Ai Maeda (voice actress)

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Ai Maeda
Native name 前田 愛
Born (1975-04-19) April 19, 1975 (age 43)
Kobe, Japan[1]
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active 1996–present
Agent Aoni Production
Notable credit(s) Digimon Adventure
as Mimi Tachikawa
Sailor Moon Crystal as Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto
Spouse(s) Ryōtarō Okiayu (m. 2013)[2]

Ai Maeda (前田 愛, Maeda Ai) is a Japanese voice actress born in Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan, employed by the talent management firm Aoni Production.[1] She is also a singer under the name AiM and a songwriter under the name ai. She is best known in the English-speaking world for her work as both a voice actress and a singer in the original Japanese version of the Digimon anime series.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Release Date Title c/w Notes Catalogue No.: Peak Chart Position
April 23, 1999 I Wish Itsudemo Aeru Kara Digimon Adventure - First Ending NEDA-10002 ---
June 25, 1999 Ashita e no Jumon Aozora no Yuku Kumo no you ni
THE ETERNAL MIRACLE: Eien naru Kiseki
Muhou - Ending Theme
and Spectral Wars Aishiki Jaaku - Theme
NEDA-10003 ---
August 6, 1999 BREAK OUT! --- --- NEDA-10007 ---
October 8, 1999 Keep On On the Hill: Kaze wo Kanjite Digimon Adventure - Second Ending --- ---
October 8, 1999 LIKE A CANDLE Fallin' Angel Junjou de Karen Meimai Kishidan Spectral Wars Seishojo Gaiden - Theme NEDA-10010 ---
April 26, 2000 Sakuhin No. 2 "Haru" Ichocho: Bokura no WarGame Akiramenaide (lit. Don't Give Up) Digimon Adventure: Bokura no WarGame - Ending NEDA-10020 85
April 26, 2000 Ashita wa Atashi no Kaze ga Fuku Now is the Time! Digimon Adventure 02 - First Ending NEDA-10022 50
July 5, 2000 Stand by Me: Hito Natsu no Bouken Fired Out / Sun Goes Down Digimon Adventure 02: Hurrican Jouriku!! Chouzetsu Shinka!! Ougon no Digimental - Ending NEDA-10024 90
October 25, 2000 Itsumo Itsudemo Eien no Kagayaki Digimon Adventure 02 - Second Ending NECM-12001 93
February 21, 2001 Friend: Itsumademo Wasurenai Party Digimon Adventure 02: Diablomon no Gyakushu - Ending NECM-12003 94
April 25, 2001 My Tomorrow Himawari (lit. Sunflower) Digimon Tamers - First Ending NEDA-10028 70
May 23, 2001 Go!Go!Ready?Go?! Go!Go!Ready?Go?! (ParaPara Version)
Go!Go!Ready?Go?! (Trance Version)
Ask Dr. Rin! - Opening Theme NECM-12008 ---
May 23, 2001 Dareyori Kitto Ask Dr. Rin! - First Ending NECM-12009 ---
July 4, 2001 Moving On! Fragile Heart Digimon Tamers: Boukensha Tachi no Tatakai - Ending NECM-12010 95
October 10, 2001 Days: Aijou to Nichijou Let's Get Dream! Digimon Tamers - Second Ending NECM-12015 68
November 29, 2001 Kimi no Mirai Never Be The Same Ask Dr. Rin! - Second Ending NECM-12020 ---
March 6, 2002 Yuhi no Yakusoku My Place Digimon Tamers: Bousou Digimon Tokkyu NEDA-10024 ---
November 22, 2002 an Endless Tale Harukana Okurimono Digimon Frontier - Second Ending
Duet with Kōji_Wada
NECM-12038 ---
March 5, 2003 my Light Friend: Itsumademo Wasurenai Theme of AiM no Igai to Iyashimasu! NECM-10001 169
December 3, 2003 Resolution Forever F-Zero Falcon Densetsu - Insert & Ending Theme NECM-12064 ---
November 25, 2015 I Wish: Tri. Version --- Digimon Adventure tri. - First Ending NECM-10233 71
February 22, 2017 Keep On: Tri. Version Kimi no Hikari Digimon Adventure tri. - Fourth Ending NECM-13027 61
September 27, 2017 Ai kotoba P T G Digimon Adventure tri. - Fifth Ending
Duet with Ayumi Miyazaki
NECM-90015 16

Best Album[edit]

Release Date Title Catalogue No.: Peak Chart Position
April 23, 2014 Ichigo Limited Ed.: NEZA-90010
Regular Ed. NECA-30307
284
April 23, 2014 15 Limited Ed.: NEZA-90012
Regular Ed. NECA-30308
254

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Role Source[3]
1996 Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (4th Series) Child / Student B / Boy B [4]
1997 Detatoko Princess Wife [4]
1998 Sentimental Graffiti Emiru Nagakura
1999 Digimon Adventure Mimi Tachikawa
2000 Digimon Adventure 02 Mimi Tachikawa
2000 Baby Felix Marin
2000 Mushrambo Sanju
2001 Angelic Layer: Battle Doll Torimaki B
2001 Super Gals! Kotobukiran Yukie Mochida
2001 Najica Blitz Tactics (episode 4) Haruka
2003 F-Zero Falcon Densetsu Kate Allen
2003 Zatch Bell! Megumi Oumi
2004 Samurai Champloo Koza
2004 Beet the Vandel Buster Poala
2005 Xenosaga The Animation Shion Uzuki
2005 Beet the Vandel Buster Exerion Poala
2006 Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu Abeya Kyoko
2006 Kamisama Kazoku Kumiko Komori
2006 La Corda d'Oro: Primo Passo Mai Tsugawa
2007 Strait Jacket Nerin Simmons [5]
2007 Yes! PreCure 5 Karen Minazuki/Cure Aqua
2007 Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (5th Series) Chigusa Kataoka
2007 Hatara Kizzu Maihamu Gumi Mizuki Kotobuki
2007 Artificial insect KABUTO BORG Victory by Victory Amelia
2008 Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo! Karen Minazuki/Cure Aqua
2008 Ge Ge Ge no Kitarou (5th Series) Midori
2009 Kaidan Restaurant Kazuyo Ohzora / Ako's Mother
2009 Sasameki Koto Noe Hayasumi
2009 One Piece Elizabeth (Fantasy)
2010 Kaidan Restaurant Sylvia's Mother
2010 Nurarihyon no Mago Yura Keikain
2014 M3 the dark metal Kasane Agura
2015 Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto
2017 One Piece Elizabeth (Fantasy)
Charlotte Galette

Film[edit]

OVA[edit]

Video Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Doi, Hitoshi. "Maeda Ai". Seiyuu Database. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Voice Actor Ryotaro Okiayu, Actress Ai Maeda Get Married". AnimeNewsNetwork. January 28, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  3. ^ 青二プロダクション 置鮎龍太郎 [Aoni Production – Ryotaro Okiayu]. Aoni Production (in Japanese). Japan. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Doi, Hitoshi. "Maeda Ai roles (anime)". Seiyuu Database. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ Strait Jacket (DVD). Manga Video. October 7, 2008. OCLC 244206876. 
  6. ^ 4Gamer.net [1]. Retrieved 2015-03-29.
  7. ^ PR Times [2]. Retrieved 2015-03-29.

Nakagami, Yoshikatsu et al. "Voice Actress Spotlight". (June 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 112–113.

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