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

 

Something be amiss in the kingdom of Sanrio?

It depends on  How  you cook the number

http://tinyurl.com/o4w2y8b

“Okay, we have a question for you. How many of you personally know someone who’s fallen under the spell of Sanrio? We’re guessing, quite a lot. The sheer number of characters the company has come up with during its 54-year history is truly amazing, not to mention the immense appeal and popularity some of these characters enjoy across the world. Even if you’re not a passionate fan, if you have even a remote fondness for anything kawaii, then you’re bound to have a favorite Sanrio character, which is why Sanrio has a popularity poll for its characters each year, called the Sanrio Character Ranking.”
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Exeter woman says £50,000 Hello Kitty collection stops her finding love

Exeter woman says £50,000 Hello Kitty collection stops her finding love
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There even a video news story on it

She has more than 4000 items. I hope she paid cash. of course this impedes her her love life As guys object to her collection to which sahe give them them  shove off. Ah if I was only younger. My suggestion to her is look at other geek fandom like Anime and Furry.

P.S We have the same Giant Hello Kitty plush.