Sanrio Danshi

Sanrio Boys

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Alternative Titles

English: Sanrio Boys
Japanese: サンリオ男子


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2018 to Mar 24, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:00 (JST)
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.641 (scored by 1412414,124 users)
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Ranked: #52232
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Popularity: #2510
Members: 45,415
Favorites: 172
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Kouta Hasegawa is a completely normal high school student who likes his Pompompurin stuffed animal, a Sanrio character modelled after a Golden Retriever, which his grandmother gave him when he was young. However, an incident in which other kids accused him of being girly for liking Sanrio characters made him ashamed of his attachment to Pompompurin.

Through a series of unexpected events, Kouta ends up meeting others at school who also like Sanrio characters—Yuu Mizuno, a flashy boy who is popular with girls; Shunsuke Yoshino, a member of the soccer team; Ryou Nishimiya, an underclassman who is a library assistant; and Seiichirou Minamoto, the student council president.

Through his new friends, Kouta learns that there is no need to be embarrassed for liking Sanrio characters; and together, they aim to create a play for the cultural festival in order to transform his normal school life into a sparkly one.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kudou, Masashi
Eguchi, Takuya
Theme Song Performance
Uchida, Yuuma
Theme Song Performance
Saitou, Souma
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"Seishun Interlude (青春インターリュード)" by Sanrio Danshi [Kouta Hasegawa (Takuya Eguchi), Yuu Mizuno (Soma Saito), Shunsuke Hoshino (Jun Ootsuka), Ryou Nishimiya (Hiroyuki Kagura), Seiichirou Minamoto (Yuuma Uchida)]

Ending Theme

#1: "Now on dream!" by Sanrio Danshi [Kouta Hasegawa (Takuya Eguchi), Yuu Mizuno (Soma Saito), Shunsuke Hoshino (Jun Ootsuka), Ryou Nishimiya (Hiroyuki Kagura), Seiichirou Minamoto (Yuuma Uchida)] (eps 1-11)
#2: "Kokoro ni Hanatabao (心に花束を)" by Sanrio Danshi [Kouta Hasegawa (Takuya Eguchi), Yuu Mizuno (Soma Saito), Shunsuke Hoshino (Jun Ootsuka), Ryou Nishimiya (Hiroyuki Kagura), Seiichirou Minamoto (Yuuma Uchida)] (ep 12)

Nov 7, 2019
Nid_Vicious (All reviews)
Since it’s pretty clear that this Anime shows a lot of Sanrio stuff etc., I want to focus on everything else. This review might contain very minor spoilers.

So, I watch a lot of darker or more serious stuff, so I try to balance it out by watching comedic or downright silly stuff. A lot of people wrote that this show was lighthearted, so I thought OK, why not.
The subject matter of the first episode was not that lighthearted, to be honest - I was actually touched because I’m a bit sentimental that way. The first episode left me thinking 'well that's not lighthearted at all'.
It read more
Mar 24, 2018
momo9 (All reviews)
Sanrio Danshi is a pretty relaxing show with some conflict that each character eventually goes through. There is a lot of promoting of Sanrio merch and Puroland, but that's expected from an anime about Sanrio. Despite that, it had a nice message throughout the series: liking things that other people might think is not acceptable for your age is ok. I find that kind of relatable myself when I know people who think anime is for kids only, but fortunately I've found friends my age or older who appreciate anime. All the characters were quite different but they all loved a different Sanrio read more
Mar 24, 2018
Fircoal (All reviews)
Sanrio Danshi is something that at times can touch closely to my heart. I have a lot of experience with liking something that doesn't fit with what society expects of them. Sanrio Danshi uses this as the principal conflict that drives many of the early episodes. And personally, I think it nails it. There are struggles that the characters go through that reminds me of my own experience. One of the tough issues with being different from society's expectations is dealing with that difference, a lot of times one will hide it because of the pushback they received. Sanrio Danshi is adept at being able read more
Aug 12, 2018
Squidlici0us (All reviews)

TL;DR: This is a decent anime about 5 boys sharing a similar interest in Sanrio products (such as Hello Kitty, Purin Dog, My Melody, and etc) and their personal issues around liking a non-masculine/feminine subject. If you like something cute and average, you'll like this.


Even though it isn't bringing much to the table animation wise, the overall arc of all the main boys is very well done and relatable on a personal level, especially liking things and being bullied for it by family or society in general.

Heartwarming scenes aside, the anime doesn't stand out alot. Really should've had it's own style since it was read more

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