Ok, ok, it’s better described as, “Put Hello Kitty in a Bullet TRAIN,” but what fun is that?

According to the Japan Railways press release:

With all eyes toward the revitalization of the West Japan region, the 500 Series Shinkansen {Bullet Train} will be reborn as the “Hello Kitty Shinkansen” this summer.
Hello Kitty will be your guide on this new Shinkansen in West Japan for a limited time and she’ll send charmmore


Our previous reports of The Kitty and trains include:


Thanks Kitty

Happy Thanksgiving—Nobody has a mouth.
No drama—No overeating.


kitty-thanksHappy #Thanksgiving!″
pic.twitter.com/7FKSluPZpf — Hello Kitty (@hellokitty) Nov. 24, 2016

Previous Kitty / Thanks reports on the 3Yen include:


KIRIMI-chan Christmas — Japan’s Salmon Steak Xmas

Sanrio, the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty, has new Christmas character: Kirimi-chan.
And Kirimi-chan is a real character—She’s a salmon steak with arms and legs who is coming to your Christmas tree!


pic.twitter.com/9lFd8ux6SL — KIRIMIちゃん.【公式】 (@kirimi_sanrio) December 7, 2015


banner-kirimi-300xName: Kirimi-chan
Birthday: August 31st
A star in the sliced food world. Hello. I’m kirimichan. Your faithful mealtime partner! Be sure to grill me up nicely!
—via Sanrio Timeline



Hello Kitty strafes the streets of New York

Let’s all give thanks that the giant, mutant, gas bag, Hello Kitty who strafed the streets of New York yesterday did not have bullets.

mutant-gas-bag-kittyfinals_normalMacy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
https://t.co/qJuXHjiKoY pic.twitter.com/5jiaHbNpQM— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 26, 2015


As I always say, You-Can-Never-Have-Enough-Hello-Kitty©″…


Hello Chucky™

Longtime collaborator with the 3Yen, RobPongi, gave us this heads-up on the new Hello Kitty/Chucky Mashup Doll that the Universal Studios theme park in Japan was selling for this Halloween.

Universal Studios Japan Selling Hello Kitty/Chucky Mashup Doll

Hello-Chuckie via ihorror.com

RobPongi further reports: left_quoter_14x24Annnnndddd….IT’S GONE!right_quoter_13x24

However, the fact that the Hello Chucky™ doll isn’t listed on the website may be a sign of it being sold out rather than it pulled off the market.

Other strange Chucky and Hello Kitty occurrences spotted in Japan include:

Creepazoid Kitty (3Yen / 2012-04-23)
hell no kitty

Hello Kitty tombstone (3Yen / 2014-09-17)
hello kitty grave

Chucky on the Tokyo subway with his bride (3Yen / 2013-08-05)
chucky subway


Stepmother of Hello Kitty

The fashion brand “Stella McCartney” had an opening party on May 20th for their new store in Aoyama (north Harajuku Tokyo). For that opening they managed to scare up the current designer/stepmother of Hello Kitty, Yuko Yamaguchi (Wiki).

As we always say on the 3Yen, left_quoter_14x24You Can Never Have Enough HELLO KITTY.right_quoter_13x24 Right?



Hello Shoes(tm)

You Can Never Have Enough HELLO-KITTY!



Hello Toilet

Here’s a Japanese goodie that everybody needs: a Squirting Hello Kitty Robo-toilet!
kitty_textvia The Citizen



Hello Wino turns 40 today

Today is Hello Kitty’s 40th birthday, which coincidentally is the birthday of her designer, Yuko Shimizu.
Refer to: After 40 Years, a Look at Hello Kitty's SuccessABC News (Associated Press) Oct. 31, 2014


The 3Yen previously covered Wino Kitty’s drinking problem in…hellokitty-saying on wine bottle

Kittypatra? Egypto-Japanese Hello Kitty

“Kittypatra” is some sort of Egypto-Japanese Kitty Deity…

In Los Angles, the Japanese American National Museum is holding the exhibitionHello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty featuring the above “Kittypatra” as well as hundreds of more, said-open mixed media works by artists demonstrating Hello Kitty’s dominance over today’s contemporary art scene,said-closed ri-i-i-ight.

Learn more about the exhibit at the websites of Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum.