“2022 Sanrio Character Awards,” a popularity voting project for Sanrio characters, quickly reported, Cinnamoroll, which is aiming for its first three consecutive titles, is in first place. Furthermore, a special event for Sanrio fans, “2022 SANRIO FES,” will be held simultaneously physically and virtually on June 12.

The quick report on “2022 SANRIO CHARACTER AWARDS” is based solely on web votes cast from 11:00 a.m. on April 8, when voting began, to 11:59 p.m. on April 10, when it ended. Coming in the first place was “Cinnamoroll” (1st place last year), which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and made a good start on its way to its first three consecutive titles. “Pompompurin” (2nd place last year) and “Pochacco” (3rd place last year) followed in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, making Sanrio’s three major “dog characters” dominate the top spots.

In addition, “Kuromi” (5th place last year), who entered the Top 5 for the first time in 11 years last year, showed momentum by ranking 4th, ahead of “Hello Kitty” (6th place last year) and “My Melody” (4th place last year), and “Hangyodon” (13th place last year) made a major leap and ranked 7th.

“Tuxedo Sam” (9th place last year,) a member of “Hapidanbui,” the same group as “Hangyodon,” ranked 8th, “Badtz-Maru” (14th place last year), ranked 10th on the quick report for the third consecutive year, and along with “Little Twin Stars” in 9th place (7th place last year), it will be interesting to see how they catch up in the future. The voting period will end on May 23. The next interim announcement will be made at 1:00 p.m. on May 12.

In addition, “2022 SANRIO FES,” a one-day special event for Sanrio fans, will be held simultaneously physically and virtually on June 12. This event will consist of two parts, with the first part being the announcement of the results of the “2022 Sanrio Character Awards” for the first time in three years to a physical audience, and the second part being a special stage performance by the Sanrio characters. Both events will be streamed online for free, and the venue will feature character booths where visitors can experience the world of the characters, merchandise corners, and more.

Only the first part of the event, the “2022 Sanrio Character Awards” announcement stage, will require a paid ticket (by lottery), and lottery applications will begin on April 14 on Lawson Ticket. Details on free tickets for the first and second parts will be announced in mid-May, along with event details.

Date and Time: June 12 (Sun)
Part 1: Doors open at 12:00 pm – close at 3:00 pm
Part 2: Doors open at 4:30 pm – close at 7:30 pm
Location: Pacifico Yokohama North
1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012, Japan
Ticket Price: Part 1- “2022 Sanrio Character Awards” results announcement stage venue admission ticket only (by lottery)
Ticket Price: 3,000 JPY (tax included) with original acrylic keychain
Ticket application period: April 14 (Thu),10:00 am – April 24 (Sun) ,11:59 am
Announcement of ticket lottery results: April 28(Thu), 12:00 p.m.
*The ticket for admission to the stage venue will be valid for admission to other booths during the time of the first part of the event.
*Reserved seats are not available.
– Admission tickets to Part 1 and Part 2 tickets are free.
Event Details Part 1: Announcement of “2022 Sanrio Character Awards” results, Part 2: Sanrio Character Special Stage
Online Streaming: YouTube Sanrio Official Channel
        Hello Kitty Official LINE Account
Performers: Top 10 characters of “2022 Sanrio Character Awards” and more
Operating/Technical Cooperation: Three Light Co., Ltd., CyberAgent Inc., CyberHuman Productions Inc., CA Future Event Inc.

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