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takashichea moderator on Nov. 20, 2012 at 12:46 p.m.

Daniel, what's the difference between official art and merchandise images for the body pillows?

I added these two to the merchandise gallery I just created. What do you feel about it? By the way, I'm going to upload the Oda Nobunaga images soon.

Daniel_Newton moderator on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1:04 p.m.

@takashichea: Uhh, that's a tough one. Sometimes magazines or art books have body pillow style artwork in them, but that artwork might not have been created for a real body pillow. I usually just play it safe and throw the image into an official art gallery because they're both a type of official art anyway.

Also, be careful you don't add body pillow fan art into official art galleries. They even make unofficial body pillows in Japan using fan art/unofficial artwork. It's all pretty confusing.

I guess the short answer is: if you know it's official artwork from a real, licensed body pillow, then you can put it in a merchandise gallery if you want. Otherwise, figure out if it's official art or fan art and put it in the appropriate gallery.

takashichea moderator on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1:12 p.m.


I transfer the images to the official art, and I'll check the sources where I pick them up.

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Dakimakura is a portmanteau of "dakishime" (hugging) and "makura" (pillow). They are body pillows featuring (mainly) female anime characters and are meant to snuggle with.

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