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 BadtzMaru

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.

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    17.May.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s Easy Recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    In today’s recipe, I’ll be showing you how I made a batch of Pompompurin cheese tarts made using store-bought tart cups.

     

    Ingredients (Makes 9-10)

    9-10 store bought tart cups
    200g cream cheese (brought to room temperature)
    20-30g sugar
    1 egg yolk
    50ml fresh cream
    8g potato starch (katakuriko)
    Vanilla beans to taste (can be substituted for vanilla extract)
    1 tbsp lemon juice

     

    Step 1


    Pour the following ingredients into a bowl in this order: cream cheese→sugar→egg yolk→vanilla beans→fresh cream→potato starch. Mix well. Make sure when you put the potato starch in last that you sprinkle it thinly.

     

    Step 2
    Bake the tart cups in an oven at 180℃ for 15-20 minutes. If you don’t have store-bought cups, you can use small cocotte dishes.

     

    Step 3

    Leave to cool. Now you can start drawing the face.

    For the hat I used sliced chocolate, for the ears sliced cheese, and for the facial features a chocolate pen.

    Once you’ve drawn the face, it’s time to tuck in!

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

  • 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking: Top 10 Characters Of Second Round-Up Revealed

    13.May.2020 | FASHION

    The 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking awards began on April 10. Voting is now open and is set to run until May 25. The second round up of votes was revealed today for the current Top 10 characters.

    The first place contender has not changed from the first round-up of votes: Cinnamoroll still sits atop the throne for now. The fluffy white rabbit hasn’t seen No. 1 for two years but has won overall in 1st place twice in the past. In 2nd place is Pompompurin, while Pocchaco is in 3rd. It seems the Top 3 hasn’t changed since the first round-up. One surprising name to see however is YOSHIKITTY who wasn’t in the Top 10 of the first round-up and has already climbed to 5th place. Hello Kitty, who was last year’s reigning champion, has dropped down to 7th place. It’s looking to be a fierce fight, and there’s still just under two weeks to vote, so there’s no telling how this will all pan out.

     

    Votes are set to close on May 25, with final announcements being declared on June 9 at 11:00am (JST).

     

    1st Place: Cinnamoroll

    “Thank you everyone for all of your support! All of your love is really encouraging. I’m practicing singing and dancing at home and growing vegetables in my garden. I can’t wait to see you all. Stay healthy☆” (Translated by MMN from Japanese)

     

    2nd Place: Pompompurin

    “Thanks for your support. It’s lonely not being able to see you, but your support gives me life! I’m eating snacks,and  taking afternoon naps (which is my favourite thing to do). I’ll be super big when I see all of you! I can’t wait to see you. Please keep supporting me.” (Translated by MMN from Japanese)

     

    3rd Place: Pochacco

    “Thanks for all of your support, everyone! It’s super sad not getting to see you all, but I’m looking forward to see you again with smiling faces. I’m eating way too much banana ice cream and being careful not to get chubby. Keep supporting me in the second half of the fight too.” (Translated by MMN from Japanese)

     

    There are messages in Japanese from the other Top 10 characters together with pictures over on the official Sanrio Character Ranking Twitter page.

     

    Have you cast your vote yet? Who are you fighting for this year?

     

    *Please note that due to the effects of COVID-19, select Sanrio stores are temporarily closed. More details can be found on Sanrio’s official website.

  • 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking: Top 10 Characters Of Week One Revealed

    16.April.2020 | FASHION

    The 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking awards began on April 10. Voting is now open and is set to run until May 25. The first round up of votes was revealed today, compiling all of the votes between April 10 at 10:00 (JST) to April 12 at 23:59 (JST).

     

    Cinnamoroll Takes The Cake & Pochacco Climbs To 3rd Place

    Taking the top spot for the first flash round up of votes is Cinnamoroll, who hasn’t seen No. 1 for two years but has won overall in 1st place twice in the past. Pompompurin is currently in 2nd place, up from 3rd place last year. But the big contender to watch right now is Pochacco who was in 5th place last year but is up to 3rd place as of right now. The tension continues to run high as past veterans are making their way up the list too, including My Melody who is celebrating her 45th anniversary this year, the Little Twin Stars, and Hello Kitty who dominated at 1st place last year.

     

    Voting is open worldwide. For more details on how to vote, check here: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/313162

     

    Sub Competition: Guess Who Will Rank From 1st to 80th Place

    A sub competition of the ranking is also being held this year which asks people to try and guess the order in which the 80 nominees will place. There are four categories you can win in, such as “Who Will Rank 1st Place” and “20 Correct Guesses.” The ultimate category is is for those who guess all 1-80 correctly. That person will win a golden statue of their favourite character worth 1 million yen, a seat to see the Sanrio Puroland Parade, a special dinner themed on your favourite character, and lots of other exciting prizes.

  • Streetwear Brand XLARGE to Release My Hero Academia Collaborative Clothing

    14.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Established in November 1991 in Vermont Avenue los angeles, XLARGE has become one of the leading streetwear brands, infusing a range of culture such as music, art and comics into their designs and pioneering a new direction in fashion. 

     

     XLARGE is set to release a line of My Hero Academia collaborative clothing with Kōhei Horikoshi – the creator of the popular Weekly Shōnen Jump series (Shueisha. Inc).  

     

    My Hero Academia is set in a world where 80 percent of the world possess some kind of superpower called “quirks”. The main character Izuku Midoriya (Deku), who has dreamt of becoming a hero since childhood, discovers that he was born quirkless. After an unexpected encounter with the world’s greatest hero All Might, Deku inherits the “One For All” quirk and is able to enter the prestigious hero school U.A. High School where he studies and fights alongside his new classmates to master his quirk. From children to adults, the series has become incredibly popular worldwide and the TV anime is set to release its fifth season. 

    S/S TEE DEKU WHITE,BLACK,GREEN / S,M,L,XL / ¥5,500+TAX

    S/S TEE ALLMIGHT WHITE,BLACK,NAVY / S,M,L,XL / ¥5,500+TAX

    The new clothing series features Izuku Midoriya, his rival from childhood Katsuki Bakugo, the top-class hero Shoto Todoroki and the world’s number one hero and Deku’s biggest role model All Might. All the illustrations are original and include the XLARGE logo.

     

    MY HERO ACADEMIA DENIM PANT LtINDIGO / 30,32,34,36inch / ¥20,000+TAX

    If you’re a fan of these new generation Jump characters then this stylish lineup is just what you need. The lineup will be sold from May 2, 2020 on calif and ZOZOTOWN online stores. 

     

    This is perfect for any My Hero Academia fan looking to quirk up their look. 

     

    ©Kōhei Horikoshi/ SHUEISHA. Inc, My Hero Academia Production Committee

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    How to Vote

    1: Sanrio Character Ranking Website
    Cast your vote on PC, smartphone, or tablet via the official website by picking your favourite character. You can cast one vote for one character per day.
    Voting Period: April 10, 2020 at 10:00 (JST) to May 25, 2020 at 00:00 (JST)
    *You can vote outside Japan

    *Voting page available in English, Japanese, and Traditional/Simplified Chinese

    2: Sanrio Online Shop
    After purchasing something from Sanrio’s online shop, pick the character you want to cheer on via the banner visible on the completed purchase page. This gets you 18 votes for your character.
    Voting Period: April 10, 2020 at 10:00 (JST) to May 25, 2020 at 12:00 (JST)

    *The amount you spend doesn’t affect your vote. Every transaction gives one character 18 votes.

    *If you cancel your order, your votes will become invalid.

     

     

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  • Sanrio’s Adorable Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll Characters Turn Into Tasty Desserts at Convenience Stores in Japan

    02.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

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    The desserts are also wrapped in cute packaging with designs of the characters, making it look like Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll really have been turned into tasty treats!

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    This homemade tart has an eggy flavour to it, with Purin’s cute face and butt plastered on both the front and back. There are four possible facial expressions you can get your hands on.

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  • Cute Pompompurin Puddings to be Released in Collaboration With Pastel

    29.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Desserts brand Pastel is collaborating with popular Sanrio character Pompompurin to release a selection of puddings at Pastel stores around Japan for the whole month of April.

     

    Pastel prides itself on the smooth texture of its purinーa type of Japanese custard pudding. The company will celebrate Pompompurin’s birthday, which falls on April 16, with a line of 4 adorable Pompompurin desserts.

    Pompompurin’s Mini Pudding – ¥380 (Before Tax)

    The classic style of Japanese custard pudding, smooth and topped with whipped cream. It’s finished with a cute sprinkled design of Pompompurin.

    Soft and Fluffy Pompompurin – ¥450 (Before Tax)

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    Pompompurin’s À La Mode – ¥600 (Before Tax)

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    Pompompurin’s Chiffon – ¥2,200 (Before Tax)

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    Shopper Bag Design (Available while supplies last)

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  • Pompompurin Celebrates 24th Anniversary With Birthday Menu at the Pompompurin Cafe

    27.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Sanrio’s popular character Pompompurin is celebrating his 24th anniversary at three branches of the Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku, Yokohama, and Umeda with a special birthday menu that will be served for the whole month of April.

     

    A special celebratory menu for the floppy-eared golden retriever

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    Happy Birthday Flower Bouquet Bisque – ¥1,590 (Before Tax)

    This cute bisque soup has Pompompurin and Muffin holding a colourful boquet made from broccoli and mashed potatoes made to look like roses. It has a rich but mild flavour, and is both adorable and filling.

    Happy Birthday Strawberry Mousse – ¥790 (Before Tax)

    The strawberry mousse has a fluffy texture and refreshing, sweet taste. It can be eaten as it is or drizzled with the accompanying raspberry sauce.

    Yukako Ohde x Pompompurin Lemonade – ¥550 (Before Tax)

    Take a sip from this delicious lemonade from a straw adorned with a cute, warm illustration of Pompompurin by Yukako Ohde.

     

    Exclusive Anniversary Novelty Gifts

    Lunch Mat Design

    Customers who dine at any of the three cafes during the anniversary celebration will receive a free lunch mat.

    Coaster Designs

    And those who order the lemonade will receive a coaster with designs illustrated by Yukako Ohde. The designs are different at each branch of the Pompompurin Cafe. You can also receive another special coaster if you spend over ¥1,000 each (tax included) at Pompompurin Cafe Umeda and KIDDY LAND Osaka Umeda. Simply show your receipts at the cafe.

     

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  • Animate’s Shonen Jump Fair 2020: My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer, One Piece & More

    17.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

    The series of Shonen Jump are set to fall on the Japanese anime merchandise chain Animate as “Jump Fair in Animate 2020” begins on March 19 and will run until April 12.

     

    Fans can expect exclusive merchandise from various Shonen Jump series, as well as original bonus items when they purchase items from Animate stores across Japan. More on these below.

     

    Bonus Items – Batch ①: Jump Fair Selection (Select Items)

    Those who purchase or pre-order any piece of designated merchandise at Jump Fair in Animate will receive one of the pictured cards or other item. You can also get your hands on some of the original Shonen Jump items sold at Jump Festa last year, a popular Shonen Jump festival held every year.

    The bonus items will be split into two batches sold at different dates and comprised of 58 items in total. Batch 1 items will drop from March 19 to April 2 and will include merchandise from My Hero AcademiaThe Promised Neverlandーfor which a live-action film has been green-litーand more. Batch 2 will available commencing April 3 and will include series like One PieceDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, and more.

     

    If you’re a Shonen Jump fan, and are headed to Japan this spring, then don’t miss out on Animate’s Shonen Jump fair.

     

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  • Sanrio Unveils New Eco Friendly Tote Bag Collection in 3 Types

    06.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese retailers will be obligated to charge for plastic bags starting on July 1 this year. Sanrio is no exception to this, and so in an effort to get on board with helping protect the environment and reduce plastic waste, it will begin selling 20 different eco-friendly tote bags at Sanrio Shop branches, department stores stocking Sanrio merchandise, and the Sanrio online shop from March 11, 2020. The bags come in three types: small, medium, and cooler bags.

    Sanrio is set to stop selling plastic bags altogether this April to promote the use of its eco-friendly bags. It will also begin rolling out paper shopping bags which it will charge for from May 13, 2020.

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    Eco Bags – Small Size (10 Designs) – ¥990 Each

    Eco Bags – Medium Size (8 Designs) – ¥1,320 Each

    The bags come in three types depending on what kind of shopping experience you’re going for. The small sizes come with an additional case with cute pictures of Sanrio characters on them. These sizes are perfect for popping to the supermarket or convenience store. The bag is also collapsible for easy carrying.

     

    The medium size comes with an additional pouch bag made from polyester that’s easy to grab from your bag. This bag is 40cm in height and 42cm in width, making it great for carrying more or bigger items.

    Cooler Eco Bags (2 Designs) – ¥2,200

    Finally, the cooler eco bags keep your items cool when fastened. They can be used for shopping, a picnic, or any kind of outing.

     

    Pick a bag of your favourite character and look Sanrio-stylish while helping to combat plastic waste and protect the environment.

  • Kaori’s Easy Recipe: Learn to Make Hello Kitty Sushi Cakes For Hinamatsuri

    01.March.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

    With just a small bit of ingenuity, turn everyday food into something cute using Kaori’s easy recipe! With a few simple ideas, an ordinary recipe magically transforms into a cute dish.

     

    Hinamatsuri is almost here, and I’ve got the perfect treat for this year’s festival: Hello Kitty Sushi Cakes. These Hello Kitty decorations can be made with basic Japanese ingredients, so follow along and try making them yourself.

     

    1: Equipment/Ingredients

    15cm cake tin

     

    1 cup vinegared sushi rice

    200g tuna

    200g salmon

    3 Japanese rolled omelettes (dashi-maki tamago)

    20 beefsteak plant

    Ikura salted salmon roe

    Hanpen pounded fish cake

     

    2:

    Line a cake tin with baking sheet paper like in the photo. Use a cake tin with a detachable bottom spanning 15cm. In the case that you don’t have a cake tin with a detachable bottom, cover the bottom of your tin with cling film which will make it easy to remove everything afterwards.

     

    3:

    Cut Hello Kitty, flowers and other shapes into some hanpen pounded fish cake.

     

    4:


    Slice the tuna, salmon, and Japanese egg into cubes about 1.2cm each.

    Pile the ingredients in this order: rice→tuna, salmon, and egg→rice. Refer to the photo below.

     

    5:

    Leave the ingredients exposed around the outside like so

     

    6:

    Top with the rest of the ingredients as you like.

     

    7:

     

    Finish by adding your Hello Kitties and flowers which you can decorate with leftovers, like the noses and middle of the flowers. I also used cucumber and crab sticks for the head decorations.

     

    Kaori invites you into her world of character-themed food dishes in her recipe series. Be sure to check out her Instagram where she has uploaded many pictures of her character dishes!

     

    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27)
    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡

    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡

    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page→@kaopan27

  • Floresta Nature Doughnuts Bakes Up Super Cute Cinnamoroll Doughnuts

    29.February.2020 | FOOD

    Floresta Nature Doughnuts, a doughnut cafe that hand-makes doughnuts using organic ingredients, is joining paws with Sanrio’s popular character Cinnamoroll for White Day to release a series of themed doughnuts. They will be served for two weeks commencing March 1, 2020.

     

    Batch ①: March 1, 2020 – March 7, 2020

    Cinnamoroll Character Doughnuts (Cinnamon/Mocha) – ¥450 Each

    The first batch of doughnuts feature the adorable and wide-eyed Cinnamoroll and Mocha sat on top of Floresta’s classic “Nature” doughnut lathered in strawberry chocolate.

     

    Batch ②: March 8, 2020 – March 14, 2020

    Cinnamoroll Koro Koro Cup Doughnuts – ¥600

    The second doughnut product are these cup doughnuts featuring Cinnamoroll and Cappuccino-kun. These colourful doughnuts use absolutely no added colourings-just Floresta’s delicious natural ingredients.

     

    The Floresta Organic Store will also sell special sets in limited quantities.

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