Mai Shiranui is a character from both the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series of fighting games by SNK. She was originally not planned to be included in Fatal Fury at all, as her fighting style was created for a different male ninja. When developers shifted their focus to including an idol character into the series, they decided to scrap the Shiranui man for Mai. Her characteristic "bounce" was loosely modified from a kunoichi (female ninja) method of assassination: to be sensual to their unassuming prey before they strike. According to an issue of Neo Geo Freak, her breasts were modeled after Fumie Hosokawa and her bottom is modeled after the late-Ai Iijima, both women were famous idols at the time.
Mai Shiranui measures approx. 50 x 30 x 30 cm (1/4 Scale) and comes in a printed box.