I’m sure you’ve heard all about those Japanese body pillows. You know, the ones that look like they have a girl on the front. They’re usually the kind of thing you associate with various anime characters, which isn’t exactly accurate. Body pillow case covers with other popular characters exist too and the lastest batch are Dead or Alive 5 pillow cases. Yes, people can own a pillow case with Ayane, Kasumi, Hitomi, Kokoro or Leifang on it.
Granted, they’ll pay a hefty price for that right. The Dead or Alive 5 pillow cases are ¥9800 (~$119) each. To be fair though, each one is double sided. One one side, you’ll see the character in a full outfit and on the other she’ll be in a swimsuit. These are also pillow case covers for 19.5″ x 59″ body pillows as well, so you are getting a pretty large item.
If you desperately want one, for a friend of course, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get the style you want. CD Japan.co.jp is fortunately carrying them. I say fortunate, because CD Japan actually does ship products internationally. It is accepting pre-orders until December 18, 2012 and estimates it will be shipping them January 31, 2013. You’ll even save a little when it comes to the price, as CD Japan is charging $111.85 for them.