Fans from around the world voted to support Yoshikitty in the 2018 Sanrio Character Awards, which went on for one month, starting on Thursday, May 10th, with results announced on July 1st. In total, 465,907 votes were cast in favor of Yoshikitty, who is the only Sanrio character modeled after an existing person.
Yoshikitty has appeared in the Character Awards for four consecutive years starting in 2015, and has grown in popularity in that time through its battles with other characters in the rankings, including beating the ever-popular Hello Kitty in this year’s voting. Boosted by YOSHIKI’s and X JAPAN’s international popularity, Yoshikitty placed in the top 3 in seven out of eleven countries officially represented, in competition with the top 100 Sanrio characters.
First Place – China, Italy, Germany, France
Second Place – South Korea, Brazil
Third Place – Great Britain
The 33rd Sanrio Character Awards (2018)
Voting period: May 10th, 2018 to June 11th, 2018
Presentation of results: July 1st, 2018 – Location: Sanrio Puroland
Total votes cast: 4,840,060
Rankings (Top 10):
1. Cinamoroll 520,224 votes
2. Pom Pom Purin 500,188 votes
★ 3. Yoshikitty 465,907 votes
4. Hello Kitty 327,245 votes
5. My Melody 297,335 votes
6. Pochacco 261,395 votes
7. Little Twin Stars 254,408 votes
8. Kudetama 219,792 votes
9. SHOW BY ROCK!! 139,775 votes
10. Kuromi 126,827 votes
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