Made In Korea Thursday: Kakao Friends Character Ryan
Get to the know the Kakao Friends favorite of K-Pop idols from all age groups!
Welcome to the first edition of Made In Korea Thursday where we introduce you to the hottest trends and icons in Korea, from Korea and by Korea! Our first honorary introduction of the year is none other than the Kakao Friends character, Ryan! Don’t know who he is? Let me introduce you to this lovable character by the Korean powerhouse, Kakao Talk Corporation.
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Made In Korea: Ryan, the Kakao Friends Character
Even if you’ve never heard of him before, I’m sure you’ve seen him before. Why? He’s basically the pillow pet to every one of our K-Pop idols! (basically…)
BoA, BTS’s Rap Monster, JYJ’s Xia Junsu and INFINITE’s Hoya are just to name a few.
So let’s find out who this cutie is!
Ryan is one of the famous characters from the Kakao Friends. They’re a group of mischievous animals who has become a necessity in the Korean culture.
The Ryan Story
I bet you a hundred bucks that you thought he was a cuddly bear. Nope! He’s actually a male lion born without a mane. He’s a big, broad, and burly lion who has the heart of a lamb. Although he’s the rookie of the Kakao Friends group, he was quickly adopted into the clan as their loyal leader. He was given the chance to ascend the Island throne to become their King, but the cuddly
Lion Ryan decided royalty wasn’t for him. Even so! The other Kakao Friends claim that they would be lost without his wisdom and guidance.
Look at him! Looking all majestic and royal-like-but-not-really.
Ryan was first introduced to us as a series of emoticons through the popular chatting app, Kakao Talk. His main appeal? He’s got the same poker face expression no matter what kind of pose he’s doing.
Ryan then moved on to become a staple in the various line of daily use products and accessories. You can now literally cover yourself from head to toe with Ryan.
Where can you find these adorable attractions? None other than the famous and over populated Kakao Friends stores located all around Seoul! The stores are packed from top to bottom, side to side with all your Kakao product needs. Phones cases? Coffee mugs? Random stickers to decorate your friends with? They have it all!
But even still, our
fearless warm-hearted leader is the most popular of them all.
Sometimes you can spot some of your favorite K-Pop stars shopping inside for their little Ryan knickknacks! For example, the SNUPER boys went shopping for some fun Ryan USB portable fans.
Don’t live in the great city of Seoul? You can easily find your perfect Ryan through Kakao Talk’s online store! Meet all your Ryan need by visiting this site (click me now!)
Not only can you love Ryan with all of your exterior being… you can fill yourself internally with your love for Ryan! That came out weird, but Ryan has his own cafe. (Sometimes I think he’s an even bigger star than our K-Pop idols.)
Not only can you sip a cup of tea with Ryan, you get to feast your eyes (and your taste buds) on some of the most endearing and delicious pastry goods that you’ve ever seen (and tasted)!
Don’t they just look
beary roaringly good?
But most important of all, Ryan makes the perfect gift for your favorite idol. He’s just too lovable and cute for anyone to reject such an expression of love!
Thank you Ryan, for bringing us closer to our idols!
You’re our savior, and I ain’t