While many people think that Kuromi is a punk version of Hello Kitty, she is actually My Melody’s rival. They may look like opposites at first glance, but they actually have many things in common. They both wear a hood that covers their rabbit ears, they both like to cook, and they both like pink. However, their overall aesthetic is very different – which one is more your style?
My Melody & Kuromi feature together in a new Pastel Home collection at ARTBOX (UK) . I love that these sweet mini tote bags feature the same items in the details but tailored to the character, like the little mirrors and bows.
Now that everyone has a smartphone, people don’t depend on watches for the time. But I still love the impact they make as an accessory. These charming watches from Sanrio (US) feature the smiling faces of these adorable rivals. It’s so clever that each watch includes a charm of the character’s best friend!
Embody the spirit of your favorite bunny with a signature lip color from Wet n Wild (US). Each tube features a kawaii picture of My Melody or Kuromi. Are you feeling like a Sweetie Pie? Or maybe today you are a Goth Girl.
I keep my month organized and adorable at a glance with Sanrio’s free downloadable Friend of the Month 2021 calendars, All 12 months are available now and a few include these kawaii rivals.
If you want more My Melody vs. Kuromi, watch their original show Onegai My Melody. You can find episodes on Youtube and their rivalry is explained in Episode 4.
They both also feature in Sanrio’s new Hello Kitty and Friends Supercute Adventures series.
Does anyone else feel a little like both My Melody and Kuromi throughout the day?
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time
SuzanneMarch 15, 2021 at 3:03 pm
It was nice learning a little more about these two, always fun to hear some lore!
NovaMarch 23, 2021 at 7:45 pm
Thank you! I love finding out the particulars of Japanese characters and was genuinely surprised that Kuromi was from My Melody’s world!