LINE sticker finding new talent. Even 7-year-old kids

Japanese tech media ITmedia shows a cool episode.

LINE Creators Market is the market place that users of message application LINE can sell with own illustrations as a LINE sticker. Many housewives, students and office workers draw LINE stickers as a hobby and a side business in Japan. Most of them do not receive education about the art.

Hanaka of a 7 years old girl living in Tokyo is one in them. She draws illustrations of the cuttlefish, and it was used by celebrities and became the unexpected topic.

It will be difficult to devise the design of one set/40 kinds of LINE sticker even in adults. However, Hanaka says "it was easy". Hanaka draws illustrations well in home and a school and they are popular among her classmates and neighboring adults. Her father thinks that the illustrations of his daughter are interesting and he wanted to send them to relatives with a messenger. However, LINE Creators Market opened in this February. He knows it and thought to make illustrations of his daughter LINE sticker. He says "I only wanted to show off my daughter's illustrations. It's doting parents".

Hanaka's cuttlefish sticker was sold in LINE Creators Market on April 17. Her relatives and friends purchased it at first, but popular model Yura talked in Twitter about using Hanaka's stickers in the beginning of June. In August, popular pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu used these. too.

Furthermore, the uncle of Hanaka Taisuke Fukuno(He is CEO of Japanese tech startup jig.jp) wrote an article about her sticker on his blog, and the reaction spread more.

As a result of these, she earns 10,000 yen(about 9.5USD), and bought a cool bicycle. She is full of creative enthusiasm, and she makes the octopus sticker now.

via http://www.itmedia.co.jp/news/articles/1409/05/news057.html


Hello Kitty cooperates with panties for smartphones

Japan has panties for smartphones.

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Hello Kitty was known by handling any work, and announced that she cooperated with this today. The title is "Hello Pantty".

This is a special product released in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. The price is 1,200 yen with set of polka dots, leopard pattern and white briefs. Because those material is silicon with elasticity, they can cope with a smartphone of various size.
Aside from utility, if you got this, you can show off this for your friends.

Japanese writer carried out super cool projection mapping for ass

Japanese comedy site Omocoro always shows interesting articles. In them, the article shown today is the coolest. It is Ass-Projection Mapping "Ketsu-jection Mapping". (Ketsu means ass in Japanese slang)

Japanese writer ARuFa thought that the projection mapping had further possibility and arrived at an answer called "ass". His novel idea produced a cool work.

ARuFa writes various interesting articles in his blog and Omocoro. You might have watched the fart cannon and the beautiful girl shower head which he made.

via http://omocoro.jp/kiji/30703/


Let's fall in love with scary creature boys! funny Japanese romance sim for women

For men or for women, anyway Japan have a lot of romance sims. In Japan, it is not a unusual case to fall in love with something except the human being. You can experience even the love with the scary creature school girl.

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Then, can we fall in love with scary creature school boy?---The answer is "Yes". Japanese indie game team nostalgia released new romance sim "Let's fall in love with creature! for girls" today. Free download is here(*Japanese. For Win XP/VISTA 32bit/VISTA 64bit/7 32bit/7 64bit).

nostalgia released "Let's fall in love with creature -Kokonoekokoro-" in last November and became the topic. Afterwards, they received demands of development "for girls" from many users.

In this game, a human being is only a heroine. Her friends, teachers, boyfriend candidates, everybody are scary creatures. One of the boyfriend candidates has a face such as Bathynomus giganteus and likes playing the electric guitar. On the other hand, another boyfriend candidate is like the creature of Cthulhu Mythos and has many eyes. However, he wears glasses and looks intellectual. Which do you like?


Japanese farming social game PiggLife cooperates with Moomin

PiggLife is Japanese farming social game linking virtual world Ameba Pigg, and cooperated with various characters many times. Their partner of this time is Finnish popular character Moomin.

moomin is right "Big in Japan". A theme park of Moomin will open next year in Japan.

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In this tie-up event, players can cultivate Cloudberry in own field and can cook menus of Moomin using them.

Berry Latte of Moomin is the menu which players can cook first. When players clear quests, they become able to cook a pancake and a cake of Moomin.

Furthermore, the special area that reproduced a house of Moomin and tent of Snufkin opens. Cute stuffed toy is displayed on railing of the bridge!

Players can get various items of Moomin when they clear quests. They are designed really cutely and seem to raise a login rate of players.