By Savannah Smith  |  07-02-2018   News
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Good news for fans of the iconic Hello Kitty brand as a bullet train with a Hello Kitty theme has debuted in Japan. The train is adorned with the famous character inside and outside the train, promising a dream ride for the lovers of the international character.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">All Aboard! Japan&#39;s Shinkansen train operator, West Japan Railway Co. Ltd has unveiled its new Hello Kitty-themed bullet train, which will run between Shin-Osaka and Hakata in Fukuoka city starting June 30th. <br><br>Visit: <a href="https://t.co/NU870EOQfF">https://t.co/NU870EOQfF</a> for details! <a href="https://t.co/9j3FjVX32D">pic.twitter.com/9j3FjVX32D</a></p>&mdash; Hello Kitty (@hellokitty) <a href="https://twitter.com/hellokitty/status/1012842737324867584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Called “shinkansen” it had its inaugural round trip on Saturday between Osaka and Fukuoka, connecting the west and south of Japan. It will run through September.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This bullet train is a Hello Kitty wonderland <a href="https://t.co/dDLGgseafp">pic.twitter.com/dDLGgseafp</a></p>&mdash; NowThis (@nowthisnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1012237412871704577?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 28, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The train boasts of a stylish eight-car capacity painted in Hello Kitty-associated colors of pink and white. The interiors of the train also showcases Hello Kitty images and trademark ribbons from flooring to seat covers and windows- truly a sight to behold for the fans of the iconic character first introduced in the mid- 70’s.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Imagine how much more fun your commute would be if you travelled to work on this Japanese Hello Kitty bullet train … <a href="https://twitter.com/SaveATrain?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SaveATrain</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/train?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#train</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tickets?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tickets</a> - &quot;book your train travel with <a href="https://t.co/U5z6PvHPmP">https://t.co/U5z6PvHPmP</a> <a href="https://t.co/BVv7R8lXPR">pic.twitter.com/BVv7R8lXPR</a></p>&mdash; Scott Hefti (@Havenlust) <a href="https://twitter.com/Havenlust/status/1011708261010169857?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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There’s also a treat for selfie-loving Hello Kitty fans, enthusiasts or even plain spectators as in one car, a life-size Hello Kitty doll donning a train crew uniform and a hat, decorated with the ubiquitous pink bow welcomes passengers.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan with purple seats and plenty of pink bows <a href="https://t.co/WFbLnZ4v8O">https://t.co/WFbLnZ4v8O</a> <a href="https://t.co/K0BrxUCm4c">pic.twitter.com/K0BrxUCm4c</a></p>&mdash; National Post (@nationalpost) <a href="https://twitter.com/nationalpost/status/1013068119848439809?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 30, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Fans were seen waiting and cheering for the train on Saturday during its final stop in Osaka. There was a 16-minute stopover before it headed back to Fukuoka, and followers of Hello Kitty used the lull to take photos of the shinkansen.

Even fans from all over the world celebrated online the launch of the Hello Kitty train.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oh what a time to be alive! &quot;Hello Kitty bullet train makes its maiden voyage&quot; - <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bbcnews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bbcnews</a> video → <a href="https://t.co/JE1i3pH0uz">https://t.co/JE1i3pH0uz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/japan?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#japan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/shinkansen?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#shinkansen</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hellokitty?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hellokitty</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/train?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#train</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/osaka?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#osaka</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/fukuoka?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#fukuoka</a> <a href="https://t.co/KYND1LgBBc">pic.twitter.com/KYND1LgBBc</a></p>&mdash; Cole Cameron (@colecameron) <a href="https://twitter.com/colecameron/status/1013537520133595137?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 1, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hundreds of fans turn out to welcome pink Hello Kitty bullet train as it makes its inaugural journey in Japan <a href="https://t.co/3ip0HjshJZ">https://t.co/3ip0HjshJZ</a></p>&mdash; Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) <a href="https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1013718198900985856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A high-speed bullet train featuring Hello Kitty has just launched and our dreams are coming true! <a href="https://t.co/sllJ8NWo9u">https://t.co/sllJ8NWo9u</a> <a href="https://t.co/NhQy8BRx74">pic.twitter.com/NhQy8BRx74</a></p>&mdash; Good Morning America (@GMA) <a href="https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1013059584842485760?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 30, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Hello Kitty is a global icon which counts fans from various generations and ages. It was first created in 1974 by Sanrio Co., a Japanese company. 40 years after since it was first introduced, products bearing the iconic round-faced feline with no mouth continue to sell big from towels, school supplies, stationery, jewelry and even furniture all.

Source:

https://www.khou.com/article/news/nation-world/all-aboard-hello-kitty-pink-bullet-train-debuts-in-japan/507-569752403

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Anonymous No. 30236 1530533102

Right up until they see it splattered with its first deer.

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