Which character represents Japan? According to a multiple answer poll of 500 Japanese people, the first choice was Doraemon with 186 votes, followed by Pikachu (160 votes), Mario (145), Anpanman (116) and Hello Kitty (112). Read the full results here.
Hello Kitty is famous for being cute. Godzilla is not. What happens when Sanrio has a crack at Japan’s most famous monster? This.
This is Masao Gunji. For the past 35 years, he has been collecting Hello Kitty stuff. He has amused the largest collection of its kind.
This morning, I helped my kid put on a Hello Kitty shirt before she went to school. Then I sat down and watched the debut of the latest cutie pie mascot from that character’s creators. She needs a hug in the worst way.
As reported earlier, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared at the 2016 Rio Olympics’ closing ceremony as Mario. But that wasn’t the only Japanese pop culture cameo.
You know what I love about massively multiplayer online role-playing games? Losing myself in the fiction of a fantasy world. You know what completely ruins that feeling? The MMORPG equivalent of licensed Happy Meal toys.
A database for the Hello Kitty community sanriotown.com containing 3.3 million accounts has been discovered online in an apparent breach.
It’s official. Your school’s cafeteria sucks.
Since Hello Kitty is put on just about anything, a Hello Kitty New Nintendo 3DS was only a matter of time.
It’s August, which is not Halloween. It’s summer. But that won’t stop the marketing machine from unveiling products like this: A Child’s Play themed Hello Kitty plush toy.
This August, Hello Kitty wants you to think about peace.
According to Sanrio, this is the first Hello Kitty restaurant of its kind in the whole word.
Oh, the lengths we go to be beautiful—not frightening. Beautiful.
Have you been drooling over those Hello Kitty Cafe food pics from Japan? I have (and I've also been trying to come up with ways to turn all my food into cartoon characters). Well, there's good news if you can't afford a trip overseas and you happen to live in California.
And, if coffee isn't your thing, you can always eat Hello Kitty food.
Oh boy, here we go again.
Today, our own Brian Ashcraft posted this very excellent, complicated rebuttal to the reports that Hello Kitty is not a cat . In it he cites numerous examples, gives complicated, detailed analysis of the language involved and even calls Sanrio to get the lowdown. He is also still wrong.
Earlier today, numerous websites reported that Hello Kitty is not a cat. That's not only an oversimplification, it's also not quite true. Hello Kitty is a feline—just an anthropomorphic one, Sanrio told Kotaku.