It’s that time again – the 34th annual Sanrio Character Ranking Contest!
If you’re new to this, every year Sanrio ask the public to vote for their favourite character so we can see who’s the most popular. A few years ago, they opened it up to international fans and it’s always fun to see who comes out on top.
Cinnamoroll has been the winner for the last few years but newer characters like Gudetama and Aggretsuko will be hoping to move further up the ranks, while I will forever be rooting for eternal runner-up Pompompurin.
This year, there are 80 characters to choose from – ranging from well-known favourites like Hello Kitty and Gudetama to some very obscure characters like Darkgrapeman and The Vaudeville Duo.
You only get one vote so use it wisely! The contest ends next weekend and the results will be shared on social media a few weeks later.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.