The next time you go camping, you might want to take this Shimarin plushie along with you. Or, she could be useful in your home office as well. Premium Bandai is now offering a ‘plush cushion’ version of Rin Shima, aka ‘Shimarin,’ the solo camper who eventually joins the Outdoors Activities Club in the anime series Yuru Camp.
Of course, plushies of our favorite campers have been made before. However, what makes this Rin stand out is that she’s actually ergonomic.
Rin is part of Bandai’s PC Cushion line, and they suggest that you keep her on your lap when you are working at your computer. Besides being as cute as possible, she’ll also make your workspace more comfortable while sandwiched between your desk and body. Rin also comes with a plush log which actually functions as a handrest for when you’re typing. She can hold onto the log when you’re not using it.
If that’s not enough, the plush cushion Rin also has a hizakake (lap blanket), which can keep your lap warm. Or, it can be wrapped around the plushie, just like on the series.
After all of that, you can still take plushie Rin with you for some solo camping.
Rin is about 40 cm tall, or 1.3 feet. You can find her at Premium Bandai, and she costs 6380 yen. (Call her an ergonomic office expense, but you didn’t hear that from me.) She will ship in July.