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Mariya Yamada (山田 まりや, Yamada Mariya) is a Japanese actress and a gravure idol. Her real name is Mariya Kusano (草野 まりや, Kusano Mariya). She is known for her role as Mai Midorikawa in Ultraman Dyna.


She won the title of "Miss Young Magazine" in 1996.

Yamada was previously affiliated with YKAgent (known as Central until July 1, 2021[1]). In 2023, she became affiliated with Tenderpro.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Moon Spiral Chihiro Hakko Debut role
1997 Ultraman Dyna Mai Midorikawa
1998 Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light
2000 Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey
2001 Ultraman Dyna: The Return of Hanejiro
2006 Ultraman Mebius & the Ultra Brothers Mayor's Secretary Midorikawa
Bio Planet WoO Seiko




  • Mariya Yamada once dated Takeshi Tsuruno, Shin Asuka's actor, something that was referenced by their characters in the series.
  • While Mai seems to have finished school education, in real life, her actress is a high school drop-out.
  • Mai was meant to return in Ultraman Saga but was unable to because she was pregnant at the time of the recording.

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