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San-X's most popular character, Rilakkuma


  • Afro Ken - A dog with a rainbow afro.
  • Berry Puppy - A cute white dog that really likes strawberries.
  • Buru Buru Dog - An extremely tiny, constantly trembling and weeping dog.
  • Cherry Berry - Two adorable rabbits with berries.
  • Flying Elephant - An elephant that can fly using a bubble that he blows from his nose, released in February 2003.
  • Harinezutan - A fashion-conscious hedgehog character.
  • Homekoro - A round, brown Pomeranian dog.
  • Jewel Cat - A pretty cat whose eyes are made of jewels and lives in a jewel box.
  • Iiwaken - A Shiba Inu (type of dog).
  • Kamonohashikamo - A platypus
  • Kawaii Collection - A collection of 7 rabbit characters, released in April 2010
  • Kyoo Usa - A rabbit
  • Kerori - (also called Tsuginohikerori) A frog that changes color according to its mood.
  • Kutusushita Nyanko - A black cat, wearing socks on his every leg.
  • Mamegoma - Miniture seals which enjoy eating soybeans
  • Mixed Cats - A group of cats drawn like watercolors originally created for use on stationery.
  • Momobuta - A pig with a head shaped like a peach, who enjoys karaoke and painting her nails.
  • Monokuro Boo - A black pig and a white pig. There is usually a bee buzzing around them, and the phrase "Simple is Best" or "Are you happy?"
  • Nakayoshi Net - A collection of happy animals.
  • Nemui Neko - A sleepy cat.
  • Nijinomukō - Another collection of happy animals, drawn in a more sketchy style.
  • Norucchi - A tiny, fluffy yellow cat, often seen with Kutsuitanyanko, but smaller.
  • Nyan Nyan Nyanko - Small, usually white kittens that imitate various items, most commonly food. They also appear as everyday items, such as toys, school supplies, or household necessities.
  • Pinny Mu - A woodland bear.
  • Rilakkuma - A brown bear who lives the house of an office lady (OL) named Kaoru.
  • Tarepanda (or Tare Panda) - A lazy panda.
  • Tohoho na Dog - A dog with a tire on his head.
  • Wan Wan Wanco - A collection of dogs, real dog photos with drawn backgrounds.


  • Amagurichan - A chestnut character. Amaguri (which translates as sweet chestnut) is a popular snack in Asia. Amagurichan is always energetic, and the phrases 'eat me' and 'peel my skin' are his favourites. He is happy but doesn't have a very patient character and runs away when people don't eat it quick enough. Chestnuts from Tienjin, which is Amagurichan's home, have natural sweetness and roast deliciously.
  • Cheese Family - A collection of cheese characters.
  • Ginshari-san - A little rice grain who is often found at the bottom of the rice bowl. It is believed that he is always found there, because he doesn't want to be eaten. By hiding in the bottom of the bowl, he gets to take a nap and avoid chopsticks.
  • Goringo - A yellow girl apple and a red boy apple.
  • Kogepan - A burnt red bean bread bun who lives in a bakery, trying to fit in and make friends with the other bread items. Happiness for him is always short-lived, so he has the tendency to get drunk on milk.
  • Mamepyon - A pea family.
  • Mikanbouya (or Mikan Bouya) - A tangerine who likes candy and dislikes cold weather.
  • Soreike Otamachan! - An onion character who is genuine but overly sentimental.
  • Tenshinchan - A dim sum character, released in September 2005
  • Tomato Boy - A red tomato-headed character with a mouth like that of a chicken beak
  • Tsurutsuru Ramenchan - A ramen character, released in July 2003
  • Yōguru-kun - A yogurt character, launched in May 2003.
  • Yunomichan - A Japanese tea character designed as a yunomi teacup, released in February 2002


  • Tissue-san - A box of tissues. His friends include a roll of toilet paper, a pair of pocket tissues and a box of ecologically friendly tissues made of 50% recycled paper.
  • Wanroom - A collection of household items with dog faces. Their slogan is "Let's enjoy Wanroom life!" Each Wanroom character has a name like Inusofa (a couch), Wano'clock (an alarm clock) and Sabowan (a cactus).


  • Atsugari-san - A spirit who hates the cold and loves hot dumplings. He's a fairy who is found at places where the temperature is over 30 degrees Celsius - like tea, hot food and such. He is also called "Hot Head". He operates in groups, and perspires 10 buckets of sweat per day. He's not of danger to mankind - although not of much use either. Atsugari-san is afraid of Samugari-san, who is his exact opposite.
  • Beer-chan- A 20-year-old beer fairy who enjoys beer.
  • Boku Tsucchii - A tsuchinoko character that loves shimeji mushrooms, released February 2002
  • Nagomimakuri - A friendly spirit who lives in clear waters and deep in the forest. It resembles a salamander but is still different in some ways. Her main features is her soft form and the way she moves around. It leads a lazy life in the nature and rolls here and there slowly.
  • Oyasumi Bakura - A tapir dream spirit who looks like a pillow.
  • Sabokappa - A kappa combined with a cactus. The toys come with small scented packets so they can be used as air fresheners.
  • Samugari-san - A spirit who loves the cold and is the antagonist of Atsugari-san. He's a faerie who is found at places where the temperature below zero and stays beside people who tell scary stories or boring jokes. He is also called "Cold Head" and is only seen when captured inside ice cubes. As soon as the ice melts he vanishes. He operates on his own. His weakness is that if his scarf (which is made from his hair) is removed, he'll catch a cold. His favorite food is jelly. Samugari-san dislikes Atsugari-san.