Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Bishoujo is Japanese for “beautiful girl.” You might have already heard that term from your insufferable weeb friends with anime like Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, the full name of the franchise). That’s the sort of thing you learn when you’re peer pressured into subs instead of dubs. It’s just a nice word to describe pretty girls (and if you want to talk about pretty boys, the term is “bishounen”). It’s also a big brand name owned by Japanese collectible manufacturer Kotobukiya.Kotobukiya makes, among many, many other collectibles, Bishoujo Statues. They’re prepainted PVC statues of female characters from popular franchises, sculpted to look just a bit prettier, sexier, or otherwise more appealing to the heterosexual male gaze (or bisexual male or female gaze, or lesbian female gaze, of course). These aren’t wild redesigns intended to look trashy, lewd, or smutty. They’re just given some design tweaks for extra sexiness, at least to the eyes of talented Japanese toy sculptors.DC Comics Bishoujo Statues are one of Kotobukiya’s most popular Bishoujo Statue lines, and one of the most recent ones to come from it is Supergirl Returns, which Kotobukiya sent to us to check out. I’ve seen plenty of Bishoujo Statues at Toy Fair and Comic-Cons and various stores, but this is the first one to make its way into the lab and across my desk. And I’m pretty impressed with the work.First, let’s get the sexiness out of the way. This Supergirl isn’t wearing the classic blue-leotard-with-skirt, or the DCAU white-t-shirt-with-skirt. It’s a blue two-piece outfit with long sleeves and a very short skirt, highlighted with a prominent S-shield on her chest and a gold-yellow belt that appears to be a solid quarter of the width of her skirt. She also has a long red cape with yellow trim, which matches her knee-high, high-heeled boots. She also has her hip cocked at what looks like an uncomfortably askew angle, but I don’t want to doubt Kara’s limberness, so maybe she’s just getting a good lower back stretch on.This really isn’t an obscene design. It’s a bit racier than the usual Supergirl look, but it’s pretty modest for a Bishoujo Statue. Her top has a very modest scoop that doesn’t reach down to show any cleavage or undermine the S-shield. There’s some otherworldly Kryptonian perkiness on display thanks to the very tight material, and I seriously doubt she has a super-bra under there, but it doesn’t show off anything too unseemly.And, to my amazement, Kara’s rocking some properly utilitarian brief-cut panties. That isn’t a thong under her admittedly tiny skirt; it’s a proper set of undies girding her nethers. And I have to say taking this picture in the middle of the lab, which has glass walls and abuts the main corridor of the office, was fun.I really like the facial sculpt. She’s gazing off to the side, glancing dispassionately at something while the wind blows her detailed hair into lazy waves. It’s the look of a woman whose thoughts are on something more important than titillating you, which goes a long way in making the entire look appear like an attractive character redesign and not simply a dumb sexy statue for nerds to put on my shelf. Their shelf. Shelving is involved.This is a PVC statue, not a figure, so there’s no articulation. However, her upper torso was separated from her lower torso with a big rectangular peg,. It fits on well enough, and a dab of glue can help secure it all together. You won’t be doing any posing with her besides how she’s standing right now, though. Her boots are also screwed to the base, which is a positive. The base is a flat plastic Superman S-shield, and the permanent fixture ensures that she won’t fall over easily, which can happen with pegged feet.If you like Supergirl as a character, and appreciate her feminine charms without necessarily wanting to see her entirely in her skivvies on your desk, the Supergirl Returns Bishoujo Statue is a really nice take on the character. It’s sexy while also looking no-nonsense, and doesn’t undermine her strength or personality. You can find this statue online and at anime and comic book stores for around $85. If you like the Bishoujo Statue take on Supergirl, there are plenty of other DC characters, along with Street Fighter characters and even horror movie characters re-imagined as sexy ladies. But those will have to wait for another day.Tomorrow, though, we’ll be flipping the attractive DC statue script around with some tasty anime-influenced meat of the male persuasion, so come back to Geek.com for more!