Mimi Usada from the Art of Saitom (NSFW)

Mimi Usada from the Art of Saitom

Saitom’s profile has skyrocketed in recent times, thanks in large part due to his design work for the Xenoblade Chronicles games, but he’s been a prolific artist for quite some time. Aside from his more mainstream work, he’s produced a fair amount of lewd art, and one such image serves as the inspiration for this figure.

Mimi Usada figure

Mimi is about 27 centimeters tall from the top of the base to the highest point of her bunny ears; the base itself around 2.5 centimeters tall, making this figure a bit under 30 centimeters in overall height. She comes with a few different display options, most notably a removable bikini and, apropos for our times, a removable mouth mask.

Mimi Usada figure

This figure was released in September of 2021 and is the second character in this unofficial series to be released; the first was Yu Usada, released way back in May of 2019. I’ve actually got that figure somewhere around here, still awaiting a review, as are the vast majority of figures I’ve purchased in the last seven years or so. Mimi appears to be the younger sibling of the two; as seems to be traditional with younger sisters in anime-style art, Mimi wears her hair in twintails, splayed out to either side. What is perhaps less typical is that Mimi’s chest is impressively large; for some odd reason it seems like anime girls with twintails are commonly paired with more modest breasts but Mimi is an exception to this convention.

Mimi Usada figure

Mimi’s bikini features a distinctive quilted pattern, adding an element of visual element. The castoff system is unfortunately frustrating to deal with; I wound up ripping the waistband of her bikini bottom while trying to reattach it. I suppose it’s not a huge deal as I was only putting her bikini back on for photographs rather than for display, but this level of fragility is one reason why I don’t really like reviewing figures with castoff systems these days.

Mimi Usada figure

The print on her bikini reads “Bunny playing is happy 00110111.” The slogan is cryptic but understandable, but the binary number (55 in decimal) evades easy comprehension.

Mimi Usada figure

That said, we’re not really her to look at her swimwear. Her bikini can be removed in a relatively typical manner.

Mimi Usada figure

She still keeps her belt though, even without any article of clothing to hold up.

Mimi Usada figure

I looked up the source artwork and it dates back years, well before the COVID pandemic. Nonetheless, Mimi is ahead of contemporary trends in sporting an optional mouth mask.

Mimi Usada figure

Her thighhighs are made of a fishnet material, sort of like FREEing’s bunnysuit figures. She also wears these distinctive high-heeled sneakers, featuring the same quilted pattern as her bikini. If anyone is curious, the text says, “! I’m going to oppai’s land !!!!!!!!!” Really.

Mimi Usada figure

She also comes with this curious shield – at least, I think it’s a shield, since her sister had a sword – designed in a blocky Minecraft fashion. Her base is also constructed in the same manner and both are rather dissonant in effect.

Mimi Usada figure

Mimi wears this streetwear-styled jacket. There’s a multitude of design motifs visible here – bunny ears, streetwear fashion, fishnets, a swimsuit, and a shield – and I’m not sure that they mesh all that well. However, as incongruous as they might be in aggregate, Mimi does look really good.

Mimi Usada figure

And that’s really all the rationale I need to enjoy a figure. Mimi has a very pleasing appearance and she’s relatively unique, at least insofar as bunnygirl figures go. The lewdness factor is high and, like virtually every SkyTube figure I have, the sculpting quality is superb. I just need to figure out where I put her sister’s box so that I can review her as well.

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8 Responses to Mimi Usada from the Art of Saitom (NSFW)

  1. Viktor says:

    Hi, I am so exciting to see that you reviewed Usada Mimi! I have been wishlisting this figure for quite a while for now and this is my favorite. Currently considering to purchase it next as soon as the delivery recovers from covid in my region. Glad to see an all around review without mosaics!

    • Tier says:

      Thanks so much! She’s a great figure. I hope the delivery issues clear up soon! I’ve heard that a lot of people are having trouble buying figures due to EMS and SAL shipping not being available where they live.

  2. PV says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t include a close-up photo of her genitalia. I’m just curious how much detail she has down there.

    • Tier says:

      Uhh, I definitely forgot to do that. Admittedly the position of her leg makes it a little hard to photograph, but she definitely have some detail down there. I’ll take a photo the next time I am taking figure pictures.

  3. Tsunami3k says:

    Gah! For some reason I had it in my head that this was just a color variant of Usada Yuu and immediately wrote her off. Only now has it sunk in that this is a distinctly separate figure. Here’s to hoping I can find her on the aftermarket for a reasonable price.

    Is her undercarriage as relatively featureless as the frontal shot implies?

    • Tier says:

      Oof, if this is a figure you still want I hope you’ve had success finding her. She is actually reasonably detailed, though you kinda have to be viewing the figure from below to notice. I recently got a new camera so this will give me an excuse to take some more pictures.

      • Tsunami3k says:

        Yeah, I’m attempting to find her for a decent price though I may be out of luck. No worries if you don’t want to derail the topic but I’m definitely curious as to hear about your new gear.

        • Tier says:

          I bought a seven-year old camera – a 5DS R. I haven’t bought any new camera stuff in years but I was looking at B&H while shopping for computer parts and I saw that these cameras are still available new, and they’re discounted to $1500. The future – and probably the present – is mirrorless but I don’t really need the video capabilities and all I shoot are figure pictures, so the 5DS R is a pretty good choice for me, I think.

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