Mai Kujaku (manga)

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Mai Kujaku
Mai Kujaku
  • Mai Kujaku
RōmajiKujaku Mai
BirthNovember 20[1]
  • 1.75 m <br />5.741 ft <br />68.898 in <br />175 cm[1]
  • 114.64 lb <br />52 kg[1]
  • Female
Blood type
Favorite foodPenne all'arrabbiata[1]
Least favorite foodDurian[1]
  • Duelist
Tournament Position
Duelist Kingdom Top 4
Battle City Top 8
Manga debutYu-Gi-Oh! Duel 06464 (Duelist Duel 5): "Fate on the High Seas!!"
Appears in
BooksYu-Gi-Oh! Character Guide: The Gospel of Truth
Kujaku, Mai

Mai Kujaku is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. This is the original depiction of Mai Kujaku, known as Mai Valentine in most English media, as created by Kazuki Takahashi.

Spending most of her life alone, Mai became an independent Duelist and was naturally distrusting to others. She showed no shame in manipulating men, who displayed foolish infatuation towards her and previously used her "Aroma Tactics" to easily beat them in card games. She Duels for pride and monetary gain, but also entered the Duelist Kingdom tournament to find the things she used to cherish. After meeting Katsuya Jonouchi and Yugi Mutou, she started to open up and become friendly towards other people.

Mai participated in the Duelist Kingdom and Battle City tournaments, making it to the semi and quarter finals respectively. She used a "Harpy Lady" Deck at first and added "Amazoness" cards for Battle City.


Casino dealer[edit]

Mai, as a casino dealer

Mai spent most of her life alone. She once worked as a casino dealer on a cruise ship, on which she traveled around the world playing card games with rich people every day. She met a lot of men, whom she described as boring, who would flash their money to get with her. Mai got them to put down a lot of their money and then easily beat them in cards using her Aroma Tactics;[2] a strategy in which she would scent her cards with different perfume allowing her to know what they are without looking.[3] Although she made a lot of money doing this, it caused her to hate people more until she got sick of her job and quit.[2]

Duelist Kingdom[edit]

Mai was invited to the Duelist Kingdom tournament.[4] She entered hoping to win the prize money, which she considered using to travel the world or live in Paris and buy all the cosmetics that she wanted,[5] but also entered in the hope of finding the things that she once cherished.[2]

Mai teases Yugi, infuriating Anzu.

The boat to the Duelist Kingdom island left from Domino Pier. Seeing the other competitors there, Mai laughed that it was like a pep rally for kids and she had not seen any real competition yet. However she soon spotted Yugi Mutou, whom she knew had defeated Seto Kaiba. She was surprised that someone like Yugi could beat Kaiba and teased him for being a little kid, which infuriated Anzu Mazaki. She showed no interest in Katsuya Jonouchi and Hiroto Honda, who sought her attention, telling her that they were friends of Yugi. She warned the boys that it did not matter in a Duel if her opponent was a little kid as any man who stepped in her way would get crushed.[4]

On the boat, Mai complained to an official about having to sleep on the common room floor with the other contestants. She was interrupted by Dinosaur Ryuzaki, the runner-up of the Japanese nationals who had been given his own room. Ryuzaki offered to share his room with her and Mai saw an opportunity. She acted all giddy and pretended to be fond of Ryuzaki. Inside his room, she said that she liked strong men, as long as they were stronger than her and challenged him to a game of Duel Monsters. If he won, she said that she would do whatever he wanted all night long, while if she won she would get the room to herself. She threw off his concentration using her Aroma Tactics and easily won, after which she kicked him out of the room.[4]

Mai watched Dark Yugi Dueling Insector Haga, hoping to learn some of Dark Yugi's strategies. She complimented one of his comebacks, but said he had only taken a small lead and annoyed Anzu by calling him "Yugi-chan". Mai explained that Haga was the Japanese champion and a master planner, so the real Duel was only just beginning. To Anzu's further annoyance, Jonouchi and Honda agreed with Mai. She also mocked Anzu, Jonouchi, Honda and Bakura's cheering, saying it was of no help to Dark Yugi.[6]

Wagering her two Star Chips in her first Duel, Mai easily beat her opponent using her Aroma Tactics. He claimed to have went easy on her because she was a girl and that he could not pay attention because of how she was reading her face-down cards without looking.[5]

Mai went over to Dark Yugi and his friends. Much to their surprise, she challenged Jonouchi to a Duel. She explained that Dueling Dark Yugi this soon would be a bad strategy, so she needs to take out the weaker Duelists first. Anzu, Honda and Bakura tried to talk Jonouchi out of accepting, thinking Mai was out of his league. However Jonouchi did not want to be a coward and Dark Yugi agreed. Before the Duel, each player bet one Star Chip and Jonouchi asked Mai why she entered the tournament. She replied by saying how she wanted the prize money to live in luxury and got furious when Jonouchi said it was a weak reason. She asked why he entered, to which he replied he was there to save a life.[5]

Mai, using her Aroma Tactics against Jonouchi

Using her Aroma Tactics, Mai put Jonouchi off guard and took an early lead.[5] After Jonouchi closed his eyes, he smelled her perfumes and figured out the Aroma Tactics. Even with that knowledge, Mai said that Jonouchi could not beat her in a hundred years. With a mental reminder from Dark Yugi, Jonouchi used "Time Wizard" to age "Baby Dragon" into "Thousand Dragon" and weaken Mai's "Harpy Lady Sisters". Mai lost the Duel as "Thousand Dragon" destroyed the "Harpy" cards. Before leaving Jonouchi told Mai that there is one thing that does not change in a hundred years and it is "something you can show, but can't see".[7]

Mai went on to win more Duels, bringing her up to eight Star Chips. She found her last few opponents boring and was still bothered by Jonouchi's riddle which she could not figure out. While she sat around trying to figure it out, she was challenged to a rematch by Ryuzaki. However Mai had no interest in facing someone she had already beaten and told him to go away. Ryuzaki tried to boast about having five Star Chips, but Mai showed him her eight and said she only needed two more to get to Pegasus Castle for the finals and had already decided the person she was going to win them from. However before doing that, she still wanted to take out Jonouchi. She then agreed to Duel Ryuzaki under the condition that he defeated Jonouchi first. She thought it would be immature to challenge Jonouchi again, but if she beat Ryuzaki after he beat Jonouchi, it would be like beating both of them. Ryuzaki was unhappy with taking Mai's orders, but agreed to do it. Mai then added the condition that Ryuzaki was her slave until he defeated Jonouchi. She also asked him the riddle, but regretted it after he suggested it was the octopus in a piece of takoyaki.[8]

Mai arranges for Jonouchi to Duel Ryuzaki.

Mai located Jonouchi again and ridiculed him and his friends for always being together, comparing them to ducklings. She asked Dark Yugi to admit that it was a nuisance having them follow him and said that he would probably be in the castle already if he was alone. She laid off after realizing she was making him mad, as she was not ready to Duel him yet. She then introduced Ryuzaki as her slave, saying Jonouchi had to Duel him. Jonouchi accepted and was determined to prove her "duckling" comment wrong, while Anzu got mad over Mai repeatedly targeting Jonouchi.[8]

Mai accidentally cheers for Jonouchi.

Mai mocked Jonouchi's failed attempt to age "Baby Dragon" and later warned Ryuzaki when Jonouchi set "Time Wizard", although he had already figured it out. She was surprised when Jonouchi made a comeback, but credited it to beginner's luck[9] and said there was no way Jonouchi could beat Ryuzaki. Anzu reminded her that Jonouchi had beaten her, but Mai said that he cheated, as anyone could win if Yugi helped them. The two girls then exchanged intense glares. Mai got mad at Ryuzaki as he let Jonouchi take more of a lead and again when he added the ante where the winner would take both "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and "Time Wizard", as she worried about Dueling Ryuzaki with "Time Wizard" in his Deck. However Jonouchi won and Mai accidentally cheered for him.[10]

Mai shares her supplies.

During the night, Mai spotted Yugi, Honda and Bakura trying to stop Jonouchi from eating a wild mushroom. She teased them by eating a walnut chocolate bar and jokingly offered to trade Jonouchi a bite for a Star Chip, before proposing a ceasefire for the night. Yugi was happy to accept, but Jonouchi suspected she was up to something. Mai emptied her provisions out of her bag and offered to share. Having brought the food herself, she ordered to boys to do the cooking. Bakura was happy to cook and Yugi gathered firewood. Jonouchi did not like taking Mai's orders, but Honda advised him to suck it up, so they could eat. While the boys prepared the food, Mai noticed how different Yugi was acting, since Dark Yugi was not in control. She mentioned this to Anzu, who pointed out that Mai was similar and asked why she was being nice all of a sudden. Mai lied that it was because she was a woman, whose Duelist makeup did not last 24 hours. In reality, she did not understand why she was being nice to them either. Mai then allowed Anzu use her portable shower, while she stood guard. During their meal, Mai mentioned that although they were friends for the night, they would be enemies again tomorrow.[2]

Mai mentions Anzu's crush on Yugi.

After the meal, Mai offered to share her tent with Anzu. When Jonouchi, Honda and Bakura had fallen asleep, she told Yugi that Anzu wanted to talk to him by the cliff and then back to her tent. Inside she told Anzu about when she worked as a casino dealer and pointed out that Anzu had a crush on Yugi. Anzu blushed and tried to deny it, but Mai was unconvinced. She then told Anzu that she had arranged for Yugi to meet her and sent her to the cliff.[2]

While Mai was alone in her tent, the Player Killer of Darkness intruded and forced her into a Duel. By hiding his monsters in darkness, the Player Killer easily won the Duel and took Mai's eight Star Chips. Anzu and Yugi then arrived at the scene of the Duel, having heard Mai scream. Yugi then switched to Dark Yugi and Dueled the Player Killer,[2] winning back her Star Chips.[11]

Jonouchi convinces Mai to take back her Star Chips.

When Dark Yugi tried to return the Star Chips to Mai, she said that she could not take them. She accepted that she had been eliminated and said goodbye. However Jonouchi, Honda and Bakura appeared and called her back. Honda reminded Mai that she had said they would be enemies tomorrow, meaning until midnight, she was their friend. Dark Yugi said that he, she and Jonouchi had come to the island to fight fair and square, while the Player Killers fought for the sake of destruction. As he did not want them disgracing the honor of their battles, he told her to take back the Star Chips. Mai was still reluctant, so Jonouchi grabbed the Star Chips and said that if she did not want them, he would take them and celebrated that he would be the first to Pegasus Castle. Without thinking, she angrily demanded that he give them back to her. He complied and said that if her pride would not let her take the Star Chips, she should throw them in the ocean, but he would not do that himself as her dreams were attached to the Star Chips. Mai conceded that she would borrow the Star Chips, but considered herself to be unworthy of Dueling Dark Yugi until she repaid her debt.[12]

Later that night, Mai, Anzu, Yugi, Jonouchi, Honda and Bakura were woken by the sound of Kaiba landing nearby in his helicopter. She watched Jonouchi pick a fight with Kaiba, which resulted in the two of them Dueling with Kaiba's Duel Disk prototypes.[13] As Jonouchi put up a poor fight, without thinking Mai ordered him to stand up and fight as she did not want to see him like that.[14] After the Duel, she overheard that Jonouchi was fighting for something to do with his sister's eyes.[15] Some time later, Anzu explained how Jonouchi was participating for the prize money for an operation to save her eyesight.[16]

Mai tries to repay Yugi with her extra Star Chips.

The next morning Mai woke up before the others and left without saying anything. She left them some supplies and a note saying that she owed Yugi eight Star Chips.[17]

Mai won another eight Star Chips from other participants, bringing her total up to sixteen, six more than was required to enter the finals. When she arrived at the Castle, she informed Saruwatari that she was leaving to collect another finalist. However, when she found Yugi, he only had five Star Chips. To pay him back, she gave him her access six Star Chips, saying that in return he must Duel her in the castle.[18] However Yugi was unwilling to accept them, as it was not the type of thing Dark Yugi would do. Jonouchi and Mai tried to convince him that what he was fighting for was more important than his Duelist pride and he should not feel inferior to Dark Yugi. Mai admitted that she had collected the extra Star Chips not only to restore her pride, but also to see Yugi and his friends again. She had been happy after they called her their friend after all the mean things she had said to them and told them that that was the first time anybody said something like that to her. Yugi then accepted the Star Chips as a token of her appreciation.[19]

Mai, Yugi and Jonouchi entered the castle as the last three finalists after Bandit Keith. Inside they witnessed the Duel between Kaiba and Maximillion J. Pegasus.[19] Here she first heard of Pegasus' mind reading powers, but did not believe they were real. She also learned that Pegasus had created the powerful card, "Toon World", for himself.[20]

Mai finds a Millennium Eye replica in her soup.

With the finals the next day, Mai told Dark Yugi and Jonouchi that they were back to being enemies for the tournament, but wished the two of them luck. The finalists and their friends were then invited to a dinner party.[21] However the meal only consisted of soup, in which the finalists were horrified to find Millennium Eye replicas. Mai even accidentally put her replica in her mouth. Pegasus then appeared on a screen and explained that there were letters inside the eyes used to determine the pairings for semi finals; Mai was to face Yugi, while Jonouchi was to face Keith.[22]

Dark Yugi and Mai's Duel was the first of the two semi finals. Initially Dark Yugi showed little interest, as he was confident he would win and was only focused on facing Pegasus.[23] His lack of concentration allowed Mai to easily take an early lead. He twice fell for her "Mirror Wall", she lowered his Life Points to 1350, easily disposed of his Trap Card with "Harpy's Feather Duster", brought her "Harpy Lady" up to 2100 ATK and Summoned "Harpies' Pet Dragon".[24]

She asked Dark Yugi the "something you can show, but can't see" riddle and said he could not win unless he figured it out.[24] Jonouchi said that he asked Mai that before and asked if she even knew the answer. Mai replied that she came up with her own answer. Jonouchi claimed that the answer was friendship. Mai said he was incorrect and her answer was not such a cliché, but thought that Jonouchi should know, since he taught her. Mai used "Shadow of Eyes" to force Dark Yugi's monsters into attacking her "Mirror Wall" and her second "Harpy's Feather Duster" to stop his counterattacks, bringing his Life Points down to 300. Jonouchi began to think that he was lucky to have beaten Mai before, but Mai stated that luck had nothing to do with it. She had fought her hardest against Jonouchi and was devastated when she lost, she explained and said that she had went into denial, but on facing her true self, she understood the meaning of the riddle. She asked Jonouchi if he knew how he had gotten so far in the tournament. Jonouchi regarded himself as a bad player and credited his success to his friends' support. Mai replied that he was correct; he understood his weakness, accepted it and became stronger to overcome it. She understood this to be the courage of a true Duelist and that such courage is tested when the Duelist loses, rather than when they win. She exclaimed that a strong heart is born when one is ready to lose and asked if Dark Yugi had that courage. Dark Yugi reflected on his recent Duel with Kaiba, in which he had been afraid to lose, while Yugi was not. Yugi's strength had made up for his weakness and that was what he could show but could not see. Dark Yugi said that he was proud to have fought Mai and that the real Duel began at that point.[25]

Mai gives Jonouchi "The Honor of the King's Right".

Using "Brain Control" and "Catapult Turtle", Dark Yugi destroyed "Mirror Wall" using the dragon as a missile.[25] He retreated "Catapult Turtle" from Mai's "Harpy Lady Sisters" with "Monster Recovery", replacing it with "Mystical Elf", who was unaffected by the pheromones from "Shadow of Eyes". Mai revived "Harpies' Pet Dragon" with "Monster Reborn", but Dark Yugi held off her attacks with "Swords of Revealing Light",[26] while he gathered the components to Summon "Black Luster Soldier". Initially unaware what he was doing, Mai laughed at his use of the weak card "Kuriboh". Dark Yugi got "Black Luster Soldier" to attack and destroy the dragon, after which Mai surrendered, not wanting her harpies to be harmed. As she parted, Mai promised to get stronger from her defeat.[27] Dark Yugi thanked Mai, as that Duel had taught him something he was on the verge of losing.[16]

Mai found Jonouchi weeping in a corridor before he was due to Duel Keith. He was on the brink of being disqualified as he had lost his "The Honor of the King's Right" card. Mai ordered him to save his tears for if he lost and gave him the handkerchief she had been crying in. Wrapped inside was her "The Honor of the King's Right", which she no longer needed. Before he had time to thank her, she reminded him that he was running out of time. As Jonouchi ran back to the arena he wondered why Mai was doing this for him. Mai called him an idiot, as she thought to herself that she did it because they were friends.[16]

Mai went outside afterwards and found that all the boats were gone, leaving her stranded. As she threw rocks into the sea out of frustration, she heard Kaiba's helicopter leaving the island after the tournament had ended. Kaiba, Mokuba, Yugi, Jonouchi, Anzu, Honda and Bakura were all inside. She ran after them and had the ladder thrown down for her to climb on.[28]

Battle City[edit]

Mai heard rumors of a massive Duel Monsters tournament online and in magazines, accompanied by a clue which led her and Duelists from across Japan to Domino City at a specified time and date. Here she met Dark Yugi and Anzu and teased them about being on a date. She was surprised that Dark Yugi had not heard about the tournament about to be announced and told him what she knew about it. Seto Kaiba then arrived and explained that the Battle City tournament was to take place there in two days time.[29]

Mai driving fast.

Mai won six Puzzle Cards in the preliminaries, qualifying her for the final rounds. She met Honda after winning her last preliminary Duel and asked him how Jonouchi was doing. Honda explained that he was taking a girl to see Jonouchi. She was initially taken aback to hear that there was another girl looking for Jonouchi, but then realized that it was his sister, Shizuka, judging by her similar hair. Mai had heard that Shizuka's eye operation was a success, but noticed that she was still wearing eye bandages. She told Shizuka that her brother was a great guy and was probably thinking of her while fighting an awesome battle. She then invited Honda, Shizuka and their friend Ryuji Otogi into her car to find Jonouchi.[30] Mai drove somewhat recklessly, causing Honda and Ryuji to fall around in the backseat.[31]

Mai slaps Jonouchi.

Mai eventually found Jonouchi at Domino Pier, where he had just Dueled Yugi while brainwashed by Marik Ishtar. Mai got annoyed by Jonouchi's self-deprecating. She apologized to Shizuka in advance before slapping Jonouchi, telling him not to act like a baby. She told him off for throwing away his pride as a Duelist and everything he had fought for over something because of something he could not control. After she and the others talked sense into Jonouchi, Shizuka removed the bandages from her eyes to see him.[32]

As Mai and her friends prepared to go the finals, Mai interrupted Jonouchi telling Shizuka that he was aiming for gold. She teasingly said that reality can be cruel and Shizuka was not to look the other way should Jonouchi lose to her in the finals. She also warned Yugi not to underestimate her, as she was not the same as before. To Mai's annoyance, Shizuka, Honda, Jonouchi, Anzu, Yugi and Ryuji all squeezed into her car to get the finals. She warned them that they would have to pay if she received a ticket.[33]

The group arrived at Domino Stadium for the finals. The finalists were Mai, Yugi, Jonouchi, Kaiba, Dark Bakura Marik, Rishid and Ishizu Ishtar. They and their companions boarded the blimp, the Battle Ship, for the finals. Dark Bakura pretended Ryo Bakura was actually in control, Marik used the alias "Namu", Rishid pretended to be Marik and Ishizu arrived late and boarded the blimp last, with her identity originally unknown to the other finalists.[34]

On the top of the blimp, Mai watched the first of the quarterfinals between Dark Bakura and Dark Yugi.[35]

She also watched the second quarterfinal between Jonouchi and Rishid, posing as Marik.[36] She deduced from Rishid's presence that he was a powerful Duelist and hoped Jonouchi would be careful. She was embarrassed by Jonouchi's declaration that he would win in exactly eleven turns and yelled at him to pay attention when his cards nearly blew overboard.[37] As the Duel entered its climax, Mai was ready to accept that Jonouchi was unable to win this Duel. It seemed to her that the Duel was over when Jonouchi passed a turn, leaving no way of blocking Rishid's next attack. However Jonouchi's accusations that Rishid was not Marik, caused Rishid to change his strategy and attempt to Summon "The Sun Dragon Ra".[38] Due to the card being a counterfeit, both players were struck down in Ra's anger. As the only player able to stand up, Jonouchi was declared the winner.[39]

Mai asks Jonouchi if she was in his dream.

Jonouchi told his friends that he was able to stand up in his Duel because they had appeared to him in a dream and gave him the strength he needed. Mai was pleased to be regarded as one of Jonouchi's friends. However when she asked him if she was in the dream, he explained that the dream had taken place in his classroom and she was too old for school. He joked that she could play the teacher next time. Upset by Jonouchi's response, Mai reverted to her old beliefs that she could only rely on herself.[40]

At the pairings for the third quarterfinal, Mai noticed that Dark Marik and the eighth finalist, Ishizu, were not present and wondered if the Duel meant nothing to them. When it was announced that she would be in the Duel, she went to the arena before her opponent was announced. She told Jonouchi and the others not to come, as she did not need them cheering for her. Mai's opponent was Dark Marik and her friends watched the Duel to support her despite her orders.[40] As Dark Marik turned the Duel into a Shadow Game, Dark Yugi advised Mai to walk away as she could die if she lost, but her pride overcame her, so she refused to back down and vowed to win no matter what.[41]

A life line connecting Mai to "Amazoness Swords Woman"

The nature of the Shadow Game caused the players to see life lines connecting them to their monsters. This caused the players to feel the same pain as their monsters. The damage to the players' bodies was an illusion, but the pain was real and would kill them when their Life Points reached 0. As Mai's "Amazoness Swords Woman" backed with "Amazoness Archers" decapitated Dark Marik's "Makyura the Destructor", Mai saw Dark Marik's head fall off and screamed out loud. While Dark Marik put his head back on, he revived "Makyura" stronger using by its effect to play "Rope of Life". "Makyura" destroyed "Amazoness Swords Woman" causing Mai to also feel like she had been cut in the chest.[41] Mai's friends could not see the illusions created by the Shadow Game, but noticed Mai was acting strange. Dark Yugi informed her that what she was seeing was just an illusion fueled by her fear and could be overcome with her own willpower. Mai took his advice and the blood she was seeing disappeared.[42]

Dark Marik tortured "Amazoness Chain Master" with "Viser Des" causing Mai to experience excruciating pain. Mai used "Grave Arm" to send "Chain Master" to the Graveyard freeing her from the torture and activating her effect, letting Mai take "The Sun Dragon Ra" from Dark Marik's Deck and add it to her hand.[42] Dark Marik tortured "Amazoness Fighter" with "Nightmare Wheel", but Mai freed her with "Dramatic Rescue" exchanging her for "Harpy Lady". She used "Kaleidoscope" to create two duplicates of the "Harpy Lady" and sacrificed them to Summon "The Sun Dragon Ra".[43]

Mai, restrained, about to be attacked by "The Sun Dragon Ra"

"Ra" was Summoned in its Sphere Mode and the light it emitted made the Hieratic text on the card visible. Unable to read the text, Mai could not change the card to Battle Mode, so she Set "Mirror Wall" and ended her turn. Dark Marik Summoned "Viser Shock", returning "Mirror Wall" to her hand. His two "Viser" cards then attacked Mai directly by clasping onto and torturing her. Dark Marik then recited the Hieratic passage, allowing him to control "Ra" in its Battle Mode.[44] Still restrained by the "Viser" cards, Mai was unable to move as "Ra" prepared to attack her. Jonouchi got onto the Dueling platform and unsuccessfully tried to release Mai. Dark Yugi then stood between them and took the hit from the attack.[45]

Marik was declared the winner of the Duel. He went over to Mai afterwards to take back "The Sun Dragon Ra". Since Dark Yugi had interfered, Mai had not been killed in the Shadow Game, so instead Dark Marik inflicted a Penalty Game on her. He went inside her mind to find a suitable punishment. Mai's mind consisted of a beach resort and casino equipment. Dark Marik trapped her inside the bottom of a sandglass that had its top half filled with insects which would gradually fall into Mai's half. The insects would devour her flesh and kill her after about twenty four hours. The neck was blocked by the card, "The Sun Dragon Ra", which Marik removed as he left. In reality Mai's body fell unconscious and Dark Marik said that unless he was killed in the next twenty four hours, Mai would not wake up. Jonouchi vowed to defeat Dark Marik in that time, while Honda and Ryuji took Mai's body to the infirmary.[46]

After Kaiba and Ishizu's Duel, Mai was visited by Yugi, Jonouchi, Anzu, Honda, Ryuji, Shizuka and Ishizu.[47]

When Dark Yugi defeated Dark Marik in the the final, Mai woke up and was soon visited by Bakura. Before her other friends arrived, she told Bakura to pretend she had stopped breathing. This caused Jonouchi to weep over her body and beg for her not to die. Mai then revealed that they had been joking and teased Jonouchi for worrying about her. She also complimented Dark Yugi on winning the tournament.[48] She and most of the other competitors returned to Japan on the Battle Ship after the tournament.[49]

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX[edit]

At Duel Academy, Mai was considered to be a legendary Duelist. Jaden Yuki thought of her, Dark Yugi, Kaiba and Jonouchi when he said that he was not going to back down in his Duel against Ryuga, like how the legendary Duelists never gave up.[50]


Duelist Kingdom[edit]

During the Duelist Kingdom tournament, Mai used a "Harpy Lady" Deck. It mainly focused on Summoning her "Harpy Lady", accessorizing it with various Spell Cards to make it more beautiful and powerful, and multiplying it with "Kaleidoscope". The Deck also contained a card called "Blonde Wave", but it was not specified what type of card it is.

Battle City[edit]

During the Battle City tournament, she used an "Amazoness" Deck, which still included some of her "Harpy Lady" cards.


Opponent Event Result Chapters
VSDinosaur Ryuzaki Journey to Duelist Kingdom Win DM06464 (D 5)
VS — Generic Duelist Duelist Kingdom Win DM06969 (D 10)
VSKatsuya Jonouchi Duelist Kingdom Lose DM06969 (D 10), DM07070 (D 11)
VS — Generic Duelist Duelist Kingdom Win DM07777 (D 18)
VSPlayer Killer of Darkness Duelist Kingdom Lose DM08080 (D 21)
VSDark Yugi Duelist Kingdom Lose DM114114 (D 55), DM115115 (D 56), DM116116 (D 57), DM117117 (D 58), DM118118 (D 59)
VS — Generic Duelist Battle City Win DM195195 (D 136)
VSDark Marik Battle City Lose


  • During Battle City, Mai was seen driving a car that greatly resembles Peugeot 405.


  1. a b c d e f g Mai Kujaku's profile Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guide: The Gospel of Truth (japanese)
  2. a b c d e f Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08080 (Duelist Duel 21): "The Night Intruder"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 07070 (Duelist Duel 11): "Things that Don't Change"
  4. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 06464 (Duelist Duel 5): "Fate on the High Seas!!"
  5. a b c d Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 06969 (Duelist Duel 10): "The Siren"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 06767 (Duelist Duel 8): "The Ultimate Great Moth"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 07070 (Duelist Duel 11): "Things that Don't Change"
  8. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 07777 (Duelist Duel 18): "On My Own"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 07878 (Duelist Duel 19): "I Won't Lose!"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 07979 (Duelist Duel 20): "The Ticking Clock!"
  11. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08383 (Duelist Duel 24): "Swords of Light"
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08484 (Duelist Duel 25): "A Storm in the Kingdom"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08585 (Duelist Duel 26): "Duelist's Honor"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08686 (Duelist Duel 27): "The Secret Weapon"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08787 (Duelist Duel 28): "The Terror of Pegasus!"
  16. a b c Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 119119 (Duelist Duel 60): "Because We're Friends"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 08888 (Duelist Duel 29): "The Lurking Duelists"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 106106 (Duelist Duel 47): "Another Kind of Courage"
  19. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 107107 (Duelist Duel 48): "To the Castle!"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 110110 (Duelist Duel 51): "Toons Attack!"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 111111 (Duelist Duel 52): "The Promise"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 112112 (Duelist Duel 53): "The Eve of Battle"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 114114 (Duelist Duel 55): "The Bewitching Mai"
  24. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 115115 (Duelist Duel 56): "The Beautiful Trap!"
  25. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 116116 (Duelist Duel 57): "Find Yourself!"
  26. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 117117 (Duelist Duel 58): "Running on the Edge!"
  27. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 118118 (Duelist Duel 59): "The Legendary Swordsman"
  28. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 133133 (Duelist Duel 74): "The Precious Piece"
  29. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 150150 (Duelist Duel 91): "The Gathering"
  30. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 195195 (Duelist Duel 136): "Yugi Fights Alone"
  31. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 199199 (Duelist Duel 140): "The Treasure"
  32. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 200200 (Duelist Duel 141): "The Courage to See"
  33. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 201201 (Duelist Duel 142): "Warriors Assemble"
  34. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 202202 (Duelist Duel 143): "The Eight Finalists"
  35. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 204204 (Duelist Duel 145): "The Thing in the Dark"
  36. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 209209 (Duelist Duel 150): "Jonouchi's Revenge!"
  37. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 210210 (Duelist Duel 151): "The Trap in the Temple!"
  38. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 215215 (Duelist Duel 156): "The Proof of the Clan!"
  39. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 217217 (Duelist Duel 158): "Darkness Awakens!"
  40. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 218218 (Duelist Duel 159): "One Duelist"
  41. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 219219 (Duelist Duel 160): "The Dark Game!!"
  42. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 220220 (Duelist Duel 161): "The Unbreakable Duelist"
  43. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 221221 (Duelist Duel 162): "Descent of the God!"
  44. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 222222 (Duelist Duel 163): "The Rise of Ra!"
  45. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 223223 (Duelist Duel 164): "The Depths of Darkness!"
  46. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 224224 (Duelist Duel 165): "The Future is Now"
  47. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 231231 (Duelist Duel 172): "Out of the Past"
  48. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 277277 (Duelist Duel 218): "The End of Alcatraz"
  49. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 278278 (Duelist Duel 219): "A New Journey!"
  50. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Chapter 0011: "A New Hero!!"