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gojira89



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:42 am Reply with quote
Part of me is somewhat disturbed by the way they are drawn on the pillows. I don't know, something just isn't right here. Confused
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ResistNormal



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:09 am Reply with quote
Something just isn't right here. That might be Japan's declining birth rate. Wink
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domokun1134



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:09 pm Reply with quote
Well from my POV there's something so very right about it. So freaking hot!
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R315r4z0r



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:27 pm Reply with quote
...really?
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:02 pm Reply with quote
Oh this is so sad.
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Altorrin



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:11 pm Reply with quote
Somehow, I find this mildly unsettling.
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EricDent



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:17 pm Reply with quote
What? No girl versions? Like Celty, Anri, etc.
Come on Japan, we know you love to do odd stuff like this.
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tuxedocat
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:29 pm Reply with quote
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....decorated with male characters' upper bodies to let fans "rest in the arms of a charming man." ...


Maybe I watched a different version of Durarara than other people, but neither Shizuo or Izaya could be really described as "charming". Much less "cuddly". Confused

All of these pillow products in Japan are weird and disturbing anyway, IMO.
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Sorraffy



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:31 pm Reply with quote
Shizuo shouldn't lay down .. he looks different

eh:
animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/fit500x500/cms/interest/46778/shizuo_omote.jpg

or EH:
http://i684.photobucket.com/​albums/​vv205/​SasuSaku_03/​ShizuoHeiwajima2-​1.​png
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JuicyB



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:31 pm Reply with quote
I like that they make stuff like this for creepy female otaku. Never change, Japan!
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:52 pm Reply with quote
EricDent wrote:
What? No girl versions? Like Celty, Anri, etc.
Come on Japan, we know you love to do odd stuff like this.


DRRR is a fujoshi-targeted series. It's not typical that they would make girl versions for fujoshi series. Like, I'm sure there's a lot less Blue Rose merch than there is the two main male leads in Tiger & Bunny for instance.
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maylin



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:18 pm Reply with quote
O//////O
iv never wanted to buy one of thows things before...but id might make a exception for the Shizuo one...of course id hide it any time someone came over...>////<
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mewpudding101



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:28 pm Reply with quote
Well, OK, it is a little creepy... I was expecting a pillow chair with Shizuo's arms as handles or something, but this is surprisingly designed pretty well... I kind of want one... If they put out one for Accelerator from To Aru Majutsu no Index or Kyousuke Hyoubu from Zettai Karen Children.
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Cosplaybunny



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:54 pm Reply with quote
I really like the design for this pillow and I hope it takes off with more male characters.
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tuxedocat
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:04 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:
EricDent wrote:
What? No girl versions? Like Celty, Anri, etc.
Come on Japan, we know you love to do odd stuff like this.


DRRR is a fujoshi-targeted series. It's not typical that they would make girl versions for fujoshi series. Like, I'm sure there's a lot less Blue Rose merch than there is the two main male leads in Tiger & Bunny for instance.


I don't think that just 'cause fujoshi tend to ship a couple of characters in a show, makes that particular show necessarily "targeted to fujoshi".

By your standards here, are ALL shows either targeted toward Fujoshi OR otaku? No middle ground?
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