That being said, I would totally go to the Hello Kitty cafe in Seoul. I wouldn't even try to come up with an excuse.
Now, this summer at ALA Annual, I went to the Viz Media Book Buzz and was really impressed with what they are doing with their children's publishing. One of the things is a new series of Hello Kitty: Here We Go graphic novels! I got to meet Jacob Chabot, one of the illustrators, and Traci N. Todd (editor) and got an autographed poster...which is now hanging in my office. I'm a children's librarian. I can play that one off ;-)
Viz sent me a review copy of a Hello Kitty graphic novel (I don't think it's from the Here We Go series, though) and, as is expected, it's ridiculously cute.
Hello Kitty: Fashion Music Wonderland is published by Viz Media. Review copy graciously provided by the publisher.
Release Date: 11.05.2013 (the day before my birthday!)