The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends

The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends (Traditional ChineseHello Kitty 愛漫遊)is an HKICT award winning[citation needed] collection of 52 episodes animated using CGI, that embraces themes of happiness, family and friendship intended for kids to watch with their family and friends. It is produced from 2006 to present by Sanrio Digital and Dream Cortex.

Although the show is aimed at children between the ages of three to ten, it is popular for men and women of all ages.[citation needed]

Each episode features a mini musical performance, with original songs written and composed by Greg Chun from Hollywood.

Overview

The series focuses on core values established more than 30 years ago by Sanrio such as: happiness, family values, friendship, and educational values.

  • Unlike the older series, which were short and cute episodes, this is an educational TV series that targets both the children and their parents.
  • The animation works together with real actors in teaching children from age two to six about words, simple math, shapes, colors and foreign languages like Chinese & Japanese.
  • The series offers an entertaining way for children to learn about social interaction and behavior while following the adventures of Hello Kitty.
  • Hello Kitty establishes a new image, giving children more things to learn from, rather than just being sweet and cute.

Episode List

Episode Title Episode Summary
1 A Colorful World Hello Kitty and friends learn that world is made up of many fascinating colors.
2 Our New Friend Dear Daniel Kitty and the gang befriend a shy new student.
3 XO Man Begins Badtz-Maru reveals a “super” alter-ego.
4 The Magic Chisel The kids portray a classic fable about greed.
5 Keroppi’s Best Friend Keroppi is driven to invent a best friend.
6 Happy Earth Day The Twin Stars teach the kids a lesson about conserving the environment.
7 The Case of the Broken Vase Keroppi learns the importance of telling the truth.
8 A Fair Share Badtz-Maru discovers his selfish ways have consequences.
9 My Melody’s Missing Smile The kids try to find out why My Melody is unhappy.
10 V.I.P. (Very Important Pochacco) Pochacco puts on a show in a quest for fame.
11 Give Me a Brake Keroppi’s new car proves quite a handful.
12 There’s No Space Like Home Kitty and the gang have an adventure in outer space.
13 Lost and Hound When the kids get lost, Badtz-Maru and Daniel think they know the way home.
14 March of the Badtz-Maru’s Badtz-Maru journeys to the South Pole to be with his penguin friends.
15 Tall Order Part One Keroppi finds a novel solution to being vertically challenged.
16 Tall Order Part Two Keroppi learns there are advantages to being small.
17 Run My Melody, Run My Melody is nervous about her big race.
18 Where’s Santa? Part One A missing Santa Claus has the children worried that Christmas may be cancelled.
19 Where’s Santa? Part Two Kitty and friends help Santa save Christmas.
20 Hide and Seek The kids play a game of Hide and Seek around the school with surprising results.
21 A Fish Story Kitty bonds with a new pet.
22 Election Badtz-Maru and Daniel vie for class president.
23 A School Day A typical school day presents challenges for the kids.
24 Café Cinnamoroll Kitty and the gang help a shy new friend open a new business.
25 The Big Game The kids learn the importance of teamwork.
26 Power Outage The Twin Stars give up their powers to see what it’s like to be regular kids.

A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve

A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve (アドバンスドポリス Adobansudo Porisu?) is a Japanese animated television series set in the Bubblegum Crisis universe.

The 12-episode series revolves around the AD Police, a special attack squad dedicated to stopping rogue boomers. Boomers are humanoid robots that do menial human tasks, such as cleaning, cashiering, and construction. However, some boomers go berserk, and when they do it’s up to the AD Police to stop them.

A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve is available in North America in a 2-disc special edition DVD from ADV Films. The original series is on DVD from Animeigo.