Archives for October 2014
This Halloween we’re having our first ever Japanese emoticon pumpkin carving contest! The rules are very simple. Carve any Japanese emoticon into a jack-o’-lantern and send a photo of it to (removed). Whoever sends the most awesome looking one will win a Kaoiro Japanese Emoticons Stamp! The deadline for the contest is October 31, 2014. I’ll post all the entries in a future blog post as well as on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages so be sure to follow us on your platform of choice. You can feel free to carve any kind of Japanese emoticon you want into a pumpkin, kaomojis or emojis work. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’re able to come up with! ٩(๑∂▿∂๑)۶♡ Image Credit
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|
A free app called Seinfeld Emoji is now available for iPhones and includes 42 Seinfeld themed emoji such as Jerry, George, Elaine, Junior Mints and my personal favourite, the Festivus pole. The concept for the app comes from Jason Richards from the @Seinfeld2000 account on Twitter. He enlisted the help of designer Kevin McCauley to draw about five Seinfeld emojis but because Kevin was such as huge fan of the series he came back with a lot more. Unfortunately there’s no way for these emoji to integrate with the default keyboard in iOS so it’s a separate app and you’re technically sending small images, not emoji but having access to a bunch of Seinfeld emoji is still pretty awesome. You can download the app here.
Winter is coming and what better way to get ready than with Game of Thrones emoji? Elite Daily has created 20 awesome Game of Thrones emojis from characters, to dragons to Westerosi Wine. There may be some very minor spoilers though so heads up. These aren’t available for use in text messages yet and there doesn’t seem to be any word on when they will be. Hopefully they’ll be available soon but in the mean time you can check them out below.