Maaya Sakamoto
Maaya Sakamoto

Maaya Sakamoto

About Maaya Sakamoto

Singer and voice actor Maaya Sakamoto’s breakthrough role came at age 16, starring as Hitomi Kanzaki in the TV anime series Vision of Escaflowne, a role she later reprised in the movie adaptation.

∙ Sakamoto is featured as the voice of Padmé Amidala in the Japanese dub versions of Star Wars: Episode I, II, and III.
∙ She starred as Princess Elise in Sonic the Hedgehog, a 2006 video game produced in commemoration of the Sonic series’ 15th anniversary.
∙ In 2003, Sakamoto made her stage debut, playing the role of Éponine in the Japanese version of the musical Les Misérables.
∙ As a pop singer, Sakamoto has released 10 studio albums, including the chart-topping You Can’t Catch Me.
∙ She voiced Lea Michele’s character Rachel Berry in the Japanese-dubbed version of Glee.

    Tokyo, Japan

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