That’s the concept behind this “dakaremakura” that features Super Sonico, the virtual idol created by game company Nitro Plus.
Out this August, the 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.
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.
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]