This summer, Netflix will be streaming the Knights of Sidonia sci-fi anime globally. And, it should be interesting to see what kind of promotion and coverage the service's first anime license receives. Other series, like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, have had lives before becoming Netflix programming. The former was a British show and the latter was a memoir. But, Knights of Sidonia will be the first Netflix series to inspire a hug pillow.
After making an appearance at AnimeJapan earlier in the Japan, Gate's Shizuka Hoshijiro hug pillow is now on sale ahead of a May 30th release. A Smooth-Tron (smooth knit polyester) version goes for 9,180yen while the Lyctron (2-way Tricot, 85% Polyester, 15% Polyurethane) version of the 500 x1600mm item is 12,420 yen.