Hello Kitty, a cat character created by Yuko Shimizu for the Japanese company Sanrio, was introduced in Japan in 1974 and to the United States in 1976. Originally aimed at preadolescent girls, Hello Kitty has grown into a multibillion-dollar venture cherished by kids and adults a ... Read More like. The character stars in the Hello Kitty TV series and is found in fashion accessories, consumer products, and even Japanese amusement parks. Popular Hello Kitty-licensed products include apparel, electronics, housewares, and toys. Popular apparel items for girls, juniors, and women are Hello Kitty shirts, pants, shorts, and accessories. The Hello Kitty Close To Me line features women's pajama bottoms and shorts; the Wildcat line features women's lace-top shorts, sweatpants, and screen-printed tanks. Other popular apparel items include graphic tees, winter accessories, and printed Vans sneakers. Hello Kitty also produces a line of personal care items, including toothpaste, hair care, and soaps. The Hello Kitty Fragrance, a bestselling scent, is sold in a cat-shaped glass bottle and includes notes of apple, freesia, orange, and vanilla.