Hello Kitty For Men Part II

There been a few times where Sanrio had ventured  into the men market. There was the 2007 Hello Kitty for men line in Japan. A few years back Sanrio produced the  Hello Kitty X Kiss and  Hello Kitty  X Street Fighter  in Men’s and Women’s  sizes.  Now, it look like  Hello Kitty  ready to pounce back into the market with the Hello Kitty Men Project.

From the Japanese site:

Message from Hello Kitty

kept you waiting your boy.

Everyone boy, Hello!

Is Kitty. Until now, I have got to love a lot of girls but you know, it was thought for a long time. And not just a girl, and  the need is also for  the boy. So, I am for the first time. To create a kitty for boys, HELLO KITTY MEN Project! The first  exhibition of T-shirt made ​​in conjunction with designer’s. Right, cool huh? In the future, to deliver more and more the shape of a new kitty. I been looking forward to. HELLO KITTY MEN Project Start!

(edited  bad Goggle translation)

I hope this time  Sanrio Sanrio sell the items in the US.

Of course Hello KItty has one more thing going for her: nobody thought in 2007, a show about ponies, for little girls, would appeal to grown men.


Hello Kitty is Not a Cat, So What!

The media making  a big  whoop de doo over the fact  Hello Kitty is not a cat but a perpetual little girl and British third grader.  This is something we fan knew  all the time. It true she is around nine year old but in other manifestations she is protruded as an adult   for example  Momobery and Playboy collaborations .  If one  wants to get  technical, she is a  anthropomorphic   cartoon little girl, a furry. That is how this member of the furry subculture  got into collecting  Hello Kitty items.

Hello Kitty Back in Space: Hitches a Ride on the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite

Hello Kitty is back in space orbiting on  Hodoyoshi-3 satellite as part of Hello Kitty 40th anniversary, Sanrio took part of the  Hodoyoshi-3 satellite by sending up a 4 cm Hello Kitty figure  with other cameras and experiments.   Already Sanrio has already released a picture on their Japanese website and  a series of videos.

A short  news story was released here, but I am a bit miffed why this has not gotten more attention, I guess it did not  have a young 12 year girl running the mission.

Ongoing is a contest by Sanrio to select  and broadcast ten  10 messages from fans aboard the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite. You can find information and the contest entry form here.

Sadly this a one way trip for the Hello Kitty figure, eventually the figure will deorbit  and bun up depending on the altitude of the satellite or spend years orbiting the earth.

A better news story  by Reuters