I’m not a big texter, which is probably good for my bank balance as I really love all the kawaii stickers you can buy to add some fun to your chats. Here’s some of my favourites for LINE, iMessage, Galaxy and more. Click through to see the individual sticker animations.
I would probably get way into LINE if it was more popular with the people I’m in contact with. Maybe I need some new friends and family? There are thousands of different stickers available and I’m a big fan of illustrator Kanahei, especially their take on Pokemon. These official Pokémon Yurutto animated stickers are just £1.49.
You’ll also find lots of independent artists on LINE from all around the world. Yoyo the Ricecorpse has turned her sweet hibud character into a set of adorable stickers.
I love Pikaole’s stickers so much that I even bought one – and I’m always tempted to buy more. They usually feature sea creatures doing very silly things and are super cute. The latest one features a crying shrimp burning up the summer heat! Search pikaole on Apple’s App Store, LINE and Samsung Galaxy to see all the stickers and themes. It’s also worth following pikaole on Twitter or Instagram as sometimes there are freebies.
You’re probably familiar with 100% Soft’s kawaii characters from gifs and you can get them for iMessage too. The Kawaii Food Party set has all your favourite foods, from pizza to Pocky.
If you can’t afford any of these stickers, most have some free on Giphy or Instagram Stories – just search their name with no spaces.
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.