Focus on: Animation Movie Trailers

Find out the latest with Hello Kitty and her friends – in animation!

Animation Movie Trailers

There are four videos featuring your favorite Sanrio characters that SanrioTown members can watch:

Hello Kitty Animated TV Series: Catch a sneak peek of the anticipated “Hello Kitty and Friends” 3-D animation.

Hello Kitty Mission Rescue: Hello Kitty is on Xbox! Watch Hello Kitty or her other friends save the world from an alien invasion. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love to help them out too!

Hello Kitty and Color: Watch a cute music video with Hello Kitty, her family, and her friends dancing to a fun tune!

The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends: They’re sports buffs too! Watch the gang have fun and play soccer.

You can view all these once you’ve logged in to your SanrioTown account. If you don’t have one, register for free now and enjoy these and other fun features!

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Chow Sang Sang Presents Hello Kitty “Around The World” Collection – Connect the World with Peace and Love

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Hello Kitty dresses up in 12 different costumes to connect the world
The cute bow-adorning Hello Kitty has always been a symbol of friendship and happiness, connecting the globe. Chow Sang Sang is now sending Hello Kitty around the world in a hot-air balloon, spreading the message of love to new friends along the way, and bringing smiles to kids and adults alike all over.

To celebrate this auspicious event, Chow Sang Sang is launching the Hello Kitty “Around The World” Pure Gold Collection featuring figurines and pendants of Hello Kitty in different national costumes. Ranging from an I ♥ HK mini T-shirt, a Japanese Kimono, a Dutch Dress, an Egyptian Warrior Outfit to Tahiti Hula Skirt, each design is equally unique and specially designed by Chow Sang Sang, bringing elements of culture and style to the friendship ambassador in a journey to connect the world with love.

The Significant “Around The World” Journey for Hello Kitty
To create the new Hello Kitty Collection, Chow Sang Sang worked closely with Sanrio from concept development to product design. To further celebrate the launch of this exciting collection, each purchase of any six of the Hello Kitty “Around The World” pure gold pendants entitles customers to a special packaging with Hello Kitty’s signature from Chow Sang Sang.

Hello Kitty pendants and figurines in United Kingdom, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Egypt, United States and Tahitian costumes are now available at Chow Sang Sang, while the four Asian editions will be released mid-September.

For further enquiries, please contact http://www.chowsangsang.com/.

Hello Kitty “Around The World” Journey
Saying farewell to her friends and already missing her mother’s apple pie, Hello Kitty was ready to venture into new horizons, meeting new friends and spreading the message of love along the way. With her passport, T-shirts, and luggage ready, Hello Kitty began her fantastic adventure as an ambassador of love and friendship.

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Asian Beginnings
Throughout the journey, Hello Kitty met numerous interesting and inspiring new friends.

Hello Kitty put on the I ♥ HK mini T-shirt and said goodbye to Dear Daniel. Departing Hong Kong, Hello Kitty began her journey around the world and aspired to spread the “I Love Hong Kong” message to all corners of the world.

The first stop of the journey was China. To experience the rich Chinese heritage in style, Hello Kitty put on a traditional Chinese cotton-wadded jacket filled with delicate embroidery. Even as she was impressed with the hospitality, Hello Kitty proceeded to Japan and Korea, two of her favorite countries. In Japan, Hello Kitty changed into a traditional Japanese kimono, and admiring the beauty of Sakura blossoms in Kyoto. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, classic architecture and a pink sea of Sakura blossoms, Hello Kitty adorned her hair with cute Sakura accessories.

Although the scenery was beautiful, Hello Kitty had to proceed with the journey. Moving to Korea, the last stop in Asia, Hello Kitty was inspired by the rich culture and changed into a Korean hanbok, and playfully posing with the classic Korean fan.

European Romance
Leaving Asia, Hello Kitty stepped on a train and embarked on a romantic journey through Europe. United Kingdom is indeed a familiar country for Hello Kitty as it was where she was born. In a classic British “Sherlock Holmes”-inspired outfit, Hello Kitty browsed the flea market and looked through her magnifying glass to hunt for hidden treasures. With a “Choo choo!,” the train brought Hello Kitty to the Netherlands. Amidst the scenic backdrop of windmills and tulips, Hello Kitty put on wooden clogs and a Dutch hat to create a picture perfect moment.

Having thoroughly enjoyed touring around the different countries and sightseeing, Hello Kitty was ready for more challenging adventures. In Switzerland, she proceeded to the apex of Mount Jungfraujoch and stepped into her skiing gear, swishing through steep slopes. Afterwards, Hello Kitty arrived in Spain seeking more thrills and excitement. Inspired by the ancient sport of bullfighting, Hello Kitty changed into a smart matador outfit, determined to brave the bullfight challenge.

The Mysterious Middle East
Following Europe, Hello Kitty ventured into the mysterious realm of the Middle East – a world filled with mystery and lost civilization. In Egypt, Hello Kitty relived the Kingdom of the Pharaoh and put on a snake-shaped head piece for her role as an ancient Egyptian warrior.
Although the world of classical civilization is intriguing, Hello Kitty was keen to follow her plan and proceed to experience the “American Dream”: in North America.

South and North America’s Passion
Breathing the air of freedom, Hello Kitty arrived in New York. Hello Kitty mischievously imitated the pose of the Statue of Liberty by lifting up the torch and shouting aloud, “I Love Freedom”.

In Tahiti, Hello Kitty was greeted by passionate and sexy Tahitian girls. In a hula skirt, Hello Kitty joined the girls for a round of exotic dancing.

Leaving Tahiti, Hello Kitty finally arrived in Mexico. Filled with Mexican rhythm and music, it was indeed a perfect moment for Hello Kitty to take a rest after an exciting yet memorable journey.

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All About: The Ginga Chibiko Gang

Ginga Chibiko Gang

Year Created: 1977

When you hear the word “gang,” what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Chances are, an image of a group of black trenchcoat-clad men wearing dark shades and looking mean and dangerous would pop in your head.

The Ginga Chibiko gang however, are anything but mean and dangerous (although one does seem to be sporting a pair of dark shades). Just look at their group name, which roughly translates to “Milky Way Tiny gang,” and you’ll know that they’re not troublemakers. They’re five ladybugs who are always busy doing something, whether it be having fun or driving around in their lemon and cherry minicars. All of them live together in a grape condo.

The Ginga Chibiko Gang originally debuted in “A Present from Button Nose,” a picture book featuring (who else?) Button Nose. They are also regularly featured in the “15th Avenue” section of the Strawberry News.

Dream Studio Video of the Week!

Cinnamoroll‘s star is rising steadily these past years. What with his feature film and the introduction of the Cinnamoangels and the Lloromanic, he is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the Sanrio world.

For those who don’t have any idea who Cinnamoroll is (tsk, tsk), don’t worry: this week’s featured Dream Studio video introduces all the members of the little puppy’s world. Entitled **My CinnamorolL CollectioN**, the video was made by petch0478. From Cinnamon himself to the other doggies belonging to the series, you’ll get the chance to attach a name to each cute animal.

You can view the video by going to http://video.sanriotown.com/video/505108f41c497670.

Blog of the Week!

Cosplay, or costume play, is a rapidly-growing hobby (even considered as culture) all over the world. A combination of the words “costume” and “play,” this involves people dressing up as characters usually from anime, manga, TV shows, books, films, and video games. These past years, the number of followers have spread out, extending beyond Japan (arguably its place of origin), and penetrated through other Asian countries, even reaching the Americas, Europe, and Australia.

Nanao has dedicated her blog to this culture. Posting pictures of cosplayers that she finds particularly interesting, she also gives an interesting narrative on what’s going on with the picture, and a short description of where the character that person is from.

Nanao's Research

The blog, called Nanao’s Research, currently has featured cosplayers of characters from anime/manga and video games. A lot of people have considered people who have this hobby as dorky, but the pictures that Nanao has posted show that they’re definitely anything but that! As the blog member state herself, “Cosplay is indeed about fun, but you must also consider how you look when you cosplay.” The photos she’s posted have all looked good and stayed true to the characters they’ve tried to dress up as.

The good thing about this blog is that she’s always on the lookout for intersting cosplay pictures, so if you want to be featured, or if you want to have your favorite picture posted on Nanao’s blog, just send her a message! Another thing to note of: as Nanao explicitly stated, she’s found these pictures on the Internet, so if you know who these cosplayers are, do inform her so she can credit them for the amazing work they’ve done.

Know more about the blog by going to http://blog.sanriotown.com/nanao_chan:kuririnmail.com.

Focus on: Under Construction


XO Construction

Looks like Badtz Maru’s got some construction jobs to do! Be his engineering partner and help him cover the construction sites by pushing the sandpiles over these.

XO Construction
Move these using the arrow keys. You can walk over these construction sites. However, once you’ve covered these already (as shown by two wooden planks forming an “X” over the holes), you cannot do so anymore, so careful planning and strategizing are needed so that you’ll be able to complete the task.

XO Construction

Once you’re done with the current screen, another, more difficult map will show up for you to solve. Your score is determined by the number of moves you make for each puzzle, so try and finish it in as few keystrokes as possible.

Play this and other fun games at SanrioTown! All you need is an account, which is free and open for everyone.:)

All About: Gimme Five

Gimme Five

Year Created: 1985

Name a sport. Chances are the “Gimme Five” guys have played it! Playing their very best on and off the field, these budding athletes give their all – in their matching uniforms, of course! If you want to know what sportsmanship and teamwork mean, just look at these five boys and they’ll show you what it’s all about.