Myrtle Sarrosa as Mai Shiranui for King of Fighters XV
Here’s a quick look at popular cosplayer and streamer Myrtle Sarrosa as Mai Shiranui to promote the game King of Fighters XV!
Here’s the original post from her Facebook page in case you want to know more about the fighting game or you want to buy a digital copy:
Check out the main King of Fighters XV trailers that was released as early as last year!
Mai Shiranui (不知火 舞) is a character from the Fatal Fury series. She made her debut in Fatal Fury 2 as the last Shiranui ninja and the girlfriend of Andy Bogard. She also appears in almost every game in The King of Fighters series, being one of the founders of the Women Fighters Team, along with King and Yuri Sakazaki. Mai is a very cheerful and temperamental girl. She tends to also be somewhat of an airhead and admires any kind of beauty or attractiveness, which sometimes comes across as being vain. She also at times compares attractive boys who flirt with her or acknowledge her beauty to Andy, acknowledging their attractiveness but ending with a comment saying they’re ‘not as cute as Andy’.
Like many girls, she has dreams of getting married to her Prince Charming — she found her own Prince in Andy Bogard, and self-proclaimed herself his fiancé, which at times has creeped out Andy himself. Within the Fatal Fury series, he mostly tries to ignore her advances as he views her like a younger sister but has a hard time adequately returning platonic affections due to her persistence.
Another notable example of this within the King Of Fighters series, is her intro with Andy in KOF ’97, proposing to Andy outright in a wedding dress, or scaring Andy with a mock child doll in KOF ’99 and 2001. Despite this, Andy mutually acknowledges her love but prefers to keep quiet about it, mostly due to his own stoicism and focus on training.
Although her peppy fighting persona suggests otherwise, Mai is actually a traditional and ideal Japanese beauty. However, her pride as a Shiranui ninja and infatuation with Andy usually keeps her from fitting the mold 100% of the time.
Despite her complex relationship, Mai has shown her support for the women’s team and their notorious reputation for years and enjoys working with her teammates. As for Andy’s older brother Terry, Mai admires him, although she gets skeptical when she feels he’s hiding something about Andy. Mai shows deference towards Joe but she feels his silly habits are a little annoying.
King of Fighters XV is currently out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows!
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