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"What are you staring at?
(なに を じろじみてん の さ! Nani wo jirojimiten no sa!?)
—Maki (Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001)

Maki Genryusai (源柳斎 真紀 Genryūsai Maki?), more commonly known simply as Maki (マキ Maki?), is a video game character who debuted in Final Fight 2. She would later return in the crossover game Capcom vs. SNK 2 before appearing in the Street Fighter series starting with Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper (Game Boy Advance). She is a speedy ninja along the same lines as Guy, and sister to his fiancé, Rena.



Maki's hair is dyed blonde. Although younger than Rena, Maki is taller than her. Her hair tends to be long and held back in a ponytail, her bangs a lighter color than the rest. She wears a red female ninja garb. The top part of her outfit appears to have a halter neckline, with a wire mesh shirt and showing much of her back. Underneath the skirt of her outfit, Maki appears to be wearing matching panties. She wears arm and leg guards with boots. Her alternate palette in Final Fight 2 changes her outfit color from red to blue.

Since Capcom vs SNK 2, Maki was significantly revamped in terms of outfit and weaponry: she now wears red tennis shoes like the ones worn by Guy in the Street Fighter Alpha series and wields a tonfa, which was originally a pick-up weapon in Final Fight 2. Her hair is shown to be one complete color now, the leg guards are removed, and the shirt part of her attire is now closed, covering her back and more of her shoulders.

An image of Maki (along with her sister and Guy) in more casual attire exists from Capcom, they all stand in front of Maki's motorcycle. Here, Maki wears a black leather halter top that buttons up near her neck and presumably her waist, black biker-style gloves, yellow baggy pants fastened by a black rope, and a long pink bandanna. Her hair isn't tied back in this design and is more of an auburn color retaining the brighter highlights for her bangs, and appears to be crimped.


Maki is best described as a hot-blooded tomboy who loves to get into street fights, staying true to her past as a delinquent. She also acts very cocky and confident towards her opponents, as shown with her taunting them after winning. She dislikes the fact that Guy became the 39th master of Bushin-ryu, thinking she deserved it more than he did and wanting to take the title herself.


Maki cares only about her family, being the successor to the Bushin style and fighting, and does not have other obvious interests aside from that.


Maki is Guy's childhood friend, and fellow practitioner of the Bushinryu style.[7] Despite him being clearly superior, Maki thinks Guy is not worthy of being the successor, and thinks she is the one that should be so. However, it is quite obvious, as per the storyline in Street Fighter Alpha 3, that she has a long way to go, with Guy having to rescue her against M. Bison. She also has romantic feelings for him.[2][8] Despite all this, she still respects him, and she appears to have no objections over him dating her older sister Rena.


Like a sister that cares for her siblings, Maki rescues her and Genryusai from Mad Gear.


The late master of Maki and Guy, he was the previous Bushin grandmaster until Zeku defeated him in a decisive battle. Genryusai dies afterwards of an unspecified cause, but it was not due to the battle with Zeku as the latter refused to kill him, deviating from Bushin tradition. Guy goes on to be a student of the latest grandmaster and becomes the grandmaster himself eventually, much to Maki's disapproval.


Maki holds respect for Sakura and puts her guts and durability as a fighter in high regard not only due to Sakura handling her moves very well, but also being able to block an attack from a tonfa and not get a single bone in her body broken. However, Maki does tell Sakura that she also needs more experience as a fighter, and that she's lacking it because - by the time they met - Sakura was only starting out as a street fighter. During the events of Street Fighter Alpha 3, Maki learned from Sakura that she was able to handle her fighting style better due to a fight with Guy. This leaves Maki stunned and asks Sakura where Guy is, with Sakura recalling that Guy told her he was headed to Thailand (the country is never stated by Sakura outright, however).



Maki is the daughter of Genryusai and Rena's younger sister. She is a member of the Bushin-clan along with Guy. She also was a delinquent and the leader of a biker gang during her school days.[1]

Final Fight 2 []

Sometime after their defeat in the past, the group called Mad Gear are back on a worldwide scale under Retu's leadership. To take revenge on Guy, the Mad Gear gang starts with kidnapping both Genryusai and Rena. With Guy (Rena's fiancé and Genryusai's student) off training and unable to help, Maki enlists the help of Haggar and Carlos Miyamoto. The three embark on a global search to look for her family's whereabouts and save them while dissolving all of Mad Gear's groups during their journey.

When Maki and the rest arrived in Italy, Maki fought against Rolento. After defeat, Rolento told the trio that her family was being held hostage by Retu in Japan. Maki rushed back to Japan to rescue her family, but they have to beat Retu first. During the final battle with the new leader, Maki fought to defeat him and did to the point that he was kicked with so much strength that one powerful blow sent him flying out of the window. With Retu apparently dead and Mad Gear once again dissolved, Maki finally saved her family.

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper (Game Boy Advance)[]

Maki's story from Capcom vs. SNK 2 is somewhat expanded upon: she is trying to track down Guy and fight him to settle which of them is the true successor of the Bushin style after the death of her father. She ends up running into Sakura (who was with Dan Hibiki and Blanka at the time), who doesn't remember her at first, thinking she's one of those mafia goons she saw in movies. As a result, the two fight and Maki ends up winning through some effort. Maki tells Sakura that she handled her fighting style better than before, and Sakura responds that it was due to a fight she had with Guy. Maki, stunned by this, asks Sakura for Guy's whereabouts, with Sakura saying that she recalled Guy telling her that he was headed to Thailand. The two headed off and eventually ditched Dan and Blanka while also finding Ryu's friend and rival, Ken Masters, who joins them after being encouraged by Sakura's motives for fighting.

Later in Thailand, the three find Karin Kanzuki and Guy. However, she lands right in the middle of Guy's affairs with Shadaloo. Maki and Guy fought regardless, but stopped abruptly when both of them sensed the presence of the evil Guy was tasked to vanquish: M. Bison. The fivesome go and find Bison only to find that he supercharged Ryu with Psycho Power, leaving Sakura... infuriated, to put it simply. Sagat arrives by this time and takes on Ryu, while Maki and the others take on Bison. However, Maki is soon overwhelmed when the dictator starts to fight with full power. Sakura attempts to protect her and a downed Ryu, but she gets knocked down as well, with Bison calling her an insolent gnat. But before Bison delivers the final blow, Ryu recovers and he, Guy, Ken, suddenly intervene and manage to drive Bison away. Karin has Shibasaki destroy the Psycho Drive with her zaibatsu's weaponized satellite and after Maki and Guy part ways with Sakura and the others, Maki spouts some irritation towards her childhood friend, but she grudgingly thanks him and says that they will continue their fight next time. Once Guy leaves, Maki states that she might not be ready to take charge yet, but she will be when she and Guy meet again and that she would win.

Street Fighter 6[]

Maki, Sakura and Kei go to a festival together.[9]

Crossover appearances[]

Capcom vs. SNK 2[]

As mentioned above, Maki made her long time return in Capcom vs. SNK 2 as a playable character. After her father Genryusai passes away, Maki is trying to find and defeat Guy in order to become the next master of Bushin-ryu. Despite looking for him however, her ending states that Maki was unable to do so, but that she will see him someday.


Sakura Ganbaru![]

Maki also made a prominent appearance in a Street Fighter manga titled Sakura Ganbaru by Masahiko Nakahira, in which she and Sakura fought each other in a tournament hosted by Karin Kanzuki. In this appearance, she's shown more akin to her later character design in terms of the shirt and weapon choice.

Maki appeared in the Sakura Ganbaru manga years before her actual comeback in the games. The same happened with Eagle in Nakahira's Street Fighter Alpha manga. Both made their comeback in Capcom vs. SNK 2 with slight redesigns inspired by their manga appearances.

UDON comics[]

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Street Fighter cartoon[]

She also has made an non-speaking cameo in the Street Fighter cartoon along with Carlos, cheering in the stands.

Cameo appearances[]

Maki appears in Damnd's ending in Final Fight Revenge. She can also be seen in the Japan stage of Capcom Fighting Evolution.


Fighting style[]

Maki fights using Bushin-ryu Ninjutsu and (since Capcom vs. SNK 2) a tonfa.


Maki's moveset was expanded significantly since Capcom vs. SNK 2 while also retaining some trademarks from Final Fight 2; like the Reppukyaku, a spin-kick which takes health from her upon usage.

Like Guy, she is reliant on two important things: speed and mobility. She has two kinds of manual dashes like the Hayagake and Saka Hayagake; both of which have different effects. Combined with her wall moves like the Hassoukyaku, Maki is leaning on hit-and-run attacks which makes her an effective zoner character.









  • In the Japanese version of the PSP port of Street Fighter Alpha 3, Maki asks Cody if he is familiar with Guy before inquiring on her brother-in-law's whereabouts. This suggests that she has never met Cody before or, at the very least, does not know him particularly well.
    • In addition, Maki has a special intro upon encountering Rolento: he throws a knife at her, but she swats it away and shields herself against a grenade. Maki asks Rolento if he even tries, and then they begin to fight.
  • In the manual for the English localization of Final Fight 2, Maki's intended origin as a former delinquent with a fiery temperament was erased in favor of describing her as a peaceful individual who hates fighting. Capcom vs. SNK 2 went back to her original personality description, and she has stayed that way since.
    • This is demonstrated in her voice clips and speech pattern in Capcom vs. SNK 2, where she speaks in 'rough' unlady-like Japanese and curses profusely (when she gets hit, and her death scream).
  • Maki's surname was mistakenly written as 源柳斉 in the Japanese Final Fight 2 manual.[2]
  • Maki's slot in Capcom vs. SNK 2 was originally planned for Linn Kurosawa from Alien vs. Predator, but due to legal issues was switched to Maki. There were also plans to give Maki an identical moveset to Linn as a way to include her regardless, but this would also end up being scrapped as well.[10]

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Maki Genryusai
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Maki's Final Fight 2 profile (Japanese)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia Hardcover
  4. CAPCOM VS.SNK 2 MILLIONAIRE FIGHTING 2001 Official Guide Book page 148
  5. Final Fight 2, profile screen
  6. 6.0 6.1 "He's so Bushinryūish. It seems he was the master of Guy and Maki. Then he must be fairly strong, huh?" (武神流の人っぽいですね。どうやらガイや真紀のお師匠さんだったらしいです。と言う事はかなりのつわもの?) from Street Fighter V Character Encyclopedia: Zeku
  7. Guy (ガイ) -> Childhood friend (幼なじみ) -> Maki (マキ) from Final Fight 2 character relationship chart.
  8. The second daughter of Guy’s master Genryusai. She's strong and has a very competitive spirit, compared to her sister Rena who is Guy’s finacee, who possesses a feminine appearance and is not shrew in the least. During her younger years she was head honcho of a motorcycle gang. Furthermore, she likes Guy, but her personality isn’t very straightforward, and she’ll complain when around him. (ガイの師匠である源柳斉の次女。ガイの婚約者である姉のレナに比べ 、 お しとやかな面は一切ないじゃじゃ馬であり 、 負けん気が非常に強い。 ちなみに学生時代 は、 暴走族のヘッドを やつていだ。 また 、 ガイに好意を持っているのだが、素直でない性格が邪魔して、会えば文句ばかり言っている。)
  9. Ryu: "I did something a little out of the ordinary the other day."
    Ryu: "It was a small request from the priest who lets me train here, actually."
    Ryu: "He asked if I could participate in an event in town."
    Ryu: "Oh, it was nothing all that impressive."
    Ryu: "He wanted me to help carry a portable shrine at a local festival."
    Ryu's dialogue from World Tour Mode.
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