After its recent delay, the Hello Kitty Kamen Rider collab date has been announced, letting fans get merchandise of Sanrio’s iconic not-a-cat dressed like some of the equally-iconic Tokusatsu heroes.
The event will be held at Sanrio Puroland, featuring appearances by Masahiro Inoue and Hello Kitty herself. The collab date is March 6th, so fans can head over if they want to see the third collaboration between Hello Kitty and Kamen Rider.
The event actually kicked off in 2020, where fellow Kamen Rider Decade actor Kimito Totani had also showed up for the event. However, due to safety concerns, the merchandise was never rolled out.
Now, fans who head over to Sanrio Puroland can purchase keychains of Hello Kitty, dressed as various iconic Riders like Kamen Rider Kuuga and Kamen Rider Ryuki that go for 660 yen each when the whole line of collab merchandise launches on March 10th.
On top of that, they can also get Hello Kitty plushies featuring the character dressed as either Kamen Rider Decade or Kamen Rider Diend (3080 yen) , as well as various merchandise like printed bags (2750 yen), sports towels (1980 yen) as well as various pins featuring the same designs as the keychains (275 yen).
Both Kamen Rider and Hello Kitty are huge icons of Japanese culture, with many people identifying by which Kamen Rider they grew up with. Unlike the rotating roster of Kamen Rider heroes though, Hello Kitty has been an immovable force of pop culture, never changing her iconic design through the decades.
(Source: Tokusatsu Network)