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Maaya Sakamoto

Born: 1980

Biography

Maaya Sakamoto is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She made her debut as a voice actress in 1992 as the voice of Chifuru in Little Twins, but is better known as voice of Hitomi Kanzaki in The Vision of Escaflowne. Other major roles in anime include Riho Yamazaki in Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective, Moe Katsuragi in Risky Safety, Princess Tomoyo in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle, Haruhi Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club, Sayaka Nakasugi in Birdy the Mighty, Ciel Phantomhive in Black Butler, Shinobu Oshino in Monogatari, Shiki Ryougi in the Kara no Kyoukai film series, and Motoko Kusanagi in the newer Ghost in the Shell films and series. In video games she voices Aura and Natsume in .hack, Lisa Hamilton / La Mariposa in Dead or Alive, Aeris in Kingdom Hearts, Aigis in Persona 3, Lightning in Final Fantasy XIII games, Ling Xiaoyu in the Tekken series, and Alisa Illinichina Amiella in God Eater. She has also branched into singing, performing songs in both English and Japanese. She released her debut single "Yakusoku wa Iranai" in collaboration with Yoko Kanno under Victor Entertainment on April 24, 1996. Her singles "Tune the Rainbow", "Loop", "Ame ga Furu", and "Triangler" have all reached the top 10 Oricon singles chart: "Triangler" in particular charted at number 3 and remained charting for 26 weeks. Her albums have had similar success, with Shōnen Alice and Yūnagi Loop both reaching the top 10 Oricon albums chart; and her album You Can't Catch Me, released on January 12, 2011, became her first release to ever reach number 1. She held a concert at the Nippon Budokan on March 31, 2010, her thirtieth birthday. In the Japanese localization of overseas dubs, she has voiced Padme Amidala as presented in the Star Wars films and cartoons, as well as being the dub voice for Natalie Portman on numerous films.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

Resources

Movies

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Aerith Gainsborough (voice) in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice) in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder (Part 1)

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder (Part 1)

The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

The Garden of Sinners: The Hollow Shrine

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: The Hollow Shrine

The Garden of Sinners: Overlooking View

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Overlooking View

The Garden of Sinners: Remaining Sense of Pain

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Remaining Sense of Pain

The Garden of Sinners: Oblivion Recording

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Oblivion Recording

The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder (Part 2)

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder (Part 2)

Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase

Hikaru Toyoki (voice) in Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase

Escaflowne: The Movie

Hitomi Kanzaki (voice) in Escaflowne: The Movie

The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Amelia in Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice) in Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance

Ling Xiaoyu (voice) in TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1: The Wyvern Arrives

Leila Marukaru in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1: The Wyvern Arrives

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Nami (voice) in Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Appleseed XIII: Ouranos

Deunan Knute in Appleseed XIII: Ouranos

STAR DRIVER: The Movie

Sarina Endō (voice) in STAR DRIVER: The Movie

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man

Little Motoko (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man

Appleseed XIII: Tartaros

Deunan Knute in Appleseed XIII: Tartaros

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears

Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress

Funamushi (voice) in Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided

Leila Malkal (voice) in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu

Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) in Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu

Ghost In The Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver

Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver

Clover

Suu (voice) in Clover

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

Maaya Sakamoto 15th Anniversary Live

in Maaya Sakamoto 15th Anniversary Live "Gift" at Nippon Budokan

Tsubasa Chronicle The Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom

Princess Tomoyo (voice) in Tsubasa Chronicle The Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom

PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #4 Winter of Rebirth

Aigis (voice) in PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #4 Winter of Rebirth

Ajin: Demi-Human – Collide

Meyers (voice) in Ajin: Demi-Human – Collide

Diebuster: The Movie

Lal'C Mellk Mal (voice) in Diebuster: The Movie

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) in Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

Ghost in the Shell

Kusanagi Girl (voice) in Ghost in the Shell

You & Me

Gin-o-gou in You & Me

PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream

Aigis (voice) in PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone

Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) in Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!

Karorina (voice) in Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!

Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors

Kiyomi Takada (voice) in Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 5: To Beloved Ones

Leila Malkal (voice) in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 5: To Beloved Ones

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos

Julia Crichton (voice) in Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos

PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #3 Falling Down

Aigis (voice) in PERSONA3 THE MOVIE #3 Falling Down

The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky

Merlin (voice) in The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky

The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel

Black Butler: Book of Murder

Ciel Phantomhive (voice) in Black Butler: Book of Murder

Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist

Self in Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist

The Garden of Sinners: Remix -Gate of seventh heaven

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Remix -Gate of seventh heaven

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Ciel Phantomhive (voice) in Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion

Artemis (voice) in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion

Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn

Lyza (voice) in Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn

The Garden of Sinners: Recalled Out Summer - Extra Chorus

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners: Recalled Out Summer - Extra Chorus

Makkuro na Obentô

in Makkuro na Obentô

NiNoKuni

Saki / Versa (voice) in NiNoKuni

Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Wandering; Agateram

Leonardo da Vinci (voice) in Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Wandering; Agateram

Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm Of The Round Table: Camelot Paladin; Agateram

Leonardo da Vinci (voice) in Fate/Grand Order the Movie: Divine Realm Of The Round Table: Camelot Paladin; Agateram

Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

Lyza / Narrator (voice) in Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Maria (voice) in Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

Zoku Owarimonogatari

Shinobu Oshino (voice) in Zoku Owarimonogatari

Child of Kamiari Month

Shiro (voice) in Child of Kamiari Month

Macross Frontier: The False Songstress

Ranxue Mei in Macross Frontier: The False Songstress

Sword of the Stranger

Hagihime (voice) in Sword of the Stranger

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice) in Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

Chatting with Creatures

in Chatting with Creatures

Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon

Leonardo da Vinci / Alexander III / Jeanne d'Arc (voice) in Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

Lyza / Narration (voice) in Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light

Merlin (voice) in The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light

Monster Strike The Movie: To The Place of Beginnings

Ren Homura (young) (voice) in Monster Strike The Movie: To The Place of Beginnings

Bright: Samurai Soul

Chihaya (voice) in Bright: Samurai Soul

Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning

Tomoe Kaburagi (voice) in Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Collision 1

Annerose von Grünewald (voice) in The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Collision 1

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Collision 2

Annerose von Grünewald (voice) in The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Collision 2

The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Collision 3

Annerose von Grünewald (voice) in The Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Collision 3

The Tatami Time Machine Blues

Akashi (voice) in The Tatami Time Machine Blues

Gunbuster vs Diebuster: Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie

Lal'C Mellk Mal (voice) in Gunbuster vs Diebuster: Aim for the Top! The GATTAI!! Movie

Takane's Bicycle

in Takane's Bicycle

Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order

贞德、贞德·Alter·Santa·Lily in Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order

The First Slam Dunk

Haruko Akagi (voice) in The First Slam Dunk

EVANGELION:3.0(-46h)

Mari Illustrious-Makinami (voice) in EVANGELION:3.0(-46h)

EVANGELION:3.0(-120min.)

Mari Illustrious-Makinami (voice) in EVANGELION:3.0(-120min.)

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea: Star Sage

Amelothée (voice) in Kaina of the Great Snow Sea: Star Sage

Sakamoto Maaya LIVE TOUR 2009

Self in Sakamoto Maaya LIVE TOUR 2009 "WE ARE KAZEYOMI!"

坂本真綾 25周年記念LIVE「約束はいらない」 at 横浜アリーナ

Self in 坂本真綾 25周年記念LIVE「約束はいらない」 at 横浜アリーナ

Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Fierce Fight

Rin (voice) in Fist of the North Star: Legend of Raoh - Chapter of Fierce Fight

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM

Lunamaria Hawke (voice) in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM

Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp-

Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (voice) in Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp-

SAKAMOTO MAAYA COUNTDOWN LIVE 2012→2013 ~TOUR

Self in SAKAMOTO MAAYA COUNTDOWN LIVE 2012→2013 ~TOUR"Mitsubachi"FINAL~

Maaya Sakamoto Live 2011 in the silence

Self in Maaya Sakamoto Live 2011 in the silence

Coral of the Moon

Goribu no Shoujo in Coral of the Moon

Pretty Cure All Stars F

Preme / Cure Supreme (voice) in Pretty Cure All Stars F

Fist of the North Star: The Legend of the True Savior: Legend of Raoh-Chapter of Death in Love

Lin (voice) in Fist of the North Star: The Legend of the True Savior: Legend of Raoh-Chapter of Death in Love

Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki

Lin (voice) in Fist of the North Star: The Legend of Toki

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 3: The Brightness Falls

Leila Malkal (voice) in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 3: The Brightness Falls

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 4: Memories of Hatred

in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 4: Memories of Hatred

TV Shows

Macross Frontier

Ranxue Me in Macross Frontier

Bamboo Blade

Rin Suzuki (voice) in Bamboo Blade

Kokoro Library

June (voice) in Kokoro Library

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Nino (voice) in Arakawa Under the Bridge

Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Tomoyo Daidouji (voice) in Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Soul Eater

Crona (voice) in Soul Eater

Aqua Age

Natsumi Kugayama in Aqua Age

Ouran High School Host Club

Haruhi Fujioka (voice) in Ouran High School Host Club

Canaan

Alphard Al Shua (voice) in Canaan

The Vision of Escaflowne

Hitomi Kanzaki (voice) in The Vision of Escaflowne

RahXephon

Reika Mishima (voice) in RahXephon

Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective

Yamazaki Riho in Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective

Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety

Moe Katsuragi in Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety

Mushi-Shi

in Mushi-Shi

Jing: King of Bandits

in Jing: King of Bandits

Fantastic Children

Mel (voice) in Fantastic Children

Ghost Stories

in Ghost Stories

The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters

エミ in The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters

Poor Sisters Story

Kyō Yamada in Poor Sisters Story

Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

in Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE

Black Butler

Ciel Phantomhive (voice) in Black Butler

The Tatami Galaxy

Akashi (voice) in The Tatami Galaxy

Appleseed XIII

Deunan Knute (voice) in Appleseed XIII

God Eater

Alisa Ilyinichna Omela (voice) in God Eater

Ajin

Meyers (voice) in Ajin

Re:Creators

Magane Chikujōin (voice) in Re:Creators

Alice in Borderland

Saori Shibuki (voice) in Alice in Borderland

Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight

Leaf (voice) in Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight

Fate/Apocrypha

Ruler (voice) in Fate/Apocrypha

.hack

Aura (voice) in .hack

Usagi Drop

Masako Yoshii (voice) in Usagi Drop

Sands of Destruction

Morte Ashela in Sands of Destruction

Made In Abyss

Lyza (voice) in Made In Abyss

The Piano Forest

Ichinose Reiko in The Piano Forest

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Falangies (voice) in The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture

Motoko Kusanagi (voice) in Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture

Kokoro Library

July (voice) in Kokoro Library

Cutie Honey Universe

Honey Kisaragi / Cutie Honey (voice) in Cutie Honey Universe

CAROLE & TUESDAY

Crystal (voice) in CAROLE & TUESDAY

BEM

Mysterious Lady (voice) in BEM

Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Leonardo da Vinci (voice) in Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia

Ajin

Meyers in Ajin

Monogatari

Shinobu Oshino / Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade in Monogatari

Monogatari

Shinobu Oshino in Monogatari

Monogatari

Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade in Monogatari

The Great Passage

Hayashi Kaguya (voice) in The Great Passage

Fruits Basket

Akito Sōma (voice) in Fruits Basket

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

Elizabeth (voice) in To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

Stars Align

Kinuyo Kasuga (voice) in Stars Align

Chi's Sweet Home

Yamada Miwa in Chi's Sweet Home

Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga

Marie “Lily” Antoinette (voice) in Oda Cinnamon Nobunaga

Drifting Dragons

Ascella (voice) in Drifting Dragons

SING

Kyouko Sayama (voice) in SING "YESTERDAY" FOR ME

The Garden of Sinners

Shiki Ryougi (voice) in The Garden of Sinners

The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

Suzue Kambe (voice) in The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Tamayo (voice) in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Blade of the Immortal

Machi (voice) in Blade of the Immortal

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Echidna (voice) in Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

The Ancient Magus' Bride

Marielle (voice) in The Ancient Magus' Bride

Cobra the Animation

Secret Sanders (voice) in Cobra the Animation

Blade

Makoto (voice) in Blade

Ensemble Stars!

Anzu in Ensemble Stars!

Pretty Boy Detective Club

Mayumi Doujima (voice) in Pretty Boy Detective Club

Ushio and Tora

Sumako Aotsuki in Ushio and Tora

Made In Abyss

Narration (voice) in Made In Abyss

Made In Abyss

Lyza / Narration (voice) in Made In Abyss

Sword Art Online

Administrator (voice) in Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

Quinella (voice) in Sword Art Online

Joker Game

Miyoko Yasuhara (voice) in Joker Game

Jing: King of Bandits

Mimosa (voice) in Jing: King of Bandits

Suzy's Zoo: Daisuki! Witzy

Narrator in Suzy's Zoo: Daisuki! Witzy

The Seven Deadly Sins

Merlin (voice) in The Seven Deadly Sins

The Tatami Time Machine Blues

Akashi (voice) in The Tatami Time Machine Blues

Fate/Grand Carnival

Jeanne d'Arc (voice) in Fate/Grand Carnival

Super Crooks

Kasey (voice) in Super Crooks

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Zero (voice) in Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Ranking of Kings

Magic Mirror (voice) in Ranking of Kings

Gunbuster

Lal'C Melk Mark (voice) in Gunbuster

Ranking of Kings

Miranjo (voice) in Ranking of Kings

Love of Kill

Hawk Ritzland (voice) in Love of Kill

Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness

Shinri Yukihira (voice) in Deaimon: Recipe for Happiness

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea

Amelothée (voice) in Kaina of the Great Snow Sea

Black Jack

in Black Jack

The Fire Hunter

Akira (voice) in The Fire Hunter

Arknights

Talulah (voice) in Arknights

Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage

Miranjo (voice) in Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage

.hack

Aura in .hack

.hack

Morti in .hack

Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka Doesn't Get It

Leonardo da Vinci (voice) in Fate/Grand Order: Fujimaru Ritsuka Doesn't Get It

TRIGUN STAMPEDE

Rem Saverem (voice) in TRIGUN STAMPEDE

Cowboy Bebop

Stella Bonnaro (voice) in Cowboy Bebop

Chihayafuru

Haruka Inokuma (voice) in Chihayafuru

Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter

Pandora (voice) in Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter

STAR DRIVER: Takuto of the Radiance

Sarina Endo (voice) in STAR DRIVER: Takuto of the Radiance

Kanon

Mishio Amano (voice) in Kanon

Kanon

Mishio Amano (voice) in Kanon

Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Carlotta (voice) in Sorcerous Stabber Orphen

Fate Project 大晦日TVスペシャル2023

in Fate Project 大晦日TVスペシャル2023

A Condition Called Love

Tsukiha "Shibamū" Shibamura (voice) in A Condition Called Love

Barom One

Noriko Kido (voice) in Barom One