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"Life-size teddy bears for adult males"

Microsoft have found a way of selling more of their bulky (and thus rather un-Japanese) Xbox game consoles in Japan: by giving away free anime-girl-shaped full-body "hugging pillows" with each unit.
Hugging pillows are printed with life-size artwork of popular anime characters, and are basically life-size teddy bears for adult males, but otaku's relationships with their dakimakura can get a little more personal. "Searching Google Images with the term dakimakura is enough to understand the people who buy these items," said Muto.
"I guess they're supposed to be used ... as pillows to hug, of course ... and for other obscene purposes that I would rather not mention."

There are 1 comments on ""Life-size teddy bears for adult males"":

Posted by: PEL http:// Sat Feb 7 17:02:23 2004

Not really a comment - just FIFO - I've been checking in on your blog lately and for the past week or so I haven't been able to access it. (I'm in London, Ontario, Canada)