English citations of dakimakura
Noun: "a type of long body-length pillow originating in Japan, which can be embraced or wrapped around one's body while sleeping" Edit
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2003 22 March, Mappy [username], “ Re: OT: Should you trust shoujo fans?”, , uk.media.animation.anime Usenet:
Taking your words literally, there wasn't any queues in Animate and the rolled-up, vacuum packed dakimakuras are too big to have more than one out at a time.
2003 27 July, AstroNerdBoy [username], “ Re: Rei Ayanami body pillows?”, , uk.media.animation.anime Usenet:
Dang it! I think that Kotoko and Sumomo dakimakura should be sold as a pair!!! ;-P
2003 27 July, Mappy [username], “ Re: Rei Ayanami body pillows?”, , japan.anime.evangelion Usenet:
In fact, this place [URL redacted] has links to what seem to be custom made dakimakuras. I should warn you that some of them are not quite modist. [ ] sic
2003 28 July, AstroNerdBoy [username], “ Re: So *that's* Hild... SPOILERS”, , rec.arts.anime.misc Usenet:
I think Ethan was snuggling with his Nuku Nuku dakimakura when he did the reply. ;-P heh!heh!
2003 9 September, Psaiyan Prince Vegeta, “ Re: Evangelion: Question about this scene..”, , rec.arts.anime.misc Usenet:
What about those of us who own (or in my case, would love to own) *official* dakimakura such as this?
2003 9 December, Ryan Ginstrom, “ Re: Enterprising interviewee...”, , fj.life.in-japan Usenet:
I would follow that up with: "And then they raided his room at his parents' house where they found a Sailor Moon dakimakura and posters of Morning Musume plastering the walls" ...
2004, Chris Kohler, " Getting in Bed With the Customer", Wired, 6 February 2004:
came into existence in the late '90s as a way for animé fans to get up close and personal with their cartoon sweethearts. dakimakura
2004 10 February, Julian Fong, “ Re: [Semi-OT] _Wired_ article: Xbox to come with DOAX hug pillows”, , rec.arts.anime.misc Usenet:
For an image on a dakimakura, maybe it's more appropriate for Kasumi to be wearing the Acapulco: [… ]
2008 30 October, AstroNerdBoy [username], “ Re: Japanese launch campaign to marry comic book characters”, , rec.arts.anime.misc Usenet:
I'm sure there's a dakimakura that can handle the load.
2010, Gerald Figal, "Monstrous Media and Delusional Consumption in Kon Satoshi's Paranoia Agent", in Fanthropologies, Volume 5 (ed. Frenchy Lunning), University of Minnesota Press (2010), ISBN 9780816673872, page 146:
After the fourth iteration the camera zooms out as in the opening sequence, but this time to reveal the scene running on a laptop next to a Maromi
in a darkened workroom without workers—two desks have vases with a cut flower, apparently commemorating the deaths of their previous occupants. dakimakura
2010, " Man Weds Cushion", Daily Star (UK), 12 March 2010:
Jin has fallen head over heels for a Japanese '
dakimakura' - or hugging pillow - showing a life sized cartoon of his favourite sexy anime cartoon character Fate Testarossa.
2010 9 December, Galen, “ Opera Tantei Milky Holmes”, , rec.arts.anime.misc Usenet:
... has inspired the question, is Twenty Faces' romantic infatuation with a dakimakura of himself an example of self-cest?
2012 20 March, Big Bad Bob [username], “ [allegedly] stupidest girl on the planet (IMBO, gutless disclaimer)”, , alt.hacker Usenet:
After all, there is NO need to enrich the family law attorneys or the cottage industry that has grown around 'family court', ESPECIALLY in CALIFORNIA! No amount of loneliness can be 'cured' by one of THEM. You're better off with a dakimakura. Last modified on 20 April 2013, at 22:28