It’s not very often I get to review a figure like this. Most of the time when I’m writing a review for a sexy figure I get to use fun words like conform or tight in regards to their clothing but that’s not the case with good old Mai in fact her clothes are falling right off. I’m not one to normally throw out warnings but she might be a little risqué to be reading at work. 😉
This figure of Mai departs a little bit from the norm for her figures in multiple ways, just to start her eyes are less rounded and done with amore serious art style and her bangs are more poofed up then usual this lends in to this being the ‘Queen’s Gate’ version of her rather then King of Fighters. Also fairly uncharacteristic for Mai is the blush staining her cheeks which makes her look a little bit more unsure or hesitant towards her current actions. Her rouged lips are parted slightly and whereas I think the choice of color for her lipstick is a bit odd I can’t say it looks bad. I just personally would have expected something a little more red from Mai.
She has her arms protectively crossed over her chest and she kind of looks like she’s about to snap that fan open at any second to block more of the view. Her hand is a little bit chunky looking as elegant as this version of Mai looks I would have expected her to have long thin fingers with painted nails, but alas her fingers are kind of short and not very detailed.
I would love to tell a lie here and pretend that I don’t see what I see, but there are three obvious places on Mai’s skin where they simply didn’t sand the figure down enough so you get seamlines, once along the curve of her boob, the second running down her arm, and the third along her side disappearing into the depths of her kimono. That’s not cool at all. Questionable seams aside though the sculpt on her arms does look nice I like the curve of her forearms it looks really good.
Mai’s kimono is bunched up around her waist, whoever painted this figure had a great eye for detail because you can actually follow the lines of patterns in the bunched up fabric. It’s a great bit of detailing that really brings the design to life.
I love how the sleeves fall beside her and just barely touch the ground. With the colours of this particular kimono I would have loved to see Mai actually get to wear it, I think it would have made a stunning display. I also really like that at the bottom of the kimono in the back you can see the same pattern that’s around the collar. the flower decals were affixed nicely and far enough apart to not be tacky.
Her hair is held up in a tight top knot that is awkwardly pointy up at the top, but you know anime hair…..that aside though the combs and pins in her hair are well painted and well sculpted also, I am a little afraid of the brittle feel of the pins, they feel like one bump could cause them to break right off which is always scary.
I like the over her shoulder glance a lot, it’s shy and embarrassed and possibly the cutest Mai’s ever been in my humble opinion. I also love how her hair is in motion with her body turning, like someone just opened the door and she’s turning to look, but then remembered her state of undress.
I just noticed for the first time as I took this picture that the fan she’s holding is a little bit uneven at the top, like it was dented or something. All kinds of awkward.
Mai has a great neckline and her shoulders are dead sexy too. There are a few strands of hair at her neck that have escaped from her top knot. I also love the two long pieces that have strayed from the rest of her ponytail.
Her shoulder blades are well defined and add to the blatant sex appeal of the figure.
The curvature of her spine is nicely done as is the pull of skin against her thin waist. It creates a very fine bit of imagery that is sexy without being vulgar or disgusting. I also like that there’s clear layers to her wardrobe. It’s very nice.
I am not so fond of the seam running down the center of the kimono, but I do understand that it’s kind of a necessary evil.
I said it previously but I really like the of the kimono all come together. The details are really well done with lots of little folds and wrinkles. I love how the kimono falls to the floor around her feet. I’m especially fond of the pearl white at the center of the outfit.
As one arm is underneath them her ample breasts are pushed upwards, which seems a little counterproductive in trying to cover them up, that’s a lot of wasted arm. Overall though I think the effect is very nice.
Her body from the side is fantastic, even when trying to cover up quickly she has great posture, her back and shoulders are aligned just right for a proper ladies way of standing.
Her long ponytail is flowing wildly around her in long flowing tendrils, it looks awesome. Her hair has tiny bits of a darker gradient in it which is really nice, it adds a little life to it.
Strangely the sleeves don’t match up. This one is darker at the end then the other sleeve and has only one decal on it, whereas the other side has two. They did do a really good job though with the white to light pink to dark pink gradient.
Her stomach is nicely toned leaving her with a nice thin body that has just the right amount of body fat so she doesn’t come off as rail thin. Her hourglass body comes off more realistic then not which is a very nice change for Mai’s figures. Her obi is tied very loosely around her waist holding the little bit of remaining clothing in place.
The long fabric falls in front of her waist preserving the little bit of dignity that she still has. One long pale leg is visible though, bent as she turns her body the position of her leg adds to the heightened feeling of embarrassment. It makes her come off as shy.
One ankle is bent with the way her leg is positioned. I am quite fond of the sculpt, however yet again there is a seam running down her leg. Because of the positioning and how far back into her kimono you can’t see it very well.
Mai is a nice figure but the fact that she is nine years old does show in the seams. Her kimono is gorgeous, and her expression is very hot. The figure is really damn sexy, not gonna lie about it. I completely adore the overall figure, but if she’s on your wished list just know the quality isn’t like the gsc or alter of now.
Tune in next time for K Projects Yata Misaki.