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YavimayaYavimaya4 года назад
Hello everyone!

Today I received something I had been extremely excited about.
Do you ever feel like, when you order something you feel happy, but when you order That One Thing it makes you feel the happiest? It feels special, it makes you happier than other things you previously ordered? For me such an item was a Ritsu Sakuma dakimakura cover ITEM #352652 not only because Ritsu is my favourite character, but there's also a story behind it.

When I first heard that there would be dakimakura covers from Ensemble Stars, and that one (well, actually two – I love Mao as well as I ship ritsumao) would be of my favourite character I felt super excited, but I knew they would be exclusive and way too expensive for me. I'm one of those poor collectors that, despite collecting for years (been collecting for 5 years), have small collections because they can't afford everything they want. So I said goodbye to Ritsu.

Not much time passed and the artworks used for the covers were revealed (my twitter actually exploded, it's cute how my friends all tweeted to me about it haha) and I instantly fell in love. I love how these covers aren't like standard daki covers, just the character lying on their back in a cute pose. Instead, the enstars covers look more... realistic? Kind of, as they literally have artworks of characters' backs on the other side. Plus, the characters on the covers are actually sleeping, and I do find it rather unique. Unfortunately, when I saw the prices – 10k, exclusive release, would need a proxy for that, not to mention the release date was close (in 2 months) – I gave up. Of course all my friends just told me to order Ritsu, but my (lack of) money was a problem... I literally wanted to cry because I really wanted that daki but was too poor to afford it... ;A; And this is when my friends decided to help me more than with just encouraging words. Three of my friends, Pat, Kinia, and Stella (I love you!) offered to help me and pay part of the price as a Christmas gift (since Ritsu was to be released in December). At first I wasn't sure if it's a good idea but then I looked at Ritsu's sleeping face and on the same day I saw the artwork for the first time, the cover was ordered lmao. That was fast. But it's not the end – to make things better, in the end I didn't have to use any proxy for Ritsu. Thanks to my friend HIPOZAURUS, who has a friend that is currently in Japan, the daki was shipped directly from Movic to hipo's friend, so I managed to avoid paying any proxy fees at all, and paid only the price of the daki, domestic shipping, and shipping to me. Can it get even better? Yes, it can. Of course I also needed a pillow for the daki, but buying one is just too expensive. I also can't sew. And here, for the second time, hipo comes to the rescue! We bought the stuffing and fabric together in Ikea and she was the one who sewed the pillow for me. I'm seriously blessed by awesome friends ;v;

And so, today, after ~4 months, Ritsu finally came home! It's easily my favourite item in my whole collection. Not only because I love Ritsu, but the whole dakimakura has a special meaning now. I got it thanks to my friends ♪ both real life and internet friends.

At some point, I thought the package got lost (it took more than a month to get here) but I didn't want to buy another cover in that case. I didn't have money obviously, but also because it simply wouldn't be the same daki. It wouldn't be that special Ritsu that I got because my friends helped me.

This dakimakura is very special and dear to me, and I know it's stupid to say such things about a pillow and a cover with a fictional character printed on it, but that's how I feel. It reminds me that thanks to my friends I could get Ritsu, even if he was so expensive and I would have never been able to afford him alone. I'm extremely happy that I can finally hug my Ricchan///

And here is my question! Do you have any item in your collection that has that “special value/meaning” and makes you happier than other items you own? Is there any story behind it? Please share! I'm really curious if there are other cases such as mine.

Of course here are some pics~ (sorry they all suck, the only camera I have is my phone;;)


cute packaging! the colour scheme is purple and it happens to be my fav colour so I find this coincidence funny haha
http://i67.tinypic.com/nf5r0g.jpg

Riiiitsuuu...
http://i66.tinypic.com/dmbmlj.jpg

Ricchannnnn...
http://i63.tinypic.com/16lwcw9.jpg

front:
http://i65.tinypic.com/16aee1k.jpg

back:
http://i67.tinypic.com/wlp1jr.jpg

big Ritsu and smol Ritsu!
http://i65.tinypic.com/2rd7ml3.jpg

all the Ritsu items I own right now~
http://i68.tinypic.com/w428j.jpg


Thanks for reading! ♪
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This was like the cutest dairy entry I have read in forever (≧▽≦)/ !! the pictures where actually super cute too. God bless your friends and I hope to be as happy as you with my first daki and pillow (though no one will be helping me so it wont be nearly as special. I mean i sort of get help as to where my stuff ships to right now but i pay for everything haha. If you have a bad day, you can come home to that wonderful Ritsu Daki and remember happiness (wow cheesy much haha)
I buy a lot of my own collection since 2013 & though i love it all so much. I got help with my kingdom hearts and these particular fruits basket items when i was less indepandent (2010) so they have more meaning behind them because i literally needed my cousin to help me as he was the only one who could get them at the time and i appreciated that a lot. I cherish these discontinued fruits basket manga a lot + the kingdom hearts items of the things i kept because i didnt keep all the kingdom hearts in the end . A lot of non anime/games related items also have meaning. Those are long stories though.
3 года назад
Yavimaya4 года назад#6960592
I was a bit hesitant to order Ritsu because... well, I live in a small flat with my parents and I admit I share bed with my mom... that's why I'm glad these covers don't look seductively and aren't like, half dressed or something but look decent haha~ my mom said she doesn't like my new pillow because it's so big and takes too much space on the bed xD I still feel weird sleeping on the same bed with a daki and my mom but... my love for Ritsu is stronger than that and I can endure the shame haha
ohh what big pillows did you order? :D
the quality is indeed good! the material is smooth knit and I really like it. Ritsu is too cute <3

Yeah when I saw the size of the dakimura I imagine it taking half the size of my bed (just a normal single size with 2 normal pillows and 2 anime pillows on it already), so there's no space to put though all 3 designs look so good~ I end up feeling abit guilty half expecting some sexy pose before I clicked on the links to their designs initially XD Ensemble Stars! is way too pure XDD
Hopefully your mum will warm up to Ritsu soon haha, it must feels good waking up to seeing him by your side~ >///<

I ended up getting a few big pillows from this lineup at Movic www.movic.jp/sh..., the total ended up to the price I can already buy one dakimura too, but I couldn't decide which guys I like the most in Ensemble Stars! so I got several ^^;
4 года назад
Yavimaya4 года назад#6960921Посмотреть спойлерСпрятать спойлерI'm already addicted to playing love live, another card collecting game doesn't make a difference for me ahah I guess I'm lucky because I randomly scouted a 5* Ritsu (my fav Ritsu card ever, the king of sweets one), and this month I managed to scout two copies of his new 4* card so I guess I'm lucky when it comes to his cards ;v; I try to scout only for Ritsu (scouted for Christmas Mao and he didn't come home... never again) and spend daiyas on Ritsu event cards so it's not that bad if you focus on just one character. but the events are so tiring if you decide to get the ranking cards D: and i literally played every 2 hours to get 5* Halloween Ritsu... this game is bad for my health haha (and my wallet... I sinned and bought daiyas more than once...)
ahh you should read the translations! I read all of them whenever I find something I haven't read yet, but I'm (obviously) mainly interested in knights stories. the event stories are really great! some of the gacha stories are nice too.
ahhh!! keeping my fingers crossed for you to get Mao! what was his price, if I may ask? I wish I had money to buy Mao, I'd love to sleep sandwiched bewteen my otp///
they should make more! 3 is not enough D: maybe they'll make another popularity poll (since charas for these dakis were determined this way) if I remember correctly, the last time Rei placed 4th? maybe he'll be next~


Ahh Love live! I get tired of rhythm games easily. I still have Idolish7 and Ai chu on my phone since I don't have the heart to get rid of them yet T vT
You've got some pretty good luck! But RNG can be so cruel sometimes... u_u especially with their low rates
I've only recently picked it back up last month so I haven't scouted much, but I've been pretty lucky in getting 5* in 10 scout! I got Burning Red Chiaki and the recent Radio Yuu :D The events do get prettying tiring.. especially when my teams are so weak with no sports drink left for urgent lives = v=;; I'm hoping for Knights or Undead event soon! Or maybe I shouldn't hope for that... I'll probably have to play nonstop orz
I've heard that once you complete all the missions, there's no other ways to get daiyas (other than events) and you'll have to buy! :'( I'm hoping I don't give in...
I'll eventually read!! Someday I'll just be really bored and just read NONSTOP AND GET ADDICTED AND THEN GO ON AN ENSEMBLE BUYING SPREE
So far no response from Manda yet ; A; I found him for 8k! So not only less that list price, but I don't have to worry about proxy too! *v* IT WAS A MOMENT OF WEAKNESS
I'm not sure how recent this is ensemble-stars.... but I'm amazed KOGA'S NOT THERE?? QvQ and people seem to like that little pink hair? ahaha maybe I should read the stories first before judging, but he calls you his SLAVE??? :'DDD
oh gosh I'm sorry for a wall of text on your blog lol
4 года назад
Yavimaya (눈_눈)
yuuichisan4 года назад#6960887This is exactly how I feel! XD The gameplay is very dull, but I really like the thrill of collecting :'D the the amounts of dias you need to scout is annoying.. e_e
the translations of these boys are so cuteeee. I've only read their basic profiles, I haven't had the time to read the events and stories yet.
Oh gossshhhh after reading your blog I just... decided to check movic again for the availability of these boys. And then I made the horrible decision of checking yahoo, surugaya, and then mandarake..... and then I saw it. I saw Mao for cheaper than listing price on mandarake............... and made an impulse buy :'D I hope my order goes through, it'll be my first daki!
Ohhh I hope they keep making these daki ; v; but the exclusiveness hurts..... but I think they are one of the nicest male dakis I've seen~
I'm already addicted to playing love live, another card collecting game doesn't make a difference for me ahah I guess I'm lucky because I randomly scouted a 5* Ritsu (my fav Ritsu card ever, the king of sweets one), and this month I managed to scout two copies of his new 4* card so I guess I'm lucky when it comes to his cards ;v; I try to scout only for Ritsu (scouted for Christmas Mao and he didn't come home... never again) and spend daiyas on Ritsu event cards so it's not that bad if you focus on just one character. but the events are so tiring if you decide to get the ranking cards D: and i literally played every 2 hours to get 5* Halloween Ritsu... this game is bad for my health haha (and my wallet... I sinned and bought daiyas more than once...)
ahh you should read the translations! I read all of them whenever I find something I haven't read yet, but I'm (obviously) mainly interested in knights stories. the event stories are really great! some of the gacha stories are nice too.

ahhh!! keeping my fingers crossed for you to get Mao! what was his price, if I may ask? I wish I had money to buy Mao, I'd love to sleep sandwiched bewteen my otp///
they should make more! 3 is not enough D: maybe they'll make another popularity poll (since charas for these dakis were determined this way) if I remember correctly, the last time Rei placed 4th? maybe he'll be next~
4 года назад
Yavimaya4 года назад#6960592ah I remember that when I first downloaded it (and got Arashi as my starter) I didn't like it, it was boring, and I don't know Japanese so I couldn't understand anything. but after some time I started paying again, fell in love with Ritsu, found translations and started playing the game seriously haha~ though I'm RitsuP and I only ever try hard for Ritsu cards in the events (and occasionally Mao because Ritsu needs his Maa-kun) and after all these months I still think the game itself is boring but I just love the event stories and characters a lot ;v;
I hope they'll make Koga too! Koga is actually my 3rd fav character xD
yeah the art is really nice, you can actually feel like you're really sleeping with those boys/// I woke up today and the first thing I saw was Ritsu's sleeping face and wow it was 11/10 hahah

thanks!! this daki is my most treasured item from my collection <3 I also find it special because unlike figures, you can actually hug a daki so I consider dakis better than figs and any merch ;v;


This is exactly how I feel! XD The gameplay is very dull, but I really like the thrill of collecting :'D the the amounts of dias you need to scout is annoying.. e_e
the translations of these boys are so cuteeee. I've only read their basic profiles, I haven't had the time to read the events and stories yet.
Oh gossshhhh after reading your blog I just... decided to check movic again for the availability of these boys. And then I made the horrible decision of checking yahoo, surugaya, and then mandarake..... and then I saw it. I saw Mao for cheaper than listing price on mandarake............... and made an impulse buy :'D I hope my order goes through, it'll be my first daki!
Ohhh I hope they keep making these daki ; v; but the exclusiveness hurts..... but I think they are one of the nicest male dakis I've seen~
4 года назад
Yavimaya (눈_눈)
KingSabah4 года назад#6935008Congrats! It always feels good finally getting that One Thing of your fave :)
A daki cover I actually purchased from a user here is the same in a way: there's no way I could have purchased it at the time with my funds, but my friends obviously wanted me to get the cover and also chipped in for it. I'm glad that I have such good friends who would assist in obtaining merch of this kind... haha. So my daki also has special meaning to it, it's not in the database though. Photos: 36.media.tumblr... 40.media.tumblr...
I got ITEM #26116 as a joint-birthday gift in 2013 from my family, I thought I was going to die lmao. I had only been into figure collecting for a little under 4 months and receiving that as a gift was stunning to me xD I'll most likely never sell it. It would also be the first figure I grab if there was an emergency :>
ahh it's awesome, so your daki's story is just like mine ;v; tbh I was suprised my irl friends helped me pay for Ritsu since they both aren't really into anime :o I'm glad they understand me haha
ohhh your daki looks really nice :> Archer looks great hehe

wow you got a figure from your family, amazing! :o my family doesn't really know about my hobby, only my parents and grandma do, but they are kinda against it or don't care sadly;; (at least they don't know how much I spend on this hobby xD)

Atheist14 года назад#6935192Congrats!! You have awesome friends. XDthank you! ;v;


yuuichisan4 года назад#6935285Omg I downloaded ensemble stars like a year ago but got rid of it because I didn't know what to do. I recently downloaded it again and descended into enstar hell. These boys are so precious and I've been debating on getting these daki, but I'm hoping they'll make Koga ; v; Reading about Mao made me come to like him too OH GOSH YOUR POST IS MAKING ME WANT ONE OF THESE MORE. I agree with the art, these daki have a cute more natural sleeping/napping rather than just lying there "seductively" or something
Congrats on getting him though! I can imagine how much more special this daki means thanks to your friends :)
ah I remember that when I first downloaded it (and got Arashi as my starter) I didn't like it, it was boring, and I don't know Japanese so I couldn't understand anything. but after some time I started paying again, fell in love with Ritsu, found translations and started playing the game seriously haha~ though I'm RitsuP and I only ever try hard for Ritsu cards in the events (and occasionally Mao because Ritsu needs his Maa-kun) and after all these months I still think the game itself is boring but I just love the event stories and characters a lot ;v;
I hope they'll make Koga too! Koga is actually my 3rd fav character xD
yeah the art is really nice, you can actually feel like you're really sleeping with those boys/// I woke up today and the first thing I saw was Ritsu's sleeping face and wow it was 11/10 hahah

thanks!! this daki is my most treasured item from my collection <3 I also find it special because unlike figures, you can actually hug a daki so I consider dakis better than figs and any merch ;v;


otoyomi4 года назад#6935877Ooh, nice to see that a fellow Ensemble Stars! fan recieved this beauty >///< The dakimura covers are so cute, I get shy actually imagine having a dakimura at home so I went for the big pillows instead, hoping that they'll arrive safe and sound~
The quanlity of the dakimura looks really good from your photos, precious Ritsu sleeping face is <3
I was a bit hesitant to order Ritsu because... well, I live in a small flat with my parents and I admit I share bed with my mom... that's why I'm glad these covers don't look seductively and aren't like, half dressed or something but look decent haha~ my mom said she doesn't like my new pillow because it's so big and takes too much space on the bed xD I still feel weird sleeping on the same bed with a daki and my mom but... my love for Ritsu is stronger than that and I can endure the shame haha
ohh what big pillows did you order? :D
the quality is indeed good! the material is smooth knit and I really like it. Ritsu is too cute <3
4 года назад
Ooh, nice to see that a fellow Ensemble Stars! fan recieved this beauty >///< The dakimura covers are so cute, I get shy actually imagine having a dakimura at home so I went for the big pillows instead, hoping that they'll arrive safe and sound~

The quanlity of the dakimura looks really good from your photos, precious Ritsu sleeping face is <3
4 года назад
Omg I downloaded ensemble stars like a year ago but got rid of it because I didn't know what to do. I recently downloaded it again and descended into enstar hell. These boys are so precious and I've been debating on getting these daki, but I'm hoping they'll make Koga ; v; Reading about Mao made me come to like him too OH GOSH YOUR POST IS MAKING ME WANT ONE OF THESE MORE. I agree with the art, these daki have a cute more natural sleeping/napping rather than just lying there "seductively" or something

Congrats on getting him though! I can imagine how much more special this daki means thanks to your friends :)
4 года назад
Congrats!! You have awesome friends. XD
4 года назад
Congrats! It always feels good finally getting that One Thing of your fave :)
A daki cover I actually purchased from a user here is the same in a way: there's no way I could have purchased it at the time with my funds, but my friends obviously wanted me to get the cover and also chipped in for it. I'm glad that I have such good friends who would assist in obtaining merch of this kind... haha. So my daki also has special meaning to it, it's not in the database though. Photos: 36.media.tumblr... 40.media.tumblr...

I got ITEM #26116 as a joint-birthday gift in 2013 from my family, I thought I was going to die lmao. I had only been into figure collecting for a little under 4 months and receiving that as a gift was stunning to me xD I'll most likely never sell it. It would also be the first figure I grab if there was an emergency :>
4 года назад
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