Rotten Maizou is the servant of the Tokugawa Family 徳川家, and the lover of Suzuran.
Maizou was a loyal servant to Tokugawa Sada Sada in his younger days. When Sada Sada used Suzuran in order to become a Shougun, Maizou would always go to Suzuran and wipe her tears everyday. Maizou has fallen in love with Suruzan but he knows that they couldn't be together due to their status.
Maizou was order by Sada Sada to kill Suzuran but he could not kill the one that he loves. Instead, they exchanges promises to escape together on the full moon under the Sakura tree. However, Sada Sada found out about everything and had his arm cut off where he made a promise with Suzuran. Sada Sada threatens Maizou to support him as Shogun and if he goes or contact to Suruzan, he would kill both of them.
Some years later, he took care both Shige Shige and Soyo.
He is a old man with wrinkles and glasses. He had both arms in his younger age but was cut off by Sada Sada. Later he had his other arm cut off again by Sada Sada.
As a servant of the Shougunate, he is a loyal man to the Shougunate Family. He can also be very protective to Soyo. He is also quite masochistic as suggested when he suggested to Imai Nobume that instead of kicking the can in the game, he offered to be kicked instead.
Friends & Allies
- Tsukuyo: At first Tsukuyo wanted kill to the person who didn't keep his promise to Suruzan but after learning the full truth, she protected Maizou and helped reunited Suruzan and Maizou.
Ikkoku Keisei Arc
Maizou ran to Yoshiwara despite his weak body, he went to the place where the Sakura tree once was and was able to reunite with Suruzan. It was hinted that he passed away along with Suruzan.