Cast Your Votes For Your Favourite Sanrio Character in the 2019 Sanrio Awards

12.April.2019 | SPOT

Sanrio has opened votes for the 2019 Sanrio Character Awards which is set to run from April 10 to May 27th. An additional category has also been added for 28 characters that have collaborated with other companies and regional municipalities.


The Sanrio Character Awards were first held in Sanrio’s monthly paper Ichigo Shinbun in 1986. This year marks their 34th run. Voting are open for 48 days up until May 27 with winners set to be announced at Sanrio Puroland on June 4. Eighty of Sanrio’s 450+ characters are participating this year.


2018 Sanrio Character Award Winners

Who will be the winner this year? Will it be Hello Kitty who is celebrating her 45th anniversary this year? Will Cinnamoroll take home the crown for the third year in a row? Will YOSHIKITTY bump up the list this year, the character made in collaboration with X Japan’s Yoshiki?


This year Sanrio are looking for characters who will best represent the start of Japan’s new Reiwa era and who can deliver new kinds of ‘kawaii.’ During the voting period characters will take to social media and appear at events around Japan to showcase the kawaii of a new era.


A whopping total of 365,416 votes were cast on the first day (April 10). The ranking thus far can be seen in the picture above and is as follows:


1st Place – Cinnamoroll
2nd Place – Pompompurin
3rd Place – Hello Kitty
4th Place – Pochacco
5th Place – My Melody
6th Place – Little Twin Stars
7th Place – Kuromi
8th Place – Tuxedo Sam
9th Place – Gudetama
10th Place – Kero Kero Keroppi

Who will you be voting for?


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