No one can resist the temptation to make a quick buck off of virtual idol sensation Hatsune Miku these days, and goods maker Frontier Works is the latest to jump on the pile with the announcement of their Hatsune Miku hug pillow cover now up for preorder from Animate’s online shop. She’s scheduled for release in mid-January at 10,000 yen (case only) and the rather large size of 170 x 60 cm, with both sides featuring original illustrations by Miku character designer KEI. Not a particularly ero item, but given Miku’s cult status these days I’m guessing this will sell like hotcakes… Animate’s shop does not accept international orders, so a proxy service is likely your best option should you wish to procure her. Cover images below:


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In other Vocaloid voice synth news, the second virtual idol in Crypton’s Vocaloid2 lineup Kagamine Rin is now available for preorder from Sofmap, with release expected in late December.

In other dakimakura news, I got word from Toranoana last night that Shiratori Amane finally shipped – followed shortly by an email saying that they had made a mistake with many of the shipments and put the wrong item in the box, and are asking customers to mail the incorrect item back to them… I hope I’m one of the ones they got right the first time. =_=;;