The World of Anime Stickers – A Peek Through
In today’s fast-paced world, Anime stickers or emoji’s have engraved its mark by making it possible to send messages swiftly and with lot more fun. With a wide variety of these electronic stickers, it has come to a point where there is no need for texting. Using anime stickers while posting stories on Instagram and Facebook are trending these days. Anime stickers are like social media superstars. We can’t even think of texting anything without an emoji. Well, for some, emoji’s are very important, very essential ‘whatchamacallit’ thing. We can also say that we are living through an “EMOJICANS ERA.”
We use emoji for expressing emotion to our text. For example, if someone texts us “Are you okay?” we prefer to use a “Heart or Thumbs up emoji” instead of texting back. Emoji are of various types. Smilies are the most popular ones. After that, comes the heart emoji. There are even emoji’s of food!! Manga toons also inspired the designers of the anime stickers. Nowadays, emoji themed games and puzzles are very popular among kids and teens.
The word emoji means “image character.” It was Shigetaka Kurita who worked out the idea of emoji. He worked for the company DoCoMo. He became inspired by the weather forecast symbols, manga toons and Chinese characters. DoCoMo already had a heart tab designed for their pagers. Then the next step was to create emoji. Kurita designed about 180 emojis at first based on his observations about the expressions of the people. When they saw that they eventually decided to outsource the creation of emoji’s to larger companies like Panasonic, but then decided that they would design it themselves.
What are Stickers?
Large scale printing of stickers is mostly seen and the trendy ones are that of anime characters. The icons are commonly used during chats or instant messaging services. People prefer to send across anime stickers as they feel 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 bunches or sets wherein it is free to download and use. There are some premium packs where they charge a few Dollars. These are called premium ones as they pertain to specific brands, items or even limited editions.
There are also vinyl anime stickers that can be bought to decorate your day to day possessions and surroundings including walls, bumper, car, doors, motorcycle, toys, desks and lot more. Each of us have our emotions or messages to be conveyed and this can be passed on to the outside world through these Anime stickers.
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