Back on May 30th history was made with the announcement of production plans for the world’s first* contoured hug pillow. The maiden release of Toranoana’s “Purichichi” pillow line features an original illustration by Sano Toshihide of Shiratori Amane, heroine of the recently released G.J? eroge Anata no Shiranai Kangofu, and as such I’ve had more than a journalistic stake in following this particular item. After refreshing Toranoana’s mail order page nearly every day for the past few weeks since the news broke that it was set for sale in September, last night the vigil finally paid off: she’s now listed at both Toranoana and Amiami. Whether any shops that ship internationally will carry the item is unknown; I think it’s possible that Hobby Search might, we’ll keep you posted. According to the latest information from the Tora product listing she’s expected to street in early November, at a whopping 170 cm in length and a price point of 9,450 yen (without pillow). The raging Sano fanboy within me is quite sated by this development, but I can’t help being a bit curious as to what they have planned for the second installment… (no more)