Date a Boy Who Loves Sanrio With the Sanrio Boys Smartphone Game
posted on by Karen Ressler
Sanrio announced on Tuesday that it will release a romance game based on its "Sanrio Boys" (Sanrio Danshi) project. The iOS and Android game, titled Sanrio Danshi ~Watashi, Koi o, Shirimashita.~, invites players to date their favorite Sanrio-loving boy.
The player character has five eligible boyfriends and can reach two types of endings. She can also bond with her beau over their shared love of Sanrio characters — with couple-coordinated outfits and rooms.
The game will launch this fall. The website is running a campaign where everyone who preregisters will get in-game gifts.
The Sanrio Boys, as the name indicates, are a group of high school boys with a soft spot for Sanrio characters; they bond over their shared interest and feel less ashamed of their love of cuteness.
The cast includes:
Takuya Eguchi (Haikyu!!'s Yūji Terushima, My Love Story!!'s Takeo Gōda) as Kōta Hasegawa, a high school boy who loves Pom Pom Purin
Sōma Saitō (Dance with Devils' Rem Kaginuki, Rokka: Braves of Six Flowers' Adlet Myer) as Yū Mizuno, who loves My Melody
Jun Oosuka (Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu's Ogawa) as Shunsuke Yoshino, who loves Hello Kitty
Hiroyuki Kagura (Bungo Stray Dogs' Kenji Miyazawa) as Ryō Nishimiya, who loves Little Twin Stars
Yūma Uchida (King of Prism's Yū Suzuno, Gundam Build Fighters Try's Yūma Kōsaka) as Seiichiro Minamoto, who loves Cinnamoroll
Two manga series inspired by the project were announced in January. Mai Andō launched the fist series on MangaOne app in April. The manga includes four total chapters. A different manga adaptation by Mai Andō launched in Shogakukan's Sho-Comi magazine in June.