My Hero Academia Characters Get an Adorable Sanrio Partner For Goods Lineup
04.June.2019 | ANIME&GAME
Weekly Shōnen Jump manga My Hero Academia (HiroAka) is collaborating with Sanrio!
The My Hero Academia manga series sold approximately 22 million copies and then got an anime adaptation in 2016. Even a movie adaptation for the first season was released in 2018 and it was a big hit. In October, the brand new season 4 will be released on Yomiuri TV, and Nippon TV. We are also anticipating a new movie release this winter and we know it is going to be just as popular.
Izuku Midoriya X Pochacco
Katsuki Bakugo X Bad Badtz–Maru
We have just heard the news of a collaborative project between My Hero Academia and Sanrio. Nine HiroAka characters and nine cute Sanrio characters will be paired up, starting with HiroAka’s main character Izuku Midoriya (sometimes known as Deku) and Sanrio’s iconic Hello Kitty.
All Might X Hello Kitty
Ochako Uraraka X My Melody
Each of the nine HiroAka characters, who overflow with originality, have been matched with a Sanrio character. To really deliver the uniqueness of each character pair, Sanrio designers have carefully crafted each design especially for the fans.
The designs will be given to a range of makers from apparel to stationery and even general goods. Further updates on this collaborative project will be posted on Twitter. It has been announced that there will be advanced sales of these collaborative goods in July 2019 at Tokyu Hands. To find out more, please visit the special website linked below.
ⓒ 1976, 1979, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2019 SANRIO CO.,LTD.
Adorable Moving Ear Hats to be Released by Sanrio
18.August.2019 | FASHION
Sanrio has announced that it will release six hats with moving ears inspired by six of its characters at Sanrio stores, its online store, and shops stocking Sanrio goods in Japan on August 21.
The hats move by using an air pump that you pump with your fingers. Look adorable at events, on your Instagram story posts and pretty much anywhere by choosing from one of the six characters: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, Kuromi and Pochacco.
The hats are fluffy, comfortable to wear, and of course make you look kawaii as you walk along with the ears bouncing up and down. The hats are also one size fits all and so can be worn by both kids and grown-ups!
©️1976, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD.
Sanrio Character Moving Ear Hats
Release Date: August 21, 2019
Designs: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, Kuromi and Pochacco
Price: ¥2,052 Each (Tax Included)
Sanrio Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/goodsinfo/mx-mimiga-ugoku-201908/
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Merchandise Releasing at Sanrio Stores
As part of the ongoing Gundam vs. Hello Kitty project, Sanrio is releasing a new collection of chess design merchandise and other merchandise themed on both franchises at Sanrio stores across Japan, as well as its online store and in selection shops stocking Sanrio merchandise on August 17 (and August 21 for the online store).
Let’s take a look at just some of the items up for grabs.
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty T-Shirts (M/L) – ¥3,456 Each (Tax Included)
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Face Towels – ¥1,944 Each (Tax Included)
Gundam Mug – ¥1,620 (Tax Included)
Hello Kitty Mug – ¥1,620 (Tax Included)
For the 7th round of the project, fans of Hello Kitty and Gundam are encouraged to take a photo of any of the chess design items they have purchased and post it on Twitter.
If you are team Hello Kitty then you must post with the hashtag #キティチェックメイト (“Kitty Checkmate”) and if you are team Gundam then post with #ガンダムチェックメイト (“Gundam Checkmate”). This hashtag campaign will begin on August 17 and end on September 16. The character with the most number of posts will be crowned as the winner of Round 7. Additionally, one random participant from both teams will be selected to win a complete set of the chess design merchandise which includes the t-shirts and both mugs.
Pick your team, get the goods and get voting!
©Sotsu・Sunrise ©’76, ’19 SANRIO
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Chess Design Promotionカ
Release Date: August 17, 2019
Available: At Sanrio stores, select shops selling Sanrio merchandise, and the official Sanrio online store (from August 21, 2019 on the online store)
Sanrio Online Store: https://shop.sanrio.co.jp/
Yahoo! Shopping: https://shopping.geocities.jp/sanrio/
Sanrio Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/news/kt-gundam-chessdesign-20190814/
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project – Round 7: Twitter Posting Campaign
Running: August 17, 2019 – September 16, 2019
Participating: Purchase one of the chess design items on Twitter with the relevant hashtag. If you are team Hello Kitty then post with the hashtag #キティチェックメイト (“Kitty Checkmate”) and if you are team Gundam then post with #ガンダムチェックメイト (“Gundam Checkmate”).
Prize: One random participant from both teams will be selected to win a complete set of the chess design merchandise which includes the t-shirts and both mugs. More details will be posted on the project’s official Twitter account.
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project Official Twitter: @gundamvskitty
Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Project Official Website: https://www.gundamvskitty.com
Love Live! & Sanrio Open Collaborative Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka
Multimedia project Love Live!―which has spawned an anime series, manga, game, movie and more―is teaming up with Sanrio to open themed cafes in Tokyo and Osaka on August 16 and September 27 respectively.
The cafe will see 20 characters from the Love Live! series music groups μ’s, Aqours and Saint Snow and 20 characters from the Sanrio cast come together at the cafe, with decorations, themed food, and merchandise.
The menu features a bounty of flavourful food and drink which incorporates popular flavours, luscious taste, and hearty servings. Menu item names below are translated from Japanese.
An Unlucky Combination Food Plate – ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
An interesting assortment of a mini omurice, soy sauce ramen, and a fresh tomato caprese salad. It also comes with the pictured postcard which features a blackboard design.
Deliciousness Ensemble! Invigorating Dessert Plate – ¥1,390 (Before Tax)
This dessert set is one fit for the gods, adorned with an apple topped castella, mini pancake laced with salted caramel ice cream, an tea-flavoured jelly. This also comes with the pictured postcard featuring different characters.
If you decide to buy a drink at the cafe you’ll be treated to one of the three coasters chosen randomly. They are topped with fine fruits. There are many more menu items in addition to these, so be sure to check the official website to see the full listing.
Fans of both franchises can pick up plenty of exclusive merchandise too, featuring the characters from Love Live! dressed like the Sanrio cast. There are bonus items for customers who book a table in advance too. Don’t miss this first ever collaboration between Love Live! and Sanrio♡
Love Live! Series x Sanrio Characters Cafe
Running: August 16, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Location: HARAJUKU BOX CAFE&SPACE (Lucessimo Bldg. Floor 2F, 4-28-28 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: September 27, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Location: UMEDA BOX CAFE&SPACE( (Umeda LOFT Floor 1F, 16-7 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)
Reservations: ¥500 (Before Tax)
Official Website: https://lovelive-sanrio-cafe.jp/
Sanrio Unveil New Sporty Merchandise Collection Featuring Hello Kitty, My Melody & Others
11.August.2019 | FASHION
Sanrio has announced that it will release 24 pieces of merchandise on August 15 in support of the sports season from summer to autumn. The items feature the Sanrio characters donning their sports gear and include megaphones, charms, bags, and more.
There are many sports events happening right now, and the Sanrio cast are here to help you cheer on your favourite teams: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pocchaco, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll, and Kuromi.
The megaphones are a must-have, featuring cute plush toy attachments of the characters which can be used at events like a vuvuzela.
Keep your things safe with one of six “Mascot Holder” bags with each character donning different sportswear: table tennis for Hello Kitty, Tennis for My Melody, Rugby for Pompompurin, baseball for Cinnamoroll, soccer for Kuromi, and basketball for Pochacco.
And for good luck, grab one of the lucky charms which have a gold medal and message inside them. Attach them to your phone or keep them in your pocket!
©’13, ‘19 SANRIO S/D・G
Sanrio Character Sports Promotion
Release Date: August 15, 2019
Available: At Sanrio stores, select shops selling Sanrio merchandise, and the official Sanrio online store
Sanrio Official Online Store: https://shop.sanrio.co.jp/
My Hero Academia Themed Shirts & T-Shirts Released On AMNIBUS
The online Japanese anime, manga and game merchandise website AMNIBUS is now taking orders for a new collection of My Hero Academia themed t-shirts and casual shirts. For international fans, the collection is available with worldwide shipping on the character and hobby website AmiAmi.
In the anime series we see the series protagonist Izuku Midoriya wearing a t-shirt that says “T-Shirt” in Japanese. You can now add the exact same t-shirt to your collection which can be worn either as an under-shirt or as your main t-shirt.
Price: ¥3,000 (Before Tax)
Sizes: Men’s S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL
Material 100% Cotton
If you’re looking for something a bit more casual and stylish but still geeky then these shirts are a must-grab, each colour inspired by the characters in the series. Shirt fabrics include Oxford cloth, flannel, denim, and more. Each shirt features a motif of the respective characters on the breast while the cuffs have the U.A. High School badge on them.
Price: ¥8,000 Each (Before Tax)
Designs: 4 (Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shōto Todoroki)
Sizes: Men’s M / L / XL
Material 100% Cotton
These shirts and t-shirt are perfect for everyday use, events, and pretty much any other situation you can think of while still being able to support your favourite series!
©Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha・My Hero Academia Production Committee
Product Page: https://amnibus.com/products/title/190
7 Character Themed Cafés Running in August 2019
Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series or other franchise by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.
Before continuing this article be sure to check out our June 2019 list of character cafés as some of them are still running!
Sanrio x Ichigo Shimbun Collaboration – Ichigo Shimbun Dinder (July 11-September 30)
Ichigo Shimbun is a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise and much more. Sanrio has opened a café themed on their magazine at EGG & SPUMA which located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST. “Vacation” is the theme of the café where Sanrio fans can enjoy a summery food menu. Enjoy a fun summer together with the Sanrio characters♡
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/230790
▼Ichigo Shimbun Diner
Location: EGG & SPUMA, Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Running: July 11, 2019 – September 30, 2019
Business Hours: Weekdays 11:00-23:00 (Last Orders 22:00) / Weekends & Holidays 11:00-22:30 (Last Orders 21:30)
AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY – AAA Cafés in Tokyo & Osaka (July 19-September 1)
AAA’s collaborative café is themed on midsummer city pop. Their seasonal menu features drinks, desserts and more inspired by each respective colour of the group members. If you dine at the café you’ll get yourself a special lunch mat, and if you order a drink, you’ll get an original drink coaster. There’s plenty of other exclusive AAA café merchandise too, so if you’re a fan of the pop group then this is one you won’t want to miss out on this summer!
▼AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY
Omotesando (Tokyo): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Shinsaibashi (Osaka): July 19, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Tokyo: OMOTESANDO BOX CAFE&SPACE (Pine Under Flat B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Osaka: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kita-Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)
・Table reservations for August 1 to September 1 opened on July 12 at 18:00 (JST)
・Reservation Price: ¥650 (Before Tax) *Comes with bonus merchandise
AAA CITY SUMMER PARTY Official Website: https://aaa-cafe-2019.jp
AAA Official Website: https://avex.jp/aaa/
Bonobono & Pompompurin’s First Ever Café Collaboration (July 11-September 1)
The Harajuku, Umeda and Yokohama branches of the Pompompurin Café have teamed up with the beloved anime character Bonobono to release four menu items themed on playing together at the beach.
Both Bonobono and Pompompurin fans alike won’t be able to resist the cute and delicious dishes being served at the cafes this summer.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/231395
▼Pompompurin Café Harajuku
Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)
Pompompurin Café Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30) / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)
Pompompurin Café Yokohama
Address: Yokohama Sotetsu Square, 2-1-5 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)
Bonobono Official Website: http://www.bonoanime.jp/
Pompompurin Café Official Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com
©Mikio Igarashi /Takeshobo, Fuji TV, Eiken © 1996, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S601363
Astronaut Snoopy Soars Up Tokyo Skytree (July 18-October 14)
Tokyo Skytree is now holding the FIRST BEAGLE IN SKYTREE® event in collaboration with the astronaut version of Snoopy which appeared in the original comic 50 years ago.
Every astronaut needs a good meal to keep them going. Head to the SKYTREE CAFE on the Tembo Deck on floor 340F and enjoy a selection of themed desserts, drinks and more. Astronaut Snoopy decorations line the cafe where you can get limited-edition novelties too. Soar into and learn all about space this summer with your pal Snoopy♡
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/232293
▼FIRST BEAGLE IN SKYTREE®
Running: July 18, 2019 – October 14, 2019
Location: Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck and Tembo Galleria
*A separate fee must be paid to to enter the Tokyo Skytree Tembo Galleria
Tokyo Skytree Official Website: http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/
Snoopy Japan Website: http://www.snoopy.co.jp/
©2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
Gaspard & Lisa x Afternoon Tea TEAROOM (July 25-August 28)
The Koshigaya Laketown kaze, LaLaport Yokohama, Terrace Mall Shonan, and Nagoya LACHIC branches of the Afternoon Tea TEAROOM have joined hands with the French picture book series Gaspard and Lisa to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The tea shops have been decorated with a special Gaspard and Lisa theme. There are photo spots at each cafe, and in the Nagoya LACHIC branch there is even a book corner with 20 books from the series. This is the perfect place to enjoy a special summer meal with your family, so don’t miss out!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/233786
▼Lisa and Gaspard Collaboration
Running: July 25, 2019 – August 28, 2019
Afternoon Tea Official Website: https://www.afternoon-tea.net/
Lisa and Gaspard Official Website: http://www.lisagas.jp/
©2019 Anne Gutman & Georg Hallensleben / Hachette Livre
Koupen-chan Café in Shinjuku & Shinsaibashi (August 8-September 23)
The baby emperor penguin Koupen-chan, who is often the go-to sticker for many Twitter and LINE users in Japan, is illustrated by the well-known RURUTEA. Many of these social media users turn to the relaxing, soft and cuddly penguin to send soothing words of encouragement and a fuzzy hug to their loved ones. No wonder our adorable penguin has over 300,000 followers on Twitter.
The café returns from 2017 with a refreshed image which plunges deeper into the depths of Koupen chan’s affectionate world. There are even more features packed into this year’s collaboration menu. No matter what you order, your table will be overflowing with adorable penguin love.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/241560
▼Koupen-chan Café 2019 Summer
Location: SHIBUYA BOX CAFE＆SPACE (Shibuya LOFT Floor 2F, 21-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: August 8, 2019 – September 23, 2019
Location: Shinsaibashi contact (1-6-24 Kita-Horie, Nishi Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture)
Running: September 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019
Reservation Price: ¥500 (includes a complementary souvenir for making the reservation)
*A limit of 4 seats can be reserved through 1 reservation.
Official Website: https://koupenchan-cafe2019.jp/
Did you enjoy this list? Be sure to visit a character café while in Japan this summer.
Sanrio’s Bridal Jewellery Fair: Get Your Own Sanrio Marriage Registration Form
06.August.2019 | FASHION
U-TREASURE is a Japanese jewellery and goods brand aimed at adults who still like cute and playful accessories.
The Shinjuku branch and online store are currently holding the Sanrio Characters Bridal Jewellery Fair where you can get your hands on an original and official Japanese Sanrio Characters U-TREASURE marriage registration form.
The form features familiar faces from the Sanrio cast including Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin, Cinnamoroll and more.
The designer of the form explained that the composition was made so that the characters are looking directly at the bride to show that they are celebrating lots too. The blue background is inspired by “Something Blue” which is what a bride wears for good luck. And if you look closely at the background it is actually made up of lots of tiny characters.
Add a touch of fun and cuteness to your wedding with this official Sanrio marriage registration form.
ⓒ1976, 1988, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD.
Address: Nishi-Shinjuku KOIDE Bldg. Floor 2F, 3-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00-19:00
Closed: Wednesdays & Thursdays (except on National Holidays)
U-TREASURE Online Shop: https://www.u-treasure-onlineshop.jp/
Sanrio Puroland’s All-Night Halloween Party to Feature Guest Performances by Scha Dara Parr, m-flo & chelmico
Sanrio Puroland, Tokyo’s theme park home to Hello Kitty and her friends, has teamed up with music company Melody fair to create a very special one-night-only Halloween party called SPOOKY PUMPKIN 2019 〜PURO ALL NIGHT HALLOWEEN PARTY〜 which will take place on October 26.
This marks the 6th year of Puroland’s all-night event which never fails to sell out every ticket every single time. This year, there will be 4 live stages instead of the usual 3 allowing for even more exciting entertainment. There will be alcohol, performances from some big names in Japanese music, appearances from the Sanrio character cast, special openings of select park attractions and restaurants, and more for a truly unique club night experience you won’t find anywhere else.
The park will be decorated in all things Halloween, and guests must dress according to the dress code which is titled “Orange or Pumpkin.”
There is a huge list of artists are lined up with 40 expected to perform. The first batch have been announced already and includes Scha Dara Parr, m-flo, chelmico, Mom, BILLIE IDLE®, xiangyu, 4s4ki, DJ To-i (from DISH//), 掌幻と昴、LEGEND Of Densetsu a.k.a. Cypress Ueno, OTOTOY FRIDAY, Makita Sports、Poseidon Ishikawa, Shaka bose, JUN INAGAWA, Kubotakai, DJ DEVILMINTKIRYU, DJ yksb, and DJ Hello Kitty. The rest are to be announced at a later date.
There will also be a special pre-celebration for Hello Kitty’s birthday which is officially on November 1.
This fun all-night Halloween festival welcomes everybody include those who have never been to a music festival or club before.
Links to where you can buy tickets are listed below. If you buy them from Reco Ticket you’ll get the above-pictured exclusive Hello Kitty ticket.
Enjoy a Halloween party like no other this year at Sanrio Puroland.
©2019 SANRIO CO., LTD.
SPOOKY PUMPKIN 2019 〜PURO ALL NIGHT HALLOWEEN PARTY〜
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: Open 22:00 / Finish 05:00 (subject to change)
Location: Sanrio Puroland (1-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo)
Lineup: Scha Dara Parr, m-flo, chelmico, Mom, BILLIE IDLE®, xiangyu, 4s4ki, DJ To-i (from DISH//), 掌幻と昴、LEGEND Of Densetsu a.k.a. Cypress Ueno, OTOTOY FRIDAY, Makita Sports、Poseidon Ishikawa, Shaka bose, JUN INAGAWA, Kubotakai, DJ DEVILMINTKIRYU, DJ yksb, DJ Hello Kitty … & more TBA
Tickets: Advance ¥5,000 (Tax Included) *Available from August 3 at 10am (JST) / Same-Day ¥6,000 (Tax Included)
Reco Tickets: https://reco-ti.jp/l?dn=73001
Lawson Tickets: https://l-tike.com/spooky-pumpkim2019
Ticket Pia: https://w.pia.jp/t/spooky-pumpkin/ (P-Code: 159-441)
Event Page: https://www.puroland.jp/spookypumpkin2019/
Sanrio’s Cinnamoroll to Open His Own Beverage Shop ‘Sky Drink Stand’ in Harajuku
Sanrio fans will be delighted to hear that the adorable long-eared white puppy himself Cinnamoroll is set to get his very own drink shop called Cinnamoroll Sky Drink Stand which will open in Harajuku on August 22 for four days. The shop will make use of a revamped Cinnamoroll Talk app which was released in June last year and lets you chat with the character.
The theme of this limited-time shop aims to send you soaring up into the clouds with its fluffy decor and decorations where the shop’s owner Cinnamoroll will be waiting to serve you some super special drinks.
There are 27 drinks in total to choose from. At the counter you can converse with Cinnamoroll, and depending on how he answers your questions, the colour, flavour and toppings of your drink will change. Your specially made and unique drink will arrive bottled with a handwritten name label on the front.
You’ll even be able to order your drink in advance from August 17 using the Cinnamoroll Talk app which is compatible with Google Assistant. After you say, in Japanese, “OK Google, Cinnamoroll ni Osora Dorinku Onegai” (OK Google, please give me a Cinnamoroll Sky Drink), the order window will pop up. After you’ve talked with Cinnamoroll on the app you will receive an order number to collect your drink.
Commemorate your trip to the drink stand by taking a photo at the above-pictured photo spot and look like a member of staff yourself with your special drink.
©’01, ’19 SANRIO
Cinnamoroll Sky Drink Stand
Location: BOK Gallery Takeshita Street (Tousen Harajuku, 1-16-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: August 22, 2019 – August 25, 2019 (*Open to the press and invitees only on August 21)
Price: ¥700 (Tax Included) per drink
Business Hours: 11:00-20:00
*Greeting events will be held at scheduled occasions where Cinnamoroll and friends will appear at the drink stand
My Hero Academia X Monster Strike Collaboration Commemoration Café Menu Release
To commemorate the collaboration between mobile game Monster Strike and manga My Hero Academia, XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA, SHINSAIBASHI and +(PLUS) HANEDA are releasing a new limited period café menu, which includes brand new drinks that come with original sleeves for the cups.
Character Sodas: Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugou, Shoto Todoroki, Ochaco Uraraka, Tenya Iida
Price: ￥750 each (before tax)
If you order any drink from this café menu, you will be presented with an original badge that is chosen at random. During the commemoration period, the café space will be decorated with special illustrations and there will be special videos running for visitors to enjoy.
Limited Café Menu
Running: July 17 ー August 4, 2019
XFLAG STORE SHIBUYA
XFLAG STORE SHINSAIBASHI
XFLAG STORE +(PLUS) HANEDA
Hello Kitty Collaborates With Hawaiian Musical To Spread Awareness For Coastal Protection
10.July.2019 | SPOT
Fantasy musical Honu by the Sea is collaborating with Hello Kitty at Sanrio Puroland on July 13th, 14th and15th.
Honu by the Sea is a fantasy-themed musical aimed at families. The story is set on a beach in Hawaii. From the appearance of a magical “Honu” (Hawaiian for “sea turtle”) to the range of sea wildlife and the broadway-style singing and dancing, this is a musical that is highly praised on an international level.
When Honu by the Sea in Sanrio Puroland took place last year in July, popular Sanrio character Hello Kitty took to the stage with the cast, performing the first ever full Japanese version of the musical. Following last year’s admiration, the musical will be returning again this year. The music will take place every day of the three-day Japanese national holiday period that celebrates Marine Day.
At the Sanrio Puroland live performance, the actors and actresses, who were all born in Hawaii, will be singing all the songs live in Japanese. This musical aims to enforce the importance of protecting our oceans and coasts. Thanks to the collaboration, the musical also spreads the message of the importance of friendship to viewers. This is a wonderful chance to enjoy a globally-admired musical along with Hello Kitty.
HONU BY THE SEA 2019 in Sanrio Puroland
Dates: July 13, 14 & 15, 2019
Venue: Sanrio Puroland
July 13 & 14: 11:00 ー 11:30／13:25 ー 13:55
July 15 (national holiday): 11:50 ー 12:20／15:30 ー 16:00
Location: Wisdom Tree Stage, 1st floor
Address: 1-31, 1 Chome-31 Ochiai, Tama, Tokyo
Hello Kitty Celebrates 45th Anniversary With 1970s ー 2000s Design Goods Series
09.July.2019 | FASHION
To commemorate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary, a new merchandise series will be sold at Sanrio shops, Sanrio sections of department stores across Japan and on the official online shop. The new merchandise series is themed around the concept of looking back on all that Hello Kitty has been through over the years to “find your perfect Hello Kitty”. The series will be released on July 18 and there will be a mini event at the front of Sanrio stores from July 20.
Hello Kitty recently shone in first place as the first cute character winner of the Reiwa Era at the 2019 Sanrio Character Awards. To celebrate her 45th anniversary this year, the artistic crew who raised Hello Kitty are bringing back old memories and creating new ones with a series of original Hello Kitty toys with designs to represent Hello Kitty throughout her lifetime.
The first round of goods from the Hello Kitty 45th anniversary commemoration series was released in April earlier this year. Part 1 of the series involved the release of pouches, the designs of which represented the different ages of Hello Kitty. This series was particularly popular. For the second round of the commemoration series, the Sanrio shop has developed commemoration dolls, notebooks and sweets tins with different designs to represent Hello Kitty from the 1970s to the 2000s.
Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Commemoration Dolls (10 designs): ￥3,456 each (after tax)
There are 10 commemoration dolls to choose from and they all come in a special box.
Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Commemoration Doll (70’s design)
The 1970’s Hello Kitty brings back memories of how she looked in the latter half of the 1970s.
Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Commemoration Doll (Pink Quilt)
The quilt design was a big hit in the 1990s and is now making a comeback.
Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Commemoration Doll (Fairy)
The fairy series was released in the year 2000 to celebrate the new millennium. This design represents a rainbow-coloured fairy.
Hello Kitty Sweets Tin (Contains sweets) : ￥486 each (after tax)
Don’t forget to check out the tinned sweets. The tins are designed with illustrations ranging from the iconic Hello Kitty times over the years from the 70s to the 2000s. Some designs will make you feel nostalgic, while others will spark excitement for their new originality. New or old? Come find one that captures your heart! Each tin contains five apple-flavoured sweets.
Hello Kitty Notebook (make your own collection set): ￥648 each (after tax)
There are 15 different Hello Kitty notebook designs inspired by Hello Kitty throughout the years. You can choose three notebooks from this collection and one of two Hello Kitty goldleaf print cases to create your own special commemorative notebook set.
There is a special campaign running for customers who purchase Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary goods. The campaign is running at the storefront of Sanrio shops this summer. From July 15, customers who spend more than ￥1,620 (tax included) on Mondays at the Sanrio shop will receive a 45th Anniversary monthly novelty gift! (Does not include bargain or lottery items) .
The first monthly novelty gift will be an acrylic keyring. One of five designs will be chosen at random and presented to customers whose bill totals over ￥1,620 after tax. The monthly novelty gift campaign will be launched on July 15 and will run every Monday until October. Not only will the campaign be running on the 15 Mondays between the start and finish dates, but also on November 1, which is Hello Kitty’s birthday.
※ Please acknowledge that there is a limited number of these keyrings and therefore there is a possibility that stock runs out. You cannot choose the keyring pattern and this campaign may not be running at all Sanrio stores.
Come say hello to Hello Kitty’s retro past and join in the 45th Anniversary celebrations.
Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Series
Release: July 18, 2019
◇ Sanrio shops, Department store Sanrio sections, more (There may be some non-participating stores).
◇ Sanrio Online shop (Tinned sweets and collection notebooks are not available).
Main Store: https://shop.sanrio.co.jp/
Rakuten Market: https://www.rakuten.co.jp/sanrio/
Yahoo! Shopping: https://shopping.geocities.jp/sanrio/
General Enquiries can be made to the Sanrio Customer Support Centre
Open: 10am ー 5pm (Not operating on weekends or national holidays)