Maiko Abe

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Madam A


Name Maiko Abe
Japanese Name 阿倍 麻衣子 (あべ まいこ)[1]
Romaji Abe Maiko
Alias Madam A
Species Ghoul
Status Alive
Gender Female
Born May 15[1]
Height 160 cm[1]
Weight 55 kg[1]
Foot Length 23 cm[1]
Blood Type A[1]
Affiliations Ghoul Restaurant
Rc Type [1]
Manga Debut Chapter 38
Anime Debut Episode 4
Seiyuu Mayumi Asano
English VA Lydia Mackay
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Maiko Abe (阿倍 麻衣子, Abe Maiko) is a member of the Ghoul Restaurant, where she goes by the alias Madam A (マダムA, Madamu A).

Appearance Edit

Maiko is a slender but voluptuous, fair-skinned woman with a feminine but classical taste for fashion. She has shoulder-length black hair, while as Madam A she wears a blonde wig that is tied up in two buns, though during the Auction Raid it is tied up in a single bun. In the Gourmet Arc, she is seen wearing a red body-fitting dress with a black fur collar, and black gloves that reached above her elbows. This outfit was accessorized with a pair of green circular-rimmed shades and a blue fan. During the Auction Raid she is seen retaining her shades but this time wearing a lavender dress with short sleeves and long dark purple gloves. She also wears thin ribbon-like accessory around her neck.

Personality Edit

Thought to be sadistic, Maiko seemed to show some emotion over the loss of Taro, her Scrapper. She is also shown to have an intuition which has not failed twice, narrowly escaping when Ken Kaneki attacked the Ghoul Restaurant with Shuu Tsukiyama's assistance, and during the auction, where she left moments before the CCG streamed in.

Plot Edit

Past Edit

Before becoming Madam A, Maiko lived a poor and unsatisfying life. When she was starving she met Dr. Akihiro Kanou by chance and attempted to devour him. Unexpectedly however, she was knocked back by a bodyguard and offered a job by Kanou that would provide the lavish life she has now as Madam A.

Gourmet Arc Edit

Madam A was the owner of the scrapper Taro that participated in Ken Kaneki's dismantling show at the Ghoul Restaurant.[2]

After MM, or Shuu Tsukiyama, had heavily wounded Taro, she accepted MM's proposed deal: Taro would become the meal of the Ghoul Restaurant's guests as Kaneki's replacement. In exchange, MM would provide her with a new Scrapper.[3]

Raid on Kanou's Lab Edit

To find Dr. Kanou, Kaneki's group searched for Madam A in the Ghoul Restaurant while destroying the establishment. With the help of Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa, she fled the attack successfully.

Madam A was later hiding in a conex near a dock. She was met by Tsukiyama, who — along with the rest of Kaneki's group — had tracked her down. She was assisted by Kurona initially to flee; however, when Kurona found them outmatched, she left Madam A to be captured and fled alone.[4]

Auction Edit

Madam A escape

Madam A escapes the Auction in a Volume 3 epilogue.

Madam A was seen to be participating in the ghoul auction. When Mutsuki was brought out and revealed to be a one-eyed ghoul however, Madam A got nervous from her past interactions with one-eyed ghouls (Kuro, Shiro, and Kaneki) and left in a hurry. From a window, she witnessed CCG forces gathering outside and preparing to attack. She soon escaped the Auction by crawling through air ducts.

Epilogue Edit

Madam A became interested in agriculture and understands the value of food and life. She also has a cow name Saburou-chan.

Etymology Edit

  • The name Maiko means "hemp" (麻) (ma), "clothing, garment" (衣) (i) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Maiko's surname Abe means "Africa, flatter, fawn upon, corner, nook, recess" (阿) (a) and "double, twice" (倍) (be).

Trivia Edit

Madam A and her cow, Saburo

Madam A and her cow, Saburo

  • Maiko has a pet cow named Saburo.
  • In Tokyo Ghoul Trump, Maiko is featured as the "Four of Spades" along with Taro.
  • In the end, Maiko is awakened to the world of farming and gains a deep appreciation for the preciousness of food and life.


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