Ichima is a new unit introduced in Metal Slug Attack.
Ichima is a puppeteer that came from the same village as Yoshino, Jin and Shizuka. Despite her young appearance, she is quite old - what manages to keep her young is not known. After the destruction of the village, Ichima traveled around the world and met the Red Goblin, joining his cause.
Due to her small size, Ichima travels around in a puppet she manipulates by herself. The puppet primarily attacks with its fists, though it can also toss boulders if needed.
First appearing in "United Front the 5th", Ichima accompanies Red as they head towards a Rebel Army base as a Dai-Manji flies over them. Due to the insignia on the craft, she believes it to be a Rebel Army weapon, though Red knows otherwise. When Red authorizes the mission, Ichima is surprised with the amount of volunteers that arrived to help. After the operation, she believes the Rebel Army soldiers were weak, though Red corrects her.
Ichima continued to follow the Red Goblin, intensifying her combat skills due to her partner's rigorous training.