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Maaya Sakamoto

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 Ryōgi in the Kara no Kyōkai 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.

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Mar 31, 1980 1980-03-31 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ghost in the Shell 1995-11-18
Latest Project:
Series Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety 2019
Known For
Poster of Appleseed XIII
Poster of Cobra the Animation: Time Drive
Poster of Soul Eater
Poster of Kanon
Series Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety Moe Katsuragi 2019
Movie The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky Merlin (voice) 2018-08-18
Series El-Hazard: the magnificent world Qawool Towles 2018
Series Fate/Apocrypha Ruler 2017-07-01
Series Daigunder Betty 2017
Series MADE IN ABYSS Lyza 2017-07-07
Movie Ajin: Demi-Human - Collide Meyers (voice) 2016-09-23
Movie Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) 2016-08-19
Movie Ghost In The Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver Motoko Kusanagi 2016-02-02
Movie Persona 3 the Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth Aigis 2016-01-23
Series Ajin Meyers (voice) 2016-01-16
Movie Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice) 2016-01-08
Series The Heroic Legend of Arslan Falangies (voice) 2015-04-05
Movie Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down Aigis 2015-04-04
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult Motoko Kusanagi 2015-08-26
Movie Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! Karorina (voice) 2015-04-18
Movie Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie Motoko Kusanagi (Voice) 2015-06-20
Series God Eater Alisa Ilyinichna Omela (voice) 2015-07-12
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone Motoko Kusanagi 2014-09-06
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears Motoko Kusanagi 2014-06-28
Movie Persona 3 the Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream Aigis 2014-06-07
Movie Star Driver the Movie Sarina Endō (voice) 2013-02-09
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain Motoko Kusunagi (2013) 2013-06-22
Movie Space Pirate Captain Harlock Nami (voice) 2013-09-07
Movie Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided Leila Malkal (voice) 2013-09-14
Movie Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers Motoko Kusunagi (2013) 2013-11-29
Movie Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo Makinami Mari Illustrious 2012-11-17
Movie Fuse, Memoirs of the Hunter Girl Funamushi 2012-10-20
Movie Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1: The Wyvern Arrives Leila Marukaru 2012-07-12
Series Appleseed XIII Deunan 2011-07-06
Movie The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue Shiki Ryougi 2011-02-02
Movie Appleseed XIII: Tartaros Deunan Knute 2011-06-13
Movie Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos Julia Crichton 2011-07-02
Series Usagi Drop Masako Yosii 2011-07-08
Movie TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance Ling Xiaoyu 2011-07-26
Movie Appleseed XIII: Ouranos Deunan Knute 2011-10-24
Movie Black Jack: Final Yurie Saionji 2011-12-16
Movie Maaya Sakamoto 15th Anniversary Live "Gift" at Nippon Budokan 2010-08-11
Series The Tatami Galaxy Akashi 2010-04-23
Series Arakawa under The Bridge 2010-04-04
Movie Trigun: Badlands Rumble Amelia 2010-04-02
Series Cobra the Animation: Time Drive Secret 2010-01-02
Series Tsubasa: Spring Thunder Tomoyo (voice) 2009-03-15
Movie Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist Herself 2009-06-18
Series Canaan Alphard Al Shua 2009-07-04
Movie Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Makinami Mari Illustrious 2009-06-26
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 7: A Study in Murder (Part 2) Ryougi Shiki 2009-08-08
Series Monogatari Shinobu Oshino (voice) 2009-07-03
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine Ryougi Shiki 2008-05-24
Series Macross Frontier Ranxue Me 2008-04-03
Series Soul Eater Crona 2008-04-07
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain Ryougi Shiki 2008-02-09
Series Sands of Destruction Morte Ashela 2008-07-07
Series Blade of the Immortal Machi 2008-07-13
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral Shiki Ryougi 2008-08-16
Series Black Butler Ciel Phantomhive 2008-10-02
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 6: Oblivion Recording Ryougi Shiki 2008-12-20
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 2: A Study in Murder (Part 1) Ryougi Shiki 2007-12-29
Movie The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 1: Overlooking View Ryougi Shiki 2007-12-01
Movie Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase Hikaru Toyoki 2007-10-24
Series Bamboo Blade Rin Suzuki 2007-10-02
Series Kanon Mishio Amano 2006-10-05
Series Death Note Kiyomi Takada (voice) 2006-10-04
Movie Aim for the Top 2! Diebuster Lal'C Mellk Mal 2006-10-01
Series Binbō Shimai Monogatari Kyō Yamada 2006-06-29
Series Ouran High School Host Club Haruhi Fujioka 2006-04-04
Series Tsubasa Chronicle Tomoyo Daidouji 2005-04-09
Movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man Little Motoko 2005-01-01
Series Mushi-Shi Unknown 2005-10-23
Movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Aerith Gainsborough 2005-07-14
Movie Tsubasa Chronicle The Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom Princess Tomoyo 2005-08-19
Series Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Lunamaria Hawke 2004-10-09
Series Fantastic Children Mel 2004-10-04
Series The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters 2003-10-12
Series .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet Aura (voice) 2003-01-08
Series Jing: King of Bandits Unknown 2002-05-15
Series .hack Aura 2002-04-04
Series RahXephon Reika Mishima 2002-01-21
Series Kokoro Library Shuri 2001-10-12
Series Ghost Stories Unknown 2000-10-22
Movie Escaflowne: The Movie Hitomi Kanzaki 2000-06-24
Movie Clover Suu (voice) 1999-08-21
Series Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective 1998-07-08
Series Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Leaf (voice) 1998-04-01
Series Mizuiro Jidai Natsumi Kugayama 1996-04-04
Series The Vision of Escaflowne Hitomi Kanzaki 1996-04-02
Movie Ghost in the Shell Kusanagi girl 1995-11-18