Ooo~ that come hither look. Can you resist it?
Nothing explicit here but potentially NSFW. You’ve been warned :D
First available during Animate Girls Festival 2010 in October 2010, this dakimakura cover (抱き枕 hugging pillow) of Takaba Akihito 高羽秋仁 of Viewfinder manga was specially created by mangaka Yamane Ayano やまねあやの. He is now available exclusively from Libre B-Boy online store.
Title: Yamane Ayano illustrated [finder no hyouteki] Takaba Akihito Hugging Cushion/Pillow cover
Price: 8,800 Yen (w/tax)
Size: 170cm x 50cm
Material: soft and stretchable cloth
For international orders, you can use a proxy buyer like fromjapan or from this online store. Search for “Takaba Akihito”. Compare the prices with your proxy and middleman service and see which is more affordable :)
Title: Stuffing/ Dakimakura Pillow Body (Made-to-order)
Price: 6,000 Yen (w/tax)
Info: Made-to-order so it will take at least a month before it is shipped.
I had to use a forwarding service to get the dakimakura cover but overall the ordering process was painless… except for the damage it did to my bank account.
Front and back of the packaging. The folded smex lol~
Measuring at a height of 170 cm x 50 cm width, Akihito dakimakura cover is the probably the longest I’ve seen out there in the market. When I lay him down on my queen-sized bed, he is almost as long as it is! *_*
His size is so exclusive that you must buy custom-made stuffing/pillow body from Libre’s store if you wanted him to be filled up properly (my brain fired a BL-filter there) and snugly. However, that would set me back another 6,000 Yen! I was hoping to get away with using something cheaper other than that custom-made pillow but I have to admit defeat. The longest cheaper available pillow bodies are only 160 cm in length.
Anyway the material used is really smooth and soft. You can definitely feel the quality. This is my first dakimakura, so I’m not sure if the material is any different from other dakimakura. The material is stretchable too and doesn’t seem to trap heat. I like that :D
If we compare it with smexy cushions of Akira/Shiki, the cloth material of the dakimakura cover is much softer and smoother.
The printing is fine and the colours are warm and lovely. Not too bright or saturated. The watercolours of the illustration are very subtle and pleasing to the eye. Also, the cover doesn’t have a nasty “petroleum” like odour that you sometimes get from low quality printed cushions. You can pretty much use it right out of the package.
The back of the cover is white in colour and printed with Libre’s logo. Yeah… this cover is only one-sided. Definitely useful if you want to be discreet. You can turn it over to the blank side when your parents are watching or have guests over lol~
ooo~ doesn’t this look like he was naked? *nosebleed*
There is a zip right at the bottom of the dakimakura for you to insert the pillow body.
Since I didn’t buy the pillow body, I tried putting Akira inside him *cough*
The result! Well, since the cushion is much shorter, it only managed to fill up till Akihito’s chest area. However, the width is a quite a good fit. The left pic shows the cover without a pillow body, and the right pic shows the cover with Akira cushion inside. Nice!
Finally, here are the washing instructions and information about the custom-made pillow body.
Ah~ so the cover was made in Japan! No wonder it is so expensive… *_*
I’ll update again when I get my hands on the pillow body. OTL but that’ll probably be some time later while my bank account recuperates from the blood-letting. The high currency exchange rate doesn’t help either DX So back into the plastic packaging he goes.
Have you guys bought the cover and pillow body?