With two dakimakura in my possession but only one body pillow, I don’t really need any more pillowcases. When I saw that Itsuki was going to be the star of her very own dakimakura though, I had to have it. Itsuki is my favorite character of my favorite anime series in the past few years (not saying much, as I haven’t watched much anime in the past few years). I have this thing for duty-minded, socially inept characters (I wonder if there’s a Japanese phrase for this archetype?). Itsuki’s dakimakura came a few days ago. How did it turn out?
Pretty much like Yoko, which I suppose is no surprise, as they’re both made by Cospa. One side depicts Itsuki in her field uniform (technically her piloting uniform but she often ends up in it for obvious reasons), her face displaying ambivalent consternation.
The reverse side has her dressed up as her alter ego Mutsumi Shimoyama, the covert operations alias she assumes when infiltrating a high school. Curiously, she is wearing a garden-grade brassiere here, whereas she wore a sarashi in one of the series’ early episodes. She also evinces grave indignity here. Itsuki is a rather reserved girl, perhaps she feels more free to express herself when she is not herself.
I would’ve preferred a front-and-back view of Itsuki in her Q-tector suit like the Yoko pillowcase, but this ain’t bad.
The pillowcase is made of 100% polyester. The images are clear, sharp and bright. The texture is smooth, although it’s noticeably rougher than my Taka Tony dakimakura. I’m trying to think of something to compare it to; I suppose it feels a bit like the red tablecloth I’ve used as a backdrop in some of my figure pictures (not surprising, as looking at that tablecloth’s label, I learn that it is 43% polyester).
Anyway, Itsuki looks great and this is a great, great item. Made greater by Itsuki’s presence, of course. Good Smile Company needs to roll out her figure already.
The camera just sort of points itself at these sorts of things sometimes, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.
These things too.
Maybe I ought to get some more pillow bodies so I can display my dakimakura in all their glory. Yoko’s looking a bit flaccid here.