Maaya Sakamoto



Place of birth:

Tokyo, Japan:


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.


Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion (2019)
Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn (2019)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Prisoners of the Sky (2018)
Merlin (voice)
Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic (2017)
Ciel Phantomhive
Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade (voice)
Ajin: Demi-Human - Collide (2016)
Meyers (voice)
Kizumonogatari Part 2: Nekketsu (2016)
Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 5: To Beloved Ones (2016)
Leila Malkal (voice)
Ghost In The Shell: The Movie Virtual Reality Diver (2016)
Motoko Kusanagi
Persona 3 the Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth (2016)
Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu (2016)
Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade (voice)
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 5: Pyrophoric Cult (2015)
Motoko Kusanagi
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie (2015)
Motoko Kusanagi (Voice)
Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! (2015)
Karorina (voice)
Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down (2015)
Black Butler: Book of Murder (2014)
Ciel Phantomhive
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 4: Ghost Stands Alone (2014)
Motoko Kusanagi
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 3: Ghost Tears (2014)
Motoko Kusanagi
Persona 3 the Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream (2014)
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 2: Ghost Whispers (2013)
Motoko Kusunagi (2013)
The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel (2013)
Shiki Ryougi
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2: The Wyvern Divided (2013)
Leila Malkal (voice)
Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)
Nami (voice)
Ghost in the Shell Arise - Border 1: Ghost Pain (2013)
Motoko Kusunagi (2013)
Star Driver the Movie (2013)
Sarina Endō (voice)
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
Makinami Mari Illustrious
Fuse, Memoirs of the Hunter Girl (2012)
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1: The Wyvern Arrives (2012)
Leila Marukaru
Black Jack: Final (2011)
Yurie Saionji
Appleseed XIII: Ouranos (2011)
Deunan Knute
TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance (2011)
Ling Xiaoyu
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)
Julia Crichton
Appleseed XIII: Tartaros (2011)
Deunan Knute
You & Me (2011)
The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue (2011)
Shiki Ryougi
Maaya Sakamoto 15th Anniversary Live "Gift" at Nippon Budokan (2010)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (2010)
Death Note Relight 2: L's Successors (2009)
Kiyomi Takada (voice)
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 7: A Study in Murder (Part 2) (2009)
Ryougi Shiki
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
Makinami Mari Illustrious (voice)
Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist (2009)
The Garden of Sinners - Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven (2009)
Ryougi Shiki
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 6: Oblivion Recording (2008)
Ryougi Shiki
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral (2008)
Shiki Ryougi
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine (2008)
Ryougi Shiki
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain (2008)
Ryougi Shiki
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 2: A Study in Murder (Part 1) (2007)
Ryougi Shiki
The Garden of Sinners - Chapter 1: Overlooking View (2007)
Ryougi Shiki
Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007)
Hikaru Toyoki
Aim for the Top 2! Diebuster (2006)
Lal'C Mellk Mal
Tsubasa Chronicle The Movie: The Princess in the Birdcage Kingdom (2005)
Princess Tomoyo
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
Aerith Gainsborough
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (2005)
Little Motoko
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Hitomi Kanzaki
Clover (1999)
Suu (voice)
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
Kusanagi girl