Ade-Sugata I from the Art of Mibu Natsuki (NSFW)

Ade-Sugata I from the Art of Mibu Natsuki

Native has recently been busying themselves with rolling out new figures for preorders. Undoubtedly the most anticipated is Olga Discordia, and for obvious reasons, but another dark-skinned girl has become available, and that’s Homare’s Ade-Sugata II. That name implies that there was an Ade-Sugata I, and of course there was, and that’s who we’re looking at here. Ade-Sugata isn’t an actual name; rather, it means something like “charming body” or “alluring figure” or somesuch. That this character has no name is going to make it harder to talk about this figure, but we’ll make do as best we can.

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This figure is based off of artwork by Mibu Natsuki. She’s a prolific doujin artist, having created a number of books under the circle name LilyLilyRose, and she’s perhaps best known to the mainstream audience for designing and illustrating Ymir from the Queen’s Blade series.

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Miss Charming Body is manufactured by magicbullet(s) – that is apparently the way that they spell their name – and distributed by Native. This figure is sculpted in 1/7 scale and stands approximately 24 centimeters in height. magicbullet(s) appears to be a label of the Kalmia Project, which has produced a few figures that I already own, including Kotori Takigawa, Kirie Kagarino, and the unnamed White Elf girl. Judging by the product descriptions of the available figures, the Ade-Sugata line comprises nice-looking girls who give in to their innermost lusts, the foremost of which appears to be a desire to get tied up.

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That’s rather obvious here, as we have an East Asian-looking girl (aside from the blue eyes) lifting up her dress to reveal her body wrapped up in rope bondage. She’s also wearing a red collar, further establishing the masochistic theme of this figure.

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Let’s talk about the face, which to me looks fine from a normal viewing distance, but then appears a bit unusual as you look closer. Mibu Natsuki has a distinctive and recognizable style, but it’s not too unusual, and the strange layout of the face seems to be more of a reflection of the sculptor’s choices rather than of the source material. Her eyes are set wide apart, and her nose is almost vestigial.

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The oddness of the shape of her face is perhaps most apparent from the side. I don’t think her face looks bad, mind you; it’s just a bit unconventional. As with most figures that are sitting down or leaning against something, there’s only a limited range of viewing angles that work well, and I don’t think she’s really meant to be viewed in profile.

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One of the ropes crossing over her stomach doesn’t actually connect with anything, which strikes me as being rather lazy.

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That said, you can actually remove that entire part of her body in favor of this part, which includes a large vibrator shoved up into her vagina. It actually comes that way from the factory (sparing the owner from the pleasure or indignity of having to insert it oneself) and while I’m not certain if it’s removable, I think it is, as a spare vibrator is provided in the package. I rather prefer this display mode as it sidesteps the problem of that rope just mysteriously ending on her abdomen and reinforces the submissive nature of her pose.

Incidentally, paint transfer is a significant issue when separating her upper and lower body; the purple paint of her dress smears all over the backs of her legs. People who are OCD about this might want to place a sheet of plastic behind her legs to mitigate this problem before swapping out her body parts.

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I really like her combat boots; they seem wildly inappropriate for her traditional costume but I think that’s part of their charm. I do feel like the heels should be a little longer, though.

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Going back to her head, the color of her hair transitions from black to sort of a mauve color. I think it’s an interesting touch, though again, this seems to be an affectation from the manufacturer; the illustration shows her with only black hair.

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Even without the vibrator, she still looks great. Her body shape is very pleasing, with a slender build and with enough detailing around her genitals to make it obvious that they are there. It’s interesting – and perhaps a bit puerile – to note how the various manufacturers that fall under the Native umbrella have different thresholds as to the level of explicit detail they commit to their products.

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I should note that there’s one more display option that I forgot to photograph; there’s an extra set of panties that can be placed below the vibrator, as if they are stretched out and holding it in. You can go look at the official product photos if you are curious about how that looks. There’s also this display option here, where her hips are covered up by these panties. I’d imagine this mode will be the least popular of all the possible choices.

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I really like this figure, even with its quirky facial design. Miss Ade-Sugata has a very fine body, and the bondage theme is particularly attractive. I like the way she looks not completely pleased with her circumstances, but not upset with what’s happening to her as well. With respect to what they set out to do – create figures of innocent-looking girls giving in to bondage – magicbullet(s) has done a very nice job, and this is yet another solid figure in Native’s lineup.

Incidentally, there’s another figure of this same character in the works; it’s titled Ade-Sugata Rei. Rei of course means “zero”, so apparently we are going backwards in numbering.

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8 Responses to Ade-Sugata I from the Art of Mibu Natsuki (NSFW)

  1. Aya says:

    she looks great and the cover picture is such a click bait 😛
    The incomplete rope on stomach is such a letdown…, so no 3rd lower body option which she have rope and holes for vibrator ?

    • Tier says:

      It is! XD I never use an explicit photo as the first image (I dunno why; it’s not like this site is safe for viewing at work or school) so I have to censor the picture. I used to use a piece of rope or tape to cover up exposed breasts or crotches but that looked pretty dumb, and I don’t really like doing mosaic censoring in Photoshop, so bringing out #44 seems like a good idea!

      Yeah, there is unfortunately no third option for that; I would’ve liked that myself, personally, since one of the main aspects of this figure is to admire the rope bondage. I guess shibari is a hard thing for figure makers to pull off, since the “rope” on the Daiki Kougyou F-ism girl doesn’t look that great, either.

  2. Mona-chan says:

    Its funny how obama is used this way, probably should get a Trump figure. Bet it feels totally normal to see him do it.

    • Tier says:

      Ahahaha, there actually is one and I thought about buying it. The likeness is not really that great, though, and I figure there’s a pretty good chance he won’t be around in 2020 anyway, so I didn’t buy it. There is a Vladimir Putin doll, though, that I was thinking of getting, since I think he’ll be in power forever.

  3. how many of your figures Obama caressed ^-^

    • Tier says:

      That’s a good question! XD I’m not actually sure, but I think I’m going to use him more since I’ve got all these 1/6 scale figures either on order or waiting to be reviewed.

  4. wieselhead says:

    I also had a figure designed by that sculptor, Pin UP Girl. most of the figures body looks great, only the area around jaw and chin could be far better. I get the feeling with your figure as well, it seems a bit odd with a face resembling an anglerfish, I’m sorry XD.
    Nevertheless, I like the figures bondaged body and the pose.

    I’m quite interested in the Ade-Sugata II figure, although I’m not interested in the bondage theme nor the sex toy lol. Her face is just too nice to ignore…

    • Tier says:

      For some reason, I was thinking that her face looked kind of like a Muppet. I’m not really sure why that idea came to my mind, but that’s what I thought. It’s kind of an odd design; it looks pretty good from a distance but up close and especially from the side, the mouth and jaw are really strange-looking.

      I really like Homare’s artwork so I’m leaning towards buying Ade-Sugata II too. Homare draws a lot of warrior women and otherwise mature and assertive women so seeing his design for a younger-looking schoolgirl is pretty neat.

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