Sanrio is giving kids a new dose of adorable characters this summer. The company is launching a new animated series on its YouTube channel to celebrate Kuromi, one of Hello Kitty’s best friends!

In Kuromi’s Pretty Journey, Kuromi sets out to search for her big sister, Romina, who is making her debut in the series. Kuromi gets a photo of Romina, who went missing when Kuromi was little, in the mail, so she and her sidekick Baku hit the road. Throughout their journey, Kuromi and Baku meet new friends, face off against evil, and even find Romina living in the human world! 

The series launched earlier this year in Japan and debuted in the U.S. on June 27 with three episodes. Since then, a new episode of the 21-episode series has come out every week on Tuesdays. Each new episode is around two minutes long.

Whether kids are big fans of Hello Kitty and her friends or are looking for a new animated series to watch, Kuromi’s Pretty Journey features action, emotional lessons, and more! Check out the trailer for Kuromi’s Pretty Journey below!

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Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.