Maaya Sakamoto

Maaya Sakamoto

  • Birthday: 1980-03-31
  • Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
  • Also know as: Сакамото Маая

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.

Filmography

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

2005

As Aerith Gainsborough (voice)

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

2009

As Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)

The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral

2008

As Shiki Ryougi (voice)

The Garden of Sinners: The Hollow Shrine

2008

As Shiki Ryougi (voice)

The Garden of Sinners: Overlooking View

2007

As Shiki Ryougi (voice)

The Garden of Sinners: Oblivion Recording

2008

As Shiki Ryougi (voice)

Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase

2007

As Hikaru Toyoki (voice)

Escaflowne: The Movie

2000

As Hitomi Kanzaki (voice)

The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue

2011

As Shiki Ryougi (voice)

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

2012

As Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)

TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance

2011

As Ling Xiaoyu (voice)

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

2013

As Motoko Kusanagi (voice)

Space Pirate Captain Harlock

2013

As Nami (voice)

Appleseed XIII: Ouranos

2011

As Deunan Knute

STAR DRIVER: The Movie

2013

As Sarina Endō (voice)

Appleseed XIII: Tartaros

2011

As Deunan Knute

Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress

2012

As Funamushi (voice)

Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu

2016

As Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)

Clover

1999

As Suu (voice)

Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

2015

As Motoko Kusanagi (voice)

Ajin: Demi-Human – Collide

2016

As Meyers (voice)

Diebuster: The Movie

2006

As Lal'C Mellk Mal (voice)

Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu

2016

As Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)

Ghost in the Shell

1995

As Kusanagi Girl (voice)

You & Me

2011

As Gin-o-gou

Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu

2017

As Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)

Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors

2009

As Kiyomi Takada (voice)

The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel

2013

As Shiki Ryougi (voice)

Black Butler: Book of Murder

2014

As Ciel Phantomhive (voice)

Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic

2017

As Ciel Phantomhive (voice)

Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn

2019

As Lyza (voice)

NiNoKuni

2019

As Saki / Versa (voice)

Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight

2019

As Lyza / Narrator (voice)

Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop

2021

As Maria (voice)

Zoku Owarimonogatari

2018

As Shinobu Oshino (voice)

Child of Kamiari Month

2021

As Shiro (voice)

Sword of the Stranger

2007

As Hagihime (voice)

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

2021

As Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)

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

2021

As Leonardo da Vinci / Alexander III / Jeanne d'Arc (voice)

Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul

2020

As Lyza / Narration (voice)

Monster Strike The Movie: To The Place of Beginnings

2016

As Ren Homura (young) (voice)

Bright: Samurai Soul

2021

As Chihaya (voice)

Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning

2012

As Tomoe Kaburagi (voice)

The Tatami Time Machine Blues

2022

As Akashi (voice)

Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order

2018

As 贞德、贞德·Alter·Santa·Lily

The First Slam Dunk

2022

As Haruko Akagi (voice)

EVANGELION:3.0(-46h)

2023

As Mari Illustrious-Makinami (voice)

EVANGELION:3.0(-120min.)

2023

As Mari Illustrious-Makinami (voice)

Kaina of the Great Snow Sea: Star Sage

2023

As Amelothée (voice)

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM

2024

As Lunamaria Hawke (voice)

Kizumonogatari -Koyomi Vamp-

2024

As Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (voice)

Coral of the Moon

2010

As Goribu no Shoujo

Pretty Cure All Stars F

2023

As Preme / Cure Supreme (voice)

Production

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