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Dakimakura Covers (Sayori/Neko Works)

ShashinShashin5 years agoDiary
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Hello everyone, I'm Shashin and I collect dakimakura covers. I've been in the hobby for about three years now and my love for it continues to grow. Unfortunately, it's a largely misunderstood and hard to get into hobby outside of Japan, for a multitude of reasons. Mostly, even among anime fans, there seems to be a stigma when it comes to dakimakura covers; they're seen a something that only the creepiest of otaku would collect. While I must admit that it can be the case, such as the man who married a Fate dakimakura cover, it isn't like that for most collectors. I personally just enjoy collecting them for the beautiful art they have; I haven't regularly slept with a dakimakura cover in about two years.

I think the other major factor that keeps people from the hobby would be the price. It's a sad reality that the vast majority of dakimakura covers tend to retail for a good deal over $100. Not many people are willing to spend that kind of money on one, much less start an entire collection.

It's unlikely this post will change the opinions someone already has about dakimakura covers or their users, but I'm just here to share some beautiful artwork and maybe shed some light on dakimakura covers as someone on the other side of the line.

I recently started a series like this over at figure.fm, where I talk a bit about a specific dakimakura circle/artist and then post some of their work. I decided to try my luck here, in the hope that I'd spread some dakimakura love to more people. Today I've chosen two covers done by Sayori under the circle Neko Works. I don't know much about Sayori personally, just that she is the creator of two original characters, Chocolate and Vanilla, and that she has done a few doujinshi using them. Her art is beautiful, with a lot of attention to detail and I hope that it shows here today.

Both of these covers were done by Sayori/Neko Works, and sold by Moejinja. I believe they were first released in 2009 but have since be resold several times. The material is Toray Industries 2way-tricot.

Here NSFW Pixiv account can be found here: www.pixiv.net/m...

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If you enjoyed these pictures, please feel free to take a look/comment on the previous posts I've made at Figure.fm:

NSFW Post 1 Evening Call: www.figure.fm/p...

NSFW Post 2 Evening Call: www.figure.fm/p...

Very NSFW Post 3 Illust Guerrilla: www.figure.fm/p...

NSFW Dakimakura sale post: www.figure.fm/p...

Thanks for viewing! ^^
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0pt
Hi Shashin!

I was wondering what you've found to be the best way to store and display the Daki? I have 4 2-way tricot Daki and 1 that I don't know exactly what the material is, but I am at a loss as to the best way to store and display them! Thanks for your help!
2 years ago
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Shashin Dakimakura Cover Collector
davestal (4 years ago) #1426172Right now I have my own Chocolat/Vanilla daki hanging on my wall Vanilla-side-out, and as I was admiring it, I noticed something funny: Vanilla's panties are (half) on backwards. Assuming that the little bow goes on the front of the panty (which it always does), then her right leg is going through the left leg hole!!
I can't really blame Sayori too much for drawing it though... bows are adorable.


Wow, nice catch, man. I'm definitely not a detail oriented person, so this is something I probably never would have caught myself.
4 years ago
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Right now I have my own Chocolat/Vanilla daki hanging on my wall Vanilla-side-out, and as I was admiring it, I noticed something funny: Vanilla's panties are (half) on backwards. Assuming that the little bow goes on the front of the panty (which it always does), then her right leg is going through the left leg hole!!
I can't really blame Sayori too much for drawing it though... bows are adorable.
4 years ago
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Alright, so I decided to get one, once I got my pillow I went ahead and ordered the "Sena Kashiwazaki Smooth Knit" one from amiami, I was already using the pillow to sleep before I got my cover because it's the softest pillow I own, but once I got my cover all bets were off, the art is nice, the colors are great and the cover is even softer than the pillow, there's no way I'm not sleeping with it, I don't see why people would thinkit weird to sleep with a comfy pillow, but who gives a damn, I sleep with it every night, and it's the softest thing in the freakin universe, when I'm not sleeping it adds more anime flare to my room too.
5 years ago
0pt
Looks nice!
I really think it is quite seductive, I like the lolita style and she looks quite innocent.
Where did you get this?
Pls post more pics!! :)
5 years ago
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Shashin Dakimakura Cover Collector
alamarco (5 years ago) #1091085Yeah, that could be it. I mean the face is covered with her hand so you can't see her entire face. I'm not familiar with the artist, so it could be in other photos she doesn't look like this. :)

If you're interested, you can find a lot of her work on Danbooru; she's done a couple of doujinshi with the two characters shown here: danbooru.donmai....
5 years ago
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Yeah, that could be it. I mean the face is covered with her hand so you can't see her entire face. I'm not familiar with the artist, so it could be in other photos she doesn't look like this. :)
5 years ago
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Shashin Dakimakura Cover Collector
alamarco (5 years ago) #1091003For me, it's not just small boobs, it's the facial features. The face, in my eyes, is too child like and that really puts me off. That's why #3 is the worst offender.

Ah, guess I could see the reasoning. Though to me it just looks like a pouty expression; her facial features otherwise don't resemble a loli to me. I usually base what I'd call a loli on the proportions of the whole body and facial features. Other than the smaller bust size, they both look like older teens to me with their height and more angular faces. A rounded face does seem to be a common loli trait, but I think Vanilla's face is just rounded slightly because of the pouty expression and hand placement.
5 years ago
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For me, it's not just small boobs, it's the facial features. The face, in my eyes, is too child like and that really puts me off. That's why #3 is the worst offender.
5 years ago
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Shashin Dakimakura Cover Collector
Elixir (5 years ago) #1090454I have Evening Call's BRS and Kurisu. I have 3 official dakis as well, but their quality is just nothing in comparison to doujin makers.

I don't actually display them, strangely enough. I just like owning them. Sometimes I'll pin one to the back of my door and swap them out occasionally, but that's about it. Do you know how these are folded? I always have trouble putting them back into their original plastic.


Heh, yeah, I'll definitely agree with that point. Quite a few of my fellow collector friends still buy a lot of what I call "company" covers, though I suppose official is the better word. I stopped buying them years ago after a consistent disappointment when it came to quality. They have gotten better over the years, but I'd probably attribute that success to companies like CranCrown and Takumi Makura (though those are original characters and not based off an existing property, so they might even be considered a circle, I guess.) The Evening Call BRS cover is probably one of my favorites from Evening Call, which is saying a lot. Evening Call has to be my favorite circle overall, with their consistently good quality, astounding quantity, and the fact that they now ship internationally.

Yet another trait we share. I don't remember the last time I had one on a pillow, and I usually only hang them up to take pictures, after which I take them back down and store them. I'd probably display them more often if I had the space, but as it is now they are all stacked away in boxes and shelves. I just love collecting them. With the way my proxy is set up, I usually request a shipment every 3-4 months, and a typical shipment has anywhere between 5-15 dakimakura covers. Opening the package, laying them all out, and then taking my time to open and admire each one... it's a very enjoyable moment when it comes.

I'm not very good at folding them, either. I'm able to get them back in their packaging, but they never look anything like before I took them out.
5 years ago
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