If you haven't been following Show by Rock!! Short!!, the short-form follow-up to 2015's fantasy / music TV anime Show by Rock!!, there's now an official digest video to help you catch up on what you've been missing. Hit the jump to check it out.
Sanrio has surprised fans of Dokonjō Gaeru ("Gutsy Frog"), a comedy manga by Yasumi Yoshizawa about a boy who ends up with a talking, flattened frog attached to the front of his favorite T-shirt, by announcing that a sequel series starring frog mascot character Keroppi is in the works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Osamu Akimoto's police comedy manga Kochikame is continuing the celebrations of its 40th anniversary of continuous publication in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump manga magazine, and the latest plans involve a series of crazy collaborations with other pop culture properties. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio Danshi, a cross-media project about young men who love Sanrio mascot characters, is being developed into a dating sim otome game for Android and iOS smart phones. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website of Sanrio's Show By Rock!! anime franchise today updated with a key visual for the upcoming TV anime second season featuring all of its main characters. It is also confirmed that the second season is officially set to premiere in October 2016. Check the latest information after the jump!
The results of the 2016 "Sanrio Character Ranking" have been announced, and for the 2nd year in a row the lovable golden retriever Pompompurin has nabbed the Number 01 spot. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hello Kitty and Mario joining forces? Not exactly, but Hello Kitty and the adorable My Melody are making an appearance in the Nintendo Wii U's Super Mario Maker. Hit the jump for more!
The release of Sadako vs. Kayako is just around the corner, and the monster mash-up horror movie is teaming up with Sanrio's Hello Kitty characters for a creepy-cute promotional campaign. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Sanrio's Show By Rock!! anime franchise has confirmed that its spin-off short series Show By Rock!! Short!! is set to premiere on Tokyo MX at 25:00 on July 4 (JST). The spin-off focuses on daily lives of the bands who appeared in the first TV anime series, including Plasmagica and Shingan Crimsonz. Hit the jump for more details.
Sanrio has published a preview video advertising the Sanrio Danshi web manga, and the video features famous voice actors playing the 5 principal characters of the series by Mai Andou about handsome high school boys who are secretly infatuated with Sanrio mascot characters. Hit the jump to learn more.
It seems that even giant monsters sometimes get an attack of "the lazies", because Toho Studios and Sanrio are teaming up in a promotion that crosses the giant, radioactive, fire-breathing dinosaur of the former with the lazy egg mascot character of the latter. Hit the jump to learn more.
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, the creators of Hello Kitty and numerous other popular mascot characters, are rolling out a new short-form TV anime entitled Aggressive Retsuko about a red panda office lady and her penchant for death metal karaoke. Hit the jump to learn more.