Marvel's Hit-Monkey features a stellar cast including Ally Maki, George Takei, Olivia Munn, and Nobi Nakanishi. After a Japanese snow monkey’s tribe is slaughtered, he joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin and together, they begin killing their way through the Yakuza underworld. The clips are one of the first looks at Ally Maki and Olivia Munn's characters who are strong, confident, head-strong Asian women in the series.
All episodes of Marvel's Hit-Monkey releases on Hulu tomorrow, November 17th!
Watch the exclusive clips on MYX below:
Watch the trailer that was released earlier this year:
Series Regulars include:
Shinji (voiced by George Takei)
A lifelong public servant who has been the man behind the political career of Ken Takahara, his friend and political mentor. But when tragedy strikes, it falls to Shinji to pick up the baton and carry their political dreams forward. A good and honest man who raised his niece Akiko all by himself after the death of her parents. Shinji is the kind of politician everyone wishes they could have.
Bryce (voiced by Jason Sudeikis)
A world-weary Assassin who’s made some unbelievably poor life choices. He drowns his sorrows in work, travel, and gambling but when it comes to doing hits, there’s no one better. After he’s killed in the Japanese Alps, the ghost of Bryce and Monkey are tied together on a revenge quest. A terrible mentor with a sarcastic, cynical view of the world, Bryce must ultimately dig deep within himself in order to complete his final mission and help Monkey become who he was meant to be.
Akiko (voiced by Olivia Munn)
Smart, ambitious and powerful, Akiko is the niece of Shinji Yokohama the future Prime Minister of Japan. Having spent time in the west for College and Law School, she has returned with strong opinions about the future of her Uncle’s campaign. Her inherently good nature however masks a darker side, one that will emerge as the season progresses.
Haruka (voiced by Ally Maki)
An honest cop from a small town in the north, Haruka comes to Tokyo with dreams of reforming a corrupt city. But can she hold on to her values in the face of so much vice? Her new partner Ito will test her sense of right and wrong and ultimately prove to be the mentor she has always looked for. But when it falls to her to complete their case, will she have what it takes to become the cop she has always felt she could be?
Ally Maki joined a virtual Q&A following a special online-only premiere with ET. The actress talked about the series. She spoke of looking forward to more Asian representation in TV & film as this show has. The event was co-hosted by Hulu, Maki's organization Asian American Girl Club and Tremendous Communications.
"I think with any character, especially an Asian American female character, it's like you really want to do that character justice and make sure she's fully nuanced and there are many layers to her and it's not just one thing. I think that was what was really important to me as with any character that I walk into," she explained. "But I think what was cool about Haruka is when she first comes in the second episode, she is new to town. She comes from a small town in Hokkaido. She's new to the scene. She's definitely the only woman on the force in that station. She's getting paired up with Ito (voiced by Nakanishi), who is kind of gruff. He's got his alcohol problems, he's this laughing stock of the police department. So she's walking into a lot. And it was really important -- I worked with Josh and Will on where she starts and where she ends. I think that's one of my favorite parts of her journey."
Tune in on Wednesday to watch the new series on Hulu.
Watch our "Making it in America" series featuring Marvel's former Sr. Visual Director, Anthony Francisco below: