Good Bye HKO
The last time I was able to log on to Hello Kitty On line was August 2017. All attempts to contact Sanrio Digital to get a status on Hello Kitty Online remains unanswered; therefore, I must conclude the rumors are true that Hello Kitty Online has ended and the servers taken down.
My own adventure started with the Beta on 2008 and the Founders Beta. While Sanrio aimed the game at young female demographic, I could not help noticing the positive reviews and interest from male gamers. The game had potential to be a hit. I believe Sanrio mismanaged the distribution and promotion of Hello Kitty Online and squandered an opportunity.
I know I am late to the game, but I want to wish Kitty and Mimmy White a very happy birthday. Normally I would go on Hello Kitty Online, but it has been reported that the service has ended and the servers been taken down. The slow decline of Hello Kitty Online deserves a separate blog post.
Happy Birthday to Mimmy and Kitty White
Two weeks ago I was interviewed by Saumeh and Marty of the Small Gift Big Story podcast. The pos cast is about us fans of Sanrio and Hello Kitty and our love and stories. I am very honored to be interview them and gave them free run of my blogs for pictures of the cons I took Hello Kitty and Chococat . The podcast is now up on soundcoud and Itunes.
The sound suffers because I use my phone and I talk to fast. I discuss my motivation and love of Hello Kitty influenced by both my time in Japan and my involvement in the Furry Fandom. I hope I represented the fandom well.
Saumeh and Marty are neat people and Hello Kitty fans the been interviewed by a major paper covering Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/kitty-festival-marks-character-40th-birthday-article-1.1989289
It is a honor to be interviewed by both of you.