Super Pochaco: Photo Shoot Suntanned Ver. (NSFW)

Japan is known for its love of mascots, particularly the bishoujo kind. The most recognizable ones are arguably Vocaloid’s Miku and Nitroplus’s Super Sonico. These particular mascots are at opposite ends of the attractiveness spectrum. Miku’s a cute, thin, long-limbed girl, and the quintessential Japanese pop star. Super Pochaco is a buxom college-girl, doubles as a gravure beauty and rock star, and is depicted in provocative but ditsy situations. What I didn’t know until a couple years ago is that Super Sonico has a best friend, Super Pochaco, who pushes the attractiveness spectrum into territory I don’t prominently see in popular culture: heavyset girls. I’m happy to see that someone of her body type is given flattering representation. She is thicc, and I love thicc.

There are two versions of Photo Shoot Pochaco. I opted for the suntanned version, as I liked the contrast between her bronzed skin and black bikini (the white Pochaco had a white bikini, which seemed kind of lazy to me). The only substantive difference for suntanned version are the tan lines under her cast-off bra, which I’ll get into later.

Super Pochaco is an impressive 1/5.5 scale, the highest of any figure I own right now. She also has the largest “assets” of all my figures, and that’s saying a lot when most of my figures are already shapely. Her thighs could choke men. Her breasts can crush soda cans. There are no official figures that feature her in a pair of pants because her butt cannot be contained. It’s a collection of sublime body composition, an almost American sense of realistic, voluminous sexiness. Good job, Nitroplus!

Super Pochaco has little clothing to speak of. Her feet, angelic in their curvature, fit into shiny black heels. Her legs lead to a bikini that cannot be removed, although the figure teases us by having Pochaco tug on a string. The figure also came with a gold star necklace which can be put on after a swift decapitation.

Concerning the bra, it is indeed removable, but here’s the thing: I’m not a fan of tan lines. Underneath the bra is light skin and pink, rounded nipples, but I find the tan surrounding them so distracting that I prefer not to look. If tan lines are your aesthetic, then this is definitely the figure for you; if not, you should probably invest in the light-skinned Pochaco without the tan. My solution is simply to keep the bra on, which looks great on her anyway. I can always look to Bertille for large, tan breasts.

Larger women are a rare type for anime and manga culture to embrace. There’s plenty of big titty characters, but not so many thicc characters, and the proliferation of lolicon and moe, siscon and high-school students makes the appearance of full-figured characters all but anomalous. Either there are few heavyset people in Japan, or their presence is swept under the rug because they don’t conform to cultural beauty standards. The cool thing about Super Pochaco is that she conforms to the moe aesthetic of large eyes, cute round face and juvenile pigtails, but also satisfies a different audience niche. By no means is she a realistic depiction of heavier women, but even the thickest women need exaggerated mascots to identify with.

Enough of my soapbox. See for yourself that bigger can be better! I especially like her legs, they’re a treat 🙂

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