The term "IKEA shark" refers to a shark plushie that one can find in IKEA, a Swedish furniture company and the world's largest furniture volume seller.
About IKEA Shark
The term refers to a big shark plushie that one can find in IKEA, the world's largest furniture retailer. The official name of this plushie is blåhaj, which is the Swedish word for blue shark.
The plushie went viral on a global scale starting from the end of 2018 to the beginning of 2019 and the boom has even reached the realm of creativity in Japan.
The shark's unguarded expression and the size that makes it perfect to hold and carry tempt some on pixiv into posting illustrations of characters with this very plushie in their hands.
An idol whose spirit animal must be a shark fanned people's obsession with the IKEA shark!
For starters, she is known for her shark-like jagged teeth. Secondly, the name of her inherent technique is Shark Teeth--in short, she possesses several attributes that will remind you of a shark. For that reason, some illustrations on pixiv feature her together with the IKEA shark.