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Archive for June, 2009

KeroKeroKeroppi Super Engineer Game Now on SanrioTown!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

keroppiengineer.jpgThe latest game to join the SanrioTown Games Center is sure to be a big hit to the math lovers out there. Calculation, estimation, and measurement are the skills you’re going to be needing to be able to do well in KeroKeroKeroppi’s Super Engineer game!

The game’s instructions are deceptively simple: simply try to draw the object on the lower box as close as you can make it by dragging your mouse to form the shape. However, your drawings aren’t just limited to the shape: angles and sizes are also taken into consideration here. Higher points (and time!) will be awarded for accuracy, so try to make your drawings as precise as possible if you want to join the list of the Top Five players!

Check it out now at SanrioTown’s Game Center!

HKO Featured on My Paper, One of the Leading Publications of Singapore

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Singapore residents who are fans of Sanrio and HKO, be sure to grab today’s My Paper! the MMORPG has just been featured today there, which is one of the leading publications in the country and is known to cover “world news, business, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment in two languages within a single newspaper”.Aside from talking about HKO, the article features the impact of the MMORPG on Singapore (the game will be opening for the region come next month), and how the people there are anticipating the game. SanrioTown and HKO’s very own Starrfire7 is even featured in the article, so hats off to you, Starrfire7!

Aside from the newspaper, HKO has also been featured on the websiteToysREvil! Be sure to check it out by clicking here.

SANRIO Global Consumer Products Introduces iPhone/iPod touch® Applications Through Global Partnerships

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

hellokittyiphoneicon.jpgSanrio Global Consumer Products is pleased to announce the arrival of several new iPhone/iPod touch applications featuring pop icon Hello Kitty®. The applications were created in conjunction with Sanrio Co, Ltd. (Tokyo), Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong) and in partnership with AITIA Corporation (Tokyo). Select products are available now through Apple’s iTunes App Store and the agreements are effective immediately.“Hello Kitty entering into the iPhone/iPod touch space connects our consumer to the fast-paced, on-the-go world of today,” says Janet Hsu, President of Sanrio Global Consumer Products. “We are thrilled to offer our tech-savvy fans fun and relevant ways to personalize their iPhone and iPods with interactive content and accessories. We are confident that our global partners, with their understanding of the Hello Kitty brand, will together offer a complete mobile experience.”In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary this year, Aitia Corporation has developed a series of iPhone/iPod touch applications that launched in 77 countries last week, including the U.S. & Japan. iHelloKitty Tokyo is inspired by the cultures of Tokyo and offers users the chance to dress Hello Kitty in street fashion items from various locations in Tokyo (Harajuku’s Gothic Lolita and Akihabara’s Maid). Hello Kitty Camera uses a unique facial recognition feature to automatically create fun and customized photos featuring supercute Hello Kitty designs. Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary allows fans to join in the celebration of her anniversary with a special screening of the Hello Kitty Colors video (the theme of this anniversary), an anniversary countdown clock and a Hello Kitty design museum – plus it provides the user with instant news & updates on Hello Kitty’s anniversary. Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary is free to users for download; the other applications retail for $2.99 and are available now at Apple’s iTunes App Store.

Sanrio Digital will be introducing the first iPhone game application based on the Hello Kitty and other SANRIO characters. The game will include an interactive application combined with a fun and exciting video game. Players can score points, collect special items, and create wallpapers featuring Hello Kitty and other popular SANRIO characters like Badtz-Maru®, Keroppi®, and Pochacco®. This game will be the first of many game apps planned by Sanrio Digital and will be available for download on Apple’s iTunes App Store this summer.

In related news, Sanrio Global Consumer Products has signed a new licensing agreement with Power Support USA, to produce a collection of Hello Kitty hard cases for the iPhone and iPod. The hard cases feature signature Hello Kitty graphics and are designed for use on the iPhone 3G as well as the iPod touch 2G and the iPod nano 4G. Prices range from $29.95 to $39.95 for the cases which will be available in July 2009 at the Apple online store and www.powersupportusa.com.

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About SANRIO

SANRIO’s signature brand Hello Kitty celebrates 35 years of fun & friendship in 2009. With fans around the world, Hello Kitty will mark the year with special co-branded partnerships, unique products, retail promotions & year-end exhibition events. SANRIO develops, distributes and licenses a collection of gift, stationery and fashion accessory items for women of all ages. SANRIO was founded in 1960 based on the concept that a small gift can bring a big smile to a child of any age. Today, over 50,000 SANRIO-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world. In the Western Hemisphere SANRIO character-branded products are sold in upwards of 12,000 locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 85 SANRIO boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com.

About Sanrio Digital

Sanrio Digital is a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co., Ltd. Sanrio Digital is responsible for the expansion of Sanrio intellectual property assets into various digital and online media, leveraging an extensive library of original material that includes world-famous brands such as Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, My Melody and others. For more information please visit www.sanriodigital.com.

About AITIA Corporation

AITIA Corporation, founded in 2006 is a leading CrossMedia communications company that provides interactive advertising system solutions and entertainment contents softwares. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President: Hiroko Mugibayashi). AITIA specialize in the integration of media art, design, information technology, and communications. AITIA is at the forefront of the digital media revolution with flagship interactive solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.aitia.co.jp.

About Power Support USA

Power Support is a global leader in iPhone/iPod/Mac accessories. With its products selling around the world, Power Support is known for its original designs, superior quality, and advanced manufacturing techniques for the entirety of its product line. Power Support (USA), Inc. can trace its roots back to 1994 when Ryoichi Mase started Power Support Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan. In 2004, Keiko Mase Napier, brought the company to the United States and opened offices in Burbank, California. Since the release of the Crystal and Anti-Glare film sets, Power Support has grown to become a protective staple for today’s portable electronic devices. The company strives to ensure great quality, customer satisfaction, and innovative protection technologies. For more information, please visit: www.PowerSupportUSA.com

* iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc, US.

Hello Kitty Online is Set to Conquer the World!

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

More great news for all the Sanrio fans worldwide: Hello Kitty Online (HKO) has now reached Brazil!Sanrio Digital and online games publisher Gamemaxx has announced in a recent press conference that they’ll be bringing the Sanrio-themed MMORPG to Brazil. In addition to HKO, a Brazilian version of SanrioTown will also be made in conjunction with the event.

HKO Indonesia is already set to have their open beta today, 16 June 2009. HKO Malaysia and Singapore are set to have theirs come July of the same year through Gloot.net. Also, as reported earlier, Aeria Games & Entertainment, Inc. will be the North American publisher of HKO.

Find out more of the latest HKO news is by clicking here!

What’s New on HKO!

Monday, June 15th, 2009

For those who don’t know, a lot of great and new things are going on in the development of Hello Kitty Online (HKO). Aside from the storylines quests and maps that are being created for the players, new avatars, mini-games and more are also being churned out to bring a whole new level of fun to the game!

Click here to see what these improvements are.

Exclusive Hello Kitty Profile Right Here on SanrioTown!

Monday, June 8th, 2009

hellokittypage.jpgHello, Sanrio fans! Because we know you love Hello Kitty, we created a special page featuring everything about her! The profile includes information about her family and friends, so if you want to get to know the details about your favorite white feline, be sure to check the page out by clicking here! More profiles of your favorite Sanrio characters will be coming in the next few months, so stay tuned!hellokittysanriotown

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Hello Kitty’s Scrapbook Contest Winners!

Friday, June 5th, 2009

scrapbookcontest.jpgHello everyone! Thank you for joining the Hello Kitty Scrapbook Contest! We are pleased to announce that almost everyone got all the answers correctly! Hello Kitty has successfully sorted out every picture because of your help! Again, we thank you for your participation and we hope to see you again the next time we bring you another SanrioTown contest!

Here are the winners:

Batch 1:

1. kissumi@hellokitty.com
2. mnopxs2@kuririnmail.com
3. minnie1016@mymelody.com

Batch 1 winners will receive:

Batch 2:

1. shushanng37@hellokitty.com.sg
2. azog@hellokitty.com
3. sweet.symphoney@mymelody.com

Batch 2 winners will receive:

 

Batch 1 answers:

slide 1 - Charmmy Kitty
slide 2 - Cinamoroll
slide 3 - Pom Pom Purin
slide 4 – Mashumaro Nyanko
slide 5 - KeroKeroKeroppi
slide 6 - Ahiru No Pekkle
slide 7 - Dear Daniel
slide 8 - Tenorikuma - Latte
slide 9 - U*SA*HA*NA
slide 10 - Bad Badtz-Maru

Batch 2 answers:
slide 1 - Minna no Tabo
slide 2 –Little Twin Stars – Kiki/Lala
slide 3 - Fifi
slide 4- Sugar bunnies - Kurousa
slide 5 - Shinkansen
slide 6 - Pochacco
slide 7 – My Melody
slide 8 – Monkichi
slide 9 – Coro Coro Kuririn
slide 10 -Cinnamoangels – Azuki

FOR THE WINNERS: We will send you a confirmation email after a week. Please reply to us then with your name and address so we can send you your prizes!
Would you like to participate in helping us make the next contest? We’d love to hear from you! If you have any suggestions, please email them to sanriotown_event@hellokitty.com. If we picked your idea, we’ll be sure give you credit for it!

June Downloads are Now Available!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

juneicon.jpgHi everyone! New wallpapers, icons, and calendars for June are now available for your downloading pleasure! For those who are also anticipating Father’s Day, new e-cards are also now up for you to send to the dads you know!

What are you waiting for? Grab these SanrioTown-exclusive items now! All you have to do is sign in to your SanrioTown account and then click on the “Enjoy Downloads” icon.

If you don’t have a SanrioTown account, sign up to get your free account now!

Thank You for Participating in “Hello Kitty’s Scrapbook Contest“!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

scrapbookcontest.jpgBatch Two of SanrioTown’s “Hello Kitty’s Scrapbook Contest” is now over! We’d like to thank all of the participants who took part in the event. We had as much in it as you did! The names of the winners of the contest will be announced later this week, so please do stay tuned here to see if you’re one of them!

Have a great day, everyone!