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Hello Kitty
An anthromorphic Japanese bobtail cat. Her full name is Kitty White and she lives in England with her twin sister, parents, and grandparents. She is described as kindhearted and tomboy-ish.

Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Regularly since 1990. Includes Hello Kitty's Animation Theater, Gundam Vs. Hello Kitty) Mami Koyama (Hello Kitty no Cinderella), Tara Strong (Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater), Monica Rial (English, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater)

Hello Kitty's twin sister. Mimmy is more soft-spoken than her older sister, but the two get along well nonetheless.
Voiced by: Miina Tominaga (Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Jessica Boone (English, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater)
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Her ribbons are worn on the right ear and are usually yellow.
  • No Mouth: Just like her sister, she was also designed with no mouth.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: To Hello Kitty's red. She's described as more shy and less outgoing than her twin.


My Melody
A white rabbit born in Mariland, a forest in England. She often wears a red or pink hood with a hair accessory, and is described as honest and good-natured. She is Hello Kitty's best friend and Kuromi's rival.

Voiced by: Unknown Voice Actress (various Sanrio OAVs made between the mid 80's), Rei Sakuma (regularly since 1989. Includes My Melody no Akazukin, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater, Onegai My Melody, My Melody's My Melo Therapy), Mairon Bennett (English, Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater), Sasha Paysinger (English, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Andrea Kwan (English, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends)

Tuxedo Sam
A blue penguin born in Antartica but currently residing in England. His full name is Tuxedo J. Orville Sam. He is clumsy and loves to eat. He's often seen wearing a sailor hat.

Voiced by: Kazuko Sugiyama (My Melody no Akazukin, Hello Kitty no Cinderella, Kiki to Lala no Aoi Tori), Sean Roberge (Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater)

Little Twin Stars
Two twins named Kiki and Lala. They were born from a star and are eager to be the best stars they can be. Kiki is the younger brother with short, blue hair and is described as cheeky. Lala is the older sister with long, pink hair and is described as timid.

Kiki voiced by: Keiko Toda (Kiki to Lala no Aoi Tori)
Lala voiced by: Hiromi Saito (Kiki to Lala no Aoi Tori)
  • Artistic License – Astronomy: The twins are apparently literal stars, but they appear as small children, and came to Earth from Omoiyari Star in the Yume Star-Cloud to become the 'best, shiniest stars they can be,' according to the Sanrio website. Safe to say, real stars aren't this adorable. The other stars we see in the OVAs are even smaller than them, and they wear stars on their heads. Adults, aside from the queen, lose their stars as they mature.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite Kiki being the younger twin, he's not afraid to do anything for Lala. Best shown in the OV As
  • Half-Identical Twins: If it weren't for their hair, it would be impossible to tell them apart.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Kiki is a name usually associated with girls, and this Kiki is a boy
  • Significant Birth Date: Their birthday is Christmas Eve
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Lala has long pink hair, Kiki has short blue hair. Sometimes the duo are depicted with different hair color such as Kiki having brown hair, while Kiki has blonde hair.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: A mild case. Lala is more shy and girly while Kiki is a bit more curious and cheeky.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: You're forgiven if you thought Kiki was a girl

A black cat who lives in Chocotown, Colorado, USA with his mother. He is named after his chocolate-colored nose and loves to play around. He often wears a blue collar.

Bad Badtz-Maru
A spiky-haired penguin who is from Hawaii. His personality is described as mischievous and he enjoys fighting for the wrong side. He dreams of being "the boss of everything" and collects pictures of celebrities who play bad guys.
Voiced by: Fujiko Takimoto (Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Serena Varghese (English, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Andrea Kwan (English, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends, Hello Kitty Stump Village)

Kero Kero Keroppi
A popular frog from Donut Pond. He loves baseball and adventure, and is also good at swimming and singing.
Voiced by: Jill Frappier (English, Kero Kero Keroppi series), Yoshiko Matsuo (Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Sarah Hauser (The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends)
  • The Ace: He's great at what he does and his charming personality makes him loved by his neighbors.
  • The All-American Boy: Despite his origins in Japan, Keroppi is pretty close to this archetype: He loves baseball, has a mischievous streak in him, and is an all-around sweet kid.
  • Frog Men
  • The Pollyanna: Nothing ever seems to get him down.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Downplayed since he is a child, but the only girl he loves is his girlfriend Keroleen.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He is a triplet, with his brother (Koroppi) and sister (Pikki).

A white rabbit who wears a black jester hat with a pink skull printed on the front. She is a resident of Mariland and is described as tomboyish and tough. She views My Melody as her rival despite the former not holding any ill will towards her.

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (regularly- 2005, Onegai My Melody)

A chubby, white puppy born from a cloud. In his early years, he was often seen walking on all fours and speaking in babble due to being a baby. He currently resides in Cafe Cinnamon, which he was named after due to his tail resembling a cinnamon bun.

Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (regularly 2002-, Cinnamon The Movie, Sanrio Pokoapoko series )
  • Anthropomorphic Shift: In early merchandise up till mid 2007, Cinnamoroll used to be seen standing on all fours. This was phased out and Sanrio stuck with him walking on two legs.
  • Badass Adorable: Cinnamoroll is seen rescuing his cafe owner Anna in Cinnamon The Movie before she falls during the climax.
  • Blush Sticker: He has permanent pink blushing cheeks.
  • Breakout Character: Cinnamoroll started gaining popularity in Japan beginning in 2005 with the Fluffy Fluffy Cinnamoroll manga series. This led to Sanrio eventually creating the movie in 2007 Cinnamon The Movie. Between 2007 and 2008, Cinnamoroll was the second most popular Sanrio character next to Hello Kitty.
  • Cat Smile: His default expression, which is shared with his friends.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the early years of his existence, Cinnamoroll note  used to not be able to speak full sentences and could only bark and whimper. This is seen in very old flash shorts made between 2002 and 2003.
  • Ear Wings: Cinnamoroll is able to fly due to being born from a cloud.

A white dog with black floppy ears from Fuwa Fuwa Town. He loves to plays sports but is also very clumsy, resulting in him wearing bandages on his head.
Voiced by: Tabitha St. Germain (Pochacco 1994) Mika Kanai (Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Tiffany Grant (English, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Candice Moore (English, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends)
  • Lovable Jock: Loves to play basketball, soccer, and skateboarding.
  • The Klutz: Despite being athletic, he often trips.
  • No Mouth: Similar to Hello Kitty, he is given a mouth in some animated projects such as the 1994 direct-to-video series Pochacco and Hello Kitty's Animation Theater.

A chubby golden retriever who wears a brown beret on his head, making him resemble Japanese pudding. His family is owned by a human family and he currently resides in the younger sister's house. He enjoys collecting shoes and sleeping.
Voiced by: Saori Sugimoto (Hello Kitty's Animation Theater)

Dear Daniel
A white Japanese-bobtail cat who is Hello Kitty's childhood friend and boyfriend. His full name is Daniel Starr and he has lived in many different places due to his father's job as a photographer. He is described as being trendy and sensitive, and is a very good hip-hop dancer.
Voiced by: Gou Takahashi (Hello Kitty's Animation Theater), Chris Patton (English, Hello Kitty's Animation Theater)

Retsuko note
A red panda from Japan who works in accounting at her company. She is a timid woman who gets pushed around often at work and sings heavy metal in karaoke bars to relieve stress.

Voiced by: Kaolip (Aggressive Retsuko), Erica Mendez (English, Aggressive Retsuko)
Singing voice: Rarecho (Japanese), Jamison Boaz (English)

For a comprehensive list of tropes applying to Retsuko, see the Aggretsuko character page.

An extremely lazy egg.

Voiced by Junko Takeuchi
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Emphasis on the LAZY. On occasion, Gudetama has shown up the humans around it in activities ranging from a rhythm-based mobile game, to swatting a feisty mosquito. It also sometimes offers sagely advice (often of the depressing sort) that includes Lampshade Hanging with a dash of Only Sane Man (Egg?), usually when the humans around it are being shallow/foolish.
  • Moe Anthropomorphism: It's an egg.
  • Lazy Bum: Gudetama is always tired.
  • No Biological Sex: Because it's apparently an unhatched egg that could turn into just about anything. Spelled out in one episode when a farm worker sorting chickens according to sex comes across a whole separate partition just for Gudetamas!
  • Sloth: It's defined by its laziness.
  • The Eeyore: A more accurate translation of the "Gude" in its name apparently references the total lack of motivation brought about by depression. Yeah...
  • Terse Talker: Gudetama speaks slowly and in short sentences, owing to its lazy nature.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: A given, considering the character is, well, an egg, but Gudetama itself craves soy sauce, as it is a common condiment with Japanese raw egg rice.

A pair of demons named Berry and Cherry. The duo are best friends and live together in a haunted castle. They enjoy playing tricks on people at night and can transform into slightly more demonic forms.

Berry voiced by Kouki Miyata, Cherry voiced by Fujiko Takimoto

Mell (Wish Me Mell)
A white rabbit from France, who lives in Merci Hills. Mell is considered a bit of a scatterbrain, but nevertheless she has a kind and sincere heart. She also became an honorary staff member of Sanrio Puroland in 2014 and currently works in the post office.
  • Art Evolution: While Mell's appearance hasn't changed very much. Mell had a V shaped mouth in older material before changed to a regular smile with her mouth looking more curved.
  • Audience Participation: While Mell was announced by Sanrio in December 2010. She didn't make her first physical appearance until January 25, 2011. Sanrio actually encourage real life participation from social media to encourage her to come out of her house.
  • Gratuitous French: Due to being from France, she loves mixing in some French language into her sentences.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: While Mell is good friends with My Melody, she does get envious of her popularity when she's not around. One video from Puroland's Youtube channel shows her working at a store that features a pile of various Sanrio characters. Mell looks at a pile of My Melody stuffed animals and holds one of them in her arms. While doing this, she starts to feel a bit sad.
  • Hikikomori: She was originally this between December 27, 2010 and January 24, 2011.


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