100 Mascots Strut Their Stuff for “Sanrio Character Ranking 2017”


Voting has begun for the 32nd “Sanrio Character Ranking”, an annual contest that pits 100 Sanrio mascot characters (such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin, etc.) against each other in a popular vote to determine which character reigns supreme. The tagline for this year’s contest is “All Different and All Kawaii”.



Fans can vote for their favorite characters online through a special website or through ballots available at Sanrio character goods stores and select other venues in Japan. Voting is open until June 11, 2017, and the final results to be announced on July 02, 2017.



Fans are already wondering if cuddly golden retriever character Pompompurin will pull off a hat trick and win for the 3rd consecutive year, but the contest is still much too early to call. For more information, please check out the official “Sanrio Character Ranking 2017” English languge home page here.


Source: Official Sanrio Character Ranking 2017 home page (English version) via Yaraon!


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