Mai Kazuki was a fictional female character featured in the popular maho shojo series Magical Emi (魔法のスターマジカルエミ, Studio Pierrot, 1985-86). In keeping with the conventions of the period, panchira was employed for humorous effect, usually through "accidental" skirt flips or low-angle shots. Animators and writers frequently contrived methods of displaying Mai's pantsu, more often than not to her red faced-embarrassment. Her nickname was "Ichigo" due to the strawberry-print panties she wore in the first episode.
The series ran for one season of 38 episodes, completing a coming-of-age story arc. The character returned for two OVA specials, in which she appeared with three other Pierrot magic girls, Mami, Persia and Yumi.