Gundam vs. Hello Kitty Collaboration Releases Final Promotional Video
The Gundam vs. Hello Kitty project began in April 2019, with Gundam recently being announced as the winner between the two. The two franchises have now come together to announce a new project for 2020 entitled “Gundam x Hello Kitty Love & Peace.”
The project sees Hello Kitty and Gundam looking past their differences to instead pray for a world with peace and no war. It will go on to collaborate with various shops and creators.
The third and final promotional video for the project entitled “Love & Peace” was released on YouTube, following on from the first two episodes which collectively have over 2 million views. Check it out below.
Fans can expect a whole new batch of merchandise to come with the following new cute designs which combine the worlds of Gundam and Hello Kitty.
Speaking about the latest in the project, Amuro from Gundam commented: “We had our showdown in 2019. We have the support of all of you and have been able to come to an understanding with Hello Kitty. We have numerous things planned for 2020 which we are putting our all into with Hello Kitty, so please be sure to keep watching over us.”
Hello Kitty said: “I competed in 2019, and thanks to everyone who supported me, I have been able to win over Amuro and we now understand each other. We’re working well together. We have lots in store for you to enjoy, so look forward to it.”
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Gundam Robot Facility with Giant Moving Gundam Robot Opens in Yokohama
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA has successfully created a giant 18-metre-tall moving gundam robot which can be seen on the outside of the facility – a legendary dream made into reality. The facility opened on December 19, 2020 and will remain open for a limited time only.
The facility is split into two areas: The GUNDAM-DOCK and the GUNDAM-LAB. The GUNDAM-DOCK is for the storage and maintenance of the giant robot whereas the GUNDAM LAB is an exhibition space where you can learn about gundam robots and understand how they are built. Visitors can enter the GUNDAM-DOCK TOWER located on the GUNDAM-DOCK to witness the incredible moving body and head of the giant up close from a 15-18 metre height on the special viewing deck.
Gundam is a much-loved franchise by the Japanese and foreigners alike. This is a great chance to witness Japan’s latest breathtaking technology in person.
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA
Location: Yamashitafuto, Yokohama,
Open: December 19, 2020 – March 31, 2022
Running: 10:00 – 21:00 (Last Entries: 20:00)
Adults: ¥1,650 (13 years and above)
Children: 7-12 years: ¥1,100
*For more information, please visit the official website.
Access: 7-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line)
Yokohama BAYSIDE BLUE Bus: 3-minute walk from Yamashitafuto Bus Stop
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Official Website: https://gundam-factory.net/
Couture Brooch Collaborates With Hello Kitty To Release Adorable Bags, Pouches and More
14.December.2020 | FASHION
Ladies fashion brand Couture Brooch collaborated with Sanrio’s most popular character Hello Kitty to release a new line of adorable fashion items which were released on December 11, 2010.
The new line includes a total of six different items with original designs by Couture Brooch including bags, pouches and smartphone cases. All items in the series feature Hello Kitty’s signature ribbon motif. This is the perfect port of call when looking for a Christmas present for someone who loves cute designs. The ribbon afro Hello Kitty image is an original collaboration design and cannot be purchased anywhere else.
The collaboration items were released on Couture Brooch’s official website on December 11. From December 16, the items will be available in shops across Japan and at selected Sanrio shops.
Make the most of a kawaii ribbon look with these adorable Hello Kitty collaboration items.
Couture Brooch × Hello Kitty
Available online from December 11, 2020
Available in shops across Japan from December 16, 2020
Couture Brooch Official Website: https://store.world.co.jp/s/brand/couturebrooch/
Sanrio’s My Melody, Pompompurin, and Little Twin Stars Keep Your Face Masks Safe
10.December.2020 | FASHION
Sanrio released pre-sales of its new Sanrio Characters Mask Bags for face masks via the online shop Asunarosha on Wednesday (December 9).
Following the success of the Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll face mask bags released in September, all of which sold out, Sanrio is adding new designs into the mix. The bags are washable and allow you to carry your mask around conveniently and hygienically.
My Melody, Pompompurin, Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala) | ¥700 Each (Before Tax)
The new designs include the popular characters My Melody, Pompompurin, and Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala).
Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll | ¥700 Each (Before Tax)
Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll are also making a return so fans can pick from 5 different designs.
Sanrio Puroland is also releasing a cute collection of face mask and mask cases on December 18.
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Sanrio Characters Mask Bags
Pre-Sales: December 9, 2020
General Release: Early January 2021
Pre-Sale Purchase: https://asunaro.shop-pro.jp/?mode=cate&cbid=2500723&csid=17
Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Winter Doughnuts to be Served at Floresta
06.December.2020 | FOOD
Floresta Nature Doughnuts, a doughnut cafe that hand-makes doughnuts using organic ingredients, is baking up Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel doughnuts this Christmas from December 11 to 25. They will be served in-store at be available to order online in Japan.
Floresta Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel Christmas Doughnuts | ¥450 Each (Before Tax)
Both ring-shaped doughnuts are covered in a chocolate coating with Dear Daniel’s made with organic matcha and Hello Kitty’s with strawberry powder made from strawberries grown in Japan. The doughnuts are dusted with organic coconut flakes to look like snow and are decorated with the Star of Bethlehem.
These two doughnuts are naturally sweet and are the perfect kawaii treat to indulge in for this year’s Christmas in Japan.
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Hello Kitty Turns Into Pixelated Figurine in Collaboration With Adam Lister
13.November.2020 | FASHION
Isetan has teamed up with New York-based artist Adam Lister to release an official Hello Kitty figurine which hit the company’s online store on Wednesday (November 11). It is also available to buy internationally via Adam Lister’s online shop.
SPECIAL PRODUCT DESIGN & MEDICOM TOY
Adam Lister x HELLO KITTY (18cm Tall) | ¥18,700 (Tax Included)
The toy was made in collaboration with creative design company SPECIAL PRODUCT TOYS and MEDICOM TOY.
Adam Lister brings his signature pixelated style
Adam Lister is a New York-based visual artist whose work consists of geometric interpretations of iconic imagery and pop culture references. He breaks down classic images to their most elemental forms by combining the deconstructed and minimal aesthetic of pixelated graphics with the transparency of watercolour paint and the flatness of acrylic paint.
Lister’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the world and he has also collaborated with streetwear brands, athletic companies, and other artists.
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Adam Lister x HELLO KITTY
Release: November 11, 2020
Available internationally via Adam Lister’s online shop: https://adam-lister-gallery.myshopify.com/collections/new
Isetan Official Website: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/product/900000000000000001535865.html
Canon to Release Special Hello Kitty iNSPiC Mobile Printer
01.November.2020 | FASHION
Canon Marketing Japan has announced the release of a special Hello Kitty model of its iNSPiC PV-123 pocket-sized mini printer.
The iNSPiC PV-123 is a mini printer designed for the smartphone generation that lets users print photos instantly. Canon’s new model is made in collaboration with Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty.
Not only does the printer itself feature a cute Hello Kitty design, it also lets users print special Hello Kitty themed frames and stamps using the Canon Mini Print app. These are available until October 31, 2021 for the Hello Kitty model only.
The iNSPiC PV-123 HELLO KITTY is the perfect companion for mobile printing, making it super easy to print your memories wherever you are.
iNSPiC PV-123 HELLO KITTY
Release Date: Mid-November 2020
iNSPiC PV-123 HELLO KITTY Special Site: https://cweb.canon.jp/inspic/special/pv-123/hello-kitty/index.html
Hello Kitty Double Wall Glasses by GOODGLAS Are Perfect For Dessert Servings
25.October.2020 | FASHION
Japanese glass company GOODGLAS re-released the red versions of its Hello Kitty double wall glasses on Friday after they sold out in just two months when they first went on sale on July 20.
Handmade Hello Kitty Double Wall Glass
Hello Kitty Double Wall Glass (Red) | ¥3,600 (Before Tax)
Glass products at GOODGLAS are all handmade and use the traditional glass blowing method.
Not just cute but practical too
Limited Edition Blue Colour
The glasses can be used for beverages too. Winter is on the horizon, so this is the perfect vessel to sip a cosy hot drink from.
Enjoy a tea break at home with Hello Kitty
When you pour either your hot or cold drink into the glass, Hello Kitty’s face stands out even more—and depending on the beverage you pour inside, you can create different looks.
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Hello Kitty Double Wall Glass Red
Re-released: October 23, 2020
GOODGLAS Japan Official Website: https://www.r-kj.com/
Sanrio Themed Cafe Celebrates Characters’ Monthly Magazine ‘Ichigo Shimbun’
23.October.2020 | FOOD
Sanrio is once again collaborating with the EGG & SPUMA cafe located on the 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine EST to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Ichigo Shimbun, a monthly magazine published by Sanrio which includes information about the latest character merchandise, the Sanrio Character Awards, and more. The limited-time cafe will run from November 1, 2020 to late January 2021.
Sanrio fans can expect a very special menu line-up of food, drinks, and desserts based on their favourite characters from the Sanrio roster.
There will in fact be two different menus served on separate occasions. The first menu will welcome a soufflé omelette topped with a potato salad Pochacco while the second will see an adorably pink My Melody cream stew.
There will also be an incredibly cute two-tiered afternoon tea set with desserts and savoury items.
For drinks, there is a Hello Kitty strawberry milk, Cinnamoroll milk, and milk caramel pudding Pompompurin.
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And everyone who orders from the collaborative menu will receive one of eight possible coasters as thanks for visiting.
Ichigo Shimbun 45th Anniversary CAFE
Location: EGG & SPUMA, Shinjuku Lumine EST Floor 8F, 3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
Running: November 1, 2020 – Late January 2021
Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Last Orders)
Official Website: http://salt-group.jp/shop/egg-spuma/
Lipton Tea Announces Hello Kitty Collaboration With Cute Yellow Label Designs
20.October.2020 | FOOD
Tea brand Lipton has announced its first-ever collaboration with popular Sanrio character Hello Kitty to release limited-edition designs of its Yellow Label tea in Japan. The tea will hit shelves in Japan this December.
Join Hello Kitty for a cup of tea with her first ever tie-up with Lipton, a company that has been sipped for 130 years. Hello Kitty is donning a cute teacup hat, a design made exclusively for this collaboration, which features on the packaging as well as the teabag packs.
The packs will be sold at major supermarkets and elsewhere in Japan this winter from December. And to celebrate Tea Day in Japan, as well as Hello Kitty’s Birthday—both of which fall on November 1—select items in this new tea range will be released early at the end of this month at Sanrio.
Lipton Japan will also post the first chapter of an original 4-panel Hello Kitty comic on its Twitter page in early November. The cute comic will be centred on Hello Kitty enjoying her cup of tea.
Lipton Yellow Label Hello Kitty Design (25 Bags)
Lipton Yellow Label Hello Kitty Design (50 Bags)
Lipton Japan Official Website: http://www.lipton.jp/
Hello Kitty Collaborates With Japanese Ramen Restaurant Kourakuen
29.September.2020 | FOOD
Kourakuen Holdings Corporation launched a collaboration campaign together with Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty on September 26 which is set to run to October 25.
Hello Kitty takes over Kourakuen
For the duration of the collaboration, the Roppongi and Dogenzaka branches of Kourakuen will be decorated in all things Hello Kitty
Free folder with child meal sets
A free and exclusive A4 size folder will be given to all who order the children’s meal set. This is available at select branches only and the folders are limited in stock.
Kourakuen original merchandise
Kourakuen x Hello Kitty Soy Sauce Plate | ¥200 (Tax Included)
Kourakuen x Hello Kitty Folder | ¥100 (Tax Included)
A special line-up of original and exclusive merchandise will also be sold at all Kourakuen branches including soy sauce plates, folders, and more.
Kourakuen Official Website: https://www.rakuten.co.jp/kourakuen-hd/
Sanrio’s Cute Face Mask Bags Keep Your Mask Safe With Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll
11.September.2020 | FASHION
Pre-sales for Sanrio’s new face mask bags opened on Wednesday (September 9) on Asunarosha’s online shop. There are two bag designs, one with Hello Kitty and another with Cinnamoroll.
Hello Kitty Face Mask Bag ¥700 (Before Tax) / Cinnamoroll Face Mask Bag ¥700 (Before Tax)
Now you can store your masks safely and hygienically wherever you go and make it look cute.
The bags are made from TPU plastic and combines the strength of plastic with the lightweightness of silicone, so your mask won’t get dusty and even if the bag gets wet or dirty, the face mask stays safe and in tact.
The bags also take on an adorable rainbow colour when the light hits them, adding a bit of fun to the face mask routine.
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Hello Kitty Face Mask Bag / Cinnamoroll Face Mask Bag
Pre-Sales: September 9, 2020
Shipping: From September 14, 2020
Sanrio Puroland Announces New Mewkledreamy Live Show
08.September.2020 | SPOT
Sanrio Puroland is giving Mewkledreamy (Mew) her very first show this autumn titled “Mewkledreamy March ~Atsumare☆Dreamy Mate” which will begin showing from October 16, 2020.
Mew made her debut at Sanrio Puroland in January 2018. This will be the first show she has ever participated in. Like the anime series named after her, the performance will feature an original story that will pull the audience into a mysterious and wonderful world. She will be joined by her friends Peko and Suu who have never made an appearance at Sanrio Puroland before.
Dreamy☆Set | ¥1,500
Miracle♡ Heart Light | ¥1,500
The show will include a dance scene that encourages audience participation. Park guests can get their hands on the Dreamy☆Set which includes a headband and cute colour as well as the Miracle♡ Heart Light to make their time watching the show even more fun. These will be released at Sanrio Puroland and their online shop on September 11.
Rope Purse | ¥1,320
Mewkledreamy Mewchan’s Twinkling Chesse & Korokke Curry | ¥1,400
As well as the show, Mewkledreamy will have her own exclusive merchandise, food dishes, and more for fans of the cute and fluffy pink kitten.
Mew, Peko, and Suu were born on top of the clouds of the Miracle Dreamy Kingdom, and each holds a mysterious power. See them come together for the first time at Sanrio Puroland this autumn. Oh, and Hello Kitty will be in the show too!
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Mewkledreamy March ~Atsumare☆Dreamy Mate
(Japanese Title: ミュークルドリーミーマーチ～集まれ☆ドリーミーメイト～ )
Running: October 16, 2020 until an indefinite date
Location: Sanrio Puroland Floor 1F entertainment hall
Participating Characters: Mew, Peko, Suu, Hello Kitty
Official Website: https://www.puroland.jp/liveshow/mewkledreamy_march/