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Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

SanrioTown and Hello Kitty Online wish all of our users and players a very happy and exciting Halloween! This is also the last day for accepting entries of HKO’s Spooky Makeover, if you haven’t submitted your enties yet, catch the last chance!

Today is also both Kuromi and Charmmy Kitty’s birthday! Let’s wish them a Happy Birthday too!

Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer is live!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

November 1 is Hello Kitty’s birthday, and to celebrate HKO is holding a special charity event called Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer! From October 28 to November 15, 2010, come, be merry, and contribute to charity simply by taking part in this event! Win prizes, earn rewards, and try a bunch of new things! Learn more at the event guide page, read the release notes, or talk to the Party Clown in Sanrio Harbour to begin the adventure!

Charity details

Your efforts during this event will determine the sum of money that Sanrio Digital is going to donate to two worthy causes.

On October 18, super typhoon Megi slammed into the Philippines, causing widespread damage including rendering 200,000 people homeless and destroying hundreds of thousands of tons worth of food crops. The aid organization Save the Children is working to provide relief in the affected regions. The higher your donation score in this special event, the more money Sanrio Digital will donate to Save the Children. Two thirds of the total donation amount are reserved for Save the Children.

One third of the total donation is reserved for the Asian Youth Orchestra, which offers tuition-free opportunities for young pre-professional musicians to hone their skills and be exposed to varied artistic experiences.

Have fun!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

Sneak Peek: Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer!

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

November 1 is Hello Kitty’s birthday and Hello Kitty Online has something special in store for you! The fun starts on October 28, 2010, in London! Read on for a preview.

Attention new players: we recommend that you download the full version of HKO (it’s free!) now to make sure you are all set to join this amazing event!

The Fun Starts Oct 28, 2010

New mechanic!
And we’re not talking about when Badzt-Maru tries to fix stuff! On Hello Kitty’s birthday, try a fascinating new system to deal with grumpy monsters! There’s a saying about honey and vinegar…

Get a little taste of winter!
Hello Kitty’s Birthday Cheer will take you to a jolly little area called the Snowy Wonderland: it’s wonderful, it has snow, and peril stalks among the snowmen and party balloons.

New items!
Some of them belong to the fireworks family! Some can be upgraded! Plus: Learn how to wrap a gift! ‘Nuff said!

Quaternary Megafauna!
According to the good Professor Doctor (and many other less illustrious authorities), animals of gigantic size trundled all over our planet until just over 10,000 years ago, before being wiped out in the Quaternary extinction event. In Sanrio Land there was no extinction event….

Special hats!
Come, be merry, and behold some very slick and fashionable party hats. These hats are so fantastic, they risk blowing themselves away! You might even manage to own one yourself!

Another good cause!
Hello Kitty Online is about helping people, and this event is no exception! Participate in this funfest to earn rewards and generate donations to charity – all for free! Compete as an individual or a guild, or just participate to have a good time - your efforts will count towards charity either way!

There will be cake.
Maybe. Who doesn’t enjoy a bit of cake after completing a sequence of arduous and demanding tasks?

Join us for birthday fun and games beginning on October 28, 2010. We’ll post more details about this epochal event a day or two before it begins, so check back here!

The Hello Kitty Online Team

HKO’s Spooky Makeover - Entries!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Attention Hello Kitty Online Players: If you haven’t submitted your Spooky Makeover entries, hurry up! The contest will end on October 31, 2010. Each entry will earn you 500 Sanrio Loyalty Points! For more information about the contest, click here.

Here are some of the entries we received, enjoy! =)

By lilcupcake419

By lokous

By erinalexis

By sourberry24

How to blog using Windows Live Writer

Monday, October 18th, 2010

So you’ve chosen to use Windows Live Writer? This guide will help you install and set it up to get you going in no time.

1. First of all you will need to download Windows Live Writer by clicking here.



2. Install Live Writer and start it. When Live Writer starts for the first time it will ask you for some details.

Make sure you click on “Other blog service” to select it then click on next.

3. It will open up a new window asking you for your account information.

Enter the address of your blog, username and password. It is very important that you should enter your exact email address for SanrioTown otherwise Live Writer will not be able to see your account. Once you are done entering the account information click on next.


4. Live Writer will try to detect your blog, then you will be ready to go to create your first post. Everything here pretty much seems like the editor on SanrioTown so it should be self explanatory.



If you have any question about using Window Live Writers for SanrioTown blogs, let us know! =)

Enjoy blogging!

Buy HKO Premium Edition and get DOUBLE cash points!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Great news! Until October 24, 2010, receive double cash points with every purchase of Hello Kitty Online Premium Edition! Instead of the standard 1,200 cash points, you will receive 2,400 cash points – that’s a $30 value instead of $15! (Existing owners of HKO Premium Edition, keep reading for some good news!)

Head over to a Target store to grab a copy of HKO Premium Edition and redeem your bonus cash points before the offer expires! And while you’re at it, buy a second box as well – this is absolutely the best deal on Sanrio Cash Points!

HKO Premium Edition special offer (October 11-24, 2010):

  • Gorgeous pink Premium Edition box
  • HKO game client on DVD
  • 2 beautiful Hello Kitty collector’s postcards
  • 82-page full colour game manual
  • Your choice of one of four exclusive retail-only pets (1 pet per purchase)
  • 1,200 cash points ($15 value) 2,400 cash points ($30 value)

Find your nearest Target store and grab a copy of HKO Premium Edition before they sell out!


If you already own HKO Premium Edition

Already used your Premium Edition retail code? Don’t worry – we’re not leaving you out in the cold! As a one-time special gift to our loyal customers, all players who have already redeemed a retail code will automatically receive an extra 1,200 cash points! The points will be distributed to existing customers on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. No action required!



To take advantage of this offer you must redeem a HKO Premium Edition retail code during the promotion period (October 11-24, 2010). If you purchase a Premium Edition box but do not redeem the retail code on or before October 24, you will miss out on this amazing offer! Redeem your retail code at

For any questions about this offer, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ask in the HKO forums. Happy shopping!

HKO’s Spooky Makeover!

Monday, October 11th, 2010

We have a new event for you HKO fans – share your best costumes for Halloween in Hello Kitty Online and get a chance to win tons of SLP! In HKO’s Spooky Makeover, we want to see how you dress up for trick-or-treating in-game! Your costume could be scary, cute, fun, or eccentric! Will you dress up as a vampire, a skeleton, a ghost or a witch? Or will you be creative and make your own costume ensemble? This is a fun way to earn Sanrio Loyalty Points (you can use Sanrio Loyalty Points to buy cool HKO stuff in the Item Mall!).

There will be a Grand Prize Winner and 5 Runner-Up Winners for best costumes in-game!

Each submission will earn you 500 Sanrio Loyalty Points. Grand Prize and Runner-Up Winners will earn 5,000 and 3,000 points, respectively.

If you haven’t downloaded Hello Kitty Online or created a SanrioTown account yet, click here. You will only need a few minutes to get set up!


Submission Guidelines:


  1. Download Hello Kitty Online and Create a SanrioTown account.
  2. Participants must use SanrioTown blogs to write about their makeover with pictures/related screenshots of their entry.  For a blog tutorial, please click here. If you want to blog in HKO, read Using the in-game mini-blog feature.
  3. Each entry must include at least 100 words describing your makeover and 1 screenshot of your costumes. Please remember that the criteria for winning aren’t based on the price of your costume! Just because you have an expensive fashion item does not ensure you winning the grand prize. Be creative and be original!
  4. Participants must send the link of the entry to and use “HKO’s Spooky Makeover” as the subject of the email (without the quotes).
  5. Members can submit up to 2 entries each; all entries will be considered provided that they meet the guidelines and terms and conditions listed on this page.


Terms and Conditions:

1.      Competition starts on UTC (or GMT/Zulu) October 11, 2010 and ends on October 31, 2010.

2.      Winners will be announced on November 5, 2010. Loyalty Points will be given to winners on the same day.

3.      Winning entries will be selected by SanrioTown.

4.      All blog entries are property of SanrioTown.

5.      SanrioTown reserves the right to change the conditions of this competition at its own discretion.

6.      SanrioTown reserves the right to extend or terminate the competition at its own discretion.

If you have any questions, please email


October Downloads Now Available!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Hey SanrioTownsfolks!The new SanrioTown freebies are now ready for you to download!
All you need to do is sign in and go to the Download Center so you can get all the cute wallpapers, calendars and other cool stuff!
Grab ‘em all!
Not registered yet? No problemo! Click here to get your free SanrioTown account now!

Technorati Tags: wallpaper,calendar,hello kitty

SanrioTown Has a New Look!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Great news! SanrioTown has a whole new look! The new look includes a cleaner layout for easier navigation and a more cutesy feel! We’re very excited to share with everyone the redesigned layout! Visit SanrioTown now!