Hello, that kitty is not a cat

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  1. Sanrio sales clerk Akiko Kadono with Hello Kitty and her boyfriend Dear Daniel in baby dresses as Japanese Crown Princess Masako entered the final days of pregnancy in 2011. AFP PHOTO/Yoshikazu TSUNO
  2. The Hello Kitty balloon floats down Central Park West during the 87th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York November 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY CLARY
  3. A performer dressed as a Hello Kitty masot wearing a kimono performs a classical Japanese dance at a event named "Let's learn Japanese culture with Hello Kitty". REUTERS/Toru Hanai
  4. A passenger stands next to Eva Airlines' self check-in counters, which are decorated with Hello Kitty motifs, in Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan, April 30, 2012.. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang
  5. A Sanrio employee holds a diamond-encrusted gold Hello Kitty pendant. REUTERS/Kiyoshi Ota
  6. (File photo) Sanrio president Shintaro Tsuji poses with Hello Kitty as the company opens the world's largest Sanrio shop in Tokyo. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Yoshikazu TSUNO
  7. Hello Kitty robot figures are displayed at Sanrio's exhibition at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on September 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO
  8. Origami Hello Kittys designed by a Japanese artist at an exhibition called "Hide and Seek" during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Japanese cartoon character in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Paul Yeung
  9. Hello Kitty not the cats whiskers anymore