Landmine with Hello Kitty logotype

Weapon systems by Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty is a world-known fictional character created by the Japanese company Sanrio in 1974. The character is a white cat with a red bow and no visible mouth. Hello Kitty is portrayed as a cheerful and kind-hearted character and has become a famous symbol of Japanese culture and merchandise worldwide.

Hello Kitty was created by designer Ikuko Shimizu, inspired by her love of cats and desire to create a cute and friendly character. Shimizu designed Hello Kitty to be a small, round cat with a simple design and no mouth so that she could be more expressive and open to interpretation.

Hello Kitty’s first appearance was on a vinyl coin purse in Japan in 1974, and she quickly became a popular character in Japan and around the world. Today, Hello Kitty can be found on a wide range of merchandise, including clothing, accessories, and household goods. She is also the star of her animated TV series and has appeared in many video games. Hello Kitty has become an enduring and beloved symbol of cuteness and friendship.

Military fighter jet with Hello Kitty logotype
Military fighter jet with Hello Kitty logotype

Military joint-venture

Therefore, it is somewhat difficult to explain why Hello Kitty has entered strategic alliances with armed forces and has begun to sell military equipment. This is not to say that Hello Kitty is a problem, but a profound misunderstanding of the character and the function of Sanrio’s brands.

Landmines with the Hello Kitty logotype is a strange product. Fighter jets are not free but just bought on credit. What is free but given away for free? And what are fighters, if not expensive weapons? Hello Kitty merchandise is cheap, but is that for free? Are fighter jets cheap?

These kinds of confusion lead to strange product launches that can only be adequately understood when viewed as a long-term investment rather than a gift. But a landmine is a long-term investment: a non-negotiable. You might have liked the product less than you did initially, but let’s say it was worth it, at least a little bit.

Long-range missiles with Hello Kitty branding
Long-range missiles with Hello Kitty branding

A product you give to your soldiers because it is a matter of life and death, at least for them, but maybe not for you, even though you made a choice and paid.

Who is the enemy?

This is not about wishing to make peace. It’s about understanding your enemy. It is essential to know that any product you manufacture or buy comes with a cost to you, whether monetary or emotional.

The most advanced Russian fighter jet currently in service is the Sukhoi Su-57. It is a fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft for air superiority and attack missions. The Su-57 features advanced stealth technology, a highly integrated avionics suite, and advanced air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.

It is designed to operate in various environments, including highly contested airspace, and has multiple sensors and systems to support this capability. The Su-57 is considered one of the world’s most advanced fighter jets and is expected to form the backbone of the Russian air force’s fighter fleet in the coming decades.

Modern battle tanks by Hello Kitty
Modern battle tanks by Hello Kitty

The Su-57 is now available as a Hello Kitty product, and this is where things get interesting. Hello Kitty merchandise comes in a vast array of sizes and shapes. Just because Hello Kitty has a kitten face does not make it any less a toy. The military’s combat systems typically have a less friendly appearance. That means that Hello Kitty’s Landmines with the Hello Kitty logotype might be dangerous or lethal to people or animals.

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