The woman who is in charge of Hello Kitty at Sanrio threatened to quit when animators gave the character a mouth. The head of Sanrio offered a compromise where this is merely an actress portraying Hello Kitty. That saved face and the lady didn’t quit.
So, these are the adventures of an actress portraying Hello Kitty, not actually Hello Kitty.
Interestingly, the same theory is used in Disney parks when little girls ask something of a Princess that the Princess doesn’t know or contradicts the movie. The Park Princess is “real”, the movie is an actress.
yogarfield - 2018-06-03 That's a strange high horse to mount given that she's working on a show about a Kitty that isn't even a cat.
Xenocide - 2018-06-03 That makes sense. If I were a princess I'd spend all my time wandering around a theme park, too.
Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2018-06-03 In retrospect, this was step one to prime the Sanrio fans for Aggretsuko.
fedex - 2018-06-06 If you haven't seen it, theres a whole new season of Aggressive Retsuko on Netflix now...great stuff
Caminante Nocturno - 2018-06-03 The only fun I ever had with the phone as a kid was recording weird-ass messages on the answering machine and trying to guess 800 sex line numbers. I never had anywhere near as much fun doing those as these two are having just using the damn things.