As I sat on the scale model of a single bed and lamented my current situation, I flipped through the information packet showing local attractions as well as how to escape a fire, earthquake or Godzilla attack.
That's when I found the following piece of paper:
That’s right. It’s an advertisement for a "Hello Kitty" robot.
A $3500 "Hello Kitty" robot.
For sale in a business hotel. For men.
Suddenly, this expensive little detour started to seem worth it.
I flipped the brochure over:
As you can see, Robo Kitty-chan can use her twin video camera/laser beam eyes to function in a variety of everyday situations. I’ll do my best to translate but my Japanese is a little rusty so bear with me:
|“You call that a salute?? Bow before me, mortal!”|
“All hail Hello Kitty Overlord!”
|“I made you some tea, Robo Kitty-chan.” |
“For this, you shall die.”
|“Not enough PINK in this room! You have earned my wrath.”|
“Forgive me, Robo Kitty-chan. Forgivvvve…”
|“Uh-oh, Robo Hello Kitty looks hun-gry…” |
“Indeed! Which of your children shall I eat to-day? La la la!”
My three favorite things: robots, pointless Japanese pop-culture and desperately lonely old people.