Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

May 26, 2017

Donors to Sanrio crowdfunding get right to 'date' Hello Kitty

Sanrio Entertainment has said it will offer the right to “date” its popular character Hello Kitty to people who donate ¥100,000 each through crowdfunding for a summer festival to be held at the firm’s Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tama, Tokyo.Contributors to the online ...

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Feb 18, 2017

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of the beloved children’s character Miffy the white rabbit, has died at age 89.The author, who penned 124 picture books during a career that spanned six decades, died in his sleep late Thursday in his hometown of ...

Time to watch out for those kids

| Feb 20, 2016

Time to watch out for those kids

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Get ready to answer the cat phone Aimed at kids — or even adults who love all things kawaii (cute) — the Hello Kitty Figurine KT-01 smartphone, created by Japanese startup Ola, is just as the name suggests: a cute palm-sized figurine that flips ...

Hello Kitty parking lot opens in Tokyo's Asakusa district

/ Jan 29, 2016

Hello Kitty parking lot opens in Tokyo's Asakusa district

Character goods maker Sanrio Co. and Mitsui Fudosan Realty Co. have opened a car-parking space featuring Hello Kitty, the beloved kitten character, in Tokyo’s Asakusa district.As Hello Kitty is also popular outside Japan, the car-parking lot near the Kaminarimon entrance gate of Sensoji, a ...

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says site's security fixed

/ Dec 23, 2015

Hello Kitty owner Sanrio says site's security fixed

The company that owns the Hello Kitty brand said it has fixed a security leak in an online fan site for the character that compromised the personal information of 3.3 million users.Sanrio Co.’s digital arm said Tuesday that it “corrected” a security vulnerability on ...

Jul 2, 2015

Sanrio plans to release Hello Kitty movie in 2019

Character goods business Sanrio Co. said Thursday it aims to globally release a film featuring its famed Hello Kitty character as early as 2019 through a wholly owned subsidiary it set up in the United States.With the project cost expected to total ¥20 billion ...

Dempagumi.inc mew-ves into the world of Hello Kitty

Jun 8, 2015

Dempagumi.inc mew-ves into the world of Hello Kitty

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Anti-itch cream and Hello Kitty may seem like an unlikely pairing, but these days it seems that cat can sell anything. This time, however, she has enlisted Akihabara-based idol group Dempagumi.inc to help.The group, PokeMuhi Motta Dempagumi.inc to Hello Kitty (Dempagumi.inc that has Pocket ...