5 Cutest & Best Korean Illustrated Characters

If you already know me, you might know that I love Sanrio, and in particular the beret-wearing dog, Pompompurin, and the sweet pastel bunny, Cinnamoroll. I am pretty familiar by now with many of these Japanese characters and mascots (Sanrio or not), but their Korean counterparts are a little bit newer to me. So let me take you on a fascinating journey to meet some of the greatest illustrated Korean friends from apps, stationery, and other things.

1. Heeda 

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I'm not sure if 'Heeda' is meant to be the girl's name or not, but I love this character (seemingly usually found on stickers) so much. Her rosy cheeks and pigtails are so cute, and I love all the outfits and activities going on. These stickers are made by sticker company Pony Brown.

2. Kakaotalk's Apeach

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Kakaotalk is South Korea's most popular instant messaging app and it comes with a bunch of unique emoticon characters, including this wonderful peach butt pal.

Truly beautiful.

3. Molang

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I had to mention Molang. A simple and adorable chubby bunny who mostly adorns notebooks and planners. I have a soft spot for bunnies, and Molang is the cuddliest bunny of all!

4. Pucca

The Pucca & Garu motorbike sculpture at Pucca Design Store in Lotte World Mall, Seoul.

Pucca was around quite a lot in the UK some years ago and she captured my heart with her cute buns and mischievous and grumpy personality. To me, Pucca has such a unique sense of character to her and she feels like a very real person somehow. Maybe I just relate to her too much, but I don't know, she's great.

5. Momoi

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Momoi is a cute girl doing cute things in a series of diary stickers made for everyday use, so they show her doing lots of mundane things. I really like characters with pigtails, I guess!


So these are some of my favourite sweet little characters so far, but I know there are plenty more out there and I look forward to getting to know as many of them as possible in the future!


  1. Ooh, I love Molang and have seen Pucca around but haven't heard of the others! Apeach looks pretty interesting and cool and also 10/10 on the creepy cute scale!

    1. Yes! I can't resist a creepy peach butt.

  2. Is pucca design store in Lotte World Mall still open?


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