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Mari Yamamoto on Monarch : Legacy of Monsters

Synopsis : This 10-episode drama series focuses on the Monarch, a special agency that appears in Monster Verse films. Mari Yamamoto plays Keiko, a Japanese scientist who went to the U.S. in the 1950s to study radiation and its effects, and is one of the founding members of “Monarch. Keiko is also the grandmother of the series’ 2015-timeline protagonists Kentaro(Ren Watanabe) and Cate Randa(Anna Sawai), who, in discovering their grandparents’ work, draw the attention of the organization decades later.

The strength in Keiko is particularly evident during her initial interactions with a young Lee Shaw (Wyatt Russell), who’s set to be her military escort in the Philippines, but severely underestimates her ability, not even initially believing she’s the scientist he’s supposed to meet up with. Complicated, but intriguing women in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters also extended to Kiersey Clemons’ May, where the audience is trying to navigate her intentions, as a particularly secretive character in the story. But much more became clear in Episode 7 of the series, where she confesses her true identity,

Mari Yamamoto is a Japanese actress who is also a writer and movie producer. Born in Meguro, Tokyo, Japan she also does the voiceover for some Japanese anime, video games, and audio dramas. The beautiful Japanese actress worked internationally and is an expert in two languages.

Creator: Chris Black

Starring: Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Ren Watabe

TV Network: Apple TV+

Premiere Date: Nov 17, 2023

Genre: Action

Executive producers: Matt Shakman, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Andy Goddard, Brad Van Arragon, Andrew Colville, Hiro Matsuoka, Takemasa Aritah

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@Courtesy of Apple TV+

Here’s the trailer of the film. 

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.

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