Hello Kitty

by RPG on 2011-02-27

Welcome to our Hello Kitty coloring pages!
On this page you will find some cute Hello Kitty coloring pages and you also have the chance of learning a thing or two about Hello Kitty.
If you’re done reading about her, then you’d better move on quickly to our Hello Kitty coloring pages, as they are great fun!

Hello Kitty (full name Kitty White) is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Yuko Shimizu. The character is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. The character is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow. The character’s first appearance on an item, a vinyl coin purse, was introduced in Japan in 1974 and brought to the United States in 1976. This debut came under the Sanrio company lineup, where her various products are still developed and sold.

Do you think Hello Kitty looks Japanese? Maybe you can make her look like this, by coloring her in our Hello Kitty coloring pages.

The Hello Kitty trademark has since spread globally and developed licensing arrangements worth more than $1 to $5 billion annually. 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. A Hello Kitty anime, targeted towards young children, has also been produced. Examples of products depicting the character include dolls, stickers, greeting cards, clothes, accessories, school supplies, dishes and home appliances. Her fame as a recurring Sanrio character has led to the creation of two officially licensed Hello Kitty theme parks, Harmonyland and the indoor Sanrio Puroland.

A spokesperson for Sanrio says that Hello Kitty is not normally given a mouth because “without the mouth, it is easier for the person looking at Hello Kitty to project their feelings onto the character” and that “the person can be happy or sad together with Hello Kitty.” There has been some suggestion that Hello Kitty has its origins in Maneki Neko, and that the name Hello Kitty itself is a back-translation of Maneki Neko, which means beckoning cat in English.

The Dutch artist Dick Bruna, creator of Miffy, has suggested that Hello Kitty’s friend Kathy is a copy of Miffy, being rendered in a similar style.

Now that you’ve learned a whole lot about Hello Kitty, it’s time to move on to our coloring pages! Just scroll down to get to our very cute Hello Kitty coloring pages!