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Hello Kitty Shinkansen To Arrive On June 30, Interior Unveiled

Remember the Hello Kitty-themed Shinkansen? Well, the latest words are, it will be departing starting June 30, 2018. Back in March, we only get a glimpse of the exterior, which kind leaves fans high and dry, but last week, JR West (West Japan Railway Co.) has unveiled what the mouthless cat-themed bullet train’s interior will look like. As reported previously, not the entire train’s interior will be Hello Kitty-themed. A great relief for those who have distaste for kawaii stuff. Continue reading Hello Kitty Shinkansen To Arrive On June 30, Interior Unveiled

JR West Shinkansen Will Sport Hello Kitty Design For This Summer

There is no secret that the mouthless kitty, Hello Kitty, is huge in Japan. Notwithstanding its status as a cartoon character, the pop culture icon has been seen in places outside of cartoon series and prints. Her appearance ranges from hotel to video game to even tires, and now, it is set to appear on Japan’s fastest land transportation system, the Shinkansen, AKA the bullet train, specifically, on the trains plying West Japan Railway Co. (JR West)’s Sanyo Shinkansen Line that connects Osaka and Fukuoka. Altogether, eight 500-series cars will be getting the Kitty treatment. Continue reading JR West Shinkansen Will Sport Hello Kitty Design For This Summer

In Japan, Hello Kitty And Other Artsy Decorated Manhole Cover Are A Thing

There is nothing particularly proud to say about sewers that are part of modern city’s sanitary system, the sewerage system. While so, it is a indispensable part of our lives which we largely ignore. It is being ignored about every country, except one: Japan. Apparently, some Japan’s sewer covers, AKA manhole covers, are decorated with lively and colorful art, including pop culture icon Hello Kitty. Yup. Ms. Kitty is everywhere, now even on the very unglamorous manhole cover. Continue reading In Japan, Hello Kitty And Other Artsy Decorated Manhole Cover Are A Thing

You Can Now Roll On Hello Kitty Tires, Thanks To A Sanrio And Nexen Collab

When I first came across the Hello Kitty-themed tires, my immediate thought was, the Smart fortwo in Hello Kitty wrap could use these tires. After all, if you want to complete the look, why not go all the way? I mean, if you could wrap your tires, you probably would, but since you can’t, this collaboration between Korea-based Nexen Tire and Sanrio Inc. could be your best bet for the complete mouthless kitty cat-themed automobile. Wait, is she a cat? Never mind… Anyways, the tires are real and so are Kitty’s compatriot, Cinnamoroll-themed tires. Yup. There’s not one, but two Sanrio characters put onto Nexen’s tires. Two! Don’t you just love options? Continue reading You Can Now Roll On Hello Kitty Tires, Thanks To A Sanrio And Nexen Collab

Hello Kitty Join Forces With PAC-MAN For Mobile Game and Merchandises

If you are a huge fan of the mouth-less Japanese cartoon character Hello Kitty and also happen to love the classic arcade game, PAC-MAN, well then, Sanrio, Inc. and Bandai Namco has some good news for you. The two Japanese companies has announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the super adorable pop icon and the first video game hero will come together for what we thought was an unlikely collaboration. For starter, the PAC-MAN mobile game will get a limited time Hello Kitty themed update, available from now through to August 19 on Google Play and Apple App Store. Continue reading Hello Kitty Join Forces With PAC-MAN For Mobile Game and Merchandises

Meitu Is Selling Sailor Moon-Themed M8 With ‘Moon Stick’ Selfie Stick

You probably won’t turned into a girly middle-school Japanese student with a magical cat that bestowed her with the power to save the world under the alter-ego Sailor Moon with the Meitu Sailor Moon Pretty Warrior Edition M8 smartphone, but you sure can look the part and best of all, still make calls, text, and a bunch of other stuff a smartphone does these days. And oh, yes, and take selfie like a Sailor Moon pro should with the Sailor Moon-themed selfie stick. Continue reading Meitu Is Selling Sailor Moon-Themed M8 With ‘Moon Stick’ Selfie Stick

Travel: Keio Plaza Hotel in Japan Collaborates with Sanrio to Offer Hello Kitty-themed Guest Rooms

what are the odds that readers of this blog are frequent visitors to Japan and loves Hello Kitty? we really don’t know. however, in case you are, then you might be thrilled that starting November 1st, 2014 Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo and Keio Plaza Hotel Tama will be offering Hello Kitty-themed guest rooms to keep your inner child happy. dubbed Hello Kitty Rooms, Keio Plaza Hotel collaborates with Sanrio Company to introduce two types of Hello Kitty Rooms: “Kitty Town” and “Princess Kitty”. November 1st marks the 40th year since the birth of the mouthless cartoon character and there is no better way then to pay homage to this kitty-that-is-not-actually-a-kitty-but-still-sort-of-a-kitty character with rooms decorated after it. yes. we call it ‘it’. Continue reading Travel: Keio Plaza Hotel in Japan Collaborates with Sanrio to Offer Hello Kitty-themed Guest Rooms

Smart announced Hello Kitty wraps for Smart Fortwo

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smart USA has partnered Sanrio Inc., better known for the global pop icon Hello Kitty, to offer multiple car wraps for the smart fortwo cars. the car wraps are  in the lovable Hello Kitty designs… why am i not surprised? available in three full body designs, each with a selection of color schemes. the wraps are available under the ‘smart Expressions‘ program, which was launch in July. Sanrio Inc. celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. Continue reading Smart announced Hello Kitty wraps for Smart Fortwo