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takashichea moderator is online 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 is online 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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