We are now 9 months into this incredibly unpredictable year, but thankfully we still have SoKawaii arriving at our doorsteps each month with no hassle. This month’s theme is “Too Kawaii For School”, with perfect timing as schools and colleges have just started to reopen again. The items inside are there to help you as you prepare to go back for another year of education, featuring some products from Sailor Moon, Sanrio and Pokemon!
SoKawaii is a company based in Japan, home of practically everything kawaii (the Japanese word for cute). They create monthly subscription boxes, jam packed with 100% licensed products from brands such as Hello Kitty, Pokémon, Sanrio, Studio Ghibli and more. The items range from plushies to Gachapon, little figures, stationary, lifestyle, kitchenware and more. The staff at SoKawaii handpicks 6 to 8 cute & useful items exclusive to Japan, pack them up in a very decorative box and send it straight to your doorstep. You can also check out their Instagram for even more info and insights into what is currently trending in Japanese arcades and stores. As well as sneak peeks into what they could be including in next month’s box. They also listen to what you would like to be included in future boxes, by asking across their social media. So make sure to have your opinions heard over on their social media posts. https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
The largest item we have this month and is no doubt the one you will spot the second you open your box, is this Cinnamoroll Sakura bag from Sanrio. This large plush handbag is fairly practical as it has a decent size pocket inside which will be able to fit your phone and perhaps a few pens or a small wallet. It will be even more practical for students as a pillow they can get some sleep on whilst waiting around in college after a session the night before. This is sure to be a very sought after bag come RAG or Freshers week. The only downside is that its’ white, which will make it almost impossible to keep clean whilst travelling.
Our next two items are also from Sanrio, so let’s begin with our guaranteed Kuromi pouch. This is actually the first Kuromi item I have been lucky enough to receive ever since I started my subscription in April 2019. With this pouch you could use it for a number of things, from carrying make-up to toiletries, stationary or even some coins. It’ll no doubt serve some purpose.
Our third item features My Melody, who is Kuromi’s rival within Sanrio. We get a pair of Magnet clips in the shape of My Melody’s head which are ideal to use both on the fridge or on a magnet memo board. The other suggestions given on the packaging include using it as a money clip or as a bookmark. They are useful for holding notes on the fridge, especially those that include those all important exam dates and holidays!
Moving on, we now have our Pokémon item. Which was the already announced Pikachu mug from the Pokémon Girly Collection. This white ceramic mug thankfully arrived in one piece, although short in stature it will still be more than capable of getting that much needed coffee into you each morning. As well as those well deserved hot chocolates as we get closer and closer to the Christmas season. Best to wash this by hand though, as it may be difficult to locate a similar one if it ends up broken.
We are now onto our final two items, both of which belong in the stationary section. First up we have a Sailor Moon Crystal pen from Dr. Grip. This 0.5mm mechanical pencil is stunning, with two shades of pink on the outside, the inner design showcases both Sailor Moon and Chibi Moon together. Seeing as it’s a mechanical pencil, it should be possible to find refills fairly easily so you can keep using this pen for years to come! It is definitely a must have item for your studies this year!
Following that we have a clear file from Sumikko Gurashi. This item was available in six designs, compared to the other items in this box are all guaranteed in every crate! Now I’m not a massive fan of clear files, but I can see their uses. The design really comes to life as soon as you put a sheet of paper in there. Perfect if you end up getting handouts during class and don’t want to have them get all mixed up in your bag. Although a normal poly pocket would do the same job, it certainly wouldn’t be as cute as this clear file!
And there we have it folks, that is the end of the September SoKawaii box review. How did ye find it? Pleasant I hope! This month feels like all the focus was mostly on the plush bag and cup. I’m hoping that next month we might get a better variety of items. I honestly don’t think my shelves could take another cup being added. Let me know in the comments below or on our social media, which item was your favorite and if you have subscribed to SoKawaii as well! Would love to hear from you all.
So here is the price breakdown of the box each month and the savings you can get. At the moment, SoKawaii are shipping their boxes via DHL as Japan Post is still not allowing worldwide postage from Japan. So that’s why at the moment, I have 6 months of Nihon Box stuck in a warehouse in Tokyo. Fingers crossed I can actually get them at some point this year! Thankfully this hasn’t been the case for SoKawaii, which is a blessing! Whether you subscribe month to month, or for their 3, 6 or even 12 month package options – there are savings to be had.
1 MONTH – $35.00/€31.77mo
3 MONTHS – $33.50/€30.40mo
6 MONTHS – $32.00/€29.04mo
12 MONTHS – $31.50/€28.59mo
Better yet, here is a 10% discount code that you can use on your first box!
Now if you liked everything you saw in this review of September’s box, rest assured that the items are different every month. Each box has 6 to 8 items included and a few of them will be revealed online through SoKawaiis’ social media as the weeks go by. October’s box theme is “Halloween Masquerade”, which will feature goods fromStudio Ghibli, Sanrio and Magical Doremi, with a few of the products included already announced across their social media.