Monday, June 20, 2011

Kiss Teaming up with Hello Kitty? Seriously?

According to the Anime News Network, KISS' Gene Simmons revealed this past weekend that he met with executives to discuss, in his words, "a KISS-Hello Kitty worldwide deal. Wow."

As Japanese company Sanrio's most recognizable character, Hello Kitty has already joined forces with the rock band X JAPAN to create Visual-Kei Kitty (pictured below).

According to Wikipedia, although mainly aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty product range goes all the way from purses, stickers and pen sets to toasters, televisions, clothing, massagers, and computer equipment. It has a cult-like following among adults as well, especially in Asia, where Hello Kitty adorns cars, purses, jewelry and many other high-end consumer products

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