Mai Valentine, known as Mai Kujaku is a character from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Series.
Joey is a good friend of Mai. She is often paired up with Joey Wheeler. There is no clear cut indicator that they are romantically interested in one another throughout the manga or anime. However many Yu-Gi-Oh! fans still like to believe that they have deeper feelings for one another, as shown in fan fiction. But, like all other pairings in the show, this one has not been resolved. Creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kazuki himself, has said before on numerous occasions the two are 'close friends', and refuses to reveal whether or not any of his characters are in a canon relationship. Mai is viewed as a role model by Serenity Wheeler.