Maya Kamiwazumi from Fault!! Service: Aratanaru Rival (NSFW)

Maya Kamiwazumi figure from Alphamax

Making up for lost time, we will once more examine another ero figure. However, while the Freezing girls merely come from a fanservice-heavy TV anime, Maya Kamiwazumi stars in a bona fide eroge and anime. Fault!! Service: Aratanaru Rival is the sequel to Ciel’s Fault!!, the game that Ai Saeki and Reiko Date Wingfield come from. In choosing to produce Maya, Alphamax has curiously skipped over original characters Mio Sugiyama and Rika Hayama, which is a little surprising; I had expected them to make a figure of Mio, at least, given how strangely popular the incest thing is. At any rate, Maya is here, so let’s learn a little more about her.

The original Fault!! received a three-episode anime series a couple of years back; thus it seemed likely that its sequel would get an anime adaptation as well. And so it has, but so far, Fault!! Service: Aratanaru Rival (which means something like “A New Love Rival”) has only gotten a single episode. It introduces us to Maya, a new transfer student who immediately takes an interest in both male protagonist Shuuichi Sugiyama as well as Reiko, whom she has a previous history with. Unlike the original female cast – who are generally amiable in demeanor and compliant during intercourse – we find that Maya is a self-assured and rather vindictive girl who has no compunction against assuming the lead position and seizing opportunity in her hands (and squeezing, quite strongly). Unsurprisingly, the episode doesn’t really dwell much on her personality; hopefully future episodes, should they be produced, will give a little more insight on her history – and perhaps include some choice scenes with her and Reiko (yuri anime is, sadly, rather rare these days – sort of like tentacle hentai).

This figure is, as mentioned, produced by Alphamax, under the Skytube name. Maya is sculpted in 1/6 scale and, of course, comes with an assortment of clothing, most of which can be removed. She also comes with a fluffy white base, basically the same one that came with Ai, as well as a plastic pillow that can be used to prop her up. I used neither but if you really want to see them, you can look at the promo photos over at Amiami.

In her most clothed configuration, Maya’s explicit bits are just barely covered up. One interesting thing about this mode is the way she’s holding her kerchief in her mouth; she actually comes with two faces, a standard face and another one with a slot in her lips to hold the kerchief in place. It’s a nice detail that I didn’t really expect Alphamax to implement.

However, one could make a good argument that one doesn’t really buy a figure like this to keep her clothed and if one agrees with this philosophy, Maya’s clothes can be removed. The castoff system is straightforward and rather comprehensive; in the end, the only thing she’s wearing below the neck are her shoes and pantyhose. Oh, and a pair of armbands which look a bit out-of-place but are necessary to conceal the areas where her arms detach from her body.

Speaking of her pantyhose, it’s made of real fabric, which is quite unusual for a PVC figure. It looks good, stretched the way that it is between her legs. However, it does cause a problem that vinyl doll collectors will certainly be familiar with; it stains her legs. It’s not a big deal, perhaps, since the stains will be hidden by her hose, but I suppose this issue might bother some people.

With her clothes removed, Maya’s body proportions still look quite good, except for her neck, which appears a little long, at least when she’s viewed directly from the front. That is, of course, the way she’s most likely to be viewed; her unusual pose militates against admiring her from most other angles.

The point of her pose is, of course, to provide maximum visibility of her crotch. This definitely is not a figure for the dainty or easily-offended.

The detailing is quite good, though I suppose it is incumbent upon me to point out that she lacks a realistically-sculpted anus. Given the explicitness of her genitalia, one has to wonder why they chose not to provide her with such. Still, people looking for a little more spice in the anatomical accuracy of their figures should be pleased with what they see.

Maya’s face looks rather less interesting sans kerchief. She is, of course, based on a design by Tony Taka, and his repertoire is not noted for featuring a wide range of facial expressions. Maya’s face looks rather placid, which is a mild synonym for boring; considering Maya’s assertive nature in the anime (and, presumably, the game), a more aggressive expression might have been nice. Then again, when paired up with her inviting pose, one might find more appeal in her shy, tacitly submissive look.

Her face is also sort of flat – yet another reason why the frontal view is the only view for her.

Moving on from her stylistic aspects, we can talk about her technical quality, being that I have seen some people wonder what sort of manufacturer Alphamax is. Happily, Maya looks quite good; her face is instantly recognizable as a Tony design, for better or worse. Her hair is sculpted very nicely, with her tresses falling all about her in a convincing manner. Notably, she doesn’t have the sort of helmet hair that afflicts many figures, nor does she have any giant seams in her head, even where her bangs detach (to facilitate face-swapping).

Overall, Maya is a really nice figure: she’s sculpted well, she looks great, and of course, she’s highly explicit. I still think that Ai Saeki is the best of the line, but Maya looks very good as well, and with a more evocative facial expression, I think she would have been just as appealing, at least to me. At any rate, it’s fantastic that Alphamax has no qualms about making a figure this raunchy. It’s even better that their figures, at least in their Tony-inspired line, are of high quality. With Native now accepting direct orders from international customers, and with companies like Alphamax and Dragon Toy making unapologetically erotic (some might say pornographic) products, it’s a good time to be an ero figure collector.

For another review of Maya, check out Neath Grim.

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31 Responses to Maya Kamiwazumi from Fault!! Service: Aratanaru Rival (NSFW)

  1. TomTheCat says:

    She is indeed a very nice figure, and your pictures are as beautiful as ever. When I took a few pictures of her together with Ai Saeki I noticed that Ai has incredibly more presence. This is mostly due to Ai’s arched back, while Maya, although her legs are widely spread, is basically in a fetal position. Her pantyhose doesn’t help either, as it obscures her crotch from almost every angle.

    Anyway, Maya goes very well with Ai and Reiko, as well in looks as in quality, and I can still dream of a Rika Hayama figure to join them.

    • Tier says:

      I definitely agree; I kinda wish Maya were sitting up a little higher, so it’d be easier to see both her face and crotch. It’s a lot easier to see Ai’s breasts, too, which I would imagine is also a major selling point.

      Hopefully they do make Mio and Rika, though if they don’t, I suppose I’m still quite happy that they seem very committed to rolling out ero figures. I wonder if they have any plans to do more such figures based on art by a different artist? Not that I have a problem with figures based on Tony’s art, of course.

  2. BostonBrandon says:

    With the Government shut down in full swing it’s good to know you can at least count on the President to attend his stately duties!
    I’m so happy that you chose to review Maya. Ero figures are generally where my tastes gravitate and it can at least some of the time be difficult when choosing based on the limited media available.
    Most people involved in this hobby who are nice enough to photograph and post their girls online are fairly timid when it comes to the money shots which is pretty much what you are paying for when you buy a figure of that variety.
    So in short, I tip my hat to you for your service. Its honestly been a big help in deciding to purchase or not in more than a few instances. I always look forward to new reviews but I still constantly refer to your site as a reference point.
    Once I have a steady income I will definitely be tracking down each of the Fault girls.

    • Tier says:

      Indeed! On that note, being that I work for a defense contractor, I am pleased that I am still getting paid.

      It does seem like people have qualms about nudity, and even fanservice sometimes. I guess I can understand that, particularly since anime characters tend to be appear younger than they often are, but I wonder how tenable that viewpoint is considering that anime is clearly becoming more and more sexualized. It’s not uncommon for fairly standard TV shows to present incest and nude, underaged characters, which is something I don’t recall seeing much of ten years ago. At any rate, I am glad my posts are helpful! (I do find it amusing, however, that whenever people link to my site, it seems like they always throw in a disclaimer that it might not be work safe. I mean, these days, it’s kinda hard for anything in anime to be work-safe.)

  3. EXkurogane says:

    I’ve been procrastinating on whether i should get this. I know it’s a great figure because i do have Saeki Ai which i only opened and checked on her briefly, yet to take photos. Her pose is also very similar to Saeki. But budget constraints pretty much meant I’ll have to restrict myself to the Saeki sisters (waiting for Mio – i believe she might be made into a figure sometime in the future, just getting my hopes up). I also skipped Reiko. After i picked up Native’s Cat Lap Milk i have Good Smile’s Insane BRS amd Max Factory’s Kuroyukihime to worry about.

    • Tier says:

      If I were a betting person – and I definitely am not – I’d think it likely that Mio would get a figure, but if Alphamax doesn’t show one off soon, I would start to wonder; it looks like they’re pulling stuff from some of Tony’s other art and of course, he’s got a ton of art that they can use. I wonder if they have to pay any additional fees to use the licensed eroge character?

      Yeah, there is a ton of stuff coming out this month and next; I’m pretty happy that Mu-12 got kicked all the way to November, because I was looking at my order list and I think that maybe I ought to cut down on purchases. (On the plus side, I’ll pay off the last of my college loan this month, which will get rid of my biggest debt.)

  4. bear says:

    She is much prettier than I expected. Her face came out especially well. The details in her hair are also a step up from my expectations.

    As ero-figures go tho, I don’t find her all that enticing. Something about her pussy and boobs sculpts just don’t quite grab me. I almost wish she had more clothes on (not school uniform tho, I find it trite).

  5. Wieselhead says:

    nice pink there ( •ॢ◡-ॢ) actually after seeing more reviews of her, Im quite enchanted by her.
    Unfortunately not something I really want to display in room my two young nieces who visit me regulary shouldn’t have such influence, I don’t care for the ecchi stuff, but I don’t want to show them any H stuff. Even though their comments are rather hilarious, one of them once said that she likes the Sonico Bondage version a lot. This one also said that she wants to have boobs like my Yaguu Jubei bikini figure when grown up XD kids these days.

    With clothes away the figure becomes more charming, her naked body looks really attractive, especially above belly button. These collarbones drive me nuts ^o^ and yeah the boobs are really nice. I agree that the good angles of her face are limited, but from frontal view this figures face looks adorable, I love her mouths innocent expression.

    The real clothes pantyhose is a interesting acessory, too bad it was dyed with a cheap colors that dye the figure back, when kept in place it should be ok, though. Do the shoes come off?

    You captured some really good angles of her. but lol I somehow can’t relate to such sex toys :p

    • Tier says:

      Lies, they wouldn’t see anything they can’t already see on their own bodies! Heh, kids can be hilarious. Sometimes they are a lot more mature and insightful than expected.

      Nah, the shoes don’t come off, or at least, I’m pretty sure they don’t, though I haven’t tried tugging on them.

      I have a small collection of accessories that I can use with these figures, and I can’t wait to get Rika Shiraki so I can add some fluids to the set. It is too bad Daiki Kougyou never made their Daiki Gel in white.

      • Wieselhead says:

        haha ok thats partially true, but there are still these raunchy poses XD Dragon Toys Shiraki Rika would be a wonderful figure, but I can’t imagine to display her at all.

        When you have such things to create a fitting context for the figure,
        you should use them, you rarely see these things in figure pictures of such high quality, so this is kind of refreshing and entertaining.

        Im sure you can find other ways of creating this desired effect ^^

        • Tier says:

          I bet! I do still have this can of condensed milk here, but the idea of covering a figure in a sticky, sugary syrup is a deterrent. I don’t really want to have to wash a figure off with soap and water to get all the goo off.

  6. Tsunami3k says:

    When I first saw her pop up in the stores I remember thinking: “man, she’d be a challenge to photograph with her pantyhose so front and center like that”. I guess photography has unalterably changed my shopping habits. It indeed looks like she was challenging but you handled it masterfully. She’s more…detailed than I had imagined!

    • Tier says:

      Thanks! She is indeed very detailed, though lacking an anus, as all Alphamax figures are, I think. I have to admit that I don’t really like photographing figures that are lying or sitting down, but it helps when a figure is as, uhh, showy as Maya is.

  7. loveanime says:

    Thank you for yet another outstanding review! Fault! Reiko was one of my first figures so I considered Fault! Saeki Ai but skipped her for several reasons. Was a bit on the fence for Maya too, due to limited viewing angles and the color scheme (black with blue) not being 100% my taste but your review gave me a helping hand to press the (re-release pre-order) buy button once again! At this stage, I am not sure whether I have to thank you for this or not… haha :-).

    Saeki and Maya being similar figures, I definitely prefer Maya. The pantyhose pulled halfway down makes the figure more unique. She is very well sculpted and the detailing between her legs is very tastefully done compared to Nurse Miyuu (https://www.tentaclearmada.com/2012/03/er-nurse-miyuu-from-the-daydream-collection-nsfw/) which I did not get because that’s just not the way I like it down there, but that is just like color schemes, a personal preference…

    • Tier says:

      Ha! Stories like this makes me think I ought to have some referral ads somewhere here.

      Yeah, Miyuu’s genitals look a little weird … kinda like a folded-up cold cut, if you ask me. It’s nice to see that Alphamax’s sculptor took care to make that area detailed and realistic, since some makers don’t do a great job of it (or they try to minimize it – like some of Daiki Kougyou’s diskvision stuff).

      • loveanime says:

        Well in anatomical terms Miyuu seems to be a girl with bigger and visible “labia minora” while for Maya the labia minora are smaller and hidden by the “labia majora” which is more typical for younger girls. So both Miyuu and Maya genital areas are relatively realistic representations of the “real thing” but I definitely prefer the look of Maya’s, again that is just my personal preference.
        It is indeed unfortunate that some sculptors and companies do a terrible job in that department, doing either nothing or just have a vague “hint”. Once you are releasing an ero figure I see no reason not to go “all the way” especially if there is a cast-off option allowing the owner to display it either way.

        • Tier says:

          Yeah, it’s pretty lame when that happens. Or when the manufacturer does something to degrade the figure’s appearance when the clothes are removed; this is a very rare thing but I was very disappointed when Daiki Kougyou gave gangsta lean Saber a very shiny skin gloss. I was really looking forward to that figure, mainly due to her castoff appearance, but the changes they made were completely unnecessary, in my view.

  8. Tian says:

    Looks like a nice figure – very ero indeed! No anus but that’s one of the more detailed examples of female anatomy on a figure, so I can’t complain. She doesn’t look half bad with clothes on either, although I guess that’s because you can see her naughty bits anyway.

    • Tier says:

      Indeed! Yeah, I can’t complain either, particularly as there weren’t that many good-quality ero figures available until not too long ago, and it’s very easy to purchase Alphamax’s stuff (though getting Native’s stuff now isn’t too big of a deal either).

  9. hughjazz44 says:

    I just obtained this figure myself, and she’s beautiful! I love your site, by the way. Anyway, I don’t believe that you mentioned that when you remove her shirt, her arm ends up hovering a great distance over her chest. It looks really weird, and thus, I leave her shirt on, because when clothed, her arm rests in the correct place. The should’ve shipped her with a 2nd arm that actually rests on her bare chest when unclothed.

    • Tier says:

      Thanks for the kind words! Yeah, it does; I actually meant to remark upon that since I thought it looked a little odd, but I forgot to include it. It reminded me of the way Collet’s (the Native figure) hair hovers over the ground, though I suppose that figure has less excuse since there’s no reason for it to.

  10. Wolfheinrich says:

    Been out of the social networking thing for a few months now due to my renewed interest in playing FFXIV:ARR. Taking a work at home day so I figure I would drop by and say a few words. Maya is an instaget for me, as she is my type of girl, I am really enjoying most of the ero figures from Alphamax/Skytube. There are several more T2 figures scheduled for the next few months, it’s definitely good times to be a T2 fan

    • Tier says:

      Working at home is great; being able to telecommute is why I am sticking with my current job, even though it’s a fairly poor job (though then, a job’s a job and things could certainly be worse). I’ve definitely been slacking off on the website stuff due to video games too, particularly Warcraft and Star Trek Online. But then, we’ve been running websites for a really long time and I think we have the right to take time off.

      Yeah, there are a lot of nice Tony figures in the pipe; I’ve sometimes whined about how uninteresting they are (kinda thinking of that one Miku Hatsune figure from not too long ago) but the ones coming up are really neat. Oddly, the one I’m most looking forward to is Daisy, rather than the naughtier Alphamax ones; I’m really hoping that she looks as good as the promo pictures suggest.

  11. loveanime says:

    Also received her and it is a lovely figure. However, when pulling up the pantyhose a little bit I notice an anwful lot of black discoloration caused by the pantyhose. The plastic protective sheets did not help at all. Even the white panties have a black stain. Unlike with Reiko (also from AlphaMax) the stains are not a huge issue since the panties will normally stay in the same place. But for a figure this price I wish they had used a better material for the pantyhose.

    • Tier says:

      Yeah, the pantyhose does stain quite badly; mine was stained only under the hose, so that wasn’t too problematic for me, but I would definitely be quite upset if the stains reached further up her legs. My Ai Saeki figure also had some stains from paint transfer coming off of her skirt; as pretty as these figures are, it’d be nice if Alphamax could make it so that paint transfer or staining or other forms of discoloration were minimized.

      • loveanime says:

        I don’t have Ai Saeki but if it is the same issue as Reiko then it is not a simple paint transfer to the surface (easy to remove) but non-removable staining that goes deep below the surface. After all Reiko’s bikini is not painted but made out of black material. Same with Maya, the stains are deep and not removable at all. Seems to become an Alphamax “trademark” or at least of their Fault!! series (what’s in a name? pun intended).

        Fortunately nothing is visible during a normal display setup on mine either apart from a black stain on the panties. The stains are on the areas below the panty hose and that is a big mess on mine as well. When storing her I remove the panties and I put a 1/2 inch piece of sponge between her stomach and the pantyhose. This way there is no contact between the pantyhose and the areas of the body which are not covered by the pantyhose (there is already a line on her left hip but fortunately it is covered in normal setup). Because of the sponge, the pantyhose is pulled up a bit on the legs where to the already stained areas. This separation avoids any bleeding into visible areas during storage. They really should have used proper material for this. Other pantyhose figures in my collection to not have this issue. And just like with Reiko the protective plastic sheets did not help at all and strangely do not show any signs of stains.

  12. Rene says:

    Obama is one lucky bastard to have two horny anime girls spread for him like that and take them both, now I really really want this figure as it is very well done aside from her asshole, and I’m a Tony Taka fan as well

  13. mechgouki says:

    Hi, I just recently bought this second hand. I would just like to ask you. Is it normal for her shirt to not reach and join together? I have had situations where some models have like panties that are like not long enough to join together.

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