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.
▼POCHACCO doesn’t have a mouth like Hello Kitty. Why?
POCHACCO doesn’t have a mouth on his face. By the way, have you ever noticed that Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth? There is a reason why Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth. Actually, it’s not that she doesn’t have a mouth, but that her mouth is not described. Why? It is said that if we don’t put a mouth on Hello Kitty, anyone having any emotion in their mind can feel sympathy with her, as a mouth has a strong influence to define people’s emotion. Maybe, it’s the same as POCHACCO.
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.
▼Rare character as a villain in Sanrio
It is written in official Sanrio site that BADTZ-MARU’s favorite food is SUSHI in an expensive SUSHI restaurant in Ginza. (Ginza is the most expensive luxury area in Japan.)
Kero Kero Keroppi
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.) Keroppi has appeared in video games like: Kero Kero Keroppi no Bouken Nikki, Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken, and Sanrio World Smash Ball!. Keroppi was created in 1987 and his birthday is on July 10. His hometown is Donut Pond and he lives in the Kero Kero House. Some of Keroppi’s friends include Keroleen, Noberun, Kyorosuke, Ganta, and Keroppe, Den Den, and Teru Teru. His mom named Keroma owns a small restaurant and cooks Keroppi’s favorite food-rice balls. His dad is named Keropa and he works at the Hasunoe Clinic with another doctor from Sanrio’s Pokopon’s Diary. Other family members include Kerobah-Keroppi’s grandma, Kerojee-Keroppi’s grandpa, and Chippi-Keroppi’s little cousins. Kero means frog’s croak and Hasunoe means on a lily pad.
▼Only character to be appointed for PACHINKO from Sanrio
Keroppi was appointed for PACHINKO in 2003. It sounds a bit strange, as people supposed to come to PACHINKO is often men, but if you find such Kawaii PACHINKO machine, you would feel like trying. Keroppi is the only character to be appointed for PACHINKO from Sanrio.
▼Kroppi comes back as a stamp on LINE!!
LINE is an application for smartphone and now all Japanese young people have this on their smart phone. LINE is a kind of a platform where we can chat with friends on time.We have many choices of stamp to decorate the wall of conversation. Now, Keroppi is available as stamps on LINE!! If you put a stamp of Keroppi, your friends will definitely say “Natsukashii….!!” (,which means feeling nostalgic).