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"I think that should go for friends like you and me, too. So, I don't have to be sad... I think family is important. Do you think I'll have a family of my own one day?"
—Maiko asking the protagonist a question, Persona 3

Maiko Oohashi is a character from Persona 3.

Appearances[]

Design[]

Maiko has brown eyes and hair, which is braided into two buns. She wears a navy blue jacket over a pink shirt with a rainbow design, navy blue skirt, slightly long white socks and green shoes. She also carries a red backpack.

Personality[]

Maiko is a kind and cheerful elementary student. She loves to go to the takoyaki stand and play at the shrine. She hates when her parents fight and, because of it, she thinks that they don't care about her so she decides to run away.

In the normal route, Maiko confides into the protagonist and eventually falls in love with him, promising to marry him when she gets older.

In the female protagonist's route, Maiko thinks of her as her older sister.

Profile[]

Persona 3[]

Main article: Social Link/Maiko Oohashi

Maiko is a girl that attends elementary school, and is first seen at the Naganaki Shrine playing on the playground. To start her Social Link, the protagonist must first bring her a Weird Takoyaki and a Mad Bull. The Weird Takoyaki can be bought for ¥400 at the Iwatodai strip mall takoyaki stand "Octopia" and the Mad Bull can be bought for ¥120 from any of the vending machines at the Dormitory. Maiko then realizes that the protagonist is a nice person, and will ask him to visit her at the playground. She can be seen at the Shrine on every day except on Sunday, when she is attending Cram school. At the beginning of the Social Link, Maiko appears to be a carefree, happy-go-lucky girl. But as the Link progresses, she begins to hint that her parents are unhappy.

The family discource between Maiko's parents, as well as Maiko's actions, are deeply entwined in the conflict of initiative versus suspension, as Maiko's mother is revealed to be initiative-driven while her father is at a standstill, both potentially to a fault, hence their falling out. Maiko mistakes their responses to her attempts at navigating this dilemma as being loved before suddenly being hated by them, as she was rewarded for doing nothing for her birthday, before being hit by her father for trying to ask about their divorce when she was only trying to help him and her mother.

She resolves to run away from home to make her parents look for her so that she knows that they really do care about her. Maiko's parents find the protagonist at the Shrine one day after she has run away from home, and beg the protagonist to tell them where she is. She is later found at the takoyaki stand, and her parents are both either relieved that they found her safe and angry that she would run away from home. Realizing that Maiko thinks is the reason they're divorcing, the parents explain their falling out and that they still love Maiko, leading her to better understand the nature of their dilemma.

Afterwards, while Maiko decides that they're not allowed to divorce and should still try to make up for it, the parents do end up divorcing anyways. Maiko chooses to live with her mother as while her father is friendly to her, Maiko decides that she wants to help her gloomy mother with work. The family moves away at the completion of the Social Link, just after Maiko swears to the protagonist that she would marry him, and presents him with a toy ring.

During the last couple of days of the game, if the protagonist visits the Iwatodai strip mall he will meet Maiko's father. He has a letter from Maiko that she sent him after moving away, and he shows it to the protagonist. He then mentions the part where Maiko tells her father she wishes to marry the protagonist, angrily telling him to stay away from his daughter. If the protagonist completes her Social Link, then the Persona Attis will be unlocked for fusion.

Persona 3 Portable[]

In P3P, Maiko no longer appears at the shrine every day. Her new schedule is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Moreover, her S.Link will become suspended on 10/21 because she will become one of the missing persons trapped in Tartarus. Upon being missing, if you read the bulletin and see her name, it is revealed her last name is Oohashi.

If the player had chosen the female protagonist, the final Social Link events with Maiko are slightly altered. Rather than talk about marrying the protagonist, she instead insists that the bond between them makes them like sisters. Then, in the final days of the game, the letter she wrote states that she wishes that the protagonist can "become family for real," alluding to the sister-like bond between the two. Misunderstanding her statement, this prompts her father to attempt to nervously ask the protagonist out on a date, thinking that Maiko might like the idea of the two as a couple. Maiko's father then realizes how awkward his advances have been, especially considering the protagonist is not yet 18, and runs off.

Persona 3 The Movie[]

Spring of Birth[]

In the movie, she is first seen at the Naganaki Shrine taking care of Koromaru.

Midsummer Knight's Dream[]

She is seen again in September, where she is playing with Koromaru.

Falling Down[]

In a scene of the movie, she is intimidated by President Tanaka into joining her. Both Maiko and Makoto misinterpret his intentions, as he was only thinking of using her in promoting his products.

Etymology[]

  • The name Maiko means "dance" (舞) (mai) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Maiko's surname Oohashi means "big, great" (大) (o) and "bridge" (橋) (hashi).

Gallery[]

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Maiko Oohashi
Flag of Japan Japanese 大橋 舞子 (Ōhashi Maiko)
Flag of South Korea Korean 오오바시 마이코 (Oobasi Maiko)

References[]

  1. According to an in-game TV news report on her disappearance, as well as a post on the police station bulletin board in Portable.


Characters
Playable Male protagonist - Female protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Maki - Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Mr. Miyahara - Ms. Ounishi - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto - Great Seal
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Color Your Night" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "The Meaning of Armbands" - "Deep Mentality" - "It's Going Down Now" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption" - "Full Moon Full Life"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona user - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Attack Properties - Tactics - All-out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona user - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk
P3RE: Shift - Theurgy - Combat Characteristics
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P - R) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items / Vending Machines) - Status Effects - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar - Trophies (Portable / Reload) - Steam Profile Items - Patches and Updates
School Life Daily Life - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Movie Theater - Bed - Part-time Jobs - Shrine - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - School Club - Cooking - Walking Koromaru - Linked Episode - Computer - Refrigerator - Gardening - Books - DVDs - Studying - Fortune Telling
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Reload - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Memento Mori - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine - Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Tartarus Theater - Persona VS - Persona 3 Reload: Beginnings
Mobile Games The Night Before - Persona Ain Soph - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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