What is sweetie Akira doing on my bed?
He’s unpacking a vacuum packed inner stuffing for a dakimakura! :O
Size measurements: 160 x 50 cm.
Plastic wrapping cut! :D
There! If you’re interested in where I got this dakimakura stuffing from…
Title: Vacuum Pack Nude Hugging Pillow Long 160×50 cm 真空パック ヌード抱き枕・ロングピロー 抱き枕 160×50 cm
Price: 2,640 Yen
Shipment charge of the shop is 630yen.
Made in Japan.
You have to factor in proxy fees and international shipping. I shipped it with other stuff, so the final value isn’t that accurate. The total should be around 6,000 Yen if you only buy this item. The store also sells 170 x 50 cm pillow stuffing, so it’ll be useful if you need one for the upcoming Kichiku Megane covers :D
The quality feels quite good. A little flat straight out of the packing but with use, it puffs up. It feels quite heavy and I’m not used to the weight OTL;; The length is something that needs getting used to too. I’ve used shorter ones measuring less than 120 cm. Very huggable though and probably good for sleeping posture. Another good thing is that it generally doesn’t trap heat.
I’ve not tried Cospa pillow stuffing before, so I can’t make a good comparison. Generally Cospa pillows cost around 5,000~7,000 Yen before shipping. If you have them, please share your thoughts.
Thanks sweetie *squeezes and smoochies Akira* Now to review the cover :D
Title: Shukan Soine CD vol. Reo Dakimakura Hugging Pillow Cover 週刊添い寝CD vol.5玲央抱き枕カバー[BR-0019G]
Price: 7,000 Yen (w/tax)
Size: 160 x 50 cm
Order period: June 2011 ( Made-to-order only. Proxy needed since BlackButterfly doesn’t ship international.)
Date available: September 2011.
Comes with a bromide and setting paper.
The set comes with the cover, paper and bromide. I received it a while back but I only bought the inner stuffing recently.
Made in Japan. 83% Polyester ポりエステルand 17% Polyurethaneポリウレタン. Washing instructions: Do not use chlorine or bleach during wash. Light~medium wash and iron at low temperature. Wash separately from other items to prevent colour transfer. Don’t leave it in a wet state after washing. Let it dry well after wash. Avoid spin-dry or using a dryer to tumble dry.
Back views. The A4 paper included is a mini character design setting with comments by illustrator, 榊空也. This is her website: http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/theknights/
Reo’s character setting is a 27 year-old model. His theme is about outward appearance and his real inner self. He is forceful and self-confident (oresama-type) The listener is his high school classmate who already knew him before he became a model. Read more about him in my previous post about the CDs.
Removed from the plastic wrap. The colour printing is gorgeous! The texture of the material is very smooth and literally milky soft. Feels luxurious and high quality.
The other side. Gorgeous!
Checking out the opening below.
I love his feet :D
And in goes the pillow stuffing :3 Doesn’t it look like I’m helping him wear his pants or something lol~ XDD
While this one looks like I’m taking off his tank-top while he lies there smiling so serenely at me lol~ ^^;;
Top part done ^_^)/
Crotch-shot!!! 8D Err… I mean… lovely artwork!!! (^///^)
Yes! Fully inserted! Zenbu Haitta! :D
Zipped up :3
Me: Oh… Hi… (^///^)
The full length at 160 cm and cover is about my height. A 170 cm long dakimakura will probably not be as comfortable for hugging if you’re not that tall? Akira sitting there and getting cosy with the new bishie addition to my room lol~
Yea, the sweetie is admiring Reo too.
I’ve only used the cover for only about a week or two and to my horror, I discovered that the fabric has started to show signs of wear *_* I think my toenails must have scratched it while I slept. I didn’t expect the fabric to be so delicate! But I guess this maybe the trade-off to achieve the silky smooth texture. Does your dakimakura cover suffer similar wear/damage in such a short time? The top part is ok though. I must have been doing some massive kicks when I slept ^^;;
*cries* DX So now I wear socks to sleep to prevent further scratches OTL;;; and it works. Thought I should mention this in case you’re also a newbie to using dakimakura covers like me. Why hasn’t anyone reviewed the “aftermath” of using their dakimakura covers before (T0T) or am I the only one with this problem?
Anyway, this is the only cover I have of this bishie and it’s too late to regret the decision to use it ^^;; I’ll just live with it and enjoy it.
Despite this, I would still recommend getting the covers if you can afford it because the artwork is gorgeous and the fabric is really comfy. And at 7,000 Yen for a double-sided full-sized dakimakura cover, the price is quite reasonable (if you don’t factor in the proxy fees). Just remember to wear socks when you sleep! D:
BlackButterfly is taking preorders for a new series of made-to-order dakimakura covers for volumes. 7-12. Hopefully this review helps! :D I’ve already set my eyes on two of the designs. I’m waiting for the artwork of the other sides to be finalised before making a decision.
And for the big question… did I get weird looks from my parents? ^^;;; Well, from my mum, yes. She looked like she wanted to say something but I just kept a straight face and acted like nothing happened lol~ So the “what the hell is this???” question never came up. Now its just a part of the eye-candy on my bed along with my other bishies including, Boys in Summer LalaParadise pillow.
Share with us your bishie dakimakura adventures too :D