Sanrio's Salmon-Headed Mascot Kirimi-chan Gets an Anthropomorphic Make-Over

New designs will be used in animation, smart phone games, character goods


Kirimi-chan, a mascot character created by Sanrio with a salmon fillet for a head, is going to receive an anthropomorphic make-over in the near future according to information released at the Sanrio Expo 2015.



In addition to characters goods, the new designs for Kirimi-chan and Sanrio's other meat-headed mascots are planned to be used in animation projects and smart phone games, as well as a collaboration with Monster Hunter. The voice actors of Kirimi-chan's friends have also been announced. A total of 5 additional characters will be personified:


  • Takuma Terashima as Saba-kun.
  • Daiki Yamashita as Sasamin.
  • Takuya Satou as Same-senpai.
  • Nobunaga Shimazaki as Tai-kun.
  • And Kenjiro Tsuda as Chateaubriand.



The Kirimi-chan character debuted in 2014 after winning a general election against various other food-based characters. Voice actor Tsubasa Yonaga provides the voice for the character.





Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

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