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Old 07-24-09, 08:03 AM   #1
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Japanese Body Pillow Girlfriends

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July 26, 2009
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Love in 2-D
By LISA KATAYAMA



Nisan didn’t mean to fall in love with Nemutan. Their first encounter — at a comic-book convention that Nisan’s gaming friends dragged him to in Tokyo — was serendipitous. Nisan was wandering aimlessly around the crowded exhibition hall when he suddenly found himself staring into Nemutan’s bright blue eyes. In the beginning, they were just friends. Then, when Nisan got his driver’s license a few months later, he invited Nemutan for a ride around town in his beat-up Toyota. They went to a beach, not far from the home he shares with his parents in a suburb of Tokyo. It was the first of many road trips they would take together. As they got to know each other, they traveled hundreds of miles west — to Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, sleeping in his car or crashing on friends’ couches to save money. They took touristy pictures under cherry trees, frolicked like children on merry-go-rounds and slurped noodles on street corners. Now, after three years together, they are virtually inseparable. “I’ve experienced so many amazing things because of her,” Nisan told me, rubbing Nemutan’s leg warmly. “She has really changed my life.”

Nemutan doesn’t really have a leg. She’s a stuffed pillowcase — a 2-D depiction of a character, Nemu, from an X-rated version of a PC video game called Da Capo, printed on synthetic fabric. In the game, which is less a game than an interactive visual novel about a schoolyard romance, Nemu is the loudmouthed little sister of the main character, whom she calls nisan, or “big brother,” a nickname Nisan adopted as his own when he met Nemu. When I joined the couple for lunch at their favorite all-you-can-eat salad bar in the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji, he insisted on being called only by this new nickname, addressing his body-pillow girlfriend using the suffix “tan” to show how much he adored her. Nemutan is 10, maybe 12 years old and wears a little blue bikini and gold ribbons in her hair. Nisan knows she’s not real, but that hasn’t stopped him from loving her just the same. “Of course she’s my girlfriend,” he said, widening his eyes as if shocked by the question. “I have real feelings for her.”

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Old 07-24-09, 08:05 AM   #2
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weird **** in japan....weird ****.
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weird **** in japan....weird ****.
yeah, realdolls are normal.
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Old 07-24-09, 08:18 AM   #4
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Looks just like every other Anime character I've ever seen.
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Old 07-24-09, 08:19 AM   #5
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yeah, realdolls are normal.
more weird ****
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Old 07-24-09, 08:51 AM   #6
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A pillow fazes you when people dress up in anthropomorphic animal costumes? Seems relatively innocuous. Sad, but innocuous.
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I love Japan. I think the radiation made them awesome.

I ordered one of these a while back.

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What a tease !

You post this most awesome pillow but no link to where to get one
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OooooKaaaaay....

Nice sig.

One of my favorite movies ever, and the funniest scene in it!
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I think I see Chris Hanson sneaking up behind him in that photo...
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I'm really hoping that pillowcase is washable.
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America has Trekkies, Japan has Otaku. There are dateless geeks with obsessive interests everywhere.
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July 26, 2009
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Love in 2-D
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Nisan didn’t mean to fall in love with Nemutan. Their first encounter — at a comic-book convention that Nisan’s gaming friends dragged him to in Tokyo — was serendipitous. Nisan was wandering aimlessly around the crowded exhibition hall when he suddenly found himself staring into Nemutan’s bright blue eyes. In the beginning, they were just friends. Then, when Nisan got his driver’s license a few months later, he invited Nemutan for a ride around town in his beat-up Toyota. They went to a beach, not far from the home he shares with his parents in a suburb of Tokyo. It was the first of many road trips they would take together. As they got to know each other, they traveled hundreds of miles west — to Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, sleeping in his car or crashing on friends’ couches to save money. They took touristy pictures under cherry trees, frolicked like children on merry-go-rounds and slurped noodles on street corners. Now, after three years together, they are virtually inseparable. “I’ve experienced so many amazing things because of her,” Nisan told me, rubbing Nemutan’s leg warmly. “She has really changed my life.”

Nemutan doesn’t really have a leg. She’s a stuffed pillowcase — a 2-D depiction of a character, Nemu, from an X-rated version of a PC video game called Da Capo, printed on synthetic fabric. In the game, which is less a game than an interactive visual novel about a schoolyard romance, Nemu is the loudmouthed little sister of the main character, whom she calls nisan, or “big brother,” a nickname Nisan adopted as his own when he met Nemu. When I joined the couple for lunch at their favorite all-you-can-eat salad bar in the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji, he insisted on being called only by this new nickname, addressing his body-pillow girlfriend using the suffix “tan” to show how much he adored her. Nemutan is 10, maybe 12 years old and wears a little blue bikini and gold ribbons in her hair. Nisan knows she’s not real, but that hasn’t stopped him from loving her just the same. “Of course she’s my girlfriend,” he said, widening his eyes as if shocked by the question. “I have real feelings for her.”

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Their first encounter — was serendipitous.

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On a side note...that guy looks really, really unhappy. She's probably a handful to deal with.
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On a side note...that guy looks really, really unhappy. She's probably a handful to deal with.
Or an armful. Maybe she's just not on the same level with him intellectually.
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Or an armful. Maybe she's just not on the same level with him intellectually.


He does appear to be dating up. Maybe he sleeps on the bottom bunk at Mom's house.
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body pillows are nice to have
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He does appear to be dating up. Maybe he sleeps on the bottom bunk at Mom's house.
He looks old enough to have kids sleeping on bunk beds of his own. I wonder what their kids would look like.

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I don't get this? Does the guy have sex with that pillow? Now I thought I was wierd but wow, this guy is a freaking nut.

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I don't get this? Does the guy have sex with that pillow? Now I thought I was wierd but wow, this guy is a freaking nut.

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I don't get this? Does the guy have sex with that pillow? Now I thought I was wierd but wow, this guy is a freaking nut.

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If I get one of those, can I use the car pool lane on the highway?
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