The votes have been counted for the 2020 Sanrio Character Ranking and the winners announced with a surprising all-dog top 3! I’ve had a look around for some cute products featuring the favourites.
Cinnamoroll held on to the top spot for another year and will be getting a special collection for the holidays. In the meantime, I spotted this adorable little flocked doll set at VeryGoods (Japan), which comes with a bag and water bottle. More of the Sanrio characters are available too.
Perennial runner-up Pompompurin takes second place again, but is always the winner in my heart! Kawaii Panda (EU) have some adorable stationery in stock and I love all the food and drink themes.
I didn’t expect to see Pochacco at number 3 but apparently he’s big in Hong Kong. YesStyle (HK) has a nice range of Pochacco items including cute hand creams from a collaboration with ITS’DEMO.
That’s the overall top 3 but you can also view the regional winners from around the world. Hello Kitty was the top pick for US voters and has a very kawaii new collection with Esther Bunny. ShopSanrio (UK) has it all including tote bags, pillows, clothing, stationery and more.
In the UK, Kuromi was top, but I want to feature runner-up Gudetama as the good news for UK fans is that the ARTBOX Cafe is back open in Brighton! It’s takeaway ice creams and drinks only for now but you can also pick up exclusive products in their boutique shop like this fun mug and coaster set. If you can’t make it, there’s loads of Gudetama available online at ARTBOX (UK).
And one last pick as I love these double walled cups at Sanrio Japan. When you pour in a drink it will fill the character’s head, and the empty space will help keep your drink cool for longer.
Did you vote for one of the winners? Which Sanrio characters would you like us to feature more often?
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.