This year’s results mark the highest ranking ever for Yoshikitty, who has now placed in the top 10 for three years in a row for Sanrio’s Character Ranking. Based on X Japan leader YOSHIKI and created by the original Hello Kitty designer Yuko Yamaguchi, Yoshikitty has appeared in the Character Awards for four consecutive years starting in 2015. Check out this year’s rank, lead by the fluffy Cinnamoroll, pudding puppy Pompompurin and our very own YOSHIKI inspired Hello Kitty:

Rankings (Top 10):

1. Cinamoroll 520,224 votes
2. Pompompurin 500,188 votes
3. Yoshikitty 465,907 votes
4. Hello Kitty 327,245 votes
5. My Melody 297,335 votes
6. Pochacco 261,395 votes
7. Little Twin Stars 254,408 votes
8. Kudetama 219,792 votes
9. SHOW BY ROCK!! 139,775 votes
10. Kuromi 126,827 votes

Boosted by YOSHIKI’s and X JAPAN’s international popularity, Yoshikitty placed in the top 3 in seven out of eleven countries officially represented, in competition with the top 100 Sanrio characters.
First Place – China, Italy, Germany, France
Second Place – South Korea, Brazil
Third Place – Great Britain

Here’s a flashback of Yoshiki and YOSHIKITTY at the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty held at Sanrio Puroland in 2014. We need a cup of tea to dilute the sugary cuteness:

YOSHIKI、Yoshikitty(ヨシキティ)にびっくり 「ARIGATO EVERYONE!」会見1

More info:
Yoshiki Official Website
X Japan Official Website
Yoshiki Foundation America
Facebook (We Are X)

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