Yoshikitty elected 1st place by four countries in the “2021 Sanrio Character Ranking”
The results of the Sanrio 2021 Character Ranking Contest are in the game, and Yoshikitty has conquered the competition in four countries: Italy, Germany, France and Thailand!
Yoshikitty has placed in the top 10 of the competition every year since 2015. This year she placed 11th overall, in a tough competition against Pompompurin and Cinnamoroll. At the awards ceremony, which was broadcast online this year due to the ongoing pandemic, YOSHIKI made a special appearance to thank his fans for supporting Yoshikitty.
He also shared his gratitude towards Twitter:
To all Yoshikitty fans, thank you for your support! In the international ranking, she won first place in Germany, France, Italy and Thailand! In Japan, she was ranked 11th overall. Thank you!!! Love, Xx, YOSHIKI
While Yoshikitty didn’t come away with the overall victory this year, she’s made her way to another honor!
Each year, health-focused electronics company Tanita produces a line of Sanrio-themed scales and pedometers in honor of the competition. For the second year operation official Yoshikitty products reached the most presales, earning them the prestigious “Tanita Award”!
If you would like one for yourself, the scales and pedometers are made to order and available at Tanita’s website. Reservations are accepted between June 9 and June 26 at 10:00 a.m. (JST). The products will be finished and shipped after early October 2021.
Yoshikitty’s success abroad can be attributed to her muse, YOSHIKI, and her activity on the world stage. Over the past year, the legendary musician has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and starred in his own Disney-produced documentary “My Music Story”.
Although she didn’t make the top 10 this year, she remains a highly regarded character with an international fan base. We love how rock and roll characters can be “kawaii” too!
Can’t get enough of Yoshikitty? Watch her perform the Hello Kitty theme song, composed by YOSHIKI himself, on the piano at Sanrio Puroland. Hello Kitty creator Yuko Yamaguchi is also making an appearance!