Random Merchandise: Anime Pillows

by eternal on September 17, 2008


Well…they’re more interesting than normal pillows, aren’t they?

I’ll start with a little story today. Why? No particular reason, I just thought that a post dedicated to pillow covers with anime girls on them sounded a little shallow, so I figured I might as well try and spice it up a little bit.

…And no, I’m not going to spice it up by suddenly revealing that I have a dakimakura.

So like I was saying, I guess I have a little story of sorts to tell. Quite some time ago, back when I was first discovering the wonders of online shopping (and thus moving out of my Death Note keychain and Bleach wallscroll phase), I came to realize that a certain item known as “anime pillow covers” existed in the world of merchandise. Seeing as I was new to this world, barely able to distinguish between the worth and value of a 1/8 Haruhi figure versus a Serial Experiments Lain poster versus an Itaru Hinoue doujin artbook, I decided to pick up a couple.

*insert cliche Shana/tsundere catchphrase here*

Now, as anyone who has bought from stores such as HLJ would know, backorders can sometimes take a long time. Often times, especially when you’re first getting into merchandise shopping and therefore wind up buying items that were released months or even years ago, one might end up forgetting what one orders by the time they receive it. Not literally, of course, though I’m sure it has happened literally at some point in time.

NAGISA <3<3<3

So anyways, like I previously established, it’s easy to buy things and then forget about them, especially when you’re a beginner trying to make your way through the astonishingly complicated world of the otaku subculture. Resultantly, I ended up acquiring quite a few of these nifty (did I just say “nifty”?) pillow covers – five to be exact – until I came to a certain conclusion. It was a conclusion that should have been obvious from the start, but somehow managed to slip my mind.

…Actually, this isn’t very intimidating.

What was the conclusion, you ask? Well…it’s quite simple, actually. There’s no way I could ever use all of these things.

Isn’t it funny how these things happen? One moment, you’re looking at all of these amazing things you could be buying, and by the time they arrive, it finally occurs to you: WHY did I order all of this again? Needless to say, by now I’ve gained quite a bit of foresight when it comes to these things, but I found it fairly entertaining to look back at my early days of merchandise shopping (which, as you can see, aren’t all that early).

In any case, I suppose that’s all. I’ve gotta admit, anime pillows are pretty nice (especially when you bury your face in them, ehehe), but in retrospect, I have no clue what gave me the idea that I could use five. I mean, what could anyone do with five different anime pillows? Take a picture of them all together and post it on your blog?

…Hey…that’s not a bad idea.


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

GNdynames September 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm

I would assemble a whole bunch of Saber pillows if I have my own place to live, most likely a Saber dakimakura too (too bad these things aren’t cheap T.T)

GNdynamess last blog post..Figma Miyuki


Rin September 18, 2008 at 2:27 am

Anime pillows…
I WANT!!!!!!
Nice anime pillows!!!!!!!
I have them too but mine are pretty big!!!!!!
Really nice pillows you got there!!!!!!

Rins last blog post..New Theme Coming Soon!!!


super rats September 18, 2008 at 9:50 am

The pillows are cute. I think they might be a little safer than the body pillows.


ETERNAL September 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm

@ GNdynames: lol, it’ll probably take a while to save up for a dakimakura xP

@ Rin: Thanks!

@ super rats: Yes, they most certainly are. I’d like to meet someone in real life that has the guts to buy one of those xP


Saku September 18, 2008 at 8:46 pm

Nice pillows. You should get a Dakimakura next ^^


M12 September 19, 2008 at 5:52 am

Indeed, why have five pillows? Oh! I CAN HELP YOU! Give me the Nagisa one. I’ll take the load of you ;).

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zenical September 19, 2008 at 9:47 pm

I got only one cushion.. and that is Fate.. Too many, I will have a headache as to where I am going to sleep XD. Already got a mini Kyou Pillow sleeping with me too ^^ Crowded lol

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James September 20, 2008 at 4:53 pm

You have too many , give me one :(

pleaaase :'(

(so yes i do like the clannad ones a lot :o)


ETERNAL September 21, 2008 at 8:08 am

@ Saku: Hey, don’t start tempting me now xP

@ M12: The Nagisa one is probably the one I’m LEAST likely to give away XD

@ zenical: I’ve seen some of those “mini pillows” but haven’t actually got any…then again, if it’s Clannad, it can’t really be bad.

@ James: lol, same thing I said to M12 xP


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