Sanrio likes to join forces with different franchises to bring some cuteness to them, and they announced their second partnership with the hit series My Hero Academia. With each of their items, they will put a My Hero Academia character with a Sanrio character.
Here is how the characters are teamed up, in both this collab and the last one:
Deku and Pochacco
Bakugo and Bad Badtz-Maru
Uraraka and My Melody
Iida and Cinnamoroll
Todoroki and Tuxedo Sam
Tsuyu and Kero Keroppi
Kirishima and We Are Dinosaurs
All Might and Hello Kitty
Aizawa and Chococat
Hawks and Ahiru no Pekkle
Endeavor and Pompompurin
Shigaraki and Gudetama
Dabi and Hangyodon
Himiko and Kuromi
Twice and Osaru no Monkichi
Now let’s take a look at the cute items! Do any of them strike your fancy?
These are available for pre-order on the Asobi Factory online shop. That lasts until June 1. Starting July 8, they will become available at stores in Japan, including Tokyu Hands.
VIZ Media publishes the original manga series in English. It gave this description of the first volume:
“Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…”
The anime adaptation is available to watch on Crunchyroll, and the anime’s sixth season is being made right now. The fifth season concluded in November of last year.
What do you think of the My Hero Academia and Sanrio collection? Do you have a favorite example of a Sanrio collaboration?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin. She is also the author of its upcoming sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.