Sanrio Boys Anime Premieres on January 6
The official website for Sanrio‘s Sanrio Danshi (Sanrio Boys) anime revealed on Monday that the anime will premiere in Japan on January 6 on Tokyo MX and MBS. The show will also premiere on TVQ Broadcasting Kyushu on January 8, and on TV Hokkaido on January 11.
Pony Canyon promoted the anime in the United States at Otakon 2017.
The project’s premise follows Kōta Hasegawa, a high school boy who loves the yellow Pom Pom Purin dog. By mere coincidence, he ends up attending the same school as Yū Mizuno, a boy who likes the bunny My Melody. Yū tells Kōta that there’s nothing to be ashamed of for liking Sanrio‘s cute characters. Together, Kōta, Yū, Shunsuke Yoshino, Ryō Nishimiya, and Seiichiro Minamoto learn to accept their love of the characters instead of feeling embarrassed.
The project launched in January 2016, and Sanrio launched a merchandise line for the project in April 2016. Mai Andō is handling two different manga adaptations of the project, with a manga in the Manga ONE app that launched in April 2016, and one in Sho-Comi that launched in June 2016. The first follows the everyday lives of the boys, while the second depicts the romance between a heroine and the boys.
Sanrio released a smartphone game adaptation in September 2016, and the voice actors released a song single titled “Fun! Fantastic girl!” in November 2016. The song is the theme song to the game.
Source: MoCa News