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 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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 98

Birthday 1980-03-31

Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

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Also Known As

  • Сакамото Маая
  • 坂本真綾

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Binbō Shimai Monogatari(10 episodes) as Kyō Yamada
Omishi Magical Theater: Risky Safety(24 episodes) as Moe Katsuragi
2018 The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky as Merlin (voice)
2018 The Piano Forest(12 episodes) as Reiko Ichinose
2017 MADE IN ABYSS(4 episodes) as Lyza (voice)
2017 Fate/Apocrypha(25 episodes) as Ruler
2017 Re:Creators(22 episodes) as Chikujouin Makagami
2017 Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic as Ciel Phantomhive
2017 Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu as Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (voice)
2016 Ajin: Demi-Human - Collide as Meyers (voice)
2016 Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu as Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)
2016 Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 5: To Beloved Ones as Leila Malkal (voice)
2016 Ghost In The Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver as Motoko Kusanagi
2016 Persona 3 the Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth as Aigis
2016 Ajin(13 episodes) as Meyers (voice)
2016 Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu as Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)
2015 Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult as Motoko Kusanagi
2015 God Eater(13 episodes) as Alisa Ilyinichna Omela (voice)
2015 Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie as Motoko Kusanagi (Voice)
2015 Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! as Karorina (voice)
2015 Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Alternative Architecture(21 episodes) as Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
2015 The Heroic Legend of Arslan(44 episodes) as Falangies (voice)
2015 Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down as Aigis
2014 Black Butler: Book of Murder as Ciel Phantomhive
2014 Alice in Borderland(3 episodes) as Saori Shibuki (voice)
2014 Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone as Motoko Kusanagi
2014 Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears as Motoko Kusanagi
2014 Persona 3 the Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream as Aigis
2013 Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers as Motoko Kusunagi (2013)
2013 The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel as Shiki Ryougi
2013 Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided as Leila Malkal (voice)
2013 Space Pirate Captain Harlock as Nami (voice)
2013 Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain as Motoko Kusunagi (2013)
2013 Star Driver the Movie as Sarina Endō (voice)
2012 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo as Makinami Mari Illustrious
2012 Fuse, Memoirs of the Hunter Girl as Funamushi
2012 Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1: The Wyvern Arrives as Leila Marukaru
2011 Black Jack: Final as Yurie Saionji
2011 Appleseed XIII: Ouranos as Deunan Knute
2011 TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance as Ling Xiaoyu
2011 Usagi Drop(4 episodes) as Masako Yoshii (voice)
2011 Appleseed XIII(16 episodes) as Deunan
2011 Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos as Julia Crichton
2011 Appleseed XIII: Tartaros as Deunan Knute
2011 You & Me as Gin-o-gou
2011 The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue as Shiki Ryougi
2010 Maaya Sakamoto 15th Anniversary Live "Gift" at Nippon Budokan
2010 The Tatami Galaxy(14 episodes) as Akashi
2010 Arakawa under The Bridge(26 episodes)
2010 Trigun: Badlands Rumble as Amelia
2010 Cobra the Animation: Time Drive(13 episodes) as Secret
2009 Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors as Kiyomi Takada (voice)
2009 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 7: A Study in Murder (Part 2) as Ryougi Shiki
2009 Canaan(14 episodes) as Alphard Al Shua
2009 Monogatari(65 episodes) as Shinobu Oshino (voice)
2009 Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance as Makinami Mari Illustrious
2009 Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist as Herself
2009 Tsubasa: Spring Thunder(2 episodes) as Tomoyo (voice)
2009 The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven as Ryougi Shiki
2008 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 6: Oblivion Recording as Ryougi Shiki
2008 Black Butler(54 episodes) as Ciel Phantomhive
2008 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral as Shiki Ryougi
2008 Blade of the Immortal(13 episodes) as Machi
2008 Sands of Destruction(13 episodes) as Morte Ashela
2008 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine as Ryougi Shiki
2008 Soul Eater(51 episodes) as Crona
2008 Macross Frontier(30 episodes) as Ranxue Me
2008 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain as Ryougi Shiki
2007 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 2: A Study in Murder (Part 1) as Ryougi Shiki
2007 The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 1: Overlooking View as Ryougi Shiki
2007 Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase as Hikaru Toyoki
2007 Bamboo Blade(26 episodes) as Rin Suzuki
2006 Kanon(24 episodes) as Mishio Amano
2006 Aim for the Top 2! Diebuster as Lal'C Mellk Mal
2006 Ouran High School Host Club(26 episodes) as Haruhi Fujioka
2005 Mushi-Shi(1 episode)
2005 Tsubasa Chronicle The Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom as Princess Tomoyo
2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children as Aerith Gainsborough
2005 Tsubasa Chronicle(4 episodes)
2005 Tsubasa Chronicle(58 episodes) as Tomoyo Daidouji
2005 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man as Little Motoko
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny(58 episodes) as Lunamaria Hawke
2004 Fantastic Children(26 episodes) as Mel
2003 The Eldest Boy and His Three Elder Sisters(5 episodes)
2003 .hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet(13 episodes) as Aura (voice)
2002 Jing: King of Bandits(1 episode)
2002 .hack(1 episode) as Aura (voice)
2002 RahXephon(30 episodes) as Reika Mishima
2001 Kokoro Library(1 episode) as July (voice)
2001 Kokoro Library(1 episode) as June (voice)
2000 Ghost Stories(1 episode)
2000 Escaflowne: The Movie as Hitomi Kanzaki
1999 Clover as Suu (voice)
1998 Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective(12 episodes)
1998 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight(27 episodes) as Leaf (voice)
1996 Mizuiro Jidai(47 episodes) as Natsumi Kugayama
1996 The Vision of Escaflowne(28 episodes) as Hitomi Kanzaki
1995 Ghost in the Shell as Kusanagi girl

Sound

2016 Amanchu!(12 episodes)Songs
2010 Tamayura(4 episodes)Theme Song Performance

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