The votes are in! Fans cast some 4,399,291 votes in the 2017 Sanrio Character Ranking - a contest that measures the popularity of some 100 Sanrio mascot characters - and the #1 spot this year went to Cinnamoroll with a total of 656,154 votes. Other top contenders include:
Pompompurin, 2nd place with 473,249 votes. Pompompurin took the #1 spot for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016.
My Melody, 3rd place with 338,849 votes.
Hello Kitty (pictured on the right), 4th place with 273,576 votes. Her twin sister, Mimmy (pictured on the left), apparently gets to skate along on Hello's popularity as well.
Gudetama, 5th place with 239,254 votes.
Little Twin Stars, 6th place with 237,462 votes.
YOSHIKITTY, 7th place with 197,328 votes.
KIRIMI chan., 8th place with 158,269 votes.
SHOW BY ROCK!!, 9th place with 147,183 votes.
Pochacco, 10th place with 127,971 votes. (Not to be confused with Super Pochaco. That's an entirely different type of mascot character.)
For the complete top 100 results of the 2017 Sanrio Character Ranking, please check out the official English language results page here.
Official Sanrio Character Ranking home page (English version)
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