A Natural Hug Pillow EvolutionS

Hug pillows, or "dakimakura" as they're called in Japanese, are otaku bedroom staples. But what if you didn't hug the pillow, but the pillow hugged you?

That's the concept behind this "dakaremakura" that features Super Sonico, the virtual idol created by game company Nitro Plus.

Out this August, this "hug me" pillow cover features two outstretched arms, which, as Kotaku Japan points out, is reminiscent of Jesus. Most likely, that isn't the intention, but rather to make a more huggable pillow.

A Natural Hug Pillow Evolution
Super Sonico hug pillow order form (Skynet)

In Japan, hug pillows aren't only an otaku thing. More conservative ones are snapped up by those, young and old, hoping to have a better night's sleep.

In the otaku subculture, hug pillows have a different meaning—nerd folklore insinuates that they provide more than a good night's sleep.

With this latest innovation, surely spreadable legs are next.

A Natural Hug Pillow Evolution

抱くより抱かれたい...すーぱーそに子の「抱かれ枕」登場(ギャラリーあり) [Kotaku Japan]