"Hope you like my idols!"
Maiko Shimazaki is a character from Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE: Major Character; Back-up Support
Maiko is a woman with black hair tied in a bun and blue eyes; she has a beauty mark below her left eye. She wears a white striped button-up shirt slightly unbuttoned, a blue blazer, black zipper mini skirt and white high heels. She also wears red glasses and golden necklaces.
The president of a production company, Maiko is a mother figure to the Mirage Masters. Maiko is sharp and has quick wits, and cares about her production company comrades more than anyone. She worked as a gravure idol in the past, though this was censored in the North American version to make her a normal model. She loves liquor.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Maiko is the president of the production company Fortuna Entertainment that recruits Mirage Masters. Years ago, she worked with cameraman and friend Nobu Horinozawa to create model portfolios called My Complex 1, 2, and 3, though the third volume was never published.
In Chapter 2: Head over Heels for Her, she would try to talk some sense into her kidnapper Nobu Horinozawa who was brainwashed by a Mirage. She ends up unconscious as he takes pictures of her. In the North American version, she is instead controlled by him and forced to pose. After the party defeats Nobu's Mirage partner, Gangrel, and frees Nobu from his control, she regains control again and rejoins the others.
In Maiko's first side quest: "Booze and the Boss," she has a bad hangover from drinking too much alcohol during some meetings with the big wigs, so she requests Itsuki to ask Tiki to make her a special medicine to get rid of her hangover. After Itsuki gathers all the ingredients from Illusory Daitama and has Tiki make Maiko's special medicine, Maiko recovers from her hangover thanks to the medicine given by Itsuki and grants a new back-up skill.
|Fortuna President||Default title|
|Tipsy President||Maiko's first side quest: "Booze and the Boss"|
|Team Mom||Maiko's second side quest: "Lost Memories"|
|Goddess Fortuna||Maiko's third side quest: "Godmother"|
|Drinking Connections||The industry connections that Maiko has fostered over drinks can now be used. From now on, you will get more money when selling items to stores.||Maiko's first side quest: "Booze and the Boss"|
|Organizational Skills||Maiko can now help store and organize the items in your group's possession. The maximum quantity of consumable items that you can hold has increased, and you can carry even more items.||Maiko's second side story: "Lost Memories"|
|My First Wallet||Maiko can now cover a portion of the funds used for shopping as a business expense. From now on, buying items from stores will cost less money.||Maiko's third side story: "Godmother"|
|Jump-In Session Skill: Weapon-Slash||Allows Maiko to join in Session chain attacks after any Physical attack. Deals light Slash damage. Triggers Sword-X Session Skills.||Path of Aspirations, Third Floor (must clear Maiko's first Side Quest to unlock) (Encore exclusive)|
- Maiko Shimazaki - Fortuna President
- With Itsuki and Ayaha, Maiko continued supporting Fortuna's growing stable of talent with her ideal of creating a casual environment. They tried to ban drinking in the office, but Maiko adamantly opposed it, declaring that it would "ruin everything she’s worked for."
- Maiko Shimazaki - Tipsy President
- After helping young talents succeed in show business, she gained a reputation for her knack for seeing the true potential in entertainers. Fortuna expanded, and although she is busy managing it, she holds yearly auditions, and is always excited to see new talent.
- Maiko Shimazaki - Team Mom
- After the incident with Horinozawa, Maiko began considering a return to the modeling business. After the issue of the Shadow Dragon was dealt with, she began dieting more and more. The release date of the next volume of "My Complex" may be closer than ever...
- Maiko Shimazaki - Goddess Fortuna
- After the success of her collaboration projects, Maiko's reputation soared and she garnered the attention of many media outlets. Fortuna became a household name, and thanks to Maiko’s ingenuity capabilities, the agency went on to produce even more new stars.
- Maiko Shimazaki - The Legend's Return
- After stepping down, Maiko made a quick comeback in the modeling industry. Soon enough, the third volume of "My Complex" was published. The media dubbed her "Everyone's Big Sister," and she made many appearances in magazines, TV, radio and countless other platforms.
The characters in her given name "Maiko" mean "dance child."
- Maiko's Japanese voice actress, Ami Koshimizu, is also the voice of Yukiko Amagi in Persona 4 and its sequels.
- Maiko is the only major character whose age is not revealed. This may have to do with the sexist Japanese metaphor "Christmas cake", where women lose their chances for marriage after 25 years of age, as traditionally Japanese women marry early.
- In the original Japanese Wii U version, Maiko's former career was as a gravure idol: in this role, her idol roles would have featured sexually suggestive elements aimed at a male audience. In the English and Switch versions, all references to gravure modeling were removed, with Maiko's former career being as a normal model.