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It's Kirby Time: A Hug from Kirby

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It's Kirby Time: A Hug from Kirby
It's Kirby Time - A Hug from Kirby cover.png
Cover art for It's Kirby Time: A Hug from Kirby
Book # 6
Video # 6
Release date April 16th, 2021
Video release February 14th, 2023
Illustrator Caho
Book order
Thank You Together with Kirby
Video order
The Gift of a Star Thank You
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"I want Kirby to hug me!"
"I want to hug Kirby!"
If you too hear those whispers coming from your heart, this tale is sure to make you smile and quietly root for our friends as they explore many aspects of love.

— Official English YouTube adaptation description

It's Kirby Time: A Hug from Kirby is the sixth book of the It's Kirby Time series. It was published by Shogakukan in Japan on April 16th, 2021.[1] A video adaptation was released on February 14th, 2023, available in several languages.

In this story, Adeleine falls in love and Kirby goes to learn what love is by hugging different people. Meanwhile, Adeleine finds a red sting which she thinks belongs to Kirby and chases after him, later to find out that it doesn't belong to him. By the end of the book, Kirby hugs Adeleine with love, making her embrace the feeling.


Characters of "It's Kirby Time: A Hug from Kirby"  
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Minor characters & cameos

Plot synopsis[edit]

After Adeleine falls in love, Kirby wonders what love is. Adeleine gives Kirby a hug and tells him that the feeling he feels from it is love. Wanting to learn about love, Kirby leaves Adeleine. After finding a red string, Adeleine thinks that it belongs to Kirby and decides to chase after him. Kirby hugs different people to understand what love is: Waddle Dee, which teaches Kirby that love is soft, King Dedede and Chilly, which teaches him that love can be warm or cold, Marx, teaches him that love is unsteady, and Blipper, which teaches him that love can be uncomfortable. Adeleine finds Kirby but finds out that the string doesn't belong to him. She wonders if the red string is connected to her love, and Kirby proposes that they should search for the end of the string. Adeleine is worried that the string won't connect them, but Kirby gives her a big hug, which makes her embrace the feeling of love. She decides that no matter where the string will lead her, she will always love her special someone.


  • The red string that Adeleine finds seem to be based on the red thread of fate, an East Asian belief that an invisible red string wrapped around the finger of people connects them to whom they are destined to meet and fall in love.




English video adaptation

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese だきしめてカービィ
Dakishimete Kābyi
Hug me Kirby
Dutch Een knuffel van Kirby A hug from Kirby
French Un Câlin pour Kirby A Hug for Kirby
German Eine Umarmung von Kirby A Hug from Kirby
Italian L'abbraccio di Kirby Kirby's hug
Korean 안아줘, 커비
an-ajwo, Keobi
Hug me, Kirby
Portuguese Um abraço do Kirby A hug from Kirby
Spanish Un abrazo de Kirby A hug from Kirby