Sanrio Danshi

Sanrio Boys

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: サンリオ男子
English: Sanrio Boys
German: Sanrio Boys
Spanish: Sanrio Boys
French: Sanrio Boys
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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: Pierrot
Source: Mixed media
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.681 (scored by 2082320,823 users)
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Ranked: #56962
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Popularity: #2770
Members: 60,926
Favorites: 280

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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


Matsuoka, Takanori
Ozawa, Fumihiro
Assistant Producer
Kudou, Masashi
Ibe, Yuushi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"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 Yamatonokami Yasusada (Mitsuhiro Ichiki) & Kashuu Kiyomitsu (Toshiki Masuda) (eps 12)


May 8, 2021
The character design could have been more better. Some minor details could have been corrected.
After getting new friends our character Kouta Hasegawa completely ignored his old friends that was definitely not good according to theme of this show.
The theme of the show was good though.
The background characters had their own charm and were completely mixing well with the show.
Overall the show was good.
I do recommend watching it.
Love for cute things among boys is uncommon but cute things are cute however you look at them, so I really liked the idea behind this show.
All the 5 boys excluding Kouta Hasegawa stand out in their own way ...
Apr 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Sanrio Danshi (Mai Ando, 2016). Sanrio sponsored anime Sanrio Danshi is a brief slice of life anime detailing the friendship of five high school boys, while also acting as advertising and public relations for Sanrio's products, which range from Hello Kitty-Cinnamoroll to Pomupomupurin. Hasegawa Kouta's (the young, dramatically naïve type) relationship with his late grandmother and Pomupomupurin acts as the underlying narrative thread from which sprout the varying considerations of friendship.

Stylistically, it appears as good as any other high school slice of life though the face animations suffer slightly in more complex angles and the background is, as with smaller animations, lacking detail. The diegesis ...
Nov 7, 2019
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 ...

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