Mai Shiranui Cosplay from KOF Maximum Impact game by cosplayer maruko
KOF Maximum Impact Cosplay Mai Shiranui
Yes this is the alternate outfit for shiranui mai in The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact. Her alternate costumes portray her with very short, boyish hair and ninja outfits that resemble that of Kasumi from the Dead or Alive games.
The Maximum Impact series’ producer, Falcoon, stated that designing Mai’s alternate design was one of the ones he felt “unforgivable”, as he felt unsure of fans’ reaction to the change. Shinkiro, an illustrator from The King of Fighters, commented that Mai was the most difficult to draw since he “thought she was going to burst out of her costume”, making the series less recommended for children.