Merchandise What do you think of dakimakura (hugging) body pillows?

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  1. Maybe one day...

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  2. Yes - but only one of my Waifu / Husbando!

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  3. I already have one!!

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  1. Optic

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    #1 Optic, Jan 2, 2017
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    Hello everyone,

    What do you think of anime dakimakura (hugging) body pillows?

    To give you an idea of how big they are, think body pillows. Most dakimakuras these days come in size of 150 cm x 50 cm (59" x 19.6").

    They come in two parts, the actual body pillow and the pillow cover of your favourite anime character!

    Example body pillows I've got:

    I actually don't have a cover yet, still waiting for a favourite character to come up, but some official examples below:

    aokana-asuka-dakimakura-pillow-cover-large.jpg re-zero-ram-dakimakura-pillow-cover.jpg

    Of course whether one goes for a cute or explicit pillow cover is completely up to the individual. ;)


    How about you? Would you get a dakimakura (hugging) body pillow?
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    I love body pillows. They are comfortable to sleep with and actually help my back a bit when holding them a specific way when I sleep. However.... xD

    I have little to no interest in a waifu/husbando pillow. xD To each their own, but I personally would feel awkward sleeping with one staring back at me xD
     
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    I've always slept with a body pillow, they're very comfortable!
    I would never get a cover featuring a character though. I just get either solid colours or simple patterns.

    I do have a small throw cushion though with Link on it. But I don't sleep with it, it stays in the living room to support my head or legs on the couch.
     
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    I had a body pillow once, complete with a Kasen Ibaraki cover. I woke up one night with it staring at my face and I nearly had a heart attack. I removed the cover and slept peacefully ever since. lol
     
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    #5 ThatCynicalSnob, Jan 10, 2017
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    I mean, these are cool and all, but I just got a couple of questions.
    Can you see the dakimakura in the darkness? What's the point of getting a specific pillow for its outwards appearance if you're not going to see it majority of the time when laying in bed. I know this varies from person to person, but the average time it takes to fall asleep is 10-20 minutes, does looking at a pillow for 10-20 minutes in the dark justify buying one? Unless you sleep with a night light or something, which I can imagine a lot of people don't pass the age of 6.
    And don't get me wrong, It's fine getting a pillow for outwards appearance, but why on a bed? I can totally get buying a pillow like this for your couch, where people/yourself are places you actively look, but do you personally look at your bed on a daily bases?
    And if you do often, does it justify buying a pillow that is anime themed?

    And to add.
    If you're hugging a pillow that's pointing up, and you're sideways, would you even see the characters face?
    Of course, you can redirect the pillow directing right in your face, but gravity will eventually re position it to its natural position. Pointing upwards.
     
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    One day I will want one...or 2...maybe more, I dunno, too many characters to choose from that I like.
     
  7. Optic

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    Oh ThatCynicalSnob, cynical as usual. ;)

    I don't think anyone can argue with your logical points. A purchase of this particular type of anime merchandise is definitely more emotional than practical - dedication towards your most favourite character(s).

    Compared to other anime merchandise it's certainly very low value once used because once you sleep on it, that's it. It's not like anime figures where they retain or even go up in value, even if opened... and the price of these covers are significant, you could get at least two Nendoroids for one cover!

    If we're going to bring tangible benefits though... the way I see it, it's like sleeping with a teddy bear - anime version style. Helps to make your sleep more comforting, more relaxing, potentially relieve some stress. Yes the anime character of course isn't real, but imagining he/she is can be fun, you have to admit.

    Also when you're not using the cover there's no reason why you couldn't hang them on a wall or line somewhere. For a body pillow cover size, the quality of the print needs to be very high - assuming you don't go for unofficial ones.
     
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    oh gawd I'd love to have one of those... although I doubt I'd ever be able to sleep peacefully ever again (yes I can get embarassed even by a freakin pillow... ;-;) but they are soooo awesome <3 <3
     
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    Lol, I actually had one of these before. A friend got me one as a gift when he went to a convention. I liked it at the time. I'm a fan of body pillows bc they help me sleep better. But once I grew up a little more I found it more and more embarrassing. It was fun to joke about with friends but...how do you explain it to a girl you're bringing home? xD So yea, I tossed mine after a year or two.

    Btw, it was Yui from K-On :3
     
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    Which character would you choose Bunny? ;)

    Awwh! Cute character indeed. Although you discarded yours, would you ever consider getting another one again n future ? Or would that be a definite no?
     
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    w-why would you ask such an embarassing question Optic sama?? >///< you know very well of my one true love, Saito!!!
     
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    MMM, I would consider it, but likely decline in the end. They're a fun novelty and certainly arousing. Short term, I would probably enjoy it. But long term I might feel too embarrassed.
     
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    lol id get a couple to use as throw pillows , so I can sit with some friends on my couch , awww :P
     
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    I want one of Miia from monster musume

    miiapillow01.jpg

    I wana be hugged by a snake!
     
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    Body pillow? Mm... I suppose, though I can't really think of any character I'd feel particularly compelled to put on it. A nice pattern, or pleasant pink might be nice though.

    I am so utterly resentful toward that show for not being to my taste. Monster girls, snakes in particular, are downright delicious.
     
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    I laughed so hard at this post. XD

    I don't think I could sleep with one but if someone gave me one I would probably do like the post above and set it up on the couch. I'm not really a body pillow person in general.

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    I wasn't serious , like really that would happen , truth be in that situation is never see the remote again !!! :P
     
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    I have one there pretty cool. btw its shiro from No Game No Life :3
     
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    I think when I get older I might just buy a bunch so that I can have them as on the sofa. That way, I can seem even weirder to the feast of my family then before :D

    Win win situation in my books ;)
     
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    This is just me of course, so it's my opinion. But the whole body pillow thing seems a bit creepy to me and it seems more like disrespect to the characters than respect. To me, there just seems like there's something a bit wrong with the idea of getting a human sized pillow and putting a character on it and then sleeping with it. A lot will probably disagree with this and I'm sorry but I'm just being honest about it. So, I don't see myself getting a body pillow unless something changes. Thanks anyway, though.
     
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    I already have one dakimakura, the feeling of safety & softness is uncomparable and it is also very comfort to touch and sleep with. If you are worried about people finding your pillow you can always just hide it somewhere.

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