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Sanrio Danshi video 1
Sanrio Danshi video 2

Also Known As

Sanrio Danshi

Synopsis

Ordinary high school boy Kouta Hasegawa has a secret he can’t share with anyone - he absolutely loves cute characters and in particular Sanrio’s Pompompurin! Too embarrassed to reveal his cute character love to those around him, Kouta’s days are dull and filled with melancholy until, that is, he meets fellow student Yuu Mizuno who, to his surprise, loves My Melody. Yuu tells Kouta that there’s nothing wrong with loving cute characters, and he’s not as alone as he thought he was because there are a few other guys at the school who also love Sanrio. Together with Yuu, Shunsuke Yoshino, Ryo Nishimiya, Seiichiro Minamoto, Subaru Amagaya, and Naoki Sugami, Kouta learns to embrace his character love out loud rather than being alone and embarrassed.

Sanrio Boys is a merchandising franchise created by Sanrio to promote their character goods. Conceptualized as a social media project, the boys soon became popular enough in their own right to receive their own anime, manga, character drama CDs, and smartphone games as well as their very own character merchandising line.

Anime Adaptation

The Sanrio Boys anime adaptation was announced in the fifth 2017 edition of Sho-Comi magazine and premiered in Japan on Jan. 6, 2018. The first season will run for 12 episodes and is simulcast in the US via Crunchyroll.

The opening theme for the first season is “Seishun Interlude” by Hiroyuki Kagura, Jun Oosuka, Soma Saito, Takuya Eguchi, & Yuma Uchida, who also perform the ending theme, “Now on Dream!”.

Characters

Kouta Hasegawa (Takuya Eguchi)
Birthday: April 15
Blood Type: A
Star Sign: Aries
Dominant Hand: right
Height/Weight: 171 cm / 60 kg
Clubs: Going Home Club
Kouta Hasegawa has loved Pompompurin since his grandmother gave him a toy as a child. Embarrassed, Kouta keeps his character love a secret until he meets Yuu Mizuno who teaches him that there’s nothing wrong with loving cute characters!

Yuu Mizuno (Soma Saito)
Birthday: July 17
Blood Type: A
Star Sign: Cancer
Dominant Hand: right
Height/Weight: 175 cm / 61 kg
Clubs: Going Home Club
Outgoing and sociable, Yuu Mizuno is totally open about his love of cute character My Melody and feels no embarrassment about it at all. Yuu first got into My Melody through looking after his little sister while his parents worked and using her cute accessories out of practicality. The girls in class actually quite like that Yuu likes cute characters, and also find his devotion to his sister attractive. He has poor eyesight and can be seen putting in contact lenses during the anime’s opening.

Shunsuke Yoshino (Jun Oosuka)
Birthday: June 7
Blood Type: AB
Star Sign: Gemini
Dominant Hand: right
Height/Weight: 180 cm / 70 kg
Clubs: Soccer
Shunsuke Yoshino is the ace striker on the school’s soccer team and is popular with the ladies despite his often aloof and sullen manner. He tends to be especially cold to the girls he likes without knowing how to approach them, but begins to figure things out after making friends with Kouta and Yuu. He doesn’t have a crush on anyone at the moment though. He views Hello Kitty as something like a goddess after being given a Hello Kitty charm by his first love and finding that it brought him great success on the soccer pitch.

Ryo Nishimiya (Hiroyuki Kagura)
Birthday: Sept. 16
Blood Type: B
Star Sign: Virgo
Dominant Hand: right
Height/Weight: 165 cm / 58 kg
Clubs: Library Committee
Ryo Nishimiya is an extraordinarily beautiful young man who has a complex about his perceived femininity. Raised like a girl, Ryo loves Kiki and Lala from Little Twin Stars but is trapped in a well of self loathing over his “girly” character love. He is very shy and has few friends, over relying on those who are nice to him.

Seiichiro Minamoto (Yuuma Uchida)
Birthday: March 2
Blood Type: 0
Star Sign: Pisces
Dominant Hand: right
Height/Weight: 182 cm / 72 kg
Clubs: archery / students association
Seiichiro Matsumoto is the head of the students association as well as a leading member in the archery club. He’s loved Cinnamoroll ever since being hugged by a character at Puroland as a child though even he doesn’t quite know why the event means so much to him. Through meeting Kouta and the other character-loving boys, Seiichiro learns to work through his resentment towards his mother.

Subaru Amagaya (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka)
Birthday: Oct. 8
Height: 174 cm
Clubs: Going Home Club
Subaru Amagaya is a delinquent who failed his middle-school exams and is intent on rebelling against his education-crazed mother. He loves Badtz-Maru for his crazy anarchic behavior. Through meeting Kouta and the other character-loving boys, Subaru learns to work through his resentment towards his mother and develops the desire to become a better person who understands himself better.

Naoki Sugami (Wataru Hatano)
Birthday: May 13
Age: 29
Height: 179 cm
Naoki is the assistant form tutor for second year class 3. He’s loved Keroppi since he was a kid but couldn’t even admit to himself. Through his love of characters, he gradually builds up a friendship with his students.

Yuri Mizuno (Akane Fujita)
Akane is Yuu Mizuno’s little sister and is still in middle-school. She is not friends with her big brother and is embarrassed by his My Melody love.

Yamato Machida (Daisuke Kishio)

Tadashi Tsuchiya (Chihiro Suzuki)

Satoshi Matsuo (Makoto Furukawa)

Staff

Original Concept: Sanrio
Director: Masashi Kudo
Series Composition: Takashi Aoshima
Character Design: Atsuko Nakajima
Music: Junpei Fujita
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Animation production: Pierrot
Animation Cooperation: Pierrot+

Broadcast Information

Tokyo MX: Saturdays at 10:00 pm from Jan. 6
MBS: Sundays at 2:08 pm from Jan. 7
TVQ Kyushu: Tuesdays at 2:00 am from Jan. 9
TV Aichi: Tuesdays at 2:35 am from Jan. 9
TV Hokkaido: Thursdays at 2:05 am from Jan. 12
Miyagi TV: Wednesdays at 1:59 am from Jan. 13
Television Oita System: Tuesdays at 2:24 am from Jan. 16
AT-X: Tuesdays at 11:00 am from Jan. 9

Online Streaming

Hulu
GYAO!
MBS Dougaizm
TVer
Rakuten TV
Video Market
DMM.com
Bandai Channel
MBS Dougaizm 444
dTV
D-anime Store
U-Next
Anime Houdai
GYAO! Store
Hikari TV
Google Play
Amazon Video
FOD

Official Links

Anime Website
Twitter
Sanrio Boys Website

News

Sanrio Danshi PV & Key Visual Released!
The Sanrio Danshi are Visiting Namja Town with Hello Kitty and Friends!
“Sanrio Danshi” Coming Right Up! New Tactic from Sanrio Grabs Otaku Girls Again by Using School Boys!

Products on TOM

Watashi, Sanrio Danshi o Suki ni Natte Shimaimashita
Sanrio Danshi ~Watashi, Koi o, Shirimashita~ Official Fan Book
Sanrio Danshi 4.5 Fan Book
Sanrio Danshi Vol. 3
Sanrio Danshi Vol. 2
Sanrio Danshi Vol. 1

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