Event: Hello Kitty’s secret garden café opens in London

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Hello Kitty, perhaps the most widely recognised kawaii character, created by Yuko Yamaguchi as one of Sanrio’s mascot menagerie, now has her first café in Europe open for business from this week. Pink iced cakes and strawberries abound in the basement of the Soho bakery Cutter & Squidge, who have crafted their interiors to look like […]

News: Hello Kitty becomes a sweet superhero in Ichigoman web manga

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The alter-ego of Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, the superhero Ichigoman, will be piloting mecha, teaming up with aliens and conquering the monsters born from humanity’s wicked hearts in her new Comip! webcomic. Hello Kitty’s original designer Yuko Yamaguchi is also the creator of Ichigoman, who first appeared in a 2011 exhibition of her work, and she […]