Entirely Real Photos: Well, Hellooo, Kitty! Please Don't Hurt Me, Giant Cat. : Monkey See We look at a truly unsettling photo of giant Hello Kitty and her giant friend as they examine the art at a Hello Kitty art exhibition.
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Entirely Real Photos: Well, Hellooo, Kitty! Please Don't Hurt Me, Giant Cat.

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel appear at their art show. That's not a lie. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel appear at their art show. That's not a lie.

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These giant, dead-eyed, hulking person-cats are Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel, appearing at a preview of a Tokyo exhibition of Hello Kitty art. Yup, Hello Kitty art. Including, apparently, Hello Kitty envisioned as a giant strawberry.

Also: I didn't even know Hello Kitty had a gentleman friend. Are they supposed to be romantically involved, or are they just pals? Do you suppose she's at all concerned that they look exactly the same as each other except for the bow in her hair? Because if I met a person who was me, except a guy, and he had my face, except for my barrette, I think I'd find that a barrier to real intimacy.

(Incidentally, my favorite part is that the official caption that came with this photo includes the notation "Hello Kitty (L) and Dear Daniel (R).")