People in the textile industry work hard. But imagine instead of spending the day making Polo shirts or slacks, they churn out adult anime sheets.

Note: This article contains imagery that some readers might find objectionable.

Recently on Chinese site TTmop, photos emerged of a domestic factory where hug pillows are made for Japan (and, well, elsewhere).

Oh boy.

Looking closer at the photo, you can see this (via Otaku News):


Online in China, commenters noted that making these kind of otaku products seemed rather miserable. Way better than working at a sex doll factory, I say.

那啥,你们印抱枕和床单的时候考虑过工厂大妈们的感受么 [TTmop via 秒刊サンデー]

To contact the author of this post, write to or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.