Public Service Announce:
A&J finally release 'new' DHR6000
The Amazon product page also has been updated with more picture and badly translated product description in English.
I will probably buy one next month in case they change the shell fabric again (RIP combination development)
Yeah, I was gonna say, I think OP just overpaid for a bad pillow. $40 on Amazon gets you a much better generic pillow. Not the fluffy cloud of dreams people say the DHR is, but adequate. Paying $100+ and not getting the good one is insane.
I commissioned the kaito and Yasuhiro designs from burankoprn If you want to get the designs as well, he is selling them. Yasuhiro <3: https://gumroad.com/l/PTSlg Kaito: https://gumroad.com/l/UxFQB
That's about the best that can be done; it's the official product page. The store is usually pretty good about posting uncensored images, but I guess they're learning that if they do that, it only encourages bootleggers to rip it faster.
Or the artist's pixiv: http://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?id=473332
> The best bet would be using a prepaid Visa card.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but from my experiences dealing with payment issues at Cuddly Octopus, most prepaid cards don't allow you to make crossborder transactions, even if the currency is the same. We occasionally get people e-mailing us about not being able to checkout, and I've definitely noticed this pattern of people with prepaid cards having issues. So if you were trying to order a cover from Japan (or China) on a prepaid card, you'd almost certainly run into this as well.
A better way of paying securely would probably be a one-time card, such as those offered from Privacy. I've never used them, but you'd probably have better luck with that than a prepaid.
For the pillow, recently Amazon jp has added international shipping for the 6000 https://www.amazon.co.jp/抱き枕本体-Jオリジナル-DHR6000-ハイクラス-160cm×50cm/dp/B00CFG0B3I From what I hear it is cheaper than going through proxy.
Hello all! First reddit post here~ I just had some question(s) regarding inner pillows:
I bought a couple of covers on Amiami and was planning on buying either the DHR6000 or CMD9000 on Amazon JP, but I completely overlooked the fact these items can't be shipped to the U.S. I was looking at the alternatives of getting it through forwarding or proxy services, but I'd rather not have to go through all that extra hassle. >< I did see that the DHR6000 and CMD9000 are on Amazon US as well. But from what I read on here, these are resellers and that they cost a bit more. If price weren't a factor for me, would it be ok to buy the inner pillows from Amazon US resellers? I guess legitimacy is the main concern for me and more just making sure that I'm getting the right product.
Links for reference: DHR6000 https://www.amazon.com/Dakimakura-body-pillow-original-DHR6000/dp/B00CFG0B3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513668686&sr=8-1&keywords=DHR6000
After seeing some less-than-stellar comments about peoples' experiences with Royal Pillow, I figured I ought to try looking elsewhere. Does anyone have experience with this one from Arrowzoom or this one from Zituop or anything else like them? These two seem to be the most well-received on Amazon, but there are few enough reviews it seemed like a good idea to check elsewhere.
I know probably nothing in this price range is gonna compare to a DHR in fluffiness, but for 1/5th the price I'm totally okay with something that's just as "adequate" as it can be.
What do you guys think about the following pillow: Here
I'm trying to get an inner pillow but I don't want one too expensive. I need to buy something under $100
I need to balance quality and price, and this one seems legit since I can also find it with a lot of reviews in Amazon Japan
Here ya go. Four left available on Amazon Japan, and it's shipped and sold by them, too, so definitely authentic. It also says it's available for international shipping, so just set Amazon JP to English and you should be off to the races.
Yeah, Kanji's a bitch. Fortunately, if you pop stuff into the google translate page it gives you the romanji of whatever you type in too, so if Kanji is the main problem you could try that. I also use this site for deciphering and learning kanjis I don't understand.
Anyway, it looks like you go here and enter your email at the bottom and check the box. It should send you a confirmation email that will bring you to a form to fill out everything else.
I use these, but any of the 20in (50cm) ones should be sufficient. There isn't exactly a brand name one when you search magnetic poster hanger, but it works. Have to keep one of the pieces inside for the magnets to hold, but one of the others may be strong enough to hold up the dakimakuras without having to do this, but I've got it to work this way.
I'm tempted to try out this one but they seem to be the exact same anyways.
My favorite long socks are from UNIQLO, but the ones I like are only sold in Japan.
For short socks I found some nice ones off amazon, specifically these.
First off, welcome to the hobby!
The vast majority of cases you'll find on amazon are bootlegs. amazon.jp apparently ships the DHR 6000 internationally now, but other than that most of the actual pillows on amazon are gonna be pretty low quality too. Really, recommending just about anything on amazon besides the DHR is against the rules of the board because just about all of it is bootlegs...
I will say from the experience of only getting started on this hobby a few months ago myself that bootlegs are not worth the money you save. Peachskin sucks as a daki cover material and the low quality pillows bootleggers sell are not only stuffed with VERY low quality plush, but the shells are pretty crappy too. They're either made of a crappy material or they'll start to come apart within a few months of regular use. The high entrance fee of getting a legit pillow and a legit cover may seem like a lot, but trust me when I say its worth it in the long run.
Amazon Japan ships it internationally now, just order there. Total price comes out to $162.53 shipped to the US. You can save a TINY bit of money by ordering from Amazon Japan and having it shipped to a forwarder like BigInJapan and choosing as economical a shipping method as possible, but you'll save like $15 and get your pillow in a month rather than 2 days.
What is the easiest way to get a DHR6000 shipped to America? I've looked into proxies but honestly I don't feel like going through the hassle of providing identification and all that. I checked Amazon.jp and it's weird because people here say that they offer international shipping on the DHR6000. But when I check it says it cannot be shipped to America. I'd rather just buy it from amazon america here: https://www.amazon.com/Dakimakura-body-pillow-original-DHR6000/dp/B00CFG0B3I. It is more expensive but really I think it's not that much more compared to the shipping from japan. Is this amazon listing legit? If so I think I will just shell out the extra to get it from amazon and avoid the effort of going through a proxy.
EDIT: Thanks for all the answers guys.
They're sold through Amazon US now. No need for the proxy service.
As the others said, worth the price. The cheaper ones off ebay will get shitty after a while (usually it's the filler bunching or twisting weirdly and whatnot).
Amazon Japan to a forwarder, then shipping with FedEx which comes out to about 4,000 to 5,000 JPY shipping. Total would be roughly ~$120 give or take a bit.
So I'm not going to find really bad quality ones on amazon or anything? I'll just buy off there. Seems easiest
What about this? Look good?
are you looking in physical shops or online? i can totally understand shops with limited physical inventory space not keen on stocking too many of these so maybe you had some bad luck and happened to swing by after what they had on hand were sold?
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00CFG0B3I/ amazon still has it in stock
i asked a friend to look over the reviews, he said the reviewers are mostly complaining about how the product description for the DHR6000 seems to claim the insert is sturdy enough to not sag and stand on its own. however, as you can see in the pictures, that's not true.
did they change the composition of the insert somehow? someone who owns an older DHR6000 (3-4 years since purchase) reassured me that even the older ones sag and can't stand up on its own.
the DHR6000 is very soft. so given its size and softness, it's not really possible to make the insert that stiff unless the insert cover was made of something tougher, which would ruin the feel of the pillow.
i would disregard the negative reviews as i ordered a DHR6000 off amazon japan this summer and it blows my generic 150cm insert out of the water in terms of quality.
if you're really, really paranoid about the reviews, you can always try out the competition: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01MV3T1ED/
it's cheaper than the DHR and it's got glowing reviews. but i haven't bought a comodo so i can't recommend it personally. i might get a 150cm comodo if the DHR6001 doesn't get restocked just so i can compare them but that's not anytime soon.
i am at the point where i want to buy an inner pillow. I got so far as to use the Shopping Mall Japan Proxy on Jp amazon for an "With Aqua" pillow. Its sold by a new seller (amazon link) and i am not sure if i should buy it. in case it makes it more easier or complicated i am from germany. Is there an other place where i should look for it? Or another recommended inner pillow?
I first wanted the DHR 6000 but i read here that it got some changes so i will wait for that for now. As for covers i got one so far (official Konosuba 2 Megumin). I am already debating with myself why i want another one though. Thank you for your time
might be a bit off-topic, but does anyone have experience with "standard" sized (43cmx63cm) pillows that are sold on amazon japan?
i was looking at this one and it seems to be well-rated and seems to have plenty of stuffing (1.2kg). but then i remembered to check out some insert producers to see if they sold non-daki sized inserts and found CMM4363, but it only has less than half the weight (0.58kg). the one difference i noticed was the comodo pillow clearly states the insert shell and filling are made in japan while the first one i found has no information on where it was made and it uses the same stock images that are used by several other pillows of the same size and similar weight and price.
it feels like going with comodo is safer and probably costs less shipping-wise with less weight, but i would appreciate any input from others here.
edit: i decided to play it safe and order from a manufacturer i trust based on reputation (comodo). i'll see how the quality is when it arrives. i don't expect to be disappointed.
I live in Germany, is ordering from the German amazon a valid option? https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00CFG0B3I/?coliid=I3IUM477ODSD99&colid=32QT9AVKY6Q31&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
Good day, I recently bought a daki cover 160x50cm for the first time, so now I was looking around for where to buy the inner pillow.
I live in the Philippines and it seems there isn't a pillow here that fits to the size of the daki cover (biggest I've seen so far is a 57x 20'' around 140 x 50 cm)
if I was going to buy something that needs to be shipped might as well go for the best quality since shipping would cost a lot. So looking around it seems most of the people are recommending the A&J DHR6000 one. I see it in Amazon.com for around $190 w/ free shipping. this one to be exact https://www.amazon.com/Dakimakura-body-pillow-original-DHR6000/dp/B00CFG0B3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533642860&sr=8-1&keywords=dakimakura+pillow+160x50
So I would like to ask about.. if I went off and use a fowarding/proxy site to buy the same item from japan would it cost cheaper or would still sum up to the same price?
I'm not really familiar with how amazon ships their products nor I know anything about proxy buying so I really don't have much information on it.
Here is the listing for the DHR6000 on Amazon which you can use to obtain it through a proxy (recommended for you as someone who is inexperienced with purchasing items from Japan) or a forwarder. Here is the link to it on Gate as well, same process.
From my personal experience it is cheaper to go through a proxy than to purchase via your local Amazon for a DHR6000. The margins that they have on the pillows they sell are much larger than the cut a proxy takes.
As a side note, you might want to look into what offers your bank has in regards to making payments in foreign currencies. As your charges will be in Yen you will get charged a currency conversion fee that would probobly be in the range of 3% or so. Your bank may have offers in place for people looking to make purchases in foreign currencies which could save you a little extra money in fees.
The cover is quite a nice piece of art, I would have picked one up myself if my budget was more generous.
Some people like to display their covers on walls in a manner similar to posters and wall scrolls. There are DIY magnet based setups that have been covered on the sub for display purposes that you could look into if intereseted.
In regards to that pillow I would advise against it due to the size difference. The lacking ~8cm will make the cover look daggy on the pillow and based on the weight I don't think it would be all that great. If you are in the US this would be your best bet at a cheap but still decent inner. People have had some complaints about it compared to other pillows as detailed in my guide but its still going to be better than the other cheap options on Amazon.
Sorry about the confusion with CO, I accidentally typed inner instead of cover. What I was intending to say was that you can buy a blank cover from there and fill it with polyfill to make a DIY inner. If you want to just stuff the polyfill directly into the actual inner that is also an option.
I have made some other posts in this tread regarding taking care of your cover to avoid unintended damages. Its mostly covering personal grooming but I would say to check it out if you are planning to use the cover and are afraid of damaging it. I know that my first cover took quite a beating because I was not quite aware what was causing damage to my cover.
not sure if any store stocks it. these things take up a lot of space reserved for higher earning items that take up less space. your best bet is to buy it on amazon and send it to your hotel or local convenience store. might have to shell out for prime or pay for quick shipping, depending on your schedule.
Is this CMD9000 listing legit? I see other people saying that it should be only around $20 cheaper than the DHR6000, but this is on amazon for less than half the price, with free shipping.
I've always really wanted a body pillow of Kirie from the series Bishoujo Mangekyo but couldn't buy one before. Now they are reissueing one but with better colours and material. Really stoked but I want to know which is the best place to buy from.
I can buy from the following stores (copy paste from the site): ソフマップ様 Amazon様 楽天ブックス様 とらのあな様 メロンブックス様 あみあみ様 げっちゅ屋様 ホビーサーチ様 FANZA様 トレーダー様 ゲーマーズ様
From my understanding, only Amazon JP and Amiami ship directly to international customers right? Amazon has a flat 3500 yen rate, and Amiami doesn't show the price. Anyone with experience in buying from any of the other sellers, I know you need to use a forwarding service for some of them. I wanna pay the cheapest shipping possible (I live in Australia btw).
The material for the body pillow is also called Aqua Veil, anyone tried this material before? I only had experience with bootleg peach skin but I was still pretty happy with it (but that could be because I haven't gotten anything better).
Been looking for a high quality Inner Pillow and decided on the DHR6000, but the only site I see for sale is this amazon link.
Seeing that in the comments itself it says it's imported from China gives me second thoughts.
Anyone know if this is legitimate? or where you can buy pillows directly from A&J if that's at all possible?
How much difference is a dakimakura (DHR7000/DakimakuriKumochi) to a regular memoryfoam body pillow
Looking for something super comfy to hug/sink into. Does dakimakuras filling need to be replaced over time as it flattens?
Cuddly Octopus is really about order timing. They print in a roughly one month cycle, so if you order at the end of the period, you might only have to wait the time it takes for the cover to ship and arrive. But if you order at the start of a new period, you have to wait until the order period closes, and then have it ship out.
Since you said price wasn't really that much of a concern, you do have a few other options when it comes to the pillow. Dakimakuri is just the easiest to order from, and is very high quality. The other common recommendation is the A&J DHR7500, which you would likely need to use a proxy or forwarding service to order.
It's roughly $100 and available on Amazon.JP. They actually are shipping to the US right now (not sure where you're located), for about another $100.
I can't really weigh in on which pillow you should pick up. The previous model of A&J, the DHR6000, was the gold standard of pillows for a long time. But they apparently changed the formulation, and the 6000 is no longer the amazing pillow it used to be. The DHR7500 is supposed to be good. I haven't tried it myself, so I can't give an honest opinion. I do love the Dakimakuri inners I own, especially the heavier one (I think I have a 4kg.)
Though, Amazon.JP uses DHL to ship internationally usually, and that is quick.
Nah, just in here is fine. I'll keep an eye out for her. I took a quick look around and didn't find anything promising.
With that said, depending on what your risk tolerance is, there's this. It's expensive (though with the yen rate, it's about what I've paid for quite a few covers.) If I saw it for that price on Mandarake and I really wanted it, I'd probably pounce on it.
But it's from a 3rd party Amazon seller, and he only has one poor review. I'm not familiar with Japanese Amazon when it comes to 3rd party sellers, so it would be taking a risk. If the price didn't dissuade you, I'd try finding a friend in Japan or talking with a proxy/forwarding service before hand, to see if they would be able to inspect it/send pictures to you, and then return/get a refund if it was a bootleg or something.
It isn't ideal, and I'll keep an eye out for better options, but I know what it's like to have a grail evade you for a long time.
This is solely a guess, but I'd try using a whire iron-on fabric patch on the inside of the case. When ironing, be careful to not use too much heat and possibly even use another cloth in between the iron and the patch to reduce the heat near the daki.
Not that I know of, but these exist
Would you guys say that this inner body pillow will get the job done? https://www.amazon.com/Full-Pillow-Vacuum-Package-160x50cm/dp/B01C6OX8OC/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2IAW7FBGFEZK2&keywords=160x50cm+body+pillow&qid=1644647055&sprefix=160x%2Caps%2C299&sr=8-3#
I am new to the hobby - I found a couple covers I really like (one official and one from mandarake) and got them through DHL.
The problem is the inner. After reading the comprehensive guide and various comments, and figuring out that getting a DHR would be both very expensive and a hassle, I ordered a Dakimakuri a couple weeks ago. The problem is that with the current shipping situation, it will likely take some months before I get it...
Now turns out that Amazon Canada actually has the Comodo in stock. My understanding is that this should be the same Comodo pillow mentioned in the comprehensive guide, correct?
For the moment I hanged my covers using the suggested magnet method, I am looking at them... and I am not sure I can resist three months within an inner - when I could get the Comodo in 2 days. I understand that it will not be as "huggable" as the Kuri, but my thinking is: when I finally get the Kuri, I can switch to it as my "hug to bed" pillow and instead use the Comodo for displaying purposes. I mean, knowing myself I doubt I will stop at two covers... Would this be a reasonable plan?
People say the DHR7000 (via shipping proxy) and the Dakimakuri Kumochi 4.4kg are the best pillows to get.
Also, can you tell me how much your friend bought the cover and where he got it from because it doesn't seem like he knows a lot about dakimakuras as he would have told you what inner is good if he knows.
Middle Row on the left is Asuna by the circle Essentia. It was a C82 exclusive. You can see a censored sample of it here. Unfortunately, that's about the best I can do for now. I haven't taken pictures of it myself yet (and haven't decided if I'm going to), and I wasn't able to dig up any other reviews of it with a quick search.
Yes, but to be fair there are some issues with the industry. Stripe actually has a somewhat decent article where they talk about how they WANT to be able to service that industry, but its the financial institutions who don't want their brand attached to it.
Additionally, high-risk industries, such as porn, are named as such because they present a higher financial risk to the bank/institution backing the transaction. Specifically, the adult industry is known for a high amount of chargebacks (that is, someone calling their credit card company and requesting their money back due to an unauthorized or unfulfilled transaction). This happens frequently in the adult industry for two reasons: (1) people use stolen cards all the time to buy porn, which inevitably results in chargebacks and (2) some people are embarassed to be buying porn, so they dispute the charges after they appear on their statement for... credibility.
Say the transaction is $100 or so, the bank backing the transaction loses all of that. Payment processors often have a chargeback fee to encourage merchants to put protections in place limiting chargebacks from their customers, but they only go so far. Thus, since the bank stands to lose the most money from chargebacks, any business where chargebacks are over 1% are severely limited and charged a lot of extra money to cover what they feel they lose from allowing those transactions.
TL;DR: I get why high-risk categories exist. The problem is that there's no option that caters to such small niche like dakimakuras. We're viewed as high-risk because naked anime girls, but we don't sell enough to be worth the thought and time of most high-risk payment processors. And none of these companies are willing to bend their rules for us, despite us not exhibiting an ounce of high-risk financials (we've never had a chargeback in 15 months).
Where does your star lead? I'm weary of RAKUTEN, they also have a USA site that is filled with pretty generic consumer crap https://www.rakuten.com/ which makes me think the Japanese site would be the same.
Have you also already gotten your orders delivered or did you only order them?
I have known about them (their adds are plastered all over auctions.yahoo.co.jp after all) but back when I researched them I remember stumbling upon a lot of people who had bad experiences with their service, especially their handling (damaged items during packing).
https://www.trustpilot.com/review/buyee.jp also doesn't really look too great, although I'm aware that people are more likely to vent there than that they are going to put positive experiences. There are some people there however who claim to have been longtime customers and have seen the company decline in recent times.
Their fees do seem low so perhaps I'll give them a try for cheaper or non-fragile items (like dakimakuras) to see it for myself.
edit: ah so they do not undervalue. Being from a European country myself that's a definite dealbreaker for me and honestly the main reason why I ended up using only those 2 services (FromJapan and J-subculture). They're the only ones, that I know of, that have undervaluing fully integrated in their service
(Perhaps it's an idea to list one or both of them as a recommended proxy service on the sidetab? The current ones are not great for Europeans at all since both of them do not allow undervaluing.)
I'm looking into dakimakura care- anyone know if defuzzers like this one from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/POPCHOSE-Rechargeable-6-Blades-Electrostatic-Effectively/dp/B07QV7JLJR/ref=psdc_15342961_t3_B008I25368#customerReviews would work well to fix up the fabric on the covers (like small damage from nails/rough skin clipping on the cover).
Or do y'all think the defuzzer would damage the soft 2 way tricot material that dakimakuras are made up of?
I also found [this one](https://www.amazon.com/Full-Pillow-Vacuum-Package-160x50cm/dp/B01C6OX8OC/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=63+inch+pillow&qid=1626122403&sr=8-6), but its on the expensive side. Is there any place I can get a decent shell to fill myself?
I found [this](https://www.amazon.com/Acanva-Hypoallergenic-Sleeping-Sleeper-Breathable/dp/B08FRDQQW7/ref=sr_1_27?crid=1O8S2VM76OU3Z&dchild=1&keywords=62+pillow&qid=1626034325&sprefix=62%22+pillow%2Caps%2C150&sr=8-27) 60 inch pillow as well. Would this also be too short for a 160cm cover?
A friend recommended this inner pillow before I found the advice on this sub. Could this be a decent alternative to the expensive pillows, or are Amazon pillows never good?
I'm new to Dakimakuras in general and have been searching for a decent quality pillow. I don't want to pay more than 100 dollars so is this a good buy? And how does it compare to that A&J DHR 6000?
two questions, im new to this is this legit?: https://www.animedakimakura.com/kill-la-kill-c-1_61_25/kill-la-kill-dakimakura-ryuko-matoi-body-pillow-case-p-111.html
and is this legit?: https://www.amazon.com/Pillow-body-Original-DHR5000-160cm/dp/B00FGPX100/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=a%26j+dhr6000&qid=1621002456&sprefix=a%26j+dhr&sr=8-4
Ok so I have bought a cover via ZenMarket, now I need to get the pillow I have several options:
Would love to see what you guys prefer in this. I like firm pillow but I want to still be able to breathe when I faceplant to the pillow.
I use this brand. I set the washing machine to delicate with a cold rinse, and I place the covers inside a mesh bag. To air dry, I just hang them in my closet and wait. They dry out after several hours since the material doesn't hold a lot of moisture.
Does anyone have any advise on how to remove/trim pilling? I came across a fabric shaver on Amazon but I'm not sure if it would be save on dakimakuras.
It isn't a standard, but it sounds like it is about this size.
To be honest it is going to be junk compared to the real thing though. You would likely be better off forgetting about them and and just going for a proper 160cm pillow and covers.
Question regarding inner pillows
So awhile ago I got this off of amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M7TLN6G/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_fok.FbFHJDH1B So far while it is a bit shorter than my 160cm case, the bounce and form is large enough to keep the case in place without sliding off(only a little bit of the case is left at the end). So my question is this: is it worth upgrading to what seems to be an outrageously expensive pillow from Japan? Here are some images as examples http://imgur.com/gallery/i700TMq
Any inner short of the one from dakimakuri will be disappointing, and that is likely more expensive than what you are looking at on amazon.
If you want to go cheap, you could get ten pounds of poly-fil and stuff the case directly. It would make the cover hard to wash though, if you actually plan on actively using it.
Cheaper pillows are simply going to be lighter and generally underfilled, and I think you'll be disappointed with those. In terms of quality and price, Dakimakuri is probably the best if you don't mind waiting for sea shipping. I was patient and was fine with the three month shipping time.
You could DIY a pillow by purchasing a blank cover and filling it with ~10 lbs of fiber fill. You can make it as firm as you want it, and you don't have to deal with shipping a bulky pillow overseas.
If you just want some cheap but workable pillow stuffing you can get some polyfill on amazon. Stuffing the case directly isn't ideal, but works. Tough to find an inner in that size without going custom anyway. https://www.amazon.com/Fairfield-Original-Poly-Fil-Premium-White/dp/B07CBQ8ZJ3/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=polyfill&qid=1608110367&sr=8-3
The thick kuri inner is about 10 lbs, and it is for a smaller 50cm x 160cm size. 12-15 lbs of stuffing probably isn't unreasonable for your larger pillow.
There are cheap pillows available on Amazon if you really don't care about the quality. They'll look kind of sad and underfilled, but they should be more affordable.
Dakimakura pillows are filled with polyester like this, though official pillows have their own special blend. If you stuff the pillow cover directly, you make it more difficult to wash. It's up to you if you're okay with that.
A good pillow I am using is Amazon DHR6000. Its very soft but still close to the word flat.
The best place to find the DHR pillows is amazon jp. You'll need a proxy to order it. Unfortunately, I don't know any respectable alternatives for Europe. Any chance anyone else can add anything?
Edit : ok nvm I'm stupid xd
The pillow's sold out tho. Anyone out there knows how the proxy deals with that ? Does it order as soon as it's back or just reject everything and you have to wait till it's back to get the proxy to buy it ?
From what I understood there's another company than amazon which also sells that pillow so I guess it's ok, just wanna be sure
I believe Buyee is pretty cheap if you get your DHR on amazon. I'm planning to get one myself and I'll probably use Buyee since they're absurdly cheap compared to other proxies I've found so far.
The best pillow is the DHR-6000, and from what I understand amazon jp ships it internationally now. Some good sides for covers are Cuddly Octopus and BWStore, linked to the right. Evening Call is alright too, but from what I've heard they can be a massive pain to deal with. ACHobby is pretty highly regarded here too. For ordering from them internationally without a proxy (they're based in Hong Kong), you have to contact the owner. Just search the thread for "alkie" if you're interested, I'm pretty sure I've posted how to contact him a few times just this month.
So ... Ill just recommend the DHR6000 again? : P Amazon supossedly does international shipping these days or you can get it on Gate with use of a proxy.
Regarding the stretching it should be fine. If you are still woried it has a zipper and just remove a little filling. It is recommended to just get a 160 cm pillow as you can remove filling to make it fit a 150 cm cover but not the other way around.
Is this the legendary DHR6000 I hear so much about or is this a knockoff? I'm still new to this so I'm not entirely sure.
I also hear that amazon jp ships internationally but I havent found anything to prove that.
Impossible to tell for sure. Whenever I order the DHR6000, I get it from Amazon JP officially and just use a forwarding service. Saves money, too, since businesses listing it on the other Amazon's are usually marking it up a substantial amount (even including shipping).
I really hope you can help me out. I'm finally able to buy my very first Dakimakura and I'm currently looking for a DHR6000 pillow. But before ordering one from Amazon Japan through a proxy I wanted to ask if I can just by this one from Amazon Germany.
It seems to be the Original DHR6000 and I saw some people ordering theirs from Amazon US as well. Most of the sellers also have a good rating overall so I'd much rather order through Amazon than through a proxy. Do you think it's safe to order from Amazon Germany or is it possible that it could not be the original?
Sorry for the late response. I am a huge fan of the DHR6000 pillow from Amazon JP if you want a 160x50 cm pillow which fits the corresponding cover amazing showing off the artwork perfectly without the little flaps of left over fabric. If you get a 160x50cm cover get a 160x50cm body pillow. For some of the licensed Cospa covers they have 150x50 dimensions, so if you wanted to sleep on them you would probably wanna get a Cospa 150x50cm body pillow to match, but any body pillow would work.
When it comes to material for covers there is usually just one material. Covers that come in a variety of materials are usually bootlegs. There are rare instances where dakimakuras can be reprinted with different materials.
You do need a proxy or forwarder. It should be around 165 USD all in all. Feel free to correct me if i am wrong.
Here is an Amazon JP link. People have been arguing if it ships international or not. You can try if they do i suppose.
If you look on the amazon Japan site there are a lot of people complaining about the DHR6000, does anyone know anything about that? there are pictures also. https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%8A%B1%E3%81%8D%E6%9E%95%E6%9C%AC%E4%BD%93-J%E3%82%AA%E3%83%AA%E3%82%B8%E3%83%8A%E3%83%AB-DHR6000-%E3%83%8F%E3%82%A4%E3%82%AF%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B9-160cm%C3%9750cm/dp/B00CFG0B3I
Hey u/DakimakuraGuy I will remove this if it is a bootleg, but before I drop 200USD on a pillow wanted to know if these are real or bootleg A&J DHR6000 's or not from amazon https://www.amazon.com/Dakimakura-body-pillow-original-DHR6000/dp/B00CFG0B3I/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 from the reviews they seem like they are satisfied, but that doesn't tell me the authenticity. Since you are well versed in Daki's I thought id ask. (amazon US link)
So I bought a COMODO pillow from Amazon ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFJWW86?ref=yo_pop_ma_share ) and whenever I sleep with my daki the cover shifts around. The cover is a 2 way tricot, and I was wondering if there was something to keep the cover from shifting around when in use. I tried searching for an answer and I couldn't find anything, I might be bad at searching lol.
Thanks for the info. I think I'm just going to go with the Amazon version since it's 2 days shipping and pretty much fits my needs.
Funny enough, after a few searches I found that the same company that sells the cover from Amazon actually sells the compression bags that fit the cover pillow perfectly. I'm going to get one of those as well and compress the pillow. Thanks for the suggestion!
Hi just wanted to get a better idea on machine washing dakis.
I've read from past threads that mild detergent on a delicate cycle with cold water is the best. And then try and let it airdry.
I saw Dr. Bonners get recommended, whats a good ratio of this/most detergents to water to use? Any other good ones on amazon?
Also are there any recommendations on mesh bags? Would this be fine?
Thanks for all the help!
I'm not confident it's legit if you look at the sellers list. The top seller has few and low ratings, it's not being sold officially/direct. If you're set on the DHR6000, you can find it legit on Amazon JP and I'm pretty sure they will ship internationally at a bit of a cost.
Others might have a better source. However personally I'd just recommend the Dakimakuri Inner. General consensus puts it in-between the DHR6k and DHR7k.
I wanna know what's the current "top tier" inner pillow on the market right now. Back then it used to be DHR6000 but the recent amazon reviews are quite low and complains about how it's using a different material now (based from the reviews I think it started at late 2016), then I managed to stumble upon this which has better reviews and for only a fraction of the price. I just wanted to hear some thoughts and extra options if there are any.
I'm new to Dakis and just ordered my 3 first covers from Cuddly Octopus.
And I am now searching for a pillow to put the covers on. After some research I found that the DHR6000 seems to be the best choice. However I need some advice on where to buy it:
DHR6000 on French Amazon (because i'm French)
It seems that the pillow on the French Amazon page is legit and that it's Japanese companies reselling real DHR6000 for buyers outside of Japan.
But I wonder if I shouldn't just buy on the Japanese Amazon through a proxy website? (and which proxy do you recommend?)
And I also discovered when I was searching that the old version of the DHR6000 was better than the newer one. Is it possible to buy this old version or is it completely discontinued?
Thank you in advance!
Tapestry hangers, but dakis are a bit too thick on the sewn ends for the magnets to clamp fully. I had to leave about a qurter an inch on the bottom, so there's a bit of excess on the bottom where the zipper is.
Daki inner finally arrived! Hello good sleep! Daki
Was wondering what should I keep in mind before I unpack it and allow to it puff up?
I'm thinking of putting it on my drying rack (about 60cm in length) or on bed.
While allowing it to puff, will cooking/eating cause it to absorb any smell from food?
What about having the AC run in the room while its puffing up?
Probably diluted hydrogen peroxide, like this woolite spray.
You can almost certainly get it much cheaper locally though, rather than ordering it online.
Hello all! I have had my sights on a specific case from CO but was wondering how I should go about finding/purchasing an inner pillow. I've seen cheaper (25 - 40 dollars) 50x150 pillows on amazon with 4-5 star reviews as well as the 100 dollar pillow on dakimakuri. Im afraid of cheap pillow quality. Any thoughts on which I go for? Thanks!
one of the amazon pillows in question:
Thank you! I actually just ordered this manual shaver off amazon as I heard it's good for delicate fabrics. It's essentially a giant razor :)
Would anyone mind linking me to the best recommended pillows to use with a cover? I have a 160cm cover on its way to me from CuddlyOctopus and would appreciate some recommendations.
I'm aware of the A & J one like this one on Amazon , would this be a good choice? I'm a side-sleeper and would like something comfy and supportive.
Somewhat unrelated-ish, but I dunno where else to ask.
It is just me or amazon japan prices for dakimakura and inners have all been significantly reduced? (I tried searching "抱き枕本体" and instead of seeing the usual 10k+ yen prices its all below 5k)
I'm still looking to buy an inner and I'm still leaning towards this. However, does anyone know whether Japan delivers to Australia?
I have this japan post link but I can't read it.
I'm gonna use Japan Shipping service since Amazon JP don't deliver to Australia. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What is the opinion (I guess comparison of quality?) of Dakimakuri's inner pillow compared to the inners like the DHR6000, DHR7000, Marshmellow, CMD9900, and withAqua.
I wanted to avoid proxies so I was looking at the CMD9900 from Amazon when they are in stock. https://www.amazon.com/COMODO-Original-CMD9950MS-High-End-Dakimakura/dp/B07DFJWW86/ , and Dakimakuri's 4.4 Kg inner.
If the quality is drastically different I would go through a proxy to buy a good inner.
lol discord brigade!!XD
I can understand dakimakuri being pissed about you calling their product crap, but relax, I still read all of yall comments.
So far, I got these 3 bookmarked: dakimakuri inner, DHR6k n DHR7k. Kinda leaning towards DHR6K, cuz I'm lazy to buy fillings and stuff em in. Also, isn't these two DHR6000 the same?
Yeah I was actually looking at them on amazon this one specifically Amazon Pill remover How would it work btw? Never really had this problem since i take really good care of my covers. Would it go back to looking normal? Would the cover look like it was obviously shaved? If I can save it then I’ll put in the effort but its pretty bad pilling it looks way worse in person.
Thanks so much for the help. for the Inners I ended up getting this one from amazon that my friend recommended. It's leagues better than anything I have had so far because I had a $20 not filling inner before. The outside is fuzzy and grips the Dakimakura outside I have but it does slide around and get wonky. This is also probably because my outer casing is also really cheep and was $30.
The inner fluff for the amazon one is really fluffy and dense (for my first real inner pillow) but it does have some bunching but its not very noticeable. The fluff is building up at the top and the whole pillow is slightly shifted to one side vs a flat pillow. If this is normal then oke if its not and I can get a better pillow for the price plz give me recommendations. I'm looking for anything that is better priced under $100 including shipping
I'm looking to replace my inner and found these two on Amazon.
COMODO Original High Class Body Pillow CMD9000 Dakimakura Pillow for Anime and Maternity [Made in Japan] (63 x 20 inch (160cm x 50cm))
COMODO Original Luxury Body Pillow CMD9900LS High-End Class Dakimakura Pillow [Made in Japan] (20 x 63 inch (160cm x 50cm))
First, is there any difference in these two that makes one $10 more? Second, does anyone know how these compare to something like a DHR6000 or one of the inners that are often recommended?
So I'm just getting into the hobby and was going to get a DHR6000 ( this one ) on amazon, then I saw dakimakuri had an inner of their own, would I be better off with dakimakuri?
I am looking for a rather cheap inner pillow and found this one on US amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Full-Pillow-Vacuum-Package-150x50cm/dp/B01C6OX860 is it any good? im trying to spend around $100 so this pillow seems perfect. apologies if this has been asked before.
Also are there any Futaba Sakura from Persona 5 pillow cases out there? I found some online, but not sure if they are bootlegs are not. Thanks in advance :D
Something like that should be completely fine.
If you're still unsure, I highly recommend Dr. Bronner's. I use their stuff for just about everything (body wash, laundry, etc.). Dilute a few drops and you can clean just about anything.
Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap - Amazon
If you are going to purchase a pillow from Amazon (assuming you are in the US) at around that price point, go for this one instead. I believe someone already made a post in this thread about stuffing. Direct all further questions to the new thread for the best chance of getting an answer.
That listing doesn't ship to Canada unfortunately.
>As a counter point to your statement on the insanity of spending that much on a pillow, the price of the cover of said sexualized depiction of an anthropomorphized aircraft carrier would often be in the ranges of $115+ CAD assuming that it was a Japanese cover.
I just paid for it. $173 CAD including shipping. It was this cover. I rationalize the cost somewhat because it is a small production run, and presumably the artist is making a healthy commission on the whole thing. At least I hope that is the case, otherwise I'd feel a little silly about going all in the authentic Japanese cover. Pillows are a simple and mass produced object. Granted all my pillows are shitty, but a pillow would have to be really impressive to command that kind of dough.
Is there an English friendly seller of these pillows from Japan? I found one listing on Amazon.ca but it is $184 plus another $96 shipping. There has gotta be a more inexpensive way to get the same item.
I don't know. The whole thing is completely insane. I may as well get a decent pillow. That daki cover of Unicorn was just too goddamn cute. I had to have it. It seems weird to sleep on it because it so lewd, but whatever. I would have preferred a lurid, but more clothed version, but the illustration is just so perfect I couldn't not buy it. I rarely see covers that I really like, and when I do they aren't available so I had to jump on this one.
Sorry just trying to come to terms with fact the fact that I paid a princely sum for (hopefully) high-quality, large loli pillow case.
As a note I assume that the $200 price point is in canadian dollars because that is pretty much on point for what I paid for my DHR6000 with current exchange rates from Yen to canadian dollars.
As a counter point to your statement on the insanity of spending that much on a pillow, the price of the cover of said sexualized depiction of an anthropomorphized aircraft carrier would often be in the ranges of $115+ CAD assuming that it was a Japanese cover. Now obviously I don't know what cover you have or what you have paid for it but it appears as though you are wanting to use the pillow to sleep with by electing not to go with a shitty cheap pillow soley for the purposes of display.
With this in mind you would be using the pillow for on average 8 hours a day every day. Investing in a good quality item that you are going to use a lot only seems like common sense to me. I can say that I consider my purchase of a DHR6000 to be well worth it as I have gotten much more value out of the pillow than what I paid for it.
One potential option you could look into was this listing for a CMD9000 on Amazon. I don't know if they offer shipping to Canada (they don't offer shipping to my country but I'm not in north america) but this listing has caught the eye of a number of users here recently as if this is a legitimate CMD9000 then it is probobly the cheapest quality pillow you can find on the western market right now. I will add this disclaimer that I personally don't like purchasing from Amazon resellers simply due to the potential that I am not provided with a genuine product and prefer to purchasing directly from Japan. However, you may find this to be the best method of aquiring yourself a pillow and if that suits you then go for it.
No personal experience. I’ve heard okay things, but for that price you could get a dhr6/7000 or any number of legit Japanese pillows. I think the verdict is still out on the authenticity, but if https://www.amazon.com/COMODO-Original-CMD9150-Dakimakura-Maternity/dp/B07DHT7NPV is legit that is an amazing price for a respected Japanese pillow. It might not be as good as, say, a DHR7000, but it’s also almost a third of the price. Im mighty tempted to pick one up to supplement my dhr6000.
Edit: sorry, meant to mention that the link and price I mentioned are for the US. No idea if that price is amazing in other parts of the world.
have you tried fluffing it up a bit? you can also try to open up the insert and re-distribute the stuffing if fluffing doesn't help. finally, if nothing works and you need to add filling/stuffing to your insert, people who make their own inserts recommend these two: (link one, US only), (link two, amazon US). for those outside the US, you'll want to look for a store that sells sewing or arts and crafts supplies and you'll want to look for premium polyester (cluster) fiber. DHR6000's spec sheet says their stuffing is "High-grade polyester silicone cotton 100% polyester Cotton" if you want to try to find the exact type, but i get the feeling the different wording is due to auto-translation of the terms.
Here's the link : YAROO
It's good. Because it's a normal pillow material, it holds the covers in place well. I have the blank covers from Cuddly Octopus as well and while they are really nice, the cover will sometimes slide around. Still use them both. As for the stuffing, if you are planning on making your own, the 3 bags of 24oz are pretty much the minimum you can use. I actually plan on getting another bag for each pillow I have because I like them a bit more firm.