||March 5, 1980
||Actor, Gravure Idol
||1996 - present
||Toru Kusano (2008 - present)
(山田 まりや Yamada Mariya?
) is a Japanese actress and a gravure idol. She won the title of "Miss Young Magazine" in 1996. She portrayed Mai Midorikawa
in Ultraman Dyna
- Mariya Yamada had once dated Takeshi Tsuruno, Asuka's actor. Of course, they never ended up in love with each other, which in fact 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.
- Her character, Mai was meant to have her return in Ultraman Saga. This never made out due to her actress being pregnant at the time of the recording.