hehe I’m a super fan of messenger app LINE, and I like it better than Kakao. Mostly for the stickers. 😀 I use the app quite often with my close friends and I guess over time it has somewhat a special meaning to me.
In any case, all the characters are SO CUTE. Even James hahaha. One of my goals in Japan was to find the LINE character goods but believe me, it’s easy but yet hard to find them.
1. Claw Machines
The most common place you can see them is in …. CLAW MACHINES in arcades. Which is wtf since it’s next to impossible (for people like me at least) to get them. I think I can try it like 50 times and yet not get any. Given that each try is 100 yen….. D:
SEE. IT’S LIKE RIGHT IN MY FACE AND TAUNTING ME. -.- It’s super annoying, because claw machines have the most variety of LINE goods and they are like … everywhere. SEEE. THEY ARE SO CUTE. I don’t see these in shops D: D: Unlike you are some 抓娃娃機神父, you can forget about getting them. D:
Here’s another claw machine. hehe I make it a point to go into every arcade I see and look at their claw machines wtf.
2. Vending Machines (?)
Okay I don’t know what’s the proper term for these, but they are EVERYWHERE. But it’s actually quite rare to see the LINE character machines.. I think I’ve only seen it like in 3 places across Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto and believe me, I keep a lookout at every single vending machine I come across. Obsessed much.
This one is pretty cute but I didn’t try it.
hehe I like this one a lot better!! 😀 Saw this outside a shop in Aeon Mall in Kyoto! 😀 There are like 2 machines there if I’m not wrong. These machines eat up my money wtf. Was aiming to get either Brown or Cony but…. The plus one and I were still joking about how we don’t want James but guess what….
HAHAHHAHA. I GOT JAMES. But I actually kinda like it cos that’s like my favorite expression too lolol. The Moony belongs to my friend. She doesn’t like it but I think it’s cute ㅎㅎㅎㅎ
I forgot the name of that shop… but it has quite a number of vending machines outside. That shop really sells A LOT of stuff -.- hehe was super super excited to find more LINE character goods inside – some of which we saw at claw machines. There’s keychains, small notepads, Brown and Cony plain plushies, pouches etc.
3. LoFT malls
I was so obsessed with getting them that I actually googled in Japanese where to buy such goods in the Kansai region wtf. Dedication max. hahaha. One of the answers I got was in LoFT malls, and I actually dragged the bff to the one in Kobe hahahaha. It’s near Takashimaya in the Karawachi area. On a side note, I love LoFT malls!! Especially the LoFT market area / stationery area. They really have a lot of nice stuff there! So if you are into stationery and character goods, go to LoFT.
hehe. I assume that LINE goods will be more readily available in Tokyo, but if you are looking for them in the Kansai area, you now know where to go!! 😀
Kinda funny that I was really obsessed when it comes to finding them, but I ended up not buying any -.- Probably cos it was rather expensive D:
Who is your favorite LINE character? 😀