In collaboration with LINE Friends, ITZY created their own very special lifelong friends. From their imaginations to the paper, take a look at the unique and endearing characters they created below!
1. Yeji — “HATT”
HATT’s design changed completely from the beginning until the end of the process. In fact, even the romanization of its name was changed!
A cat taking on the appearance of a sweet potato, this positive kitty has all the qualities of a leader — confident, enthusiastic, charming, and more!
Yeji also gave the sweet potato kitty the perfect companion: A carton of milk! In addition, HATT changes depending on its mood. When it becomes angry, it changes into a red and warm sweet potato.
HATT is thoughtful, sweet, and energetic — just like Yeji!
2. Lia — “LYA”
From the name to its appearance, LYA bears a strong resemblance to its creator, Lia.
LYA is a tree sloth full of positive vibes with a serious love for desserts.
LYA talks slowly and enjoys a laidback life, but it’s never lazy. If you take a look at LYA’s eye smile, it’s facial expressions mimic its creator.
Lia created a character reminiscent of herself. (What MIDZY wouldn’t love that idea?)
I want LYA to like the same kinds of foods and things that I like.
3. Ryujin — “TUK”
Next up is Ryujin’s tsundere monkey, TUK!
TUK can be quick-tempered at times so it fits well with easy-going friends.
Unexpectedly, TUK is totally rich. He treats the others to dinner and proudly says “It’s one me!”
We thought TUK was jobless but turned out as a millionaire.
The point of TUK’s appearance is the precious way his ears stick out over his hoodie. Ryujin is known for the adorable look!
4. Chaeryeong — “CHUNG-EE”
The cute and clumsy nine-tailed fox is none other than Chaeryeong’s CHUNG-EE.
Despite being a 900-year-old Kumiho, it’s super hip. It studies to stay on top of all the latest trends!
CHUNG-EE’s key point is its expressive tail that shows its emotions. When it’s confused, it turns into the shape of a question mark.
If I cry, CHUNG-EE offers me its tail to wipe my tears. It says ‘Stop crying!’ but it’s crying with me.
5. Yuna — “CABBIT”
A rabbit in a cat costume, Yuna’s CABBIT is just as cute and girly as she is!
An honest, curious, and brave bunny, CABBIT is adventurous and full of bright energy.
CABBIT has a cloud companion, MOONG-GAE, who helps it get wherever it needs to go.
A cat and bunny combination seems to describe Yuna perfectly!
Watch the girls final parts of the creation process below!