Takuya Eguchi, Sōma Saitō Join Sanrio Boys Project
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Sanrio's bishōnen mascots that love Sanrio mascots are one step closer to a potential anime, game, or idol unit. Five popular voice actors signed on to bring the characters of Sanrio Danshi (Sanrio Boys) to life in a mini-drama on YouTube ahead of the Sho-Comi manga adaptation that launches next month.
The cast includes:
Takuya Eguchi (Haikyu!!'s Yūji Terushima, My Love Story!!'s Takeo Gōda) as Kōta Hasegawa, a high school boy that loves Pom Pom Purin.
Sōma Saitō (Dance with Devils' Rem Kaginuki, Rokka: Braves of Six Flowers' Adlet Myer) as Yū Mizuno, he loves My Melody
Jun Oosuka (Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu's Ogawa) as Shunsuke Yoshino, he loves Hello Kitty
Hiroyuki Kagura (Bungo Stray Dogs' Kenji Miyazawa) as Ryō Nishimiya, he loves Little Twin Stars
Yūma Uchida (King of prism's Yū Suzuno, Gundam Build Fighters Try's Yūma Kōsaka) as Seiichiro Minamoto, he loves Cinnamoroll
The project's premise follows Kōta Hasegawa, a high school boy that loves the yellow Pom Pom Purin dog. By mere coincidence, he ends up attending the same school as Yū Mizuno, a boy who likes the bunny My Melody. Yū tells Kōta that there's nothing to be ashamed of for liking Sanrio's cute characters. Together, Kōta, Yū, Shunsuke Yoshino, Ryō Nishimiya, and Seiichiro Minamoto learn to accept their love of the characters instead of feeling embarrassed.
Mai Andō launched her version of the manga on the Manga ONE app on last month. The manga includes four total chapters.