The 2nd cour of Show by Rock!! will be kicking off its Japanese broadcast on Tokyo MX on October 02, 2016, and new and returning cast members have been confirmed for the show. Hit the jump to learn more.
Sanrio, the creators of Helloy Kitty and numerous other cute mascot characters, are teaming up with The Great Passage, an upcoming TV anime about a team assembling a massive Japanese language dictionary, to create a new line of dictionary-based mascots known as "Jisho-tans". Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website for Sanrio's Show By Rock!! anime franchise today posted a 100-second new PV for its upcoming TV anime second season, Show By Rock!!#, featuring the new OP theme song "Heart wo Rock!!" performed by its main unit Plasmagica. Check the newest clip after the jump!
Murder, revenge, self-destruction...and cute little lambs? This week on "Cruising the Crunchy-Catalog", we check out Ringing Bell, an animated short film from 1978 with direction by Masami Hata and animation by Sanrio. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ever wanted to have your favorite Sanrio character sing "Happy Birthday" to you on your special day? You can do that with these special Sanrio cards, featuring Gudetama, Hello Kitty, My Melody and various other popular characters. Hit the jump to check them out!
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!