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Original TV Anime 'Makura no Danshi' Announced for Summer 2015

by Stark700
May 1, 2015 1:40 AM | 94 Comments
An original TV anime titled Makura no Danshi has been announced to premiere in Summer 2015 from Earth Star Entertainment.

The series will be about 12 "pillow boys" (makura no danshi) with a diverse range of personalities. They all reside in a town, and each individual pillow boy will star in his own episode on a weekly basis. It was also revealed that the series will take on a first-person perspective to detail their story in a smooth and elegant way.

One of the pillow boys will be voiced by Natsuki Hanae (Aldnoah.Zero, Tokyo Ghoul).

Character Design: Mika Yamamoto
Scenario: Yuniko Ayana (Kiniro Mosaic), Ayumi Sekine (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
Studio: Assez Finaud Fabric, Feel

Official site:

Source: Moca-News

Makura no Danshi on MAL

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Does anyone know if this is gonna be a short anime or a Full lenght anime? I think the latter.

One thing I wonder: is this just about the 'pillows' or have human pendants (owners)?

Jun 8, 2015 12:14 PM by Helenus

Squatta said:
Is it like those phone apps sleepy time boyfriend or s/t???

This is actually what I first thought of when I read the premise and saw the picture. Since they're going for that "elegant" feel I think it would be weird to see the boys literally pillows (unless they're magical pillows that could transform into people!? O.o). "WTF is a pillow boy?" is right lol.

Seriously though, gonna watch it anyway. That first-person perspective would be interesting at the very least.

Jun 8, 2015 11:43 AM by -Snugs-

I hope there is a tsundere pillow among them.

'It's not that I want to sleep in your bed .... but I'm a pillow' :D

Jun 8, 2015 9:31 AM by Helenus

I'll watch it because boys. I'm already convinced.

Jun 8, 2015 9:26 AM by Tenshi_Shura

Lol, this certainly will be the most interesting anime next season.

Jun 4, 2015 6:14 AM by Chuunichan

The premise itself does nothing to me. Like, barely an afterthought. The First Person perspective though, that I'm curious about.

Jun 3, 2015 12:35 PM by yhunata

I dunno, doesn't look like anything I've seen in my entire life. I might check this out just to kill my curiosity.

Jun 3, 2015 10:39 AM by mkoonihh

If it's actually a hentai, it better be gay.

Jun 3, 2015 10:32 AM by DGrimreaperD

even if its intended audience is girls, i'm still watching it regardless *o*
i'm gonna sleep with ALL the pillow boys

Jun 3, 2015 10:26 AM by Kagari-kun

mayukachan said:
You had me at boys.

Jun 3, 2015 9:08 AM by 22Flames

Looks like a fanservice-y anime for girls who are lonely without a boyfriend. Not expecting anything good but I will watch it for the cute boys.

Jun 2, 2015 6:05 PM by moeanao

I was laughing so hard after seeing it on livechart. Seriously which person gave away their dignity and greenlight this

May 13, 2015 7:18 AM by kyonJIE

Will only watch this for Hanae.

May 12, 2015 7:37 PM by Chuunichan

So instead of Free! we're gonna have pillow boys in summer.
Might as well try it.

May 11, 2015 12:11 PM by eisan

Pillow boys? This is gonna be hilarious.

May 11, 2015 9:47 AM by Aquane

Squatta said:
Is it like those phone apps sleepy time boyfriend or s/t???

It should be, main concept for the anime is 添い寝 (sleeping together).
Weird how most here think about the pillows? Never crossed my mind.

May 10, 2015 12:19 PM by Shadow-Chan

This honestly seems pretty weird but I'm curious enough to give it a try. I'm a fan of male fanservice, but if its done bad its cringe-worthy so err I hope this one isn't that bad.

Is it like those phone apps sleepy time boyfriend or s/t???

May 9, 2015 12:21 PM by Squatta

I'm amazed that only one person in this thread remembers that Japan already got us a miracle called Sleeping with Hinako (with a sequel, nonetheless). That's nothing new.

May 4, 2015 2:46 AM by Ciara

mayukachan said:
kagakiri said:
This sounds really generic at first glance, but I'll give it time.

Are you implying we've already had an anime like this before?

I'll admit I'm probably thinking more from an all-media perspective here rather than just anime, but other than the animation style I can't really see it being anything more than a very run-of-the-mill slice of life. Like, nothing about the storyline grabs me at all. As I said, though, I know it hasn't aired yet and I will give it a chance, I just don't have my hopes up.

May 3, 2015 2:21 PM by kagakiri

Hm firet person makes it sound worth checking out.

May 3, 2015 10:55 AM by traed

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