In today’s fast-paced world, anime or emoji stickers have made their mark by making it possible to send messages quickly and with much more fun. With a wide variety of these electronic stickers, a point has been reached where there is no need to send text messages. Using anime stickers while posting stories on Instagram and Facebook is trending these days. Anime stickers are like social media superstars. We can’t even think of texting without an emoji. Well, for some, emoji are a very important, very essential ‘whatchamacallit’ thing. We can also say that we are living an “EMOJICAN ERA”.
We use emoji to express emotions to our text. For example, if someone sends us a text message “Are you okay?” we prefer to use a “heart or thumbs up” emoji instead of sending a text message. Emoji are of various types. Emoticons are the most popular. After that comes the heart emoji. There are even food emojis! Manga cartoons also inspired the designers of anime stickers. Today, emoji-themed games and puzzles are very popular with kids and teens.
The word emoji means “picture character.” It was Shigetaka Kurita who came up with the idea for emojis. He worked for the DoCoMo company. He was inspired by weather forecast symbols, manga cartoons, and Chinese characters. DoCoMo already had a heart tab designed for their pagers. Then the next step was to create emoji. Kurita designed around 180 emojis at first based on her observations of people’s expressions. When they saw that, they finally decided to outsource the creation of emojis to bigger companies like Panasonic, but then decided that they would design it themselves.
What are stickers?
The large-scale printing of stickers is mainly seen and the fashionable ones are those of anime characters. Icons are commonly used during chats or instant messaging services. People prefer to send anime stickers because they feel that it conveys a lot of emotions and the right message when they are not sitting face to face. Most of the stickers are available in groups or sets that can be downloaded and used for free. There are some premium packs where they charge a few dollars. These are called premium because they belong to specific brands, items, or even limited editions.
There are also vinyl anime stickers that can be purchased to decorate your everyday possessions and surroundings such as walls, bumpers, cars, doors, motorcycles, toys, desks, and much more. Each of us has our emotions or messages to convey and this can be conveyed to the outside world through these anime stickers.