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Māya Sakamoto is a Actor and Theme Song Performance Japonaise born on 31 march 1980

Māya Sakamoto

Māya Sakamoto
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Nationality Japon
Birth 31 march 1980 (43 years)

Maaya Sakamoto (坂本 真綾, Sakamoto Maaya, born March 31, 1980) is a Japanese singer-songwriter, actress, and voice actress who 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. She released her debut single Yakusoku wa Iranai, in collaboration with Yoko Kanno under Victor Entertainment on April 24, 1996.

She has also branched into singing, performing songs in both English and Japanese. As well as being a prolific voice actress, she has also had several successful releases; despite initially only modestly selling, 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. She is also the Japanese voice dub-over artist for Natalie Portman.


Born in Tokyo, Sakamoto grew up in a family formed by her parents and her older brother. She started working as a voice actress in a very early age, and the first leading role she was given was in the 1993 OVA Little Twins,

In 1996, she was given the role of Hitomi Kanzaki, the leading role in the TV anime series The Vision of Escaflowne. For this anime she also performed the opening theme, which was released as her debut single on April 24, 1996. The single was produced by Yoko Kanno, who was also in charge of the soundtrack for Escaflowne. Her first album, titled Grapefruit, was released on April 23, 1997. Since then, Sakamoto would perform theme songs for several anime series, including Clamp School Detectives (1997), Record of Lodoss War (1998) and Cardcaptor Sakura (1999). Since her very debut, all of her music was produced by Yoko Kanno and her music crew, which includes a selected number of musicians including Yūho Iwasato, Gabriela Robin, Shanti Snyder, and Tim Jensen. Since her debut, Sakamoto worked almost exclusively with Kanno and company for almost a decade. Apart from her work as a voice actress and singer, in October 1996 Sakamoto also debuted as a radio host presenting her own program, Sakamoto Maaya no Naisho-banashi, on radio station Nack 5.

In 2003, Sakamoto made her debut as a theatre actress on the Japanese version of the musical Les Misérables, playing the role of Éponine. This year she also starred in her first TV drama Suekko Chounan Ane San-nin, and also played the leading role in the short film 03† directed by Hidenori Sugimori. On the other hand, Sakamoto's 11th single "Tune the Rainbow", released on April 2, 2003, became her first Top 10 single in Japan, peaking at number 9 in the Oricon weekly charts. Her fourth album, Shōnen Alice, released on December 10, 2003, became her first Top 10 album on the Oricon charts and also her last record to be produced exclusively by Yoko Kanno; since this release Sakamoto would involve further in the music making process and production of her records. Her fifth album, Yūnagi Loop, released on October 26, 2005, was her first co-produced by herself along with musician Mistuyoshi Tamura, whom she would continue working in her subsequent records. This album's lead single, "Loop" —opening theme for TV anime series Tsubasa Chronicle— peaked at number seven on the Oricon charts, also becoming her highest chart peaking single at that time.

In 2008, Sakamoto and worked once again with Yoko Kanno for her 15th single, "Triangler", which was used as opening theme for the TV anime series Macross Frontier. "Triangler" became a big hit, peaking at the Top 3 single of the Oricon charts. The single ended up becoming Sakamoto's biggest selling single to date, with more than 90,000 copies sold. The song was later included in Sakamoto's sixth album, Kazeyomi, which was released January 2009 and also peaked within the Top 3. For promoting this album, Sakamoto began her first low-scale national tour, on which she held three concerts in Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo. The tour was later released as her first live DVD on August 11, 2011.

In 2010, Sakamoto celebrated her 15th anniversary in the entertainment industry, releasing on March 31 —day of her 30th birthday— her greatest hits album Everywhere, and also holding a concert at the Nippon Budokan. In 2011, her seventh album You Can't Catch Me became her first album to reach the first stop of the Oricon charts.

Her 2012 Mitsubachi tour concluded with an announcement at her New Year's Eve concert of a new full-length album of songs written and composed solely by Sakamoto, as well as a short concert tour to support it. The album, titled Singer Song Writer, featured two new versions of Sakamoto's previous compositions "Everywhere" and "Chikai", as well as eight original tracks.

Usually with

Hideaki Anno
Hideaki Anno
(3 films)
Mahiro Maeda
Mahiro Maeda
(3 films)
Yuki Kajiura
Yuki Kajiura
(10 films)
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Filmography of Māya Sakamoto (31 films)

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
Directed by Hideaki Anno, Mahiro Maeda
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Yūko Miyamura, Māya Sakamoto
Roles Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Rating80% 4.005914.005914.005914.005914.00591
La dernière partie de la franchise Remake of the Evangelion...
NiNoKuni (2019)
, 1h46
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Actors Kōichi Yamadera, Māya Sakamoto, Mamoru Miyano, Mei Nagano, Yūki Kaji, Masatō Ibu
Roles Saki / Versa (voice)
Rating61% 3.0610953.0610953.0610953.0610953.061095
Le film développe une intrigue originale mettant en scène trois adolescents qui se retrouvent projetés dans l'univers de Ni no kuni. Yû, un adolescent handicapé qui se déplace en chaise roulante, est secrètement amoureux de son amie d'enfance Kotona. Mais celle-ci sort avec Haru, le meilleur ami de Yû. Un jour, Kotona commence à être traquée par un mystérieux assassin qui semble venue d'un autre monde. Elle finit par être grièvement blessée avec une dague ensorcelée. En tentant de la protéger, Yû et Haru se retrouvent propulsés dans Ni no kuni, "le deuxième monde", au Royaume d'Estavani. Ils se rendent compte que, dans cet autre monde, Kotona est la princesse héritière. Or quand une personne meurt dans l'un des deux mondes, elle meurt aussi dans l'autre. Les trois adolescents vont alors tenter de survivre et de sauver le royaume.
Persona 3 the Movie: #4 Winter of Rebirth
Genres Fantasy, Action, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Anticipation
Actors Akira Ishida, Māya Sakamoto, Rie Tanaka, Hikaru Midorikawa, Megumi Toyoguchi, Isamu Tanonaka
Roles Aigis
Rating71% 3.5935253.5935253.5935253.5935253.593525
Suite aux révélations qui ont été faites de la part de Ryoji, les S.E.E.S doivent faire un choix très difficile qui semble n'avoir pourtant qu'une seule issue. Le moral est au plus bas, mais Makoto décide de prendre les devants avant que le monde ne disparaisse...
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, 1h40
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films
Actors Māya Sakamoto, Shunsuke Sakuya, Kazuya Nakai, Miyuki Sawashiro, Kenji Nojima, Mayumi Asano
Roles Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Après l'assassinat du premier ministre du Japon, le major Motoko Kusanagi enquête sur l'affaire avec les autres membres de la section 9.
Crayon Shin-chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack!, 1h44
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Akiko Yajima, Keiji Fujiwara, Satomi Kōrogi, Hiroaki Hirata, Kenyu Horiuchi, Daisuke Namikawa
Roles Karorina (voice)
Rating66% 3.306263.306263.306263.306263.30626
Hiroshi was ordered to collect the fruit of cactus and was transferred to Mexico. So, Nohara family had to move to Mexico and live there. They had to bid farewell to their acquaintances and the citizens of Kasukabe with tears. Shinnosuke heard that Mexican young girls are stylish and beautiful and became eager for this journey.
Persona 3 the Movie: #3 Falling Down
Genres Fantasy, Action, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Anticipation
Actors Akira Ishida, Megumi Toyoguchi, Kōsuke Toriumi, Rie Tanaka, Hikaru Midorikawa, Mamiko Noto
Roles Aigis
Rating67% 3.3525653.3525653.3525653.3525653.352565
The movie starts with Junpei being kidnapped by a member of Strega, Chidori Yoshino, while Makoto and the rest are fighting Takaya, Jin, and the Shadow Arcana Hanged Man. As they're fighting, Makoto is knocked unconscious and sees a vision of Pharos, telling Makoto that he will be leaving despite Makoto's plead for him not to. Awakened, Makoto and his friends succeed in defeating the Shadow Arcana and save Junpei. Following the Shadow's defeat, Takaya and Jin retreat while Chidori is captured by SEES. The next day, Makoto and his friends along with Takeharu Kirijo decide to celebrate their victory for defeating all twelve Shadow Arcana and destroying Dark Hour. However, during the celebration party when the time reaches midnight, the Dark Hour started, shocking them. They then confront Ikutsuki at Tartarus, revealing that he had changed the recordings made by Yukari's father to lead them to defeating the twelve Shadow Arcana, which will bring the end of the world known as "The Fall". Using Aigis' controller, he controls Aigis to capture and crucify all SEES members except Takeharu whom Aigis holds at gunpoint. Takeharu breaks free and shoots Ikutsuki, but he is fatally shot as well by the latter, killing him. Just before Aigis could kill them, she regains control of herself and instead frees her friends. Cornered, Ikutsuki falls to his death from the tower due to his gunshot wound.
Space Pirate Captain Harlock, 1h50
Directed by Shinji Aramaki
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Shun Oguri, Haruma Miura, Yu Aoi, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Miyuki Sawashiro, Māya Sakamoto
Roles Nami (voice)
Rating64% 3.2072753.2072753.2072753.2072753.207275
In the future, mankind has discovered a way to travel faster than light and has built colonies on thousands of planets. With humanity fading and the resources of the universe starting to dwindle, some five hundred billion humans began the long journey back home, Earth. However, humanity has outgrown its capacity to repatriate that many people and thus began the "Homecoming War," where the many factions of humanity battled for a stake on Earth. The war was long and bloody, things wouldn't subside until an authoritarian universal government by the name of the Gaia Sanction declares Earth a sacred planet, and thus forbidden for humanity to repopulate.
The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel, 1h1
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Māya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Yûka Iguchi, Takako Honda, Akira Ishida, Hisako Kanemoto
Roles Shiki Ryougi (voice)
Rating71% 3.593653.593653.593653.593653.59365
Two psychics, Shizune Seo and Mitsuru Kamekura, can foresee the future. Shizune was sick of her predictable boring life and Meruka became a professional bomber taking advantage of his supernatural power. When Shizune met Mikiya and when Meruka met Shiki, their immutable future started to change.
Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth, 1h33
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Anticipation
Actors Akira Ishida, Megumi Toyoguchi, Kōsuke Toriumi, Rie Tanaka, Hikaru Midorikawa, Mamiko Noto
Roles Aegis
Rating67% 3.3994753.3994753.3994753.3994753.399475
The movie starts with SEES' battle in a full moon phase on July. Junpei Iori, Akihiko Sanada, and Mitsuru Kirijo are fighting the Shadow Arcana Hierophant with Fuka Yamagishi providing tactical support for them. Meanwhile Makoto Yuki and Yukari Takeba are captured by the Shadow Arcana Lovers and under its spell but eventually free themselves from it. Defeating the Hierophant, Junpei, Akihiko, and Mitsuru regroup with Makoto and Yukari, and they defeat the Arcana Lovers. Unbeknownst to them, they are observed by three mysterious people. Makoto and the others goes to Yakushima for a break and they spend most of the day playing at the beach. While trying to flirt with women under Junpei's insistence, Makoto encounters a mysterious blonde haired girl. At night, Mitsuru's father, Takeharu Kirijo, gathers everyone and reveals that the Dark Hour and the Shadows were created by an accident caused by Mitsuru's grandfather Kouetsu Kirijo and Yukari's father Eiichiro Takeba in an attempt to create a device that could manipulate time. He shows a video left by Yukari's father, who reveals that SEES can end the Dark Hour by destroying the twelve Arcana Shadows. This revelation shocks Yukari who feels responsible for her father's sin, but Makoto comforts her. Entering the Dark Hour, Makoto and Yukari are attacked by Shadows and are almost killed until the blonde haired girl from earlier, revealed to be a Persona user, saved them. Shuji Ikutsuki introduces the girl as Aigis, a 7th Generation Anti-Shadow Suppression Weapon developed by the Kirijo Group, and she joins SEES.
Fusé: Memoirs of a Huntress
Directed by Masayuki Miyaji
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Animation
Actors Nana Mizuki /, Minako Kotobuki, Mamoru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Atsushi Abe, Kenji Hamada
Roles Funamushi (voice)
Rating67% 3.3889553.3889553.3889553.3889553.388955
Hamaji, une jeune chasseuse vivant dans les montagnes rejoint son frère à Edo et se retrouve au beau milieu d’une traque livrée par le Shogun contre un groupe d’hybrides homme-chiens que l’on appelle les Fusé. Des rumeurs de meurtres commis par les Fusé circulent dans la ville d’Edo, et leurs têtes sont mises à prix.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, 1h33
Directed by Hideaki Anno, Mahiro Maeda
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yūko Miyamura, Māya Sakamoto, Takehito Koyasu, Akira Ishida
Roles Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Rating69% 3.4568353.4568353.4568353.4568353.456835
Asuka Langley Shikinami and Mari Illustrious Makinami, pilots of giant Evangelion cyborgs, are sent into in space to retrieve a container in which Evangelion Unit 01 and its pilot Shinji Ikari are sealed. When Asuka grabs the container with her Evangelion unit, it releases attack drones. Unit 01 awakens and destroys the drones, then deactivates and descends back to Earth. Kaworu Nagisa watches and says he has been waiting for Shinji.
TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance, 1h32
Genres Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about video games, Dystopian films, Films based on video games
Actors Māya Sakamoto, Yuki Matsuoka, Mamoru Miyano, Isshin Chiba, Atsuko Tanaka, Akeno Watanabe
Roles Ling Xiaoyu (voice)
Rating58% 2.916022.916022.916022.916022.91602
The plot, which takes place in an alternate storyline between the events of Tekken 5 and Tekken 6, begins with Anna Williams setting up a decoy for her sister, Nina Williams, who is currently working with the new head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, Jin Kazama. Anna, on the other hand, works for Jin's father, Kazuya Mishima and its rival organization, G Corporation. Both are seeking information about a student named Shin Kamiya, and Anna dispatches a Chinese student, Ling Xiaoyu to act as a spy, while Jin sends humanoid robot Alisa Bosconovitch for a similar purpose.
Trigun: Badlands Rumble, 1h30
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Western
Themes Space opera
Actors Onosaka Masaya, Johnny Yong Bosch, Satsuki Yukino, Shō Hayami, Hiromi Tsuru, Luci Christian
Roles Amelia
Rating73% 3.699683.699683.699683.699683.69968
The exposition shows a bank robbery orchestrated by the titanic, towering thief known as Gasback. As a thief, he only pulls off the most difficult heists that offer the biggest rewards. Gasback's trio of henchmen, however, are tired from the increasing danger and expense of each successive job and decide to seize the winnings from his latest heist at Macca City, kill Gasback and retire to a life of luxury. When Cain, the leader of the trio goes to fire the killing shot, his gun is mysteriously knocked out of his hand...
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: The Sacred Star of Milos, 1h51
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Rie Kugimiya, Māya Sakamoto, Shin-ichiro Miki, Fumiko Orikasa, Romi Park, Toshiyuki Morikawa
Roles Julia Crichton (voice)
Rating68% 3.4471453.4471453.4471453.4471453.447145
The movie begins with a young girl, Julia Crichton, waking up from a dream about the day her family was forcibly taken from her home by soldiers beside her older brother Ashley, who is currently studying their parents' alchemy books. Ashley then shows his sister some pages and explains that with the alchemy in the book, he hopes to make a world that no one's seen before. Soon after discovering two strange rubbed-out pages, the siblings hear some strange noises and Ashley goes ahead to investigate, but a worried Julia follows to a room where she finds the bodies of her parents hung up and dripping blood. She watches in horror as her brother is attacked and presumably murdered to which she faints.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, 1h48
Directed by Hideaki Anno
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action, Animation
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yūko Miyamura, Māya Sakamoto, Fumihiko Tachiki, Kotono Mitsuishi
Roles Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Rating78% 3.948123.948123.948123.948123.94812
The resuscitated skeleton of the Third Angel escapes its confinement and tries to break out of NERV's arctic Bethany Base, but Mari Illustrious Makinami, a new pilot, launches Evangelion Provisional Unit-05 and destroys the Angel by self-destructing the EVA and safely ejecting at the last moment.