I’ve seen the following graphic shared a lot on the Internet over the years. As all of you are no doubt aware though Japanese emoticons have become a lot more detailed and crazy. These are simple, “entry level” Japanese emoticons and since this graphic was created people have created tons of awesome, more advanced kaomoji emoticons. So I decided to create my own sort of infographic to sort of highlight how advanced Japanese emoticons have become. I call it, “advanced Japanese emoticons”. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and it features some of my all-time favourite kaomojis. Hopefully this will help people to realize how far Japanese emoticons have become and help advertise the site a bit. Feel free to download this image and share it wherever you want! You can click on the image to get the full resolution version.
Well you guys had me a little bit worried there for a bit. I didn’t receive any entries for this contest all month until right before Christmas. I almost thought no one was going to enter but in the end we got a good amount of entries at pretty much the last minute so it’s all good. Thank you everyone for entering and a big congratulations to Carolyn. Your two Christmas kaomoji cookies have won you a Kaoiro kaomoji emoticons stamp! I’ll be sending you an email soon to coordinate getting you your prize. Here are Carolyn’s winning cookies: We also received a lot of other awesome cookies: Tyler’s very Japanese and delicious looking cookie: Brittany send in several different cookies: Christina made a whole plate of kaomoji cookies: And finally here are the Japanese emoticon cookies Alison made: Thanks everyone for participating and have a happy 2015 everyone! ﾟ*｡☆ヾ(´∀｀)Д Ндррч Йёш Чёдя！(´∀｀)ノ☆｡*ﾟ Featured image credit
I just finished another big update and the number of emoticons on this site is now over 9,000! 9,130 to be exact. That’s all I really have to say. I added emoticons to pretty much every category on the site and I’m working on one more big update after which I should hopefully have some news about the app update so stay tuned! Image Credit
I hope everyone had a happy Halloween. ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ Our first ever Japanese Emoticon Pumpkin Carving Contest was a success I think, with nine different entries. The winning pumpkin is this awesome looking worried one by Alex CB! You’ve won yourself a Kaoiro kaomoji emoticon stamp!
Winner: (ó﹏ò｡) by Alex CBThis jack-o’-lantern also looks great in the dark all lit up. There were a lot of other awesome kaomoji pumpkins and you can view the rest of the entires below or on our Facebook page where you can like your favourites.
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) by Gabriella
(˼●̙̂ ̟ ̟̎ ̟ ̘●̂˻) by Matt
(•̀ᴗ•́)و ̑̑ by Giang
ლ(´◉❥◉｀ლ) by John
(╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ by Miranda
(●__●) and (・ω・) by Jessica
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) by AntoniaEveryone who entered, you all did an awesome job and I hope to do something similar again next year! ٩(♡ε♡ )۶
I’ve just finished another giant site update the main feature of which is almost 1,000 new kaomoji emoticons added across almost every category on this site. That officially brings the total number of Japanese emoticons on this site to more than 4,000! 4,011 to be exact. Here are some of my favourite ones from the new update:
I’ve now added all the emoticon suggestions you guys have sent me. If you sent me something in the last couple of months then it’s now on the site.
Another thing I did was clean up a bunch of the pages. For example, some of the categories like Table Flipping, Running and Words have emoticons that are bit larger than the ones in other categories. Since the font size on this new site is a bit bigger than it was before I’ve put these pages in two column tables instead of three column ones so the pages are a lot less cluttered and easy to read.
Also, since I’ve now acquired a bunch of nose bleed kaomojis I added their own Nose Bleed Emoticons page. The site’s come a long way since I was first asked to find someone a nose bleed emoticon over Twitter and had never seen any at the time.
This update was brought to you by a Japanese musical group called Moumoon, specifically the albums No Night Land, LOVE Before We DIE and ICE CANDY which for some reason I had no idea were out (despite following them on Twitter and sometimes getting emoticons from them).
Because if you’re going to spend a ton of time updating a website about Japanese emoticons you have to listen to J-Pop while you’re working. I highly recommend you check out Moumoon though, they’re great.
I still have many thousands of kaomojis to sort through so look forward to more updates, some app news and some other cool stuff in the future!
Finally, a huge thanks to everyone’s who’s liked us on Facebook as we’ve now hit over 10,000 likes!
|A cute little duck||˂⁽ˈ₍ ⁾˲₎₌|
|An army of kittens||₍˄·͈༝·͈˄₍˄·͈༝·͈˄( ͒ ु•·̫• ू ͒)˄·͈༝·͈˄₎˄·͈༝·͈˄₎|
|A pretty cool looking cat||₍˄⌓⃘ ˳̫̬ ⌓⃘˄₎ค˒˒|
|This totally looks like the Awkward Moment Seal meme||(´°ω°`)|
|A Pikachu kaomoji! It’s now my goal to find/make myself a bunch of other Pokemon emoticons||ϞϞ(๑⚈ ․̫ ⚈๑)∩|
|Cheer up, it’ll be ok||( ‘́⌣’̀)/(˘̩̩ε˘̩ƪ)|
|Quite an expressive crying emoticon||๐·°(৹˃̵﹏˂̵৹)°·๐|
|Rise and shine!||٩(｡•ω•｡)و|
|More success!||＼＼ ٩(๑❛ワ❛๑)و //／／|
|Some kind of cat or something?||โ๏∀๏ใ|
|Dinner is served!||♨(⋆‿⋆)♨|
|Halloween creepy eyes||ヾ(◎o◎,,；)ﾉ|
|These eyes totally look like some kind of creepy Halloween style illustration||(ﾉꐦ ◎曲◎)ﾉ|
|One more with the creepy Halloween eyes||(∴◎∀◎∴)|
|A great laughing emoticon||ʱªʱªʱª (ᕑᗢूᓫ∗)|
|There are a lot of great laughing kaomojis in this update||(๑ॢ˃̶͈̀ ꇴ ˂̶͈́๑ॢ) л̵ʱªʱªʱª|
|One more great laughing example||(੭ु˶˭̵̴⃙⃚⃘᷄ᗢ˭̴̵⃙⃚⃘᷅˶)੭ु⁾⁾~|
|A cute love themed kaomoji||♡( ૢ⁼̴̤̆ ꇴ ⁼̴̤̆ ૢ)~ෆ♡|
|Yes! Or possibly shaking a fist||╭( ･ㅂ･)و|
|A bit of a more angry yes or maybe shaking a fist||(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و|
|Oh you *giggle*||(ง ˙ω˙)ว|
|An otter! Seriously, look how cute it is!||(:ᘌꇤ⁐ꃳ 三|
|Outta my way!||ε=ε=ε=(۶•̀Д•́)۶|
|Reminds me of Gob from Arrested Development. Come on!||⁽⁽(੭ꐦ •̀Д•́ )੭*⁾⁾ ᑦᵒᔿᵉ ᵒᐢᵎᵎ|