Xiaomei is another figure I picked up on a whim. I did not have any knowledge of the character, or where she was from. What I did know is that she was a cat girl, and I had yet to get one in my collection. She is from the game, Shining Hearts.
She is a beautifully created figure. She is as one would expect from Kotobukiya. Well designed, with perfect proportions, a great dynamic pose, and perfect paint. The biggest surprise for me upon opening the box was finding a real pillow in there. I guess I didn’t get past the cute ears and the great tail to see that she was perched on a pillow in the pictures on the box. What a great surprise it turned out to be. Not only did it give something for Xiaomei to sit on that is not another disk of plastic, but it also really sets off the rest of the outfit. The color looks so good with the white and purple outfit, with just a hint of the same teal color in the top part of her outfit.
Along with the pillow accessory, she also comes with two fish. One fish is just a standard plastic fish. The other has a magnet, so it looks like Xiaomei is eating it. Cute idea. Well executed.
Overall, a great figure. She is so cute and looks great on that little pillow along with other figures. She is definitely one to watch out for. She is a great addition to any Anime collection.