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Who is Hello Kitty?

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on 7 March 2014

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Transcript of Who is Hello Kitty?

Hello Kitty's Background
Her Personal Information?
-Her height is described as five apples.
-Also her weight as three apples. She is portrayed as a bright and kind hearted girl, and is very close to he twin sister Mimmy.
-She is good at baking cookies and loves her mom's homemade apple pie.
-Also she likes to collect cute things and her favorite subjects in school are english, music, and art.
Any Friends?
Dear Daniel
-Described as Hello Kitty's childhood friend.
-His character profile describes him born in London on May 3 with the real name, Daniel Starr.
-He had traveled with his parents and was away from Hello Kitty.
-He is portrayed as fashionable and sensitive, good at dancing and playing the piano.
-He has a interest in playing photography and dreams to be a celebrity.
Full Name: Kitty White
First Appearance: 1974
Last Appearance: Present
Created By: Yuko Shimizu

Hello Kitty is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio. She was first designed by Yuko Shimizu and is portrayed as a female white Japanese Bobtail cat with a red bow.
Any Family?
Mom; Mary
-Described as a good cook and loves house work.

Dad; George
-Described as dependable, humorous but also absent-minded.

Siblings; Sister Mimmy
-Described as shy and very girly-interested in sewing and dreaming of marriage. While Hello Kitty wears a bow on her left hear, Mimmy wears one on the right and Hello Kitty wears red, Mimmy wears yellow.

Grandma; Margret
-Described as liking to sew.

Grandpa; Anthony
-Described as liking to tell stories.
Any Pets?
Where did Hello Kitty First Come Out?
Hello Kitty first came out on a little vinyl coin purse. It was introduced in Japan in 1974 and Hello Kitty was introduced to the USA in 1976. the character is a staple of the Kawaii.
Where Did Hello Kitty Go From After The Purse?
-Hello Kitty originally aimed at pre-adolescent females.
-Hello Kitty's market has broadened to include adult consumers. She can be found on a variety of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and high-end consumer products.
-Several Hello Kitty TV series, targeted towards young children, have been produced.
-Hello Kitty is also the main character at the two Japanese Sanrio theme parks, Harmonyland and the indoor Sanrio Puroland.
Where is the Character From?
-Hello Kitty is originally Japanese. -Hello Kitty refers to the group of related characters while the main character herself as Kitty White or as Kitty Chan.
-According to the official profile, she was born in the suburbs of London, England on November 1.
Who Is Hello Kitty?
Charmmy Kitty
-Described as Hello Kitty's Persian cat.

-Described as a hamster Dear Daniel gave her.
Hello Kitty's History
Where Did They Come Up With The Name?
-Shimizu got the name Kitty from Lewis Carroll's, Through The Looking-Glass, where in a scene early in the book Alice plays with a cat she called Kitty.
-Sanrio's motto is "social communication" and Tsuji wanted the brand name of the cat to reflect on that.
-He first considered "Hi Kitty" before settling on "Hello" for the greeting.
-Spokespeople for Sanrio have said that Hello Kitty doesn't have a mouth because they want people to "project their feelings onto the character" and "be happy or sad together with Hello Kitty." Another explanation, Sanrio has given for her lack of a mouth is that she "speaks from the heart."
-She's Sanrio's ambassador to the world and isn't bound to any particular language". Representatives for Sanrio have said they see Hello Kitty as a symbol of friendship, and they hope she will encourage friendship between people across the world.
-There has been some suggestion that Hello Kitty has its origins in Maneki Neko, and that the name Hello Kitty itself is a back-translation of Maneki Neko, which means beckoning cat in English.
Who Is Hello Kitty Voiced By?
Hello Kitty is voiced by the following:
-In 1962 Shintaro Tsuji, founder of Sanrio, began selling rubber sandals with flowers painted on them.
-Tsuji noticed the profits had gained by adding cute designs to sandals and hired cartoonist to design cute characters for his merchandise.
-The company produced a line of character merchandise around gift giving occasions.
-Hello Kitty was designed by Yuko Shimizu and was added to the lineup of early Sanrio characters in 1974.
-Sanrio decided to make Hello Kitty British because at the time foreign countries, in particular Britain, were trendy in Japan.
-Sanrio already had a number of characters set in the US and thy wanted Hello Kitty to be different.
-Hello Kitty sold well immediately after the launch in 1974. Sanrio's sales increased seven times up until they slumped temporarily in 1978.
-A new series with Hello Kitty in different themed designs are released regularly, following current trends.
-Yuko Yamaguchi, the main designer for most of Hello Kitty's history, has said she is inspired by fashion, movies, and TV in creating new designs.
-Hello Kitty was originally marketed to young girls only but in the 1990's the target market for Hello Kitty was broadened to include teens and adults as a retro band. Marketed to those who couldn't get Hello Kitty items as a child or who fondly remembers the items they had, Sanrio began selling items such as Hello Kitty purses, laptops, etc. -The 1994-1996 Face series was more designed to be a more mature appeal.
-According to Sanrio, in 1999, Hello Kitty appeared on 12,000 different products yearly and by 2008, Hello Kitty was responsible for almost half of Sanrio's $1 billion revenue and there were over 50,000 different Hello Kitty branded products in more than 60 countries.
-In the beginning of 2007, following trends in Japan, Sanrio began to use darker designs for Hello Kitty with more black and less pink, and pulling away from the Kawaii style.
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