Tired of the conventional emoticons? Try these interesting Japanese emoticons!

Japanese emoticons, known as anime emoticons, are different from the others found on the Internet. One can find smileys for emotions, expressions, animals, greetings and more.

Kaomoji is the Japanese word for emoticon, which combines the word for face (kao) with emoji, which means "picture characters."

However, these emoticons are read vertically as opposed to normal Internet smileys, which are always read horizontally.

And they are composed of many double-byte characters. This helps create more symbols to choose from, which are often more complex, attractive and expressive than their western counterparts.

Sometimes, only the eyes are used to express feelings, and effective Japanese emoticons can be decoded with a glance.

These adorable expressions are the best to convey your feelings.

Click here to see the Japanese emoticons.