Sanrio, the people behind of Japan’s most successful character franchises like Hello Kitty and My Melody, have started a new digital character creation service called Chanrio Maker.

Chanrio Maker allows you to build and customize a cute 2D avatar in the style of Chanrio, a character unique to Sanrio Puroland, Sanrio’s theme park in Tama New Town, a Tokyo suburb.

chanrio maker sanrio character avatar generator website

You can start from scratch with the Chanrio templates or with photos. After choosing a gender and a name, you then begin editing your avatar via the generator.

chanrio maker sanrio character avatar generator website

Many of the options have several pages of choices, with a colorful array of accessories, costumes and other extras.

Once you are done, you can download your character as png file. The name is displayed with a “-chanrio” suffix.

chanrio maker sanrio character avatar generator website

chanrio maker sanrio character avatar generator website

There are certain branded Sanrio digital items that can also be added on the generator platform, but you ned a password to unlock them. You have to go to Sanrio Puroland to find the hidden passwords — a neat tactic that connects the online project with Sanrio’s off-line services as a promo perfectly timed for the summer. You can also get a Chanrio Card printed with your personal avatar, giving you perks and discounts at Puroland.

The service only launched on July 10th and it has already been used by over 2 million people.

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4 Comments

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    yuni September 10, 2015

    aku pengen bikin yuni-chanrio kok ga bisa ya?

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    beni komara September 20, 2015

    Good

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    Mayttena October 10, 2015
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    Ruthie October 29, 2015

    It there a page that shows a tutorial or translation in English.
    Thank you