Japanese Name: トマトリちゃん
Literal Translation: Little Tomato Birda
Released: April 2002
Original Japanese: WWW
"Tomato" and "tori" form Tomatorichan. His charming points are his wee little beak and round and cute eyes!! The fun world with his friends which he treats like little bothers such as "Puchitomatori" and "Hiyocorn" unfolds! Fashionable Italian color and bright red body are signs! Find them in shops!
「トマト」と「鳥」でトマトリちゃん。 ちっちゃなくちばしとつぶらな瞳がチャームポイント！！ 弟分の”プチトマトリ”や”ヒヨコーン”たちと楽しい世界をくり広げるよ！ おしゃれなイタリアンカラーと真っ赤な体が目印だよ！ お店で見つけてね！
Japanese people love Italian food and the Italian food in Japan is actually quite accurate in taste and price! For some reason Tomatorichan reminds me of Saizeyriya... It's a chain restaurant in Japan serving Italian food for around $3! We need this place in the US.... it's pretty healthy, too!
Anyway, back to our new character friend Tomatorichan. Apparently there is a green version which no one has seen! Looks like it's hidden away in some of the memo pads. Cute!
Tomatorichan is often featured with omuraisu (オムライス). Omuraisu is a popular dish in Japan which consists of an omelette with ketchup rice inside and a squirt of ketchup on top. Omuraisu is garnished with parsley leaves. Read more about Omuraisu here: Omuraisu (aka omurice or omu rice, Japanese rice omelette).
The Puchitomatori brothers like to have fun with the parsley and put it on their head! How cute!
May 4, 2012 - Thank you to everyone who has been visiting. I plan to update weekly now so be sure to check back every Monday for a new crazy cute character! Requests are very welcome and so far Mamegoma, Rilakkuma, and Nyan Nyan Nyanko have been requested and are in the process.... please be patient as there is a lot of information about them! Please keep spreading the word about the cuteness of San-X!!!