This one is too easy. You will at least have one point!
Hello Kitty (ハローキティ Harō Kiti?) is the best-known of Sanrio’s fictional characters, created in 1974. Hello Kitty is drawn simply with a trademark red bow.
My Melody is a little girl rabbit who always wears a red or pink hood that also covers her ears
Cinnamoroll (シナモロール Shinamorōru?), born on March 6, 2001 on a cloud far up in the sky, is a white and chubby puppy with long ears that enable him to fly. He has blue eyes, pink cheeks and a plump and curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll.
Kiki and Lala (the little twin stars)
Little Twin Stars are a pair of angel-like characters. The younger brother is called Kiki, and the older sister is called Lala. Kiki has blue hair, while Lala has pink hair (sometimes, Kiki’s hair is brown, while Lala’s hair is blonde).
Keroppi Hasunoue (はすの上 けろっぴ Hasunoue Keroppi?) (Also known as Kerokerokeroppi) is a frog character with large eyes and a V-shaped mouth. Keroppi loves adventure, and his bubbly personality makes him popular around Donut Pond. He has a brother called Koroppi and a sister called Pikki. Most often he is seen with his little snail friend Den Den, always tagging along a little behind. Keroppi is a fantastic swimmer and singer (but not at the same time.)
Pochacco is drawn as a white dog with black floppy ears, but no visible mouth. Pochacco’s name means pocha pocha (chubby). He was born on February 29, 1989 (a leap year) in Fuwafuwa Town. He is often dressed in athletic attire, as he has a sporty and playful personality. His favorite food is banana-flavoured ice cream.
Osaru no Monkichi
Born on January 13, 1991, Monkichi’s full name is Osaru no Monkichi, which means Monkey of the Mountain in Japanese.
Pompompurin is a golden retriever dog character first introduced in 1996. Purin was born on a sunny day on April 16. He is a good natured golden retriever dog, who lives in his own basket at his owner’s house. His trademark is his brown beret that is always on top of his head. Purin’s interest is collecting shoes, which includes his owner’s father’s leather shoes, his owner’s mother’s sandals, etc., and he likes to hide them.
Purin loves drinking milk and eating soft food and pudding that his mother makes. He also spends a lot of time sleeping or hanging out with his friends. Purin’s best friends include a hamster called Muffin, a mouse named Scone, and a bird.
Chococat (チョコキャット Chokokyatto?) is drawn as a black cat with huge black eyes, four whiskers, and like his counterpart Hello Kitty, no mouth. His name comes from his chocolate-colored nose. Chococat was first released in 1996 and his birthday is May 10. His whiskers are able to pick up information like antennae, so he is often the first to know about things.
Bad Badtz-Maru (バッドばつ丸 Baddo batsu maru?) is a male penguin with spiky hair. His birthday is April 1 (April Fool’s Day). He is one of the few Sanrio characters that is marketed to both genders. In Japanese, “badtz” (batsu) is a term for “X”, the cross signifying a wrong answer. “Maru” means circle or “O”, and signifies a correct answer. Thus, his name figuratively means “wrong-correct,” and is frequently represented by “XO”. Badtz-Maru has many different facial expressions and poses, but a common expression is of pulling one eye down and sticking out his tongue, a gesture equivalent to blowing a raspberry.
Tenorikuma (てのりくま?) (Japanese for “bears that fit in your palm”) are a group of raccoons that run a coffee shop called Tenorikuma. There are 5 specific characters in all. The main “manager” is Latte, who is distinguished from the others by a red heart on his left ear. There are a few other main characters. Chai (yellow scarf), Frappe (green scarf), Maple (pink scarf, the only female and Latte’s love interest), Mister Steam (steam clouds from hot coffee), Muddler (spoon) and Macchiato (blue scarf).
Corocorokuririn (コロコロクリリン Korokorokuririn?) is a very curious golden hamster who is sometimes a little timid. He enjoys collecting stuff from around the house to make playhouses and is very good at fitting into tiny spaces. Corocorokuririn can chew on just about anything, but his favorite foods are cookies and sunflower seeds. He also adores cherry blossoms.
What’s your score?
If you recognized 1 to 3 characters, you definitely have to check Sanrio’s website right now!
4-7 You are not really quite there.. let’s learn a little more characters.
8-11 That’s a very good score. You’re almost a master
12 You’re a complete Sanrio master. I’m pretty sure you know even more Sanrio characters!