Little Twin Stars Themed Hotel Room Opens at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama

27.June.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

Two new guest rooms opened at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama on June 15 themed on the Sanrio characters My Melody and the Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala).

 

This year’s Sanrio Character Awards were held earlier this month. Both My Melody and the Little Twin Stars proved their popularity with fans as they came in 4th and 6th place respectively. With that in mind, what does Keio Plaza Hotel Tama have in store for fans of the characters in their new guest rooms? I’m here to let you in on the full scoop.

Keio Plaza Hotel is about a 30-minute train ride from Shinjuku and a 3-minute walk from Keio-Tama-Center Station. It’s also close to the city of Chofu where the Rugby World Cup will be held this fall as well as located in West Tokyo, an area enjoyed by foreign tourists.

 

There are two of each rooms available and they will be permanent rooms at the hotel. The hotel already has four Hello Kitty Rooms which were introduced in November 2014 and renovated with the opening of the new My Melody and Little Twin Stars Rooms, making for a total of eight Sanrio character rooms at the hotel. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the Little Twin Stars Room.

 

For the My Melody Room, click here here: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/225795

 

Little Twin Stars Room

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The door to the Little Twin Stars Room bears a cute ☆ above the room number.

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Stepping into the magical room you will see Kiki and Lala on the wall riding a unicorn and making their way to the amusement park in the clouds. Floating around the entire room are pink stars and white, fluffy clouds.

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The star-shaped cushions are inspired by the star on the back of Kiki. Guests can fall into a magical dream together with Kiki and Lala who are sleeping with their unicorn atop a cloud on the foot throw at the bottom of the bed.

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The curtains in all of the rooms are blackout curtains so you can have a peaceful, undisturbed sleep until morning.

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When you flip on this floor lamp at nighttime you’ll be greeted by an illuminated illustration of Kiki and Lala.

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The hotel has left no part of this fairy tale-like room untouched, with its pink bath tub and drawing of the Little Twin Stars on bathroom mirror too.

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And don’t forget the Little Twin Stars Room amenities either, exclusive to guests. The plush toys are branded with an original Sanrio Character Room logo.

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The designs of the toothbrushes are different in each room.

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Even the cup coasters that come with the room feature original desgins exclusive to Keio Plaza Hotel Tama.

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The adorable door signs feature Kiki and Lala sleepy for guests to not be disturbed and energetic for the room to be cleaned.

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Be sure to snap photo of the framed cute Kiki and Lala picture too before you leave.

 

The Little Twin Stars Room was a world full of pink dreams.  It’s sure to be popular with children♡

 

Next time we will look at the renovated Hello Kitty Room, so stay tuned!

 

Writer: Ellie (MMN Editorial Team)

Photographer: Kayo Sekiguchi

Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

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  • My Melody Themed Hotel Room Opens at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama

    26.June.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Two new guest rooms opened at Keio Plaza Hotel Tama on June 15 themed on the Sanrio characters My Melody and the Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala).

     

    This year’s Sanrio Character Awards were held earlier this month. Both My Melody and the Little Twin Stars proved their popularity with fans as they came in 4th and 6th place respectively. With that in mind, what does Keio Plaza Hotel Tama have in store for fans of the characters in their new guest rooms? I’m here to let you in on the full scoop today.

    Keio Plaza Hotel is about a 30-minute train ride from Shinjuku and a 3-minute walk from Keio-Tama-Center Station. It’s also close to the city of Chofu where the Rugby World Cup will be held this fall as well as located in West Tokyo, an area enjoyed by foreign tourists.

     

    There are two of each rooms available and they will be permanent rooms at the hotel. The hotel already has four Hello Kitty Rooms which were introduced in November 2014 and renovated with the opening of the new My Melody and Little Twin Stars Rooms, making for a total of eight Sanrio character rooms at the hotel. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the My Melody Room.

     

    My Melody Room

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    I headed to the My Melody Room. As I approached the door and saw the flower above the room number my excitement began to skyrocket.

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    The ceiling features a bright blue sky with a bowed rainbow spread across it, and on the walls the hidden forest of Maryland.

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    My Melody looks like she is having a lot of fun as she rides the swing her father made for her.

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    On the beds are cushions exclusive to the hotel made in the image of the forest’s flowers. Sleeping here will have you feeling like you are sleeping right there in the forest.

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    Illustrated on the foot throw is My Melody and her closest friend, Flat. The two of them enjoying resting their heads on mushroom pillows is a cute sight.

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    All of the rooms have a USB port next to the beds so you can charge your phone by your pillow even without a Japanese plug adaptor.

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    The chest of drawers below the TV also has cute and colourful flowers on it.

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    They’re even on the curtain tieback! You’ll find flowers scattered all throughout the room so be on the lookout to find them all.

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    There’s also a hidden My Melody on the floor lamp. Be sure to find her too!

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    The bath tub in the washroom is a light blue colour inspired by blue skies, and on the mirror is a cute print of My Melody♡

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    Guests will definitely want to check out the amenities too including toothbrushes, bottled water, face lotion and more, each with My Melody logos on them. Each room has different designs. There’s also a tote bag and plush toys which you can take home with you together with everything else.

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    Both the My Melody Rooms and Little Twin Stars Rooms come with slippers with all four characters on them which you can take home with you, so you can relive the fun time you had at the hotel at home too.

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    The door signs too are super cute♡

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    The rooms also have framed My Melody illustrations too, and each one is different in both rooms. Her rooms are full of nature and plant life! If you’re staying in Tokyo with friends, family or as a couple, be sure to check out the My Melody Room.

     

    Next time we will review the Little Twins Stars Room. Look forward to it coming soon.

     

     

    Writer: Ellie (MMN Editorial Team)

    Photographer: Kayo Sekiguchi

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

  • Sanrio Character Awards 2019 | Event Report

    06.June.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hi, everyone. Midori here from MMN’s editorial department.

     

    The Sanrio Character Awards is a hugely popular event held in Japan every year. The winners were just recently announced, and I got to attend the announcement event.

     

    This year marks the 34th run of the awards which have become an annual custom amongst Sanrio fans. People waited with a slight nervous anticipation at Puroland where the event was held as they awaited for the award ceremony to begin.

    The ceremony began with an initial greeting by Kabuki Nyantarou before the participating characters of the awards were presented on screen. There were over 80 entries this year!

     

    They took no time at all in listing the winners in order from the top. Cinnamoroll has reigned champion for two years in a row, but taking the crown this year is Hello Kitty who is celebrating her 45th anniversary. After her were Cinnamoroll and then Pompompurin. Hello Kitty is the poster girl for Sanrio but the last time she earned the No. 1 spot was six years ago in 2013, and last year she was in 4th place.

     

    Hello Kitty is the only character since 2000 to win three years in a row. The highest streak by the other characters is just two years. When the votes began rolling in this year Cinamoroll was initially at the top with Hello Kitty in 2nd place, but halfway through they swapped places. Of course, we mustn’t forget Pompompurin and YOSHIKITTY either who followed close behind them.

     

    Firstly, let’s take a look at who received the Special Awards.

    Cogimyun―Sanrio’s flour dough fairy character―obtained a much higher ranking than last year, earning her the Hop Step Jump Award. Fans were fascinated with this announcement as Cogimyun is said to the most elusive of the Sanrio characters.

    Hello Mandy reigned in the Collaborations Category, a collaboration between Hello Kitty and Mandy Sekiguchi from Japanese boy band GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE. Sekiguchi himself surprised the crowd as he was present to receive the award alongside Hello Mandy.


    Taking home the TikTok Award this year is Marumofubiyori Moppu. Moppu is a cute white bear who likes to lounge around at home wrapped in his favourite blanket. His sleepy videos were a hit on the Japanese TikTok.

     

    Now, for the main announcements.

    Ranks 20 through 10 were announced via large cardboard panels.

     

    The top 10 were then announced in order, from 10 down to 1. Each of these popular characters were announced until just 2nd and 1st place were left to be announced. The remaining two names were Cinnamoroll and Hello Kitty, leaving fans anxious to hear who the winner of 2019 will be.

     

    And the winner is…

    Hello Kitty, with 1,647,073 votes! Not only does she take home the top award, it’s also her 45th anniversary and the first win of Japan’s Reiwa era. Cinnamoroll came in a close second at 1,584,057 votes. I saw some fans with tears in their eyes as a result of this heated battle.

    At the end, the characters lined up in a big row and celebrated their rank by holding up a card.

    To celebrate her win, it was announced that Hello Kitty will hit up Sanrio stores across Japan to show her gratitude. Exclusive merchandise will also be available for purchase to thank fans for their support. Full details can be found on Sanrio’s official website.

     

    The Awards were also held in several overseas countries with the outcomes being much different. In Taiwan Cinnamoroll was 1st place, Pompompurin 2nd place and Hello Kitty 3rd place. In China, it was Cinnamoroll in 1st place, My Melody in 2nd place, and YOSHIKITTY in 3rd place, a collaboration between X Japan member Yoshiki. And in Hong Kong it was Pekkle in 1st place, Pompompurin in 2nd place and Cinnamoroll in 3rd place.

     

    This year’s award ceremony for the internationally beloved Sanrio characters comes to an end. Congratulations, Hello Kitty!

  • Sanrio Puroland Announces Puro Summer Festival 2019

    30.May.2019 | SPOT

    The scorching sun is already shining on Sanrio Puroland as it announces its special summer event Puro Summer Festival 2019 which will take place from July 12 to September 1.

     

    The festival will centre around three elements: music, food and beach. Guests can look forward to enjoying the park’s first ever festival-themed live show as well as an exciting beach event which will see the appearance of the indoor “Puro Island,” tasty food from meat to desserts, and lots more.

    For the live show, costumed characters will take to the stage to perform a mix of rock, hip-hop, techno, disco and soul music while beckoning the crowd in fun call-and-response segments.

    The beach will be brought to those who head into the entertainment hall where cute and colourful sea-themed decorations and motifs will be scattered around. Look out for the mascot characters wearing their summer costumes including a tanned Hello Kitty. Guests who pay a fee can also participate in a summertime-only “greeting” where they can meet the characters.

    Peckish guests are invited to the Puro Meat & Dessert Festival where they can try wolfing down a “mega” portion of the Gudetama Roast Beef Don which has 1.8x more meat than the regular size, or they can cool themselves down with special ice candy made in collaboration with Cold Stone Creamery.

     

    Sanrio fans can get their hands on exclusive summer themed merchandise too from toys to folders and more. And if you dress for the occasion you’ll even get a discount on entrance passports (the name for tickets at the park). Details below.

     

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    Fantastically fluffy pancakes

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    Hotel New Otani Specially Made Chestnut Pancakes 2020 | ¥2,800 (Before Tax/Service Charge)

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    Free goodies for the witch get-together

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    Masquerade Party is the theme of this year’s Halloween event at Puroland.

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    A place where you can be yourself

    Hotels in Japan are more and more catering to a wide variety of guests’ needs as well as not only providing convenience and being affordable, but creating a space that really places importance on peoples’ stay experience. And nol kyoto sanjo follows suit, allowing people to both let their hair down where they can be themselves as well as enjoy the local area. This comes in response to peoples’ desire to have a stay experience that feels like it’s their own home.

     

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    Hello Kitty Face Mask Bag ¥700 (Before Tax) / Cinnamoroll Face Mask Bag ¥700 (Before Tax)

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  • KUROMI♡MY MELODY CAFE Reveals Halloween Themed Menu

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    Running: From September 14, 2020

     

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    Four stations on the monorail line will have their own photo spots for people to take pictures, and people can write wishes on special cards to tag onto it.

    Running: September 14, 2020 – January 11, 2021

    Participating Stations: Hamamatsucho Station (Central Entrance, outside ticket gates) / Tennōzu Isle Station (Central Entrance, outside ticket gates) / Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station (South Entrance, inside ticket gates) / Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station (North Entrance, inside ticket gates)

     

    Kiki & Lala Instagram campaign

    If you follow Tokyo Monorail on Instagram, post a photo of yourself on the Kiki & Lala monorail or at one of the photo spots with the hashtag #キキララモノレール, you’ll enter for a chance to win a prize.

     

    Campaign 1

    The first 4,500 people to post a photo of themselves at a photo spot at any of the stations below on Instagram with the hashtag #キキララモノレール will receive an A6 size seal.

     

    Running: September 14, 2020 – January 11, 2021

    Participating Stations: Hamamatsucho Station (Central Entrance, outside ticket gates) / Tennōzu Isle Station (Central Entrance, outside ticket gates) / Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station (South Entrance, inside ticket gates) / Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station (North Entrance, inside ticket gates)

     

    Campaign 2

    15 random people will be selected to meet the Little Twin Stars by following Tokyo Monorail on Instagram and posting the hashtag #キキララモノレール with their photos.

    Running: September 14, 2020 – October 31, 2020

    Winners: Will be contacted by direct message by the end of November
    Greeting Day: Late December, TBA

     

    Original merchandise

    Folder Set (2 Designs): ¥500 | Acrylic Key Ring: ¥600

    A selection of themed merchandise will also be sold at participating, including a folder set and acrylic key ring. Plush toys are in the works too.

     

    Release Date: September 14, 2020

    Participating Stations: Hamamatsucho Station ticket counter / Tennōzu Isle Station Central Entrance / Oikeibajo-Mae Station ticket gate entrance / Ryūtsū Center Station ticket gate entrance / Tenkūbashi Station HI City entrance / Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Station South Entrance / Haneda Airport Terminal 2 Station North Entrance / Haneda Airport Terminal 3 second floor ticket gates

  • Sanrio Puroland Announces New Mewkledreamy Live Show

    08.September.2020 | SPOT

    Sanrio Puroland is giving Mewkledreamy (Mew) her very first show this autumn titled “Mewkledreamy March ~Atsumare☆Dreamy Mate” which will begin showing from October 16, 2020.

    Mew made her debut at Sanrio Puroland in January 2018. This will be the first show she has ever participated in. Like the anime series named after her, the performance will feature an original story that will pull the audience into a mysterious and wonderful world. She will be joined by her friends Peko and Suu who have never made an appearance at Sanrio Puroland before.

    Dreamy☆Set | ¥1,500

    Miracle♡ Heart Light | ¥1,500

    The show will include a dance scene that encourages audience participation. Park guests can get their hands on the Dreamy☆Set which includes a headband and cute colour as well as the Miracle♡ Heart Light to make their time watching the show even more fun. These will be released at Sanrio Puroland and their online shop on September 11.

    Rope Purse | ¥1,320

    Mewkledreamy Mewchan’s Twinkling Chesse & Korokke Curry | ¥1,400

    As well as the show, Mewkledreamy will have her own exclusive merchandise, food dishes, and more for fans of the cute and fluffy pink kitten.

     

    Mew, Peko, and Suu were born on top of the clouds of the Miracle Dreamy Kingdom, and each holds a mysterious power. See them come together for the first time at Sanrio Puroland this autumn. Oh, and Hello Kitty will be in the show too!

     

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