Mayu Kanzaki (神崎 真由) is a support character in the romantic comedy shōjo manga and anime series Lovely★Complex created by Aya Nakahara. Mayu is from the Osaka Prefecture on Honshu Island in Japan and is the ex-girlfriend of Ōtani.
Mayu has a strikingly similar appearance to Risa's friend, Chiharu. In the anime, Mayu is a carbon-copy of Chiharu save for her hair color which is seen as a gray color. She retains the same petite body and blue eyes as Chiharu as well. In the manga, Mayu is never seen in color, but it is noted by Risa that Mayu is a "Chiharu with her hair not inked in." Mayu is first seen in her school uniform consisting of a light gray blazer with a matching skirt, a blue ribbon and knee-high socks, a light blue vest, and brown dress shoes. Mayu is only see a few times when not in her uniform, usually wearing a long coat and scarf.
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Giant Baba Edit
"Giant Baba" is the nickname given to him by Ōtani and Nakao due to his height (3m tall), his real name is never mentioned. He is Mayu's current boyfriend and the guy she left Ōtani for. The pair briefly broke up during Christmas break of their first year of high school for unknown reason, but got back together shortly after.
Ōtani and Mayu dated during junior high. Mayu broke up with Ōtani shortly before their junior high graduation leaving him crushed. Ōtani claims that Mayu broke up with him because he was short, but in realty, she broke up with him because he neglected their relationship to focus on basketball. Although it isn't made clear, it appears that Mayu may have been cheating on Ōtani with Giant Baba. After Giant Baba broke up with her, Mayu had the intention to ask Ōtani out again, but never got the chance before her and Baba got back together.