Move over bear mascot Kumamon. For this weekend's Japanese opening of Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends), it's Hello Kitty who's the subject of the tie-in goods being sold in theaters.
Forget about the controversy over what Hello Kitty is or isn't for a moment, because she's got more important things to do. Sanrio's iconic mascot and her friends are zipping over to Nintendo 3DS later this year in Hello Kitty & Sanrio Friends 3D Racing. More after the jump.
If you’ve ever wanted to hear Avril Lavigne scream the word “kawaii” over and over to a deafening dubstep break, now's your big chance. The pop star has launched a full blown attack on Japan, and indeed the internet, via her new music video entitled “Hello Kitty”. Try and wrap your head around it after the jump.
Hello Kitty and her mecha will not actually be appearing in the upcoming PlayStation 3/Vita strategy RPG Super Robot Wars Z III: Time of Hell, but a April Foos' Day joke has some fun playing with the idea. Get a look after the jump.
The chogokin line of mecha figures and Hello Kitty both turn 40 in 2014, so the anniversaries are being celebrated together with a special Hello Kitty die-cast robot figure. Bandai has posted a new Mazinger spoof promo for the figure, narrated by Serina, an idol from SDN48's 1st Generation. Get a look after the jump.
Leading into the February 8th premiere of anime movie Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, the hero anime is teaming up with Sanrio for a line of plushies, clear files, key chains, tote bags, ear phone jacks, mirrors and pass cases with Hello Kitty as Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr. Get a look after the jump.
Hello Kitty teams up with pizza-lovin’ heroes on the half shell (aka the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) for a series of mash-up collaboration figures. YATTR JAPAN brings us info after the jump!
After hanging with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the latest stop on Lady Gaga's "artpop" Japan promotion tour saw the pop icon turn up in a tartan hula onesie something-or-other to auction off a special Hello Kitty doll to benifit those affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Get a look after the jump.
The chogokin line and Hello Kitty both turn 40 in 2014, so the anniversaries are being celebrated together with a special Hello Kitty die-cast robot figure. Get a look after the jump.
Remember when Revoltech was mostly mecha? Well, Katsuhisa Yamaguchi, sculptor on those figures has prepared a Hello Kitty for December release. Get a look after the jump.
Super Sonico was created by Nitroplus in 2007 to be the mascot for their yearly Nitro Super Sonico Music Festival, and since then has grown stuck around the Steins;Gate and Fate/zero maker to become something of a mascot. We just learned she's getting her own anime, and now she's getting a limited beer. And, of course, Hello Kitty is never one to be left out on a trend.
Last week marked a major event in Japanese history…and no, I don’t mean the announcement of the Tokyo Olympics… crazy Hello Kitty Color Contact Lenses went on sale! Find out how much cuteness your eyes can physically handle after the jump!
It's that time of the year again. Hello Kitty and company are preparing for their annual favorite character election. The Sanrio character goods legends will be giving speeches at a Nico Nico Kaigi event (April 27-28th) ahead of the poll's May 1st opening. The festivities have launched with a Endo Generation (a mixed gender troupe known for their Girls Generation covers) dance. Get a look after the jump.