Mayu is sixteen years old, has long, purplish hair and a slim build.
Mayu Miyuki is the only daughter of two parents that own and run a trading company called Miyuki Trading, which deals mostly in clothing. She first meets Kaoru during a party and later develops a crush on him.
Four years later,
Kaoru Hanabishi Edit
She is in love with Kaoru Hanabishi because he cheered her up at a party when she was around 12 years old. At that time, Mayu's parents informed her that they would be missing her birthday because of business overseas and they gave her a stuffed rabbit as a gift because her father has made it a habit of giving her stuffed animals as gifts for years. Mayu's parents had been holding a party for their business partners, and no matter what Mayu said or did, her parents simply did not have the time for her. Dismayed, Mayu ran off into the woods, bumping into Kaoru and dropping her rabbit as she fled. Kaoru followed her and tried to cheer her up, but she exclaimed that her parents did not take care for her at all, and that they also did not love her. Kaoru then uses the rabbit (which he named "Ussaa", a contraction of usagi, the Japanese word for "rabbit") as a puppet to cheer up Mayu, telling her that her parents do love her very much, and that even if they do not pay as much attention to her as they should, it's better than having no parents at all, like himself. This left a significant impact on Mayu, and she kept and cherished Ussaa to the current day. Mayu is still very lonely because her parents are always busy working. She tries as hard as she can to do things that would make Kaoru happy, such as learning how to cook from Aoi Sakuraba so that she could make lunch for him.
Tina Foster Edit
Mayu shares a rivalry with Tina Foster, whom she considers uncouth, and whose presence she cannot stand. The two characters are opposites in many ways: Whereas Mayu is serious, Tina is playful. Whereas Mayu is uncharacteristically open in her unrealistic desire for Kaoru, Tina is uncharacteristically shy in her (almost) unreciprocated love of Kaoru. Whereas Tina is an American who embraces Japanese culture, Mayu is Japanese and embraces Western culture. When Tina accidentally bumped into her during their first meeting, Mayu reprimanded her in English, while the out-of-practice Tina struggled to recall an appropriate retort in her native language. Even their introductions to Kaoru are mirrors of one another: Kaoru did much to lift Mayu out of her loneliness, while Tina lifted Kaoru out of his own loneliness and apathy following his defection from the Hanabishi clan. Four years later, Mayu was shown to have grown into a beautiful woman (possibly another nod to her given name), living in England, although she still bickers with Tina whenever they meet. However, she has not given up on Kaoru that she visits roughly once a month, which causes Aoi some irritation.
Aoi Sakuraba Edit
- Mr. Miyuki (father)
- Mrs. Miyuki (mother)
- The name Mayu means "real, genuine" (真) or "full" (満) (ma) and "excellence, superiority, gentleness" (優) or "evening" (夕) (yu).
- Mayu's surname Miyuki means "beautiful" (美) (mi) and "happiness, good luck" (幸) or "snow" (雪) (yuki).
- In the manga, towards the end of the series, when the Sakuraba summer house was vacated, everyone had to temporarily live in Mayu’s house.