dakimakura

Popular new Japanese love pillows seem dirty but promise to smell clean

Popular new Japanese love pillows seem dirty but promise to smell clean

Well, wouldn’t you know it? Just because app developers are releasing a program which would allow otaku the interactive experience of sleeping next to Hatsune Miku doesn’t mean that Japan’s commonly found love pillows are losing any ground. In fact, two of Animate’s most recent pillow case and perfume sets sold out within a day of release! There’s nothing about this item set that isn’t to some extent creepy.

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Fans looking for naked Hatsune Miku faced with naked dog instead

Fans looking for naked Hatsune Miku faced with naked dog instead

Hatsune Miku fans eager to order the “Naked Hatsune Miku Love Pillow Cover” were faced with quite an unexpected image on the product’s Amazon JP page!

(This post contains images that may not be safe for work)

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Western fan artists’ answer to Japanese “Love Pillows” – you’ll never look at Batman the same way again

Western fan artists’ answer to Japanese “Love Pillows” – you’ll never look at Batman the same way again

Ever wanted to take your favorite anime/TV/movie character to bed with you? Of course, Japan has the answer in dakimakura covers, essential items in any otaku home that usually feature cute anime girls (bishōjo) splayed out and staring up with wide, innocent eyes. Dakimakura comes from daku, meaning “to embrace” and makura, meaning “pillow”. They are sometimes referred to as “love pillows” in the West (I’ll leave you to figure out why).

Taking inspiration from Japanese dakimakura, some Western fan artists have decided to create their very own covers featuring some well-known characters. Now you can see Marvel favorites Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America as you’ve never seen them before – in your bed!

Warning: Some of the pictures below might not be safe for the workplace, or those averse to a bit of (male) bare flesh.

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