AKB48 Team Up With Hello Kitty

16 07 2011

AKB48 and Hello Kitty are collaborating on a series of products to be called “AKB48 x Hello Kitty”.

The initial batch of 12 items which will include memo pads, clear files and ringed notebooks will come in 3 variations (Team A, K and B). As you’ve seen from the picture above, Hello Kitty will sport the AKB team letter on the top of her ribbon.

The items will be available at  Sanrio World Ginza, Shinjuku Gift Gate, and Ikebukuro Gift Gate from early August but you’ll be able to get them earlier than that at Sanrio Puroland from July 26th where there’ll be an event launch at the theme park. Several AKB48 members are expected to turn up (no names announced yet) at the event titled “AKB48 meets Hello Kitty”. I think this is a shrewd business move by AKB management to get the very popular Hello Kitty franchise to team up with Japan’s hottest idol group. An opportunity to attract more young fans.



3 responses

16 07 2011
Asuka Inverse

Do want do want do want do want *.*

22 09 2011

you can buy these from Private Import Japan.

17 07 2011

That’s cool. Funny thing is Hello Kitty will collaborate with anyone. True, HK worked with visual kei bands and others.

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