After several years disappearance, Maiken came back to Hana. FYI, Maiken is the first character who engage on idoling. Maiken appeared in late 2000s when author started watching non-popular sports on TV. Maiken created for idoling purpose, mainly for winter sports, author’s favourite at that time. Maiken active during author’s middle school year and disappeared after author entered high school.
For last years, Maiken’s disappearance became the hot topic in Hana Planckaert world. Departure of Maiken had mixed feeling on author, from sadness to leave someone to open the opportunity for make another things. When author entered high school, author thought that Maiken disappeared due to chronic illness. Then speculations about Maiken’s disappearance soared for few years. Many people thought that Maiken disappeared due to pursuing academic career, but it wasn’t true. When Hana Planckaert just established her idoling career, people thought that Maiken is lost for escaping the hardship of schooling and then work as hostess at night club. Some people even thought that Maiken is raped by a senior actor who had been exist for more than 30 years. The speculations about Maiken’s disappearance aren’t true.
In summer 2017, Hana saw Maiken for the first time in five years. Maiken changed quiet much, but still doing idoling for certain things. Maiken changed several things. First, Maiken changed her hairstyle at the time visiting Hana. Previously Maiken has a chin length straight blonde hair with fringe. Now Maiken’s hairstyle has changed, but only a bit, her hair is slightly longer but still retaining bob style and the fringe is swept, in several occasions her hair is styled a bit, usually rounded blow. After hairstyle change, Maiken changed her outfits and stuffs. Previously Maiken always wore casual outfits though she wore smarter outfits for school. Now Maiken wears wide variety of outfits, from casual to experimental. During author’s middle school year, Maiken never worn makeup or jewelries, but did wear several accessories like hair clips and bangles. Now Maiken dare to wear makeup, from natural to theatrical and wears wide variety of jewelries and accessories. Next, let’s move to footwear! Previously Maiken only wear flat shoes for every occasions. Now Maiken wears wide variety of footwear, from flip-flops to stiletto heels.
Apart with appearance change, Maiken still doing idoling, especially winter sports. Maiken has been done winter sports idoling for ten years, what a long period! Maiken did winter sports idoling because they were her interests. Maiken stalks and analyzes everything on winter sports, from skiing to skating. Thought trends and tastes change over years, Maiken still like winter sports for several reasons.
Hana shocked while Maiken explains the reason(s) why she didn’t appear for years. Actually Maiken disappears for five years due to being a theatre actress which requires much time. During five years, Maiken should train and rehearse almost every day and she should perform at least once every week. Maiken is so busy on theatre, but doesn’t forget her old passion: idoling. Now Maiken is the prominent theatre actress in her town.
In the left Maiken dress up as Star Wars-inspired warrior but with more casual outfit.
In the right Maiken dress up with traditional Chinese costume with several adornments.
The outfits are made my Rinmaru Games.