The Strawberry News
The Strawberry News (Japanese: いちご新聞, Ichigo Shimbun/Shinbun), also known as Strawberry Newspaper is an official Japanese Sanrio magazine. Issues are released with free promotional gifts.
Examples of content include information on new products, promotions, characters, brands, and short comics featuring Sanrio's characters.
There was a similar 1990s Sanrio magazine in English available at Sanrio Gift Gates and other stores known as A La Mode, but it too was discontinued.
List of issues
In the late 1990s video game Hello Kitty 25th Anniversary CD-ROM: Daisuki!! Hello Kitty, the Kitty Museum also features the cover arts of various issues of The Strawberry News, and a few select pages are available to view.
For the 50th Anniversary of Sanrio, the book Sanrio Days contains basic data (dates and characters on the cover) and small scans of the covers for the PR (March 1975) issue, followed by the first 261 issues of The Strawberry News. (pp. 134 to 141)
- Archive of Google's January 28th cache of the Sanrio Character Ranking website
- Unico (November 2009 publication), originally internal information by Haruji Mori (via Japanese Wikipedia article (reworded)
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