|“|| I'm... Kunihiko Maeda. I'm a scientist from Japan.
Maeda is a 35 year old Japanese scientist who has a strong interest in mitochondria and the original Eve. As well as this, he is very rigid to the ways of science, claiming that he won't believe in anything without "evidence." After hearing of the incident at Carnegie Hall, he flies to New York City.
He is very shy and polite and because of this, he has a hard time saying things in contrast to Aya and Daniel Dollis. He also seems to have a crush on Aya but never has admitted it. Throughout the game, he gives Aya good luck charms which serve no purpose in game.
Eventually, he concludes that the incident of Mitochondria Eve is only one of the many disasters that will come to pass, if humanity does not change its lifestyle and consider the consequences which is endangering the Earth in a mirror reflection to how the game's mitochondria is a parasite to the host.
Parasite Eve IIEdit
Maeda doesn't make an appearance in the second game, but is referenced a few times and it is also revealed that Pierce Carradine is now working with him on "super human" study after the events of the game.
".44 Maeda sp" bullets are available for the Mongoose magnum, which is some of the most powerful ammo available for Aya.
The 3rd BirthdayEdit
After hearing of the appearance of the Twisted, Maeda immediately sets off for New York in order to research them. Maeda purchased an old warehouse which he converted into his laboratory where he can continue his research in peace.
After the CTI murders in December 2013, Maeda once again met up with Aya. The two of them continued their research into the Twisted and he helped Aya use her Overdive ability once again, even though she can no longer go to the past with it.
In February 2014, Maeda supports Aya when she overdives to the Babel, often encouraging her and informing her of the current situation. His current whereabouts is his protection shelter in which Aya Overdives. Maeda also notes that his current residence is invulnerable and will have no interruptions while Aya Overdives.
After the events of the game, Maeda studied in Gehrmann's lab at Bonn University in Germany. Maeda received high praise for his work on ribosomal structure. It went on to earn him the prestigious Wolf Prize, which is said to be a precursor to the Nobel Prize.
- Maeda is 32 in the manga adaption of Parasite Eve even though he's 35 in the game.
- In The 3rd Birthday Aya can unlock some of Maeda's emails. The emails are between him and two other people and they talk about Aya like a test subject. In the emails the three people use nicknames; "The Cowardly Lion", "The Scarecrow", and "The Tin Man", all references to The Wizard of Oz.
- He can be seen in the final scene along with Cray, Gabrielle and Emily. He appears for a brief moment crossing the street, which means he was in New York long before the Twisted were created.
- Unlike the first game, the The 3rd Birthday version of Maeda is less shy and seem to be perverted in some way, to the point of being described as a "lecherous creep." His portrayal surprised a lot of fans of the first game. If Aya looks out to the shower in Maeda's Base (while on the staircase), she notices that the roof isn't concealed and she ponders if Maeda has been spying on her.
|Aya Brea - Daniel Dollis - Kunihiko Maeda - Melissa Pearce - Mitochondria Eve|
Maya Brea - Ben Dollis - Lorraine Dollis - Hans Klamp - Douglas Baker - Torres Owens - Wayne Garcia
|Armadillos - Bacterium - Bats - Bears - Cats - Centipedes - Chameleons - Crows - Dogmen - Flymen - Frogs- King Bacterium - Mixedmen - Moles - Monkeys - Parrots - Plants - Pterodactyls - Rats - Ratmen - Spiders - Scorpions - Squirrel - Snakes - Treasureboxes - Troodons|
|Alligators - Bees - Cockroaches - Crabs - Dogmen EX - Eve - Giantworms - Kerberos - Spiderwoman - Triceratops - Truebred Eve - T-Rex - Ultimate Being|
|American Museum of Natural History - Carnegie Hall - Central Park - Chinatown - Chrysler Building - N.Y.P.D. - Soho - St. Francis Hospital - Subway - Warehouse|
|Weapons - Soundtrack|
|Aya Brea - Eve Brea - Kyle Madigan|
Hyde Bohr - Thelonious Cray - Hunter Owen - Dr. Blank - Gabrielle Monsigny - Kunihiko Maeda - Emily Jefferson - Ginger - Seamus Rose
Slacker - Wad - Stinker - Snatcher - Bean - Roller - Rover
Detector - Worm - Spitter - Mudflap - Reaper - Helix - Queen
|Babel - CTI Headquarters - Club Sacrifice - Maeda's House - North Shallows Tower - Rockefeller Center - Saint Thomas Church - Spanish Harlem|
|Cheat Codes – Feats – Outfits – Overdive – Over Energy - Soundtrack - Weapons|