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Sanrio Danshi

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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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.651 (scored by 8,096 users)
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Ranked: #53252
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Popularity: #2601
Members: 27,588
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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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Kudou, Masashi
Eguchi, Takuya
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Saitou, Souma
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Uchida, Yuuma
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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)]

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#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)

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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
Apr 4, 2018
moon_mist (All reviews)
This is like a very long but cute informercial for Sanrio. That said, I appreciated the character development and wanting more. The premise is simple and direct and alot of teenagers, boys and girls can relate to - the importance of friendships. I like that they weave in the Sanrio characters into the story line, and there are tons of cute moments. I'm not a My Melody fan, but I LOVE Yuu. Artwork is done well, I can appreciate the experience. Would love to see more of it, especially at the very end they introduced 2 more characters that read more


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