk show program, which will feature Eri Inagawa and Rina Hidaka talking about the plans for the upcoming Show by Rock!! sequel series and short anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese female anison duo ClariS will celebrate their debut fifth anniversary and Sanrio's popular character brand Little Twin Stars' 40th anniversary by releasing a special collaboration single "Prism" in Japan on November 25. The brand is well-known for its twin characters, Kiki and Lala. Hit the jump for more details.