Maina

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Maina
Maina render for GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle
Species Houtua
Age Unknown
Aliases mAina
Height 150 centimeters[1]
Occupation Priestess[2]
Related to Miana (Sister), Haruo Sakaki (Lover),
Unborn child
First appearance Latest appearance
GODZILLA:City on
the Edge of Battle
GODZILLA: The
Planet Eater
Played by Japanese:
Reina Ueda
English:
Kendall Gimbi
Spanish:
M. Jose Montesinos (Castilian)
French:
Sophie Pyronnet
Italian:
Laura Cherubelli
Portuguese:
Mari Guedes
You look like lose. You look like disappear. I'm scared. So I'll make you win. Connect life.
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— Maina before making love to Haruo Sakaki (GODZILLA: The Planet Eater)

Maina (マイナ,   Maina) is a character who first appeared in the 2018 animated Godzilla film, GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle. Her twin sister is Miana.

A priestess of the Houtua's God Mothra, Maina encountered a group of surviving United Earth soldiers in the Tnazawa Forest and attacked them, before her people arrived and captured them. Maina and her twin sister Miana then addressed the surviving humans and Bilusaludo in the Houtua village, asking their intentions. Afterward, Maina and Miana insisted on accompanying Haruo Sakaki on his mission, and helped lead the United Earth to Mechagodzilla City. They warned that the Nanometal was a "sinister thing" before departing, and later returned to help Haruo during the ensuing showdown against Godzilla Earth. Maina later posed as Miana and watched over Haruo as he went into hiding, and during this time made love to him and became pregnant with his child. Maina played a key role in helping Haruo defeat Metphies and Ghidorah, as she called upon Mothra to intervene in the telepathic vision Haruo was experiencing.

Name

Maina's name could be in reference to Mana, one of the Shobijin featured in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. Her name is stylized as mAina on the official website for the GODZILLA anime trilogy and in the English subtitles for GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle.

Appearance

Miana is a short young woman with blue hair and green eyes. Unlike her sister Miana, Maina tends to have an angry glaring expression on her face which serves to differentiate her from her sister. She dresses in the tribal garb of the Houtua which consists of a blue top, an ornate dark red skirt with blue pants, and brown sandals. Her body is covered in the characteristic tribal markings of the Houtua, which are white and dark red and from which she secretes healing scales.

Personality

Maina is more aggressive and quick to anger than her sister Miana, immediately attacking the United Earth forces pinned down by a Multipodal Battery in the Tanzawa Forest. She usually has a serious glaring expression on her face when dealing with humans, in comparison to Miana's docile and curious expression. Still, Maina has a great degree of concern for Haruo, insisting on accompanying him on his mission and warning him of the dangers of Nanometal. She and her sister also save Haruo's life by sending him a telepathic warning. She ultimately forms a romantic attraction to Haruo which culminates in her conceiving his child.

History

Reiwa series

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

Shortly after Godzilla Earth eradicated a majority of the United Earth's landing troops, Maina ambushed a company of soldiers consisting of Major Rilu-elu Belu-be, Master Sergeant Yuko Tani, Second Lieutenant Adam Bindewald, and Corporal Marco Ghione, all of whom were taking refuge in the wreckage of a Multipodal Battery. Maina fired an arrow that pierced the hull of the Battery, much to Belu-be's shock. While the other soldiers ran out of ammunition, Yuko was able to land a shot on a tree as Maina ran up it, knocking her to the ground. The soldiers approached Maina and removed her mask, and were shocked to see that she seemed to be human. Maina quickly jumped back to her feet and ran back into the jungle. When Captain Haruo Sakaki emerged from the jungle followed by Miana, Yuko and the others prepared to open fire, mistaking her for her twin sister. Haruo told them to stand down, saying he had been with Miana this entire time. Soon, Maina and several Houtua armed with spears emerged from the jungle and forced the soldiers to stand down, bringing them to their village and keeping them in a room with other United Earth soldiers they had rescued. Maina later arrived to retrieve the soldiers with two guards, and brought them into a chamber containing a large ceremonial altar. She and Miana ascended the altar and placed their hands upon it, and began to telepathically communicate with the soldiers. They asked them why they had come here and set fire to the Houtua's land. Haruo responded that they were here to kill Godzilla. The Houtua all recognized the name, with Maina and Miana stating that Godzilla represented fear and death and that he was the enemy of their God. They determined that the humans, or "passing crows" as they called them, were not enemies, but rather had opposed Godzilla and his servant. However, they said the Houtua were not interested in fighting Godzilla, though the humans could do as they wished. The Houtua elder Munak gave the soldiers their weapons back and allowed them to leave, but Maina and Miana insisted on coming with them. They revealed that just from being around the humans and observing them that they had gained the ability to understand human language. Haruo allowed the twins to join them, and the group set off to find the location of the remaining Landing Ship. En route, the twins revealed their names to the soldiers, and Haruo was able to differentiate them based on their facial expressions. He noted that Maina seemed to glare a lot more than Miana. Around this time, Yuko became annoyed by the twins and wandered off on her own to investigate a signal which could be the Landing Ship. As she crossed through a marsh, she was attacked by several worm-type Servum. The group quickly responded to her screams and opened fire on the Servum. Maina and Miana fired at them with arrows which easily pierced the creatures' skin. Lieutenant General Mulu-elu Galu-gu noticed the power of these arrowheads and asked to see them, but Maina insisted they were "poison." Soon, a swarm of flying-type Servum descended to feed on the worms' carcasses, but turned their attention to the soldiers. Just then, a company of soldiers led by Colonel Metphies emerged from the jungle and opened fire on the Servum, killing several and forcing the rest to flee.

Galu-gu and Belu-be returned to teh Houtua village to investigate the material used for the Houtua's arrowheads, and learned that it was Nanometal, the same material used to build the Bilusaludo's ultimate weapon: Mechagodzilla. They reported their findings to Haruo, saying that if they could locate the remains of Mechagodzilla they could feasibly harvest enough Nanometal to defeat Godzilla. Maina and Miana offered to lead the soldiers to the source, and the group followed them. After they passed through a cavern, they were attacked by two flying-type Servum. Yuko tried to fend them off with her Powered Suit, but suddenly the creatures were impaled by spikes that erupted from the ground and subsequently converted their corpses into Nanometal. As everyone looked into a crater below, they saw that the Nanometal had proliferated and constructed a replica of Mechagodzilla's production facility, which Galu-gu named "Mechagodzilla City." A group of Houtua appeared at the exit of the cavern, having realized Maina and Miana were missing. Haruo thanked the twins for their help, and before they left they warned him that Nanometal was "a sinister thing. Poison." After returning to the village, the twins conferred with Munak, who warned that the humans were on a path to destruction, and the Egg of their God proclaimed nothing about their fate. The twins again sneaked out of the village and traveled to Mechagodzilla City to help Haruo and the others, keeping watch from an overlooking cliff. From there, they witnessed Haruo share a kiss with Yuko on a walkway. They then sensed Godzilla awakening and continuing his search for the City. Once Godzilla had been lured to the City and was battling the Vultures piloted by Haruo, Yuko, and Belu-be, Maina and Miana telepathically warned Haruo of an incoming blast of Godzilla's atomic breath. Thanks to their warning, Haruo was able to dodge the blast at the last moment.

GODZILLA: The Planet Eater

When Martin Lazzari proposed that Haruo go into hiding in order to evade the fervor of Metphies' cult and the calls for his execution aboard the Aratrum, Maina posed as her sister Miana and offered to stay with Haruo in her hut and keep him safe. While staying in Miana's hut, Maina explained to Haruo that the Houtua considered simply living to be winning, and death to be losing. Thus, she wanted to "connect life" with Haruo, she said as she began to discrobe and unsuccessfully attempted to remove Haruo's spacesuit. Haruo rejected Maina's advances and went to sleep instead, then woke up realizing that if Miana had earlier removed his spacesuit successfully then this must be Maina. Maina revealed her deception and again expressed her desire to "connect life" with Haruo. This time, Haruo reciprocated her advances and the two slept together. Maina suddenly awoke next to Haruo in terror, saying she heard her sister say "Ghidorah."

Haruo and Maina ventured outside where the Houtua were assembling in a watchtower as black clouds overtook the sky and three black vortexes swirled above them. They met with Martin and Josh Emerson, who could not find an explanation for the bizarre phenomenon. Haruo deduced that Metphies must be behind this and left to confront him. Maina and the others witnessed the three heads of Ghidorah emerge from the vortexes in the sky and attack Godzilla. Maina realized that Haruo was locked in battle with Ghidorah mentally and told Martin they had to help him. The two entered the Houtua village and placed their hands on Mothra's egg, beseeching her to come forth and help Haruo in his time of need. Mothra manifested in the telepathic vision Metphies had placed Haruo under and allowed Maina and Martin to contact him, warning that Ghidorah must be guided by someone in this dimension. Realizing that that someone was Metphies, Haruo resisted and broke free from the vision, then shattered the Garbetrium bead in Metphies' eye, allowing Godzilla to vanquish Ghidorah.

In the ensuing months, Maina became pregnant with Haruo's child, and lived happily with both Haruo and her sister in the Houtua village. However, Haruo came to the realization that as long as he remained there, the potential remained for the cycle of hatred and destruction that doomed humanity to continue anew. Haruo left while he was sitting with Maina and Miana and picked up Yuko Tani's comatose body, then flew to his death at the hands of Godzilla in the last Vulture, despite Miana's attempts to stop him.

Many years later, a now elderly Maina proudly looked on as the young descendants of both the Houtua and the surviving humans undertook a ritual where they offered up and burned cords representing negative emotions to an effigy of the Vulture.

Abilities

Telepathy

Maina is telepathic, allowing her to translate messages from Mothra's egg and to send messages mentally to the humans and Bilusaludo. However, her telepathy cannot reach fellow telepath Metphies, who is able to block her from reading his mind.

Gallery

Production

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

Screenshots

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

GODZILLA: The Planet Eater

Trivia

  • Miana and her twin sister Maina are based on the Shobijin, the twin miniature priestesses who speak for Mothra in the majority of her film appearances. This is reflected by their trait of speaking in unison, as well as the fact that they serve as priestesses for Mothra's egg and telepathically transmit its messages.[1]

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