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7 Kawaii Templates for Videos in After Effects

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Kawaii, overly simplified, is a Japanese word for cute. The word has been derived from a longer phase that describes someone who has started blushing (again, overly-simplifying here), and has come to have a cultural meaning that can be used to describe certain human (and non-human) qualities, specific styles of manga, handwriting, fashion, video, and so on. Generally, the over-all aesthetic has a clean and refined look accompanied with bright colours and a playful nature. 

In this brief article we're covering some of our favourite templates and creative stock assets for kawaii videos, available from Envato Elements and Envato Market

Let's take a look!

Top Kawaii Video Templates

Kids and Teens Modular Promo and Emoji Stickers

Featured Kawaii Template for After Effects From Envato Elements

This is a ridiculously cute and playful template kit that makes me smile. The design is extremely easy to use and requires absolutely no plug-ins. You'll be able to change the colours as well as other editing options with the templates modular structure. Use it a wonderful opener, or the perfect promo for your kawaii projects.

Key Features

This project was created by Envato Elements author FramesPorSegundo. It has an easy-to-use modular design to create a unique promo or opener.

Program version: Adobe After Effects
Requirements: none, no plugins needed 
File Size: 28mb

Download and Try 

With a subscription to Envato Elements you get unlimited After Effect Templates and more.


Envato Elements includes Kids and Teens Modular Promo.

More Top Kawaii Templates and Assets From Envato Elements

Unlimited downloads from Envato Elements makes it easy to try as many After Effects templates as you'd like. If you are looking for more options for your video needs, these templates and assets will serve you well.

Something Fun

Dollie is another fun pop art template from sonorafilms that checks all the boxes. This is a great kawaii opener with tonnes of placeholders for all your text and video needs with a modular design that allows for easy editing with loads of customization.

A Beautiful Template

Like the other templates offered on this list, Own The Night is another beautifully crafted template by sonarafilms. The design of this template features stunning geometric animations while still maintaining the same modular and easy to edit layout.

Kawaii Photo Presets

20 Kawaii Lightroom Presets and LUTS is a wonderful pack that features options that are perfect travel, food, lifestyle, and cosplay. The presets come in four unique and colourful styles for various types of photos so you can pick the perfect look.

A Playful Anime LUT Pack

With 50 Anime Lightroom Presets and LUTS you can finally achieve the beautiful colours found in anime. This pack uses new 3D colour grading techniques to bring you the results. 

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Font: Something a Little Different

Envato Elements has a huge selection of creative assets for you to choose from. Ballyhoo is a kawaii font that could be used in conjunction with other assets to make the best video possible.

For Great Graphics

Last up from our Elements list is Kawaii Doodle Set, a cute as buttons graphic template that offers you tonnes of options for creatives. Try this graphic for your scrapbooking or to create stickers!

Kawaii Doodle Set - Available from Envato Elements

More Resources for Creators

To help you get creative, here are more free resources from Envato Tuts+.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Recommended Courses

Filmmaking and photography is made easier with tutorials Envato Tuts+. There are thousand of lessons here that range from quick tips to in-depth courses that take you through entire programs. If you are looking for some good jumping-off points for learning to make videos, try starting your journey with Creative Camera Movement and On-Camera Sound: Audio Essentials for a Solo Video Producer.

Free Video Courses: Follow Envato Tuts+ on YouTube

Subscribe to the Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel for free courses taking you through step-by-step on a variety of software, subjects and techniques. For example, here's a great course that covers the basics of After Effects:

How We Picked

We looked at projects and considered all kinds of variables, including organization, complexity, experience required and overall difficulty, minimum hardware specifications, included versions and options, formats, resolution, file size, dependencies and required plug-ins (if any), language options, software versions supported, style, design, and cost. You can read more about how we select items at How We Pick Templates to Feature on Envato Tuts+.

About the Authors

Andre Bluteau is musician and filmmaker from Canada. While primarily working on personal projects, Bluteau has worked produced and edited music videos for Polaris and Juno nominated artists. His work can be heard at Baker and Andre Bluteau as well as on YouTube.

Share Your Craft on the Envato Forums

Last but not least, if you are using one of these presets let us know by joining the Envato forums. We look forward to seeing your creations!

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