Meet the San-X characters: Mofutans Mochi Bunnies

This year we met the fun Mofutans Mochi bunnies for the first time. There are quite a few of the cute rabbits; let’s get to know them better:

Mofutans Mochi rabbits are fluffy little bunnies that are extremely stretchy. They are as stretchy as the Japanese dessert Mochi and also as sticky as Mochi, because when they touch each other, they stick together. This happens quite a lot because they like to play and bite each other. If they are not playing together, they comb their super soft fur. Each Mofutans character is inspired by real rabbit breeds. So who is in the Mofutans familiy?

blue Mofutans Mochi rabbits 3-pocket A4 file folder

blue Mofutans Mochi rabbits 3-pocket A4 file folder

Mofutans

Mofutans is a white rabbit and the main character of the Mofutans family. He is very, very stretchy and a lot of times you will see him stretched super long because his friends were pulling him. He has long ears that almost hang on the ground. When he feels good his ears go up.

Japanese pink San-X Mofutans Mochi rabbits Note Pad

Japanese pink San-X Mofutans Mochi rabbits Note Pad

Tomotan

The grey rabbit Tomotan is Mofutans closest friends. Indeed they are so close that you will see Tomotan biting on Mofutans a lot. It looks like Tomotan is eating rice cake, but he is just gently nagging on his friend.

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

funny Mofutans small grey mochi bunny San-X plushie

Potechi

The brown rabbit Potechi has the same color like potato chips. He is quite a naughty bunny, but also very popular among all the other rabbits.

light brown Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

light brown Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Chamu Chamu

Chamu Chamu has grey ears and a lot of fur. He is so furry that you can’t even see his legs. He loves to eat and always puts way too much food in his mouth.

cream-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

cream-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Norimaki

Norimaki has dark grey/black marks and looks like he’s wearing a mask. He is always sleepy.

white-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

white-grey Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Angorajisan

This ball of fur is the the elderly rabbit Angorajisan. He is really old but also very wise.

white elderly Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

white elderly Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Ikimonogakari

The small pink rabbit is very tiny. Nobody knows what rabbit breed he is, it is an unknown type. This makes him very special. He easily makes friends with all the other rabbits.

pink mini Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

pink mini Mofutans mochi rabbit plush toy by San-X from Japan

Cute interactive Sanrio character timeline

If you’re a fan or not you probably know Hello Kitty. But do you know any other characters from Sanrio? Sanrio released a super cute interactive timeline where you can see which characters were created between 1970 and today. Hello Kitty is the star of the timeline and walks you through it using different vehicles in each decade. When you click on the characters you get a short bio.

It’s so interesting to see what character was born at what time. Did you know that Hello Kitty, My Melody and Little Twin Stars were all created in the 1970s? But Hello Kitty’s boyfriend Dear Daniel was not developed until 20 years later.

Sanrio released a super cute character timeline on their website

Sanrio released a super cute character timeline on their website

It all starts in 1970 and Hello Kitty walks you through it

It all starts in 1970 and Hello Kitty walks you through it

My Melody and Little Twin Stars were created in the 1970s - just like Hello Kitty

My Melody and Little Twin Stars were created in the 1970s – just like Hello Kitty

Whenever there is a change of decades, Hello Kitty changed her vehicle

Whenever there is a change of decades, Hello Kitty changes her vehicle

So many cute characters that we haven't seen before

So many cute characters that we haven’t seen before

Badtz-Maru and Chococat were developed in the 1990s

Badtz-Maru and Chococat were developed in the 1990s

Charmmykitty is one of the youngest characters, released bewtween 2000 and 2010

Charmmykitty is one of the youngest characters, released between 2000 and 2010

Hello Kitty's superhero alter-ego Ichigoman is the latest character development up to this point

Hello Kitty’s superhero alter-ego Ichigoman is the latest character development up to this point

Clicking on the character provides you with a short bio

Clicking on the character provides you with a short bio

Meet the San-X characters: Zombbit zombie rabbits

The funny Zombbit zombie bunnies were released by San-X in 2013 and therefore are the youngest members of the San-X family.

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

Zombbits are cute rabbits that somehow became zombies. The living dead bunnies are very hungry and will try to bite anything. They make the gnawing sound “gajigaji” all the time and are super slow. Once they bite another bunny it is infected too and will become a zombie. Let’s get to know them a bit better:

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

Nonbi

The cute turquoise rabbit is still a baby. His appearance didn’t change that much after he became a Zombbit. Nonbi doesn’t seem to have any ears.

pink Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Somii plush charm San-X

pink Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Somii plush charm San-X

Somii

The hot pink Somii is always at Nonbi’s side. So is he his pet? Nobody knows. He looks a bit like a cloud because he appears to be trembling.

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dots glitter pencil Japan

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dots glitter pencil Japan

Zombbits

There are lots of different Zombbit rabbits. They are always in a group and gnaw on something – quite frequently on each other. When they see Nonbi they run after him.

striped Zombbit zombie rabbits A4 plastic file folder

striped Zombbit zombie rabbits A4 plastic file folder

Joshii

Joshii looks a bit like a pig, but she is a female bunny. She is Nonbi’s classmate and accidentally became a Zombbit. She wears quite a bit of make up which is a bit messy now.

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

GG

The school bus driver GG really doesn’t look a lot different as a zombie than he did before. But now flies are always hiding in his mouth.

black Zombbit zombie rabbit Nonbi Note Pad sticker

black Zombbit zombie rabbit Nonbi Note Pad sticker

Hamii & Salamii

Hamii and Salamii are twin brothers and sisters who live near Nonbi. They are always together.

Meet the San-X characters: Toromi

Today we meet Toromi, a funny French bulldog girl puppy, who became a member of the San-X family in 2012. Her name literally means “thick” because she looks and feels like Mochi – the typical Japanese rice cake dessert. Toromi is known for her slow and slightly stupid movements, but her clumsiness is super cute. Even though she is slow, she is super curious and changes position all the time. Her little pink teddy bear is her favourite toy. She loves to eat mochi, sweets and all kinds of soft food.

Isn’t she adorable?

pink Toromi bulldog dog A4 plastic file folder

pink Toromi bulldog dog A4 plastic file folder

funny Toromi French bulldog dog eraser

funny Toromi French bulldog dog eraser

colourful Toromi Bulldog glitter pencil white dog

colourful Toromi Bulldog glitter pencil white dog

Meet the San-X characters: Chocopa

San-X most popular bear character is definitely Rilakkuma. But there is another little bear fella in the San-X family who deserves your attention: Chocopa!

pink Chocopa panda bear chocolate A4 plastic file folder

pink Chocopa panda bear chocolate A4 plastic file folder

Chocopa

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate. The kawaii baby panda Chocopa has a sweet tooth, because he wants to eat chocolate all the time. But one day a change happened when he took a bite of his favourite milk chocolate. Just like the chocolate bar he suddenly became all brown. Just when he drinks milk he becomes a panda bear again.

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Nuts

The cute orange squirrel Nuts is Chocopa’s friend. The cute rodent wears brown glasses and looks very smart. He loves to sit on Chocopa’s head and often takes photos of him.

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

Meet the San-X characters: Piggy Girl

San-X has so many different kawaii characters, it’s really fun to introduce them all. Today it gets really girly, because little piglet Piggy Girl is the star of the moment.

Piggy Girl pig tea rabbit cake mini Note Pad San-X

Piggy Girl pig tea rabbit cake mini Note Pad San-X

The kawaii Piggy Girl animals love make-up, fashion and shopping. They all have a sweet tooth and enjoy a good afternoon tea with some delicious cake and fresh strawberries.

Piggy Girl pig cake strawberry towel from Japan

Piggy Girl pig cake strawberry towel from Japan

Piggy Girl

Just like a girl the kawaii piglet Piggy loves girly things like shopping, doing her nails and trying on make-up. She loves perfume and collects ribbons which are all over her room. She always wears a ribbon on her tail. Her charming point is her nose which is a tiny bit short. The soles of her feet are heart-shaped and so are her shoes. Piggy Girl’s favorite accessory is her sparkling rhinestone tiara, but sometimes she also wears flowers in her hair instead.

Piggy Girl rabbit plush charm white rabbit strawberry

Piggy Girl rabbit plush charm white rabbit strawberry

Rabby

The cute little white rabbit is Piggy Girl’s fashionable friend. They love to go shopping together, gossip and hang out for afternoon tea.

cute mini Memo Pad Piggy Girl pig with perfume

cute mini Memo Pad Piggy Girl pig with perfume

Mabby

The cute blue mouse never leaves Piggy Girl’s side. She always ties the ribbon on Piggy’s tail.

Meet the San-X characters: Sumikkogurashi

The cute Sumikkogurashi characters are one of the youngest members of the San-X family, but they are already super popular. Time to introduce some of the characters a bit more detailed.

Sumikkogurashi piled animals in corner mini Note Pad

Sumikkogurashi piled animals in corner mini Note Pad

Literally Sumikkogurashi means ‘Corner Living’. All the cute little characters are super shy which is why they like to hide in the corner where they feel safe. They can be seen as a reflection of Japanese society, as many Japanese people can be very shy, so being in the corner of a place makes them feel more comfortable, because they get a feeling of security.

The Sumikkogurashi family consists of many different characters. They all have their own personalities with different reasons why they like to hide in corners.

Sumikkogurashi polar bear figurine finger puppet from Japan

Sumikkogurashi polar bear figurine finger puppet from Japan

Shirokuma

The shy white bear hates the cold. But he lived in the north, so he decided to run away from his chilly home. He used the cloth Furoshiki to tie up his belongings when he ran away. He is afraid of strangers and only feels comfortable when he can have a cup of hot tea in the corner.

kawaii green Sumikkogurashi penguin plush pouch wallet

kawaii green Sumikkogurashi penguin plush pouch wallet

Penguin?

The green penguin is so cute, but he seems to have lots of issues with his identity. He even puts a question mark behind his name and used to wear a plate on his head that made him look like a ‘Kappa’ (water spirits from Japanese folklore). He really has no confidence and questions himself.

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg beige cat

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg beige cat

Neko
The beige cat is super shy and really loves to hide in the corner. It’s just the best place for her to sharpen her claws by scratching the corners or sofas.

Tonkatsu cutlet Sumikkogurashi A4 plastic file folder

Tonkatsu cutlet Sumikkogurashi A4 plastic file folder

Tonkatsu
The kawaii pork cutlet Tonkatsu is very greasy and oily. He actually consists of 99% fat, which is why he is left behind on the plate. His pink nose is 1% meat. He loves to hide behind the soy sauce bottle on the table.

mini Sumikkogurashi bubble tea plush toy San-X Japan

mini Sumikkogurashi bubble tea plush toy San-X Japan

Tapioca
The cute colorful Tapioca are the bubbles from the popular Taiwanese bubble tea drink. They are left behind when the tea is finished, because most people don’t eat all the bubbles. There are always a couple of bubbles together as several ones are left over.

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg green seaweed

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg green seaweed

Zassou
The cute green seaweed is left behind as decoration on the plate. He is very cheerful and has a positive attitude. His dream is to be part of a pretty flower bouquet made by a florist.

San-X Notepad drawing book Sumikkogurashi stacked animals

San-X Notepad drawing book Sumikkogurashi stacked animals

Hokori
The happy little grey dust ball is super light and sometimes flies through the air. But he can be found in the corner or under the sofa as well.

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg white polar bear

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg white polar bear

Furoshiki
The pink wrapping cloth Furoshiki was used by polar bear Shirokuma when he ran away from the north. He is a are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth.

Meet the San-X characters: Kutusita Nyanko

“Meow” is the sound of today’s San-X character. Kawaii cat Kutusita Nyanko and his little furry friends are now the stars of our blog series.

Kutusita Nyanko cat in basket A4 plastic file folder

Kutusita Nyanko cat in basket A4 plastic file folder

Kutusita Nyanko

The small black cat Kutusita Nyanko wears white socks on every paw and looks super adorable. His real name is “Bon Chan”. He lives with a human called “Papa” and loves him very much. But Papa has to work all day long to be able to buy cat food for his cats. Kutusita Nyanko loves music, especially the piano and the violin. Strawberries and sweets are some of his favourite foods. He loves to spend time outside where he plays with his cat friends.

black fluffy Kutusita Nyanko cat wallet coin case San-X

black fluffy Kutusita Nyanko cat wallet coin case San-X

sticker set 4pcs Kutusita Nyanko cat strawberry

sticker set 4pcs Kutusita Nyanko cat strawberry

black Kutusita Nyanko cat with backpack plush toy

black Kutusita Nyanko cat with backpack plush toy

Burme
Burme is a small brown cat that is living with Kutusita Nyanko. It is very shy but has a big heart. Burme totally enjoys playing with Kutusita Nyanko.

brown mini Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy San-X Japan

brown mini Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy San-X Japan

kawaii brown Kutusita Nyanko cat with collar plush toy

kawaii brown Kutusita Nyanko cat with collar plush toy

Norwecci
The small fluffy cat has milktea colored fur. Norwecci is very happy that Kutusita Nyanko took it home, where it now lives with the other cats.

Kutusita Nyanko plush toy beige cat with tail

Kutusita Nyanko plush toy beige cat with tail

 cute Kutusita Nyanko cat sticker London

cute Kutusita Nyanko cat sticker London

Russie
Silver-grey cat Russie
is a good friend of Kutusita Nyanko. He belongs to a friend of Papa and comes to visit whenever the two humans meet. Russie is friendly and polite to everyone.

cuddly grey Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy

cuddly grey Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat heart

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat heart

Meet the San-X characters: Sentimental Circus

Meet the cute Sentimental Circus characters

Meet the cute Sentimental Circus characters

Sentimental Circus is the second most popular character from the San-X family after Rilakkuma. We also carry more than 400 different Sentimental Circus products in our shop and get new ones frequently. Time to get to know the different circus animals a bit better.

pink Sentimental Circus diamonds animals towel from Japan

pink Sentimental Circus diamonds animals towel from Japan

The Sentimental Circus animals are abandoned toys. They gathered from the streets or the corners of the children rooms where they were left and awake every night after the whole town has fallen asleep. Then they start their circus show and every character has a great act to perform. Here are some of the cute fellas:

Shappo

Sentimental Circus rabbit suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Sentimental Circus rabbit suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Rabbit Shappo is the ringmaster of the circus and the main character of the Sentimental Circus crew. He always wears a small top hat which has needles, thread and magic props hidden inside. He is very good at fancywork and tries to dress well. He has a thing for capes.

Mouton

super big Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

super big Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

The turquoise elephant Mouton is very easygoing, but when the curtain goes up he gets very active and starts his acrobatics act. He is great at balancing balls.

Rio

Sentimental Circus white lion plush cellphone charm

Sentimental Circus white lion plush cellphone charm

White lion Rio is the biggest plush in the circus. His crest is actually detachable. His circus act is jumping through a hoop.

Mr. Bear

big Sentimental Circus Mr.Bear plushie circus

big Sentimental Circus Mr.Bear plushie circus

The cute bear Mr. Bear is a toy made of tin plate. He is the artistic cycling performer always running gleefully.

Kuro

Sentimental Circus Kuro diamonds mini Note Pad

Sentimental Circus Kuro diamonds mini Note Pad

The black cat Kuro looks a bit like an owl. He is the performer of the rolling globe.

Toto

 mini Sentimental Circus dog Toto plush toy San-X Japan

mini Sentimental Circus dog Toto plush toy San-X Japan

Toto is Shappo’s closest companion. He is made of remnants and very sensitive. He shows a very impressive juggling act.

Sneak Peek: New Zombbet characters by San-X

When we received the latest San-X catalog we spotted those funny new fellas: Zombbet zombie animals. San-X will release their new characters this fall and already introduced the first items like those adorable plush toys. The cute un-dead bunnies and other animals look super funny, especially the bunny with the bitten off ear. We don’t really know much about their story yet, but will keep you updated as soon as we learn more. We will also get lots of items with these characters for our shop as soon as they are released. What do you think about the Zombbet animals?

Sneak Peek: Those are the new Zombbet characters by San-X

Sneak Peek: Those are the new Zombbet characters by San-X

These are some of the different characters, don' they look funny?

These are some of the different characters, don’ they look funny?

These are some of the Zombbet plush animals that will be available

These are some of the Zombbet plush animals that will be available

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