Maria Saotome is a character from the hentai visual novel SEX LIFE released in 2010. Inside the arrival package there’s two medium-sized boxes and within one of them is an even smaller, yet very delicate box. The figure comes cased sitting on a large white cushion which counts as one of two versions of Maria in where the second alternative follows this illustration.
The first pick didn’t make much sense to me so I opted for the bathtub setup. You still get the fancy cushion, which still makes little sense, bundled with a floor and wall piece, a bathtub and a simple shower. While most parts are made out of plastic the shower hose is all metal and the bathtub is crafted in solid polystone. The latter material results in a heavy accessory, weighing in at a minimum of 1 kg (~35 oz). Polystone may resemble porcelain but I’m hesitant in thinking that it was a good choice on SkyTube’s part.
Production wise there’s not much to fault other than the 1/6 bathtub weighing as much as a 1/1 one. The full-castoff (bra and panties) is handled well, this is also one of those figures in where I prefer to go full nudity for photography as I question the idea behind lathering up while being (somewhat) dressed.
Is this yet another homerun for Alphamax’s alter ego? I’m a bit torn then it comes to critiquing this figure as its biggest flaw is perhaps that it doesn’t really resemble the character Maria Saotome, which I guess isn’t a deal breaker for most when purchasing ero based figures.