Something be amiss in the kingdom of Sanrio?

It depends on  How  you cook the number

“Okay, we have a question for you. How many of you personally know someone who’s fallen under the spell of Sanrio? We’re guessing, quite a lot. The sheer number of characters the company has come up with during its 54-year history is truly amazing, not to mention the immense appeal and popularity some of these characters enjoy across the world. Even if you’re not a passionate fan, if you have even a remote fondness for anything kawaii, then you’re bound to have a favorite Sanrio character, which is why Sanrio has a popularity poll for its characters each year, called the Sanrio Character Ranking.”

This  year there is a twist, the 100 charter are arranged into 5 groups. The top four moves on the final voting round. According to the article Hello Kitty is struggling but it is how one looks at the numbers. A different result   emerges.  I think the new story is skewed because the voting is in groups.  It’s similar to results where a team may have regional or conference dominance.  In this case Pompompurin’s numbers reflects lower popularity strength of other characters in his bracket.  In Group E Kitty is competing with two of the newest characters KIRIMIchan,  Gudetama ; Both high numbers may reflect a  novelty bump.  Other groups voting seem same across the line for poplar charters.

I would l love to see how the number measure up Japan vs. international

Personally I find KIRIMIchan,  Gudetama number interesting, I find Sanrio’s  anthropomorphic food characters a bit creepy.

Voting end Sunday

Ranking poll site

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About Actonrf

In real life am a 50sh year old, male, Christian out of Portland Oregon. I was smitten by the kitten when I started to collect plush animals and my interest in all things anthropomorphic. I was looking at a Hello Kitty plushie I kept from a successful store liquidation stock I sold on EBay, and I thought why not, I am also what you call a Furry, Furries are subculture who are fans of anthropomorphism in other words a fan of cartoon animals be it art, conventions and costuming, and I have no bones about share my kitty interest, still many fellow furs do not understand me. I am a regular player of HKO and participated in the Founders, SEA and NA Betas.

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