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SNK Portrait Mai.png

Mai Shiranui (不知火) is the granddaughter of Hanzo Shiranui, master of Ninjitsu and Koppo-ken. Mai learned from her father the secrets of Ninjitsu, and became an expert in stealth and other sneaky tricks. She is deeply in love with Andy Bogard, though their relationship is unclear most of the times.

Story (in the KOF Orochi Saga)[edit]

KOF Orochi Mai.png

When the new King of Fighters tournament was announced, it was decided that the fights would take place between teams of three persons each. Mai felt it was a sure bet to make a team with Andy Bogard, but he thought otherwise: he would team up with Terry and his friend, Joe Higashi.

Mai was left out, but she promised Andy that she would be in the tournament as well. Once she found out that the Southtown bouncer King had received an invitation as well, and had no assembled team, Mai immediately proposed herself as a team member, along with her friend Yuri Sakazaki. King was not expecting this, but accepted them anyway. During the next two tournaments, the Gorgeous Team was seen as a beautiful, but deadly team.

However, by KOF '96, Yuri was obliged to take her father's place in the Kyokugenryu Team, and King and Mai were left without a third team member. When Mai seemed hopeless, a strange woman attacked her. Mai avoided the attack and prepared to fight. The woman praised Mai's skills and introduced herself as Kasumi Todoh, the new third member of the team. Once more, the Gorgeous Team was back in action.

But by next year, King and Mai were in trouble again, as Kasumi was still looking for her father. They resigned themselves to losing the tournament that year. King had to take care of her brother, Jan, anyway. However, Chizuru Kagura intervened, and told Mai and King that she would gladly be the third team member, and that she would take care that Jan would go with them.

Teams[edit]

Moves[edit]

The King of Fighters '94[edit]

Portrait KOF94 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Ka Cho Sen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu En Bu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ Arcade-Button-CPunch.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

The King of Fighters '95[edit]

Portrait KOF95 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Left.png or Arcade-Stick-Down.png or Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-DKick.png
Ka Cho Sen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu En Bu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold down)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Right.pngArcade-Stick-DL.pngArcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png+Arcade-Button-CPunch.png

The King of Fighters '96[edit]

Portrait KOF96 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Ka Cho Sen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryu En Bu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-Hcb.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png

The King of Fighters '97[edit]

Portrait KOF97 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Benitsuru no Mai Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kachosen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuenbu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hakuro no Mai Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houou no Mai
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Sui Chou no Mai
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

The King of Fighters '98[edit]

Mai Shiranui[edit]

Portrait KOF98 Mai.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Benitsuru no Mai Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kuro Tsubame no Mai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Daiwa Fuusha Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Kachosen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuenbu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hakuro no Mai Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Hisho Ryu En Jin Arcade-Stick-Dp.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Houou no Mai
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Sui Chou no Mai
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Mai (Real Bout 2 Style)[edit]

Portrait KOF98 MaiRB.png
Name Input
Yume Zakura (Air Throw) (close)Arcade-Modifier-Air.png(Arcade-Stick-Left.pngorArcade-Stick-Right.pngorArcade-Stick-Down.png)+ (Arcade-Button-CPunch.pngorArcade-Button-DKick.png)
Benitsuru no Mai Arcade-Stick-DR.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Kuro Tsubame no Mai Arcade-Stick-Right.png+ Arcade-Button-BKick.png
Daiwa Fuusha Otoshi Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Down.png+ Arcade-Button-APunch.png
Kachosen Arcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Ryuenbu Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Sachiyo Dori Arcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Hissatsu Shinobibachi Arcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Chijou Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Stick-CDU.png+ (hold)Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Kuuchuu Musasabi no Mai Arcade-Modifier-Air.pngArcade-Stick-Qcb.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png
Desperation Move
Cho Hissatsu Shinobibachi
Arcade-Stick-Qcb.pngArcade-Stick-Hcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Kick.png
Desperation Move
Hana Arashi
Arcade-Stick-Qcf.pngArcade-Stick-Qcf.png+ Arcade-Button-Punch.png

Links[edit]

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