While we share a lot of desktop wallpapers, phones and tablets don’t get much of a look-in. I had a search about for some kawaii designs and found it’s all a big mess so here’s some help.
San-X release new wallpapers regularly, but once the older ones drop off, they’re hard to find. Luckily, I Heart Rilakkuma on Tumblr posts them all up as they arrive. Here’s links to the Summer Festival and Watermelon designs and you can browse for more, including Sumikko Gurashi and Mofutan.
Studio Ghibli Gifs is another good Tumblr to follow, and not just for all the Ghibli awesomeness. There have been a few wallpapers posted up including these cute Totoro and No Face designs.
There are some great apps for downloading and designing wallpapers. Line Deco is super popular and has tons of wallpapers and icons in various themes. It’s free for iPhone and Android.
Molang fans, there’s a wallpaper app just for you – Molang Sweet Skin – with lots of kawaii designs. Natasja has a good post about it on Kao-ani with some downloads too.
If an artist regularly designs desktop wallpapers, it’s worth checking if they have mobile versions too, or send them a message and see if they’ll start adding more sizes. I post up mobile wallpapers with my new calendar every month, as do Wild Olive and Design is Yay.
What’s on your mobile? I’ve had my own Mt Fuji since January so I’m probably due a change!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.
livJanuary 29, 2021 at 4:39 pm
i luvvvvvvvv the totoro one!