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Character Profile: Mai Zaizan

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Name
Mai Zaizan Mai Zaizan Mai Zaizan (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
Alias
   
Race
Human Human
Gender
Female Female
Age
19 years old 19 years old
Hair
Brown Brown
Eyes
Brown Brown
Height
   
Weight
   
Status
Student, bassist for the group ENOZ Student, bassist for the group ENOZ
Quote
   
Voice
Kari Wahlgren Sara Nakayama
Debut
Episode 12, "Live Alive" Episode 12, "Live Alive"
Anime
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu

Character Description: Mai Zaizan

Mai Zaizen, a senior in the same school as the S.O.S. Brigade, is the bassist of an all-girl J-pop band called ENOZ, the name an anagram of the members' last names; lead singer and rhythm guitarist Miyuki Enomoto, lead guitarist Takano Nakanishi, drummer Mizuki Okajima, and bassist Zaizen. One the day of the school's festival, the group had planned to perform their last gig at the school, as well as selling their first compact disc album.

However, on the day of the event, disaster struck. Enomoto had developed tonsillitis and could not sing. Also, Nakanishi had accidentally sprained her wrist and could not play lead guitar. Desperate, Zaizen, along with Okajima, enlisted Haruhi Suzumiya and Yuki Nagato as replacements. Admittedly, Haruhi knew she was only winging it, but has performed superbly as a lead singer. Yuki only had to look at the song sheet and was able to adapt to playing lead guitar expertly.

Zaizen and Okajima's gambit worked, as not only the performance was spectacular, but ENOZ was able to sell a lot of their CD's.

A word of note: the name ENOZ is a tribute to the Japanese girl group Zone; 'ENOZ' is 'Zone' spelled backwards.

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