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Jinbe San 5th Anniversary

Posted on July 15, 2020 by

Jinbe San the kawaii whale shark has fitted in so well with the other San-X characters that it feels like he’s been around forever. 2020 is only his 5th anniversary though so here’s some cute things to buy or DIY.

Jinbe San 5th Anniversary plush

Obviously the best way to celebrate is with a cake hat! If you’re living in Japan, you can enter a contest for a free wallpaper and a chance to win one of these plushies. All you need to do is buy something from the latest product range.

Jinbe San kawaii whale shark

The collection is called Jinbe and Hoshizora Penguin and introduces some new magical space penguins that turn Jinbe San all sparkly. The penguins and pastel space theme are so cute and you can download free wallpapers at that link. It’s only just been released so there’s still plenty plush, stationery and accessories in the San-X Japan shop (requires a forwarding service) and you should see some on VeryGoods (Japan – ships worldwide) soon.

Jinbe San kawaii stickers
Stickers from Cute Things From Japan

If you’re new to Jinbe San, you can buy cute stuff from shops around the world that ship internationally. Stationery is the easiest to find with stickers, notepads, washi tape and more available from Cute Things From Japan (Japan), Modes4u (Hong Kong), Kawaii Panda (EU) and ShopKawaii (USA).

Jinbe San kawaii sweatshirt
Sweatshirt from Mary Bear

If you’re looking for plush, clothing and accessories, keep an eye on Mary Bear (USA), ARTBOX (UK) and Aitaikuji (Japan).

Watch on YouTube

If you prefer to DIY, try this super cute Jinbe San squishy tutorial by ChelseyDIY.

Watch on YouTube

Or make your own Jinbe San tank with peachiesprojects using polymer clay and resin. If you’re experienced with polymer clay crafting, it would be easy to adapt this to add some of his new friends too.

Are you a fan of Jinbe San?

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  • Reply
    July 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    I LOVE him! X3

    He’s so adorable and I have serveral items and plushies, including a nice plush backpack you actually could only win in an arcade game in Japan.

    • Reply
      July 20, 2020 at 9:44 am

      That sounds super cute! I don’t have much Jinbe San yet but I do love him.

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