It seems natural for products to come in multiple sizes, but dakimakura have the odd distinction of their two primary size options being only 10cm apart from each other.
It’s a weird choice, but there’s a reason for it.
People wrap their social acceptance (or lack thereof) up with various forms of identity, and hobbies are no exception.
This is a result of a faulty premise.
You might’ve heard about the big difference in price between American and Japanese anime releases.
There are a couple interesting reasons for this.
Amagami SS is not an ecchi anime.
Despite this, however, it has some of the most effective subtle eroticism I’ve encountered in the medium.
In a world where being able to merchandise a show can be a determining factor in that show’s fate, it’s counterproductive that so many outspoken anime fans in the West seem disdainful of anime made to appeal to people and sell.
There’s a cycle that plays out in anime fandom that, on the surface, looks benign, and mostly is benign. Despite that, however, there are subtle issues with it that bother me in that it tends to prevent a real discussion from occurring.