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The '''Maibatsu Corporation''' is a [[Japan]]ese automaker that has appeared in every ''Grand Theft Auto'' game since ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'', except for ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''. The name "''Maibatsu''" is a [[wp:Portmanteau|portmanteau]] of ''[[wp:Daihatsu|Daihatsu]]'' and ''[[wp:Mitsubishi|Mitsubishi]]'', and is also similar in name to "''[[Zaibatsu]]''" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate.
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The '''Maibatsu Corporation''' ([[BAWSAQ]]: MAI) is a [[Japan|Japanese]] multinational conglomerate that has appeared in every ''Grand Theft Auto'' game since ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'', except for ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''. The name "''Maibatsu''" is a [[wp:Portmanteau|portmanteau]] of ''[[wp:Daihatsu|Daihatsu]]'' and ''[[wp:Mitsubishi|Mitsubishi]]'', and is also similar in name to "''[[Zaibatsu Corporation|Zaibatsu]]''" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate.
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==Appearances in games==
 
==Appearances in games==
*''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'': Maibatsu has a radio ad and print ad for the [[Monstrosity]], a very large SUV (pickup in European version) with extremely bad fuel efficiency (as low as 3 MPG).
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*''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'': Maibatsu has radio and print advertisements for the [[Monstrosity]], a very large SUV (RC truck in European version) with extremely bad fuel efficiency (as low as 3 MPG).
 
*''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'':
 
*''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'':
 
** Maibatsu runs a sexually provocative ad on the radio to promote the [[Thunder]].
 
** Maibatsu runs a sexually provocative ad on the radio to promote the [[Thunder]].
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*''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'': The corporation is more blatantly based on [[wikipedia:Mitsubishi Motors|Mitsubishi]]. Maibatsu now produces the [[Mule]] truck, [[Sanchez]] dirtbike, and [[Vincent]] sedan. In the [[WKTT]] in-game radio, a quick reference to the Maibatsu Monstrosity can be heard.
 
*''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'': The corporation is more blatantly based on [[wikipedia:Mitsubishi Motors|Mitsubishi]]. Maibatsu now produces the [[Mule]] truck, [[Sanchez]] dirtbike, and [[Vincent]] sedan. In the [[WKTT]] in-game radio, a quick reference to the Maibatsu Monstrosity can be heard.
 
*''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'': Maibatsu doesn't make any notable appearance in Chinatown Wars aside from the presence of the Sanchez dirtbike.
 
*''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'': Maibatsu doesn't make any notable appearance in Chinatown Wars aside from the presence of the Sanchez dirtbike.
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*''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'': Maibatsu now produces the [[Penumbra]] coupé and the [[Frogger]] helicopter, while the [[Mule]] truck and the [[Sanchez]] dirtbike from GTA IV are also present. There is a ''Maibatsu Motors Inc''. factory in [[East Los Santos (HD Universe)|East Los Santos]].
 
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==Vehicles==
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===Vehicles in 3D Universe===
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==Products==
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Although the Maibatsu Corporation is most famous for the vehicles it manufactures, Maibatsu also makes electronics, cruise missiles and just about every other product on the face of the planet.<ref>[http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/games/gtav/bawsaq BAWSAQ]</ref>
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===Vehicles===
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====Vehicles in 3D Universe====
 
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| [[Monstrosity]]
 
| [[Monstrosity]]
| SUV/Truck
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| Full-size SUV/truck
 
| [[Landstalker]] (American Version)<br />[[wp:Ford Super Duty|Ford F250 regular cab]] (European Version)
 
| [[Landstalker]] (American Version)<br />[[wp:Ford Super Duty|Ford F250 regular cab]] (European Version)
 
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| [[Thunder]]
 
| [[Thunder]]
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| Sport compact
 
| Unknown
 
| Unknown
 
| Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
 
| Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
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===Vehicles in HD Universe===
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====Vehicles in HD Universe====
 
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| Cabover Box Truck
 
| Cabover Box Truck
 
| [[wp:Isuzu Elf|1994-2004 Isuzu Elf]]
 
| [[wp:Isuzu Elf|1994-2004 Isuzu Elf]]
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| [[Penumbra]]
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| Sport compact
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| [[wp:Mitsubishi Eclipse|2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE]]
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| Featured in [[GTA V]]
 
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| [[Sanchez]]
 
| [[Sanchez]]
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| [[Vincent]]
 
| [[Vincent]]
| Sedan
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| Mid-size sedan
| [[wp:Mitsubishi Galant#Eighth generation|1999-2003 Mitsubishi Galant]]
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| [[wp:Mitsubishi Galant#Eighth generation|1996-2003 Mitsubishi Galant]]
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| Featured only in [[GTA IV]]
 
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| [[Maibatsu Sports Coupé]]
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| [[Frogger]]
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| Helicopter
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| [[wp: Eurocopter EC130|Eurocopter EC130]]
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The "Maibatsu Corporation" is likely a nod to the [[The Zaibatsu Corporation|Zaibatsu Corporation]], a massive corporation that plays a large role in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]].
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*The "Maibatsu Corporation" is likely a nod to the [[The Zaibatsu Corporation|Zaibatsu Corporation]], a massive corporation that plays a large role in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''.
*In [[GTA V]], there is a Maibatsu brand logo featured on a [[Sanchez]].
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==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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<gallery spacing="small" position="center" bordercolor="#8e8e8e">
 
MonstrosityUS.jpg|An ad for the Maibatsu Monstrosity, a rebadged [[Dundreary]] [[Landstalker]].
 
MonstrosityUS.jpg|An ad for the Maibatsu Monstrosity, a rebadged [[Dundreary]] [[Landstalker]].
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MaibatsuMotors-GTAV.png|Maibatsu Factory in [[East Los Santos (HD Universe)|East Los Santos]], [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]].
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Frogger-GTAV-Front.png|Maibatsu [[Frogger]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
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MulePisswasser-Front-GTAV.png|Maibatsu [[Mule]] in GTA V.
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Penumbra-GTAV-front.png|Maibatsu [[Penumbra]] in GTA V.
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Sanchez-GTAV-Front-Sprunk.png|Maibatsu [[Sanchez]] in GTA V.
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Vincent-GTA4-front.jpg|Maibatsu [[Vincent]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]].
 
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The Maibatsu Corporation (BAWSAQ: MAI) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate that has appeared in every Grand Theft Auto game since Grand Theft Auto III, except for Grand Theft Auto Advance. The name "Maibatsu" is a portmanteau of Daihatsu and Mitsubishi, and is also similar in name to "Zaibatsu" (財閥), a Japanese term for a large conglomerate.

Appearances in gamesEdit

ProductsEdit

Although the Maibatsu Corporation is most famous for the vehicles it manufactures, Maibatsu also makes electronics, cruise missiles and just about every other product on the face of the planet.[1]

VehiclesEdit

Vehicles in 3D UniverseEdit

Vehicle Style Based On (3D Universe) Notes
Monstrosity Full-size SUV/truck Landstalker (American Version)
Ford F250 regular cab (European Version)
Thunder Sport compact Unknown Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road
Womb Minivan Unknown Only depicted in advertisements; Not seen on the road

Vehicles in HD UniverseEdit

Vehicle Style Based On (HD Universe) Notes
Mule Cabover Box Truck 1994-2004 Isuzu Elf
Penumbra Sport compact 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE Featured in GTA V
Sanchez Dirtbike Yamaha YZ450F
Vincent Mid-size sedan 1996-2003 Mitsubishi Galant Featured only in GTA IV
Frogger Helicopter Eurocopter EC130

TriviaEdit


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ReferencesEdit

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