A link from George leads to Gen Kanai weblog: Hello Kitty, the interview which leads to Hello Kitty - The Remarkable Story. . . but the URL for the last link is HelloKittyTheBook.com, hence the title.
This website provides an introduction into the wonderful world of Kitty based on our research writing Hello Kitty: The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon. We’ve included an interview with Hello Kitty’s chief designer, Yuko Yamaguchi, and will add others in the future. There are also links to some hilarious satirical sites.
Hilarity is in the eye of the beholder, of course.
From the Gen Kanai link up there:
- Sanrio has over 425 characters other than Kitty-chan
- 22,000 Hello Kitty products are on the market at any time.
- Hello Kitty has a twin sister, "Minnie" (sp?) who has the bow in her hair on the other side.
And at some point I'll add something about Minnie being the evil mirror-universe Hello Kitty, and about how she'd have a beard if either of them had mouths, but just can't work up the energy now. Sorry.
Somewhere, there are people who have all 425+ characters' names, birth dates and blood types memorized.
I expect the warbloggers would say those people have no lives, but, y'know, pot, kettle, black. And the Sanrio fans might actually be intelligent, and have interesting things to say.
Why yes, I am still bitter about the fucking tourists. Oh, and naming no names? The sneering/scoffing/smirking shit?
Not on my site. I'd ask you to Grow the Fuck Up, but I'm getting tired of repeating that, so next time around we'll just go for the comment deletion and possible IP banning, ok? Thanks, you're a peach.
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