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My Hero Academia Mirko figure statues stun fans of MHA rabbit hero

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Mirko figurine concept. Pic credit: Thiagolima13D/ArtStation.com
A Mirko figure statue concept. Pic credit: Thiagolima13D/ArtStation.com

Ever since the rabbit hero Mirko made her official debut in the penultimate episode of the anime’s fourth season she’s captured the hearts of My Hero Academia fans with her cute bunny ears, forceful personality, and powerful kicks. Mirko was first seen in the manga during the Pro Hero arc of the series and fans are looking forward to seeing more of her in the upcoming sixth season.

Mirko has become one of the most popular pro heroes, but fans want to know where’s her official merch?

Right now, the only way die-hard fans can get a Mirko figure that looks like her is to buy a 3D printed resin kit on either Ebay or Etsy, and then assemble and paint it themselves! One Etsy seller has a My Hero Academia figure kit that is available with different options.

For $35 to $55 USD you can get the DIY kit. For $70 to $90 USD you can get the figurine primed. And for $125 to $185 USD you can get a painted version that will arrive ready to take out of the box and displayed. You can see the Mirko figurine on Etsy here.

PolyBitsARt Mirko figurine. Pic credit: @Baalite3DPrinting/Etsy
PolyBitsARt Mirko figure. Pic credit: @Baalite3DPrinting/Etsy

Fans are hopeful that an official Mirko figure statue will be released soon, but two artists have teamed up to create a collective statue concept that fans are drooling over, and they’ve set the bar high! Two artists on ArtStation thiagolima13 and Breno Salles worked together to create a concept design for a possible Mirko collectible statue.

Mirko figurine concept. Pic credit: Thiagolima13D/ArtStation.com
A Mirko statue figure concept. Pic credit: Thiagolima13D/ArtStation.com
The back of the Mirko figurine concept. Pic credit: Thiagolima13D/ArtStation.com
The back of the Mirko figure concept. Pic credit: Thiagolima13D/ArtStation.com

Who is Mirko and why is she so popular?

Rumi Usagiyama, professionally known as the Rabbit Hero: Mirko or simply Mirko, is a supporting character in the 2014 Japanese action-adventure superhero manga series My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi and its 2016 anime TV series adaptation of the same name. Mirko also makes an appearance in My Hero Academia: Vigilantes – a 2016 spin-off prequel manga series.

Mirko is the top female hero and ranked 5 out of all the heroes operating in the Japan of My Hero Academia’s universe. Her quirk “Rabbit” gives her superhuman hearing and the ability to deliver extremely powerful kicks. Mirko is an extremely motivated hero who doesn’t hesitate when the time comes to punish evildoers or even risk her own life for the betterment of hero society.

Voice actress Anairis Quinones plays Mirko in the English version of the anime. Quinones is known for having voiced Echidna in the English version of Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World. She also played Miyuki Shiba in The Irregular at Magic High School, Majestia in Miraculous New York, Yelena in Attack on Titan and Harriet Bree in RWBY. In the Japanese version Sayaka Kinoshita plays Mirko.

When will the official Mirko figure release?

Due to the fact that the creator of My Hero Academia, Kohei Horikoshi, seems to hold a special place in his heart for his creation Mirko, it’s only a matter of time before an official figurine is released. As soon as Mirko gets her time to shine more in the upcoming season 6 of My Hero Academia fans can be sure that a Mirko figurine will soon follow.

Kohei Horikoshi’s assistant has even done a lot of steamy fan art of Mirko, which he has posted on his Twitter account @nstime23.

For now fans will have to settle with ordering 3-D printed resin figurines of Mirko, which they will have to assemble and the paint. Several of these kinds of figurines can be found on Etsy and Ebay!

Are you looking forward to an official Mirko figurine? Do you want it to be like the one Thiagolima13 and Breno Salles created? Let us know in the comment section below!

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