Himouto! Umaru-chan X Marumofubiyori Coincidence?

Marumofubiyori  Also know by his nickname, as Mopu is a one of Sanrio’s latest creations.  He is a young anthropomorphic   Polar Bear living at one of the Zoo Keepers home. He is known for his laziness wanting to just to chill out and sleep in.  While Marumofubiyori has been released in Japan recently Sanrio released subs of the first few videos, in a promotion to release Marumofubiyori items in the US. Like Umaru, both wear hoods or blankets and both are lazy at home, and often scolded by their caretakers for being too lazy.  In one video, Marumofubiyori was tasked to go out to buy a can of curry powder for dinner; instead, he orders it on Amazon.

In other news Aggretsuko, our favorite 20 something death metal singing Red Panda has been picked up by Netflix for a series of 15 Anime epodes. I  Hope they will be good and wonder will this Sanrio X Netflix corroboration mean Netflix will pick Hello Kitty, Friends, and other shows.

Cultural Appropriation Protest against Sanrio Stopped on Revelation

Akab News 1 Apr 2017.

A Protest against Sanrio over Western Cultural Appropriation of Japanese culture, concerning Hello Kitty, stopped when Sanrio revealed Hello Kitty is British and not Japanese.

The protest began at 9:00am at Sanrio USA, El Segundo corporate offices. Latter that morning, a spokesperson from Sanrio agreed to meet with the protesters.  The protest went silent when the spokesperson   told about Hello Kitty’s background being that she was in London England.  “First Hello Kitty is not a cat and now this” said one protester who goes by the name Red. The leaders of the protest talked among themselves about this new revelation. Some wanted to continue but others felt the protest is not valid anymore.

The leaders were going to retreat for further dialog when a group of transgender protesters demanded they should continue the protest until their demands were heard. They demanded that Sanrio allows Hello Kitty to self identify  as a gender fluid non binary, noting  Hello Kitty doesn’t have any visible genitalia, therefore biological genitalia is not required to identify oneself as a women. At that statement, the transgender protesters got into a shouting match with the Feminist faction of the protest over the definition of gender. The Police had to intervene and separate both groups until the protesters decide to break up and disperse.