Hello Kitty is the most well-known of many fictional characters produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, created in 1974. Registered in 1976, Hello Kitty is now a globally known trademark. Although originally aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty logo now adorns products for all ages. Hello Kitty's fictional world includes a whole array of friends and family members. Several Hello Kitty anime have been produced.