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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.

Career[]

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.

Roles[]

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

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Trivia[]

  • 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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