The stars have aligned — better prepare for a cute overload now that Doraemon and Hello Kitty have finally teamed up. The two companies behind the massively popular Japanese cartoon characters agreed to license a crossover line of merchandise back in July, and now we’re finally getting a look at some of finished products.
Besides the tote bags, pens, and coin purses that bear both characters, it looks like the design teams had a lot of fun mixing and matching the styles of Doraemon and Hello Kitty. There are soft plush dolls and keychains with Hello Kitty wearing Doraemon’s bell and Doraemon wearing Hello Kitty’s iconic red bow as a bow tie. There are also several products based on Ankipan, the memory bread from the Doraemon side of things.
Sadly, the Hello Kitty Doraemon goods are only on Sanrio’s Japanese online store, and there’s been no indication one way or the other about whether or not the merch will get an international release. For now, we’ll just have to window shop.
Via Chic Launches