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Welcome to the Sanrio Wiki community portal, also known as the wall of discussions! Here you can discuss anything about Sanrio, such as their popular characters like Hello Kitty, My Melody and other characters under the line. ^^

You can also talk about anything else at Sanrio Wiki:Community portal/Off-topic but in the interest of safety please do not include any personal information about yourself like your name and where you live.

This portal is moderated by EvieMelody (Talk).

Sanrio's name

I wonder (I'm still really a newbie to Sanrio though am a dormant fan if that makes sense) where Sanrio's name came from. Is it from -san and Leo (as in lion) or maybe sun lion. Cute. From Evie (Torchickens) ✿ 09:31, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Nm I found two official answers on Wikipedia and added it and sources to Sanrio.. From Evie (Torchickens) ✿ 17:41, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
In an issue of The Strawberry News they revealed a history/gallery of all (if I remember right) the logos. :o ^^ I meant to scan them but never got around to it. As many know it used to be a silk center, and one statement is that Sanrio's name is based around that.. From Evie (Torchickens) ✿ 12:33, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
Shintaro Tsuji is nicknamed the Strawberry King, like The Strawberry King. The Japanese community of older fans knows there may be disinformation. I clarified this somewhere. From EvieMelody ✿ 17:05, 6 July 2024 (UTC)
Yep, so I wrote on Sanrio

"Name origin of Sanrio Kore ga Sanrio no Himitsu Desu. (これがサンリオの秘密です。) states that Sanrio is an alternative reading of its older name Yamanashi [Silk Center] (Sanri) and the exclamation "ou" for excitement. Of note, an old nickname of Shintaro Tsuji's is the "Strawberry King" (king, 王 is ou) (not to be confused with the character). This meaning seems to have been lost to time, with Sanrio Europe claiming it comes from san ('holy') and río ('river')" From EvieMelody ✿ 17:08, 6 July 2024 (UTC)

Favourite Sanrio character

Who's your favourite? Mine is My Melody. Cinnamoroll is also adorable and reminds me of our dog Ruby. Also Friendly Kokochan I love and the Sugarbunnies. From Evie (Torchickens) ✿ 17:42, 14 October 2020 (UTC)


Main article: Hapidanbui

What do we think of this character brand? I found it interesting they expanded those existing universes like that ^^; maybe the last time was with the Cinnamoangels? (hmm) From Evie (Torchickens) ✿ 12:35, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

Sanrio is deeper than people think

The Strawberry News has a lot of information about the legacy/merchandise/events/lore of all the characters, when usually lots (but not all) are restricted to the online character directories, like the official Japanese one. I gather it's like if you were a comic book fan, lots and lots of information is simply not on the Internet; so the discussion on Sanrio might often be the simple reasons like cuteness, or what's trending. From Evie (Torchickens) ✿ 12:38, 21 May 2021 (UTC)