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The anime star is always emotionally supportive, and now he’ll support your wrists, too.

This year, Premium Bandai, the upscale arm of anime merchandiser Bandai, has been rolling out a number of PC cushions shaped like adorable icons of Japanese animation and otaku culture. We’ve already seen Pokémon mascot Pikachu, Digimon’s mini T-rex Agumon, and virtual idol Hatsune Miku make their ergonomic plushie debuts, and now it’s time for one of their most important anime predecessors, Doraemon, to join the lineup.

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Doraemon might seem like an unusual choice, since he first appeared in manga form in 1969, an era in which most people didn’t use a computer at home or work. However, as a time-travelling robot cat from the future Doraemon of course knows the importance of using a wrist rest during extended PC sessions.

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As is the norm with Premium Bandai’s PC cushion series, Doraemon’s pillow keyboard can be detached and used separately.

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Without his keyboard, Doraemon transforms from PC cushion into an orthodox, yet still adorable, stuffed animal.

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The Doraemon PC cushion is priced at 5,616 yen (US$53), with domestic orders being taken here and shipping scheduled for November. Premium Bandai recommends it for both home and office use, and if every one of our coworkers’ desks ends up being graced by one, we can’t see ourselves complaining.

Source, images: Premium Bandai

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