Kaomoji is a powerful way to add expressiveness to characters-only conversations:

(*_*)   ^_^'       m(__)m    (^▽^)ノ    (^。^@)/    ヽ(^^)(^^)ノ♪    _| ̄|○
\(^0^)人(^0^)/    (゜゜)(。。)    (≧へ≦)    (-_-メ)    (*`Д´)    (・∀・)つ目

Most kaomojis include unusual characters, and are hard to remember/type. Japanese mobile devices keyboards include them, classified in categories.

I am looking for a way to quickly find the relevant kaomoji for given keywords.
For instance a query for give tea happy would return (・∀・)つ目 and similar ones.
A bit similar to http://giphy.com except Giphy returns GIFs instead of kaomojis.


  • It could be an Android app, a third-party web tool, a web service API, or a Linux-compatible desktop program
  • Free to use
  • The UI and keywords can be in any language

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This is what i've found so far:

  • Could you please add details and screenshots for each? Ideally as an answer per solution, so that both can be upvoted independently. Thanks!
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Nov 14, 2022 at 5:47

Some web applications:

https://emojicombos.com/ (may give kaomojis or just emojis depending on query)

https://asciilib.iansinnott.com/ (open source)

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    It would help if you expressed more information about them. rather than a list that could be obtained by googling. Commented Nov 13, 2022 at 22:19
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    Commented Nov 13, 2022 at 22:19
  • emojicombos does not give kaomojis, it only gives emojis, right? On the other side, asciilib.iansinnott.com looks like what the question asks for, great find! Could you please add a screenshot of it, explain briefly in words how it works, and remove the first link? Thanks a lot!
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Nov 14, 2022 at 3:02
  • @Andrew: That's why you should post explanations and screenshots: emojidb.org/…
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Nov 14, 2022 at 5:46

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