Anime Vice News

Forget Pillow Girls: Sleep On Sheet Girls

New merchandising trends!


Japan is considering a move that may have a permanent effect on anime fans everywhere. This is important, so I want you guys to think very, very carefully: would you rather have a dakimakura (a full-size body pillow with a hot girl on its pillowcase), or a set of sexy anime girl sheets featuring the girls from Zero no Tsukaima or Ikki Tousen?


I know this is a matter of major debate, so I just thought I'd offer you some thoughts.


PROS:

  • You don't have to buy the body pillow AND the pillow-case, just the sheet. I mean, I'm assuming you already have a bed.

  • At ¥10,000 ($101 USD), they're cheaper than most of the body pillow cases out there, by anywhere from $20 to $100 bucks (minus the cost of the pillow, see above).

  • You have more possibilities for the art!

  • Already basically the same size as a full American bed (210x140 centimeters)


CONS:

  • Still expensive.

  • They seem to be just printings of art you've already seen, whereas the pillows get their own special art. And are double-sided.

  • Are perfect if you have a full-size bed, but too big for a twin and too small for a queen or king.

  • Harder to take them with you to display at cons.

  • You have to get rid of your old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sheets.


Okay guys...this is it. You need to make your choice. Dakimakura...or hot bedsheets?

Void_Wizardon March 13, 2009 at 11:02 a.m.
If I could, I'd just take both. Dakimakuras you could hide in the closet or under your bed easier. I'd probably rather get Dakimakuras.
Sonata moderator on March 13, 2009 at 11:04 a.m.
I still love to snuggle up with the Kanu PillowXD
Devillyon March 13, 2009 at 11:07 a.m.
Dakimakura..... cuz i hate hugging my bedsheets XD
Kuroon March 13, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
Bedsheets ftw~~!
HeeroYuyon March 13, 2009 at 12:54 p.m.
Dakimakura. You can see your pillow when you're in bed. You can't really see your bedsheets when you're in them though.
Papasanon March 13, 2009 at 10:41 p.m.
Dakimakura are easier to cry into.   T_T  
Nikoon March 16, 2009 at 11:11 a.m.
gia said:
  • You have to get rid of your old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sheets.

If I had TMNT sheets, I'd keep those. I go with dakimakura.
Viceroy10on April 2, 2009 at 5:43 a.m.
I'd want both. but if i had to choose i'd pick the pillow
markop2003on April 18, 2009 at 7:43 a.m.
The proper pillow, if i'm gonna invest in something like that i don't want it because it's cheap, i want the real deal
ichigo113on June 29, 2009 at 8:13 a.m.

wtat

Daniel_Newton moderator on March 31, 2012 at 8:27 a.m.

Haha, not sure how I missed this back when it was posted.

A full sheet would be pretty impressive, but they're not as personal as a body pillow. Those have full-scale anime girls, which you can snuggle up with. You can hold them close to your heart as you give them long, warm, creepy hugs.

Clearly, the only option for any true otaku would be to buy both a body pillow and a sheet. Or go nuts like this guy:

Dude...
Dude...
sickVisionz moderator on March 31, 2012 at 11:38 a.m.

I'd go for the body pillow. The sheets are, meh. Not that body pillows are ultra mature or anything, but sheets seem like something you'd buy for a little kid.

Also @Daniel_Newton:

Destinyheroknighton March 31, 2012 at 11:48 a.m.

Body pillows and sheets are just a waste of money to me, don't see the point of them

sickVisionz moderator on March 31, 2012 at 12:18 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight said:

Body pillows and sheets are just a waste of money to me, don't see the point of them

They are purely collectibles.

Destinyheroknighton March 31, 2012 at 12:28 p.m.

@sickVisionz:

They are purely collectibles.

I don't really see pillows as a collectible, it seem strange to me

sickVisionz moderator on March 31, 2012 at 2:01 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight: No different or more strange than people who collect stamps despite email existing and the face value of the most treasured stamps usually being less than what it currently costs to send a letter. Different strokes for different folks.

Dig Deeper into Japan

The Island nation of Far East Asia, and the setting for the vast majority of Anime and Manga.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (125 Posts)
Add/View Images (8 Images)
Watch Some Videos (4 Videos)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Parting Ways with AKAME GA KILL!

It really comes down to this specific visual here.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/27/14

So how many of you have had a friend walk in while you're trying on a seifuku? Own up, it happens to the best of us!

ONE PIECE UNLIMITED WORLD RED Game Review

Will this game be any fun for anybody who isn't a ONE PIECE diehard?

This is Krillin's Origin in DRAGON BALL #14?

Couldn't have guessed that he started out as "Goku's rival."

SWORD ART ONLINE Hollow Points -- Review

VICE PIT. What's it like playing the game within a game... within a game?

HUNTER X HUNTER -- AV Mods' Roundtable

How do you guys and gals feel about the end of Hunter x Hunter? Check out what our experts have to say!

NARUTO Ch. 689 Review

I'm willing to bet that Gozer the Gozerian would point and laugh at Kaguya Ohtsutsuki's defeat here.

What's Consistent About HUNTER X HUNTER #143 -- Special Review

Episode #143 -- Special Review. Checking back in with the most thorough fight shonen ever.

Parting Ways with AKAME GA KILL!

It really comes down to this specific visual here.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/27/14

So how many of you have had a friend walk in while you're trying on a seifuku? Own up, it happens to the best of us!

The Anime of Each Generation?

What shows hooked otaku in their teens, 20's and 30's? The answers might actually surprise you.

HUNTER X HUNTER -- AV Mods' Roundtable

How do you guys and gals feel about the end of Hunter x Hunter? Check out what our experts have to say!

BLEACH Ch. 593 Review

If you've ever had that feeling as if you're running in circles, Hitsugaya knows exactly how you feel.

What's Consistent About HUNTER X HUNTER #143 -- Special Review

Episode #143 -- Special Review. Checking back in with the most thorough fight shonen ever.

ONE PIECE Ch. 757 Review

Stand back there, lil' lady. The men folk will be take things from here.

SWORD ART ONLINE Hollow Points -- Review

VICE PIT. What's it like playing the game within a game... within a game?

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel