If you're one of the legions of fans of the instantly recognizable ninja fighter game character and perennial SNK mascot Mai Shiranui, you'll want to make a bee-line for Akihabara after Christmas to attend and shop at her big birthday event this year:

"Suitable for all ages! 'Mai Shiranui: The Exhibition'."

(We can only guess that the organizers included "suitable for all ages" in the actual title to rule out any doubt that derivative works, some of which tend toward the adult market, would be featured.)

Here's a small sample of the multitude of Mai merch which awaits:

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Event-exclusive goods

Event-exclusive ROM Tee

L size only. 5,000 JPY (excl. tax)

Merchandise debuting at event

Mai Shiranui B2 Poster by Falcoon

SNK artist Falcoon has created original artwork for this event. This B2 sized (27.83 x 19.69 inches) poster shows off this beautiful illustration well. 1,800 JPY (excl. tax)

Mai Shiranui "Sensabanbetsu" folding fan

This event-exclusive folding fan shows off a multitude of Mais from all her incarnations. The name "sensabanbetsu" 千差万別 mean "infinite variety". 1,980 JPY (excl. tax)

SNK deformed character pin badges, Vol. 3

These will be available as capsule toys, 300 JPY each.

"Historical versions of Mai" towel scarf

You've come a long way, baby! Trace the history of Mai in seven versions. 2,000 JPY (excl. tax)

"Special Birthday Panel Series "Mai Shiranui" 2020 ver."

9,090 JPY (excl. tax).

Bonus goods for purchasers

Exhibition visitors who purchase goods worth at least 6,000 JPY in total will receive the following:

Shiranui Rice

The mai in Mai Shiranui's name 不知火舞 is written with the kanji for "dance," but it's also one way of pronouncing the kanji for "rice" 米, hence the joke. The package design says it's one gō 合 (6.1 oz) of "the best rice in Japan." Yours with any purchase of goods worth at least 6,000 JPY in total.

Shiranui Mai Event-Exclusive Tote Bag

Yours with any purchase of goods worth at least 10,000 JPY in total.

Exhibition Details

  • Event name (JP): 全年齢対象!『-不知火舞-展』
  • Event name (EN): All ages! "Mai Shiranui: The Exhibition"
  • Sponsor: INDOR
  • Dates: December 26th, 2019 to January 6th, 2020
  • Hours: 12:00 to 20:00
  • Address (JP): 〒101-0025 東京都 千代田区 神田佐久間町1-13 チョムチョム秋葉原 1F
  • Address (EN): 1F Chomp Chomp Akihabara, 1-13 Sakumacho, Kanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0025
  • Inquiries: 03-5577-5151

By - Ben K.