Sharks haven’t always had a lot of fans, thanks to all those bitey teeth and overdramatic documentaries. They’ve been getting more popular lately and it’s great to see so many kawaii sharks around. These picks are for everyone who thinks sharks can be just as cute as whales and dolphins!
Robot Dance Battle has so many shark enamel pins that it’s hard to choose just one. I’m a big fan of this one with a happy goldfish friend!
Or who can resist a glitter shark? These cuties are by Mimosa Studio and there’s bargain seconds/flawed versions available too.
Paperchase has jumped on the trend with a new Fin-tastic shark collection, which includes stationery, bags and lots of fun activity packs. My top pick is the hammerhead pencil case, who will happily eat up all your pens.
And you can’t mention kawaii sharks without Samezu. There’s lots of cute plushies and comics at Amazon Japan and Tokyo Otaku Mode. These finger puppets are so fun (that super happy garden eel is incredible) and can also be used as bag charms, keyrings and pencil toppers.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.