Friday, 05 July 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Welcome to the July ’19 Cuddly Octopus update!

This month around we’ve got an awful lot to talk to you about, but not as much to show.

Firstly, the good news (at least from our perspective…)! We got into Comiket this time around! Many of you are probably already aware of the importance of Comiket to the Japanese doujin scene, but for those of you unaware, Comiket is the biggest biannual ‘indie comic’ (doujinshi) convention in Japan where creators from all around the country (and sometimes the world) bring and sell their latest works. And our octopus tentacles finally managed to wiggle their way into it.

However, while this is good news for us overall, it bears a bit of downside in the shortrun, which is that we need new and exotic designs to populate our booth there. That means we’ll be holding from publishing several designs (including some new Syrene & Kisero designs) until after Comiket 96 is completed in August. They all will be available on our site eventually, but you’ll need to be patient for them.

Speaking of patience, we want to thank everyone for their patience as we try to sort out our production delays. And we have a bit of news to share on that front. Unfortunately, our production backlog isn’t shrinking as much as we’d like (and need) it to. And unfortunately, our octopus overlords are growing weary from using their six arms to punish factory workers slacking off 24/7/365. Thus, our lords have divined a new solution… subjugate a new factory with higher production throughput!

As such, in the coming months we’ll be moving most, if not all, of our production to this new factory. No need to worry on the quality front—all of our covers printed will retain the same cuddly quality you’ve come to know and love, but our throughput should certainly improve. Forewarning, this may necessitate a bit of a price restructuring, but while the base price of our covers may increase moderately, we’re looking into ways to offer new and cheaper shipping methods to balance it out. Additionally, we are hoping to start stocking select designs that should allow certain orders to ship far faster.

Per usual, if you have any comments/questions/concerns/complaints, you’re free to reach out to us on our support e-mail, or in the Dakimakura Discord we share with Dakimakuri, MonjaShop, PeroPeroPiroo, JuneWaifu, Hirumeshi Senshi, and more all the time. It’s also another great way to interact with the broader dakimakura community.

Anyways, this month we’re adding a total of 5 new dakimakura designs to the storefront.

  • Nezuko (Kimetsu no Yaiba) by CYL
  • Murasama (Fate Series) by Shadowgrave
  • Charlotta (Granblue Fantasy) by Krokobyaka
  • Nino (Quintessential quintuplets) by Stira
  • Hiei (Azur Lane) by Ikazu

Per usual, the premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most of our new designs will be available on Sakura-Palace.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Monday, 10 June 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Welcome to the June ’19 Cuddly Octopus update!

Firstly, let’s get the bad news out of the way. To put it bluntly, production is running behind by quite a bit. We ran into some problems with our print equipment a little over a month ago (broken print nozzle head causing streaking patterns), and we’ve been having issues catching up since. It will probably take another month or two for things to stabilize.

What does this mean for you? Good question! It means orders already placed are going to be delayed a bit. Almost all of our orders up to April 5th have been shipped, but there are a few stragglers that should ship by around June 10th. Orders from the April period will likely not begin to ship for a couple of weeks still, which represents about a month long delay.

Don’t worry! Your octopus lords are excellent slave masters and are whipping the factory workers with all due efficiency, utilizing their six arms to push them to finish faster. We apologize for the inconvenience these delays may have caused. If you wish to contact us directly about your order for any reason, please feel free to do so.

Anywho, onto the better news. This month we’re adding a total of 8 new dakimakura designs to the storefront.

  • Kurumi Tokisaki (Date a Live) by Brora
  • Narmaya (Granblue Fantasy) by Kanopan
  • Yorita Yoshino (Idolmaster) by Sui
  • Tharja (Fire Emblem) by Tony
  • Kama (Fate Series) by Shadowgrave
  • Ezo Red Fox (Kemono Friends) by Ikazu
  • Europa (Granblue Fantasy) by Pak Ce
  • Scathach (Fate Series) by Rlf00

Per reddit’s decision to ban us temporarily, we won’t be directly linking you to our store or any of the preview images. However, we will be continuing to update the Imgur album with all of our design previews (just look around for it) and, of course, we hope you all know where to go to visit our storefront at this point. If you don’t, a small hint would be to type in the name of our business and add a (dot) com. Just don’t misspell Octopus… or Cuddly… or Cuddly Octopus. You know what, you’ll do fine.

Per usual, the premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most of our new designs will be available on Sakura-Palace.

Currently, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

  • Brora is working on Kyaru (Cygames)
  • Nyatrix should complete Senko (Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san)
  • Amo is working on Laffey (Azur Lane)
  • Kanopan is doing Yuisis (Granblue Fantasy)
  • Sui is working on Patchouli Knowledge (Touhou Project)
  • And we should also have a cute Nezuko next month, too.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Welcome to the May ’19 Cuddly Octopus update!

Another month, another update. Thanks to all you out there who absolutely smashed the “Place Order” button last month with our anniversary promotion. This remarkable response brought Syrene and, by proxy, our Octopus Overlords one step closer to their goal of complete and total world domination. Please do keep proselytizing the word of our Cuddly Octopus Lords, I promise to do so will do you better in the long run as they begin to materialize from the 2nd dimension.

Beyond our eight six-appendaged lords rising from the depths of the seas to enslave humanity, this month we’re adding a total of six new dakimakura designs to the storefront.

  • Ferry (Granblue Fantasy) by KyuriTizu
  • Matou Sakura (Fate Series) by Bean Sprout
  • Nazrin & Shou (Touhou Project) by Amo
  • Hinata, Hana & Noa (Wataten) by Nyatrix
  • Illyasviel (Fate Series) by Krokobyaka
  • Nero (Fate Series) by Shadowgrave
  • Asha (Original) by Solru

Per usual, the premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most of our new designs will be available on Sakura-Palace.

Currently, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

  • KyuriTizu will be on a break in May
  • Brora is working on Kurumi (Date A Live)
  • Nyatrix is still working on Hinata, Hana & Noa
  • Amo is working on some original characters
  • Bean Sprout will be drawing Tamamo (Fate Series)
  • Tony will finish Tharja (Fire Emblem)
  • Shadowgrave will start work on Kama (Fate Series)

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Sunday, 07 April 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Man, hard to believe that it’s Cuddly Octopus’ 3rd birthday this month. That’s like what? 40 years old in octopus years? As with each of our anniversary updates, we’re kind of amazed and humbled to see what you guys have helped our tiny little circle to become. So first things first, we want to truly thank each and every single one of you for your support of Cuddly Octopus over these past one two three years! We hope to continue forward for many anniversaries to come!

As a celebration for these past three years, this month only, we’ll be running a special promo where all dakimakura and tapestry designs of our two lovely mascots, Syrene & Kisero, will be on sale for 50% off their usual price. Just use promo code “Syrene Birthday Party Time” at checkout to get your cuddly octopi and doggirls! (Coupon is only valid once per customer, can only be used to discount 2 items, and limited to the first at least 30 customers.)

We have lots of stuff still in the pipeline for you guys in the coming months, not all of it we can discuss quite yet (some of it’s pretty cool!). And as always, a boatload of new cover designs for you each month. Please keep your eye out for our monthly updates in the coming months. Make sure to not miss any of them, who knows what kind of cuddly companions are in store for you!

With all that out of the way, with our April 2019 update, we are adding the following 16 dakimakura designs to the store:

Dakimakura Covers:

  • Syrene & Kisero (Original) by Kyuritizu
  • Chika (Kaguya-Sama: Love is War) by Shuffle
  • Misaka Mikoto (Toaru no Majutsu Index) by Brora
  • Filo (Rising of the Shield Hero) by Amo
  • Artoria (Fate Series) by Oni Noboru
  • Milim (Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken) by Nahaki
  • Hijiri Byakuren (Touhou Project) by Tsukimaru
  • Motoori Kosuzu (Touhou Project) by Sui
  • Minamoto no Raikou (Fate Series) by Shadowgrave
  • BB (Fate Series) by Gendo
  • Rem (Re:Zero) by An-Telin
  • Junko & Ai (Zombieland Saga) by JunP
  • Futuba (Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai) by Stira
  • Forte (Granblue Fantasy) by Astraea
  • Yuusha (Endro!) by Ikazu
  • Antoinette (Fate Series) by Susa

Tapestries:

  • Syrene, Kisero & Kuri by Kyuritizu
  • Syrene, Kuri & Karin by Shouukun

The following work is planned or is being worked on currently:

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Welcome to the March 2019 Cuddly Octopus update! We’ve got a few things to share with you this month, so let’s dive into it!

First, we’ve partnered with Japanese-language learning gurus from kawaiiNihongo to sell a cover of their two mascots. If you’re interested in learning Japanese, these guys have a fun iOS and Android app to help you do so. Feel free to check them out and give them some love for supporting us!

Second, we’re adding a few Monjashop covers to our catalog this month due to popular demand for them. This isn’t the first time we’ve partnered with Monjashop to handle perpetual releases for some of their older designs and it certainly won’t be the last. Check out over here to see all of Monjashop’s designs we stock!

Finally, we’re back and expanding into a new product category with our collaboration with Merryweather. This month, we are launching a trial offering an IE & Chrome-chan poster exclusively on our store (only available to NA and EU customers). Merryweather has been asking for this stuff for several months now, and we’re interesting in seeing how the community reacts to expanding into posters. There’ll be more on our collaboration with Merryweather in the future!

That takes care of most of the special announcements we have. Without further adieu, let’s get into our cover releases

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can also view all of the designs from our store in this Imgur album. And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

The premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most covers will be available on Sakura-Palace.

Currently, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Friday, 01 February 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Not much for us to say here this month as operations are running smoothly. That said, it’s a new month! That means we’ve got a heckuva lot of eye candy for you to look over (and maybe throw some money at your screen for, if you feel so inclined).

So this February, we have updated our store with the following 9 designs:

Dakimakura Covers

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can also view all of the designs from our store in this Imgur album. And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

The premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most covers will be available on Sakura-Palace.

Currently, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Sunday, 20 January 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to the first Cuddly Octopus update of 2019! We hope you enjoyed last month’s holiday season and are ready for the new year. There isn’t much to say here this month, so we’ll get to the good stuff. This January, we’re updating out storefront with seven new cover designs. Check below for all the new designs making their way onto the store this month.

Orders placed in January are expected to be delayed a little due to Chinese new year.

Dakimakura Covers

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can also view all of the designs from our store in this Imgur album. And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

The premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most covers will be available on Sakura-Palace.

As usual, we also have a lot of projects in the pipeline. Right now, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

Sunday, 20 January 2019 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Happy Holidays, everyone, and welcome to the Cuddly Octopus December 2018 update! ‘Tis the season of giving and our gift to you is a generous helping of new and cuddly companions for you to spend your winter season with and even a festive tapestry to adorn your walls. Perhaps now is the time to pick up your loved ones a silky smooth friend, so they, too, can enjoy the warmth of a dakimakura beneath the bedsheets. And while you’re at it, gift one (or three!) to yourself to endure this chilling winter weather. You wouldn’t want to be left out, too, no?

Regardless, we hope you enjoy our seven new cover designs and single new tapestry. Check below for all the new designs making their way onto the store this month.

Dakimakura Covers

Tapestry

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can also view all of the designs from our store in this Imgur album. And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

The premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most covers will be available on Sakura-Palace.

As usual, we also have a lot of projects in the pipeline. Right now, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Welcome to our November 2018 update! Apologies for being a bit late with the update this month, but it’s a fairly light month without much for us to say. With that, we will be adding the following 4 designs to the store!

Dakimakura Covers

Tapestry

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can also view all of the designs from our store in this Imgur album. And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

The premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most covers will be available on Sakura-Palace.

As usual, we also have a lot of projects in the pipeline. Right now, we can announce the following work is currently in progress:

  • KyuriTizu will draw Niyah (Xenoblade)
  • shuffle will have a break for Comiket
  • Brora will finish Djeeta (Cygames)
  • Nyatrix will start on Abigail & Lavinia (Fate)
  • Tony Guisado is drawing Washington (Azur Lane)
  • Amo is will start on Cagliostro (Cygames)
  • Bean Sprout will draw Suomi (Girls Frontline)

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team

Saturday, 06 October 2018 / Published in Product Updates

Greetings!

Welcome to our October 2018 update! We don’t have much to tell this month, so I guess we’ll focus on the showing. With that, we will be adding the following 5 designs to the store!

Dakimakura Covers

Disclaimer: The lines and octopodes on the sample images are a watermark and won’t be on the printed cover.

You can also view all of the designs from our store in this Imgur album. And, of course, you can purchase all of our designs from our storefront!

The premium P80 2-Way Silkette versions of most covers will be available on Sakura-Palace.

While there are several projects in the works, we don’t have a lot to announce to you right now. The few things we can say are…

  • Mythra (Xenoblade 2) by Tony Guisado has been delayed.
  • Icarus is a new artist that will start drawing for us soon! He’s currently going to be making his own casual outfit ver. of Pyra & Mythra (Xenoblade 2).

As always, thank you for your continued support of Cuddly Octopus!

– The Cuddly Octopus Team