|Native name||坂本 真綾|
March 31, 1980 |
|Spouse(s)||Kenichi Suzumura (2011-present)|
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.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Collaborations
- 3 Awards and nominations
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Discography
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Appearances in other media
- 8 Publications
- 9 References
- 10 External links
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.
Sakamoto first teamed up with composer Yoko Kanno in her 1996 debut single, "Yakusoku wa Iranai" ("Promises Not Needed"), which was used as the opening theme for the anime series The Vision of Escaflowne. Kanno collaborated with Sakamoto up until her fifth album, Yūnagi Loop, which has no songs composed by Kanno. Sakamoto also performed three songs for the series Wolf's Rain, for which Kanno was the composer: "Gravity" (which is sung completely in English), "Tell Me What The Rain Knows" (with lyrics by Chris Mosdell) and "Cloud 9". She performed "Hemisphere", the opening theme of the series RahXephon, as well as two songs for the series' theatrical version RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio: "Tune the Rainbow" and "The Garden of Everything" (duet with Steve Conte). In 2008, Sakamoto and Kanno collaborated again for "Triangler", the opening theme song for the series Macross Frontier. She also performed the song "cream" with HIDE, which was featured in the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex mini album be Human. She was one half of the voice acting duo Whoops!!, alongside Chieko Higuchi.
Awards and nominations
In addition, in the first Seiyu Awards, she was nominated for "Best Actress in a leading role" for her portrayal of Haruhi Fujioka in Ouran High School Host Club as well as "Best Musical Performance" for Tsubasa Chronicle's ending theme Loop.
|2008||Triangler||13th Animation Kobe Theme Song Award||Won|
|2013||Daddy-Long-Legs||38th Kikuta Kazuo Theater Prize for Theater grand-prix||Nominated|
Sakamoto graduated from Toyo University with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology in spring 2002. On August 8, 2011, she married fellow voice actor and frequent co-star Kenichi Suzumura and announced their marriage on her official site five days later.
- 1997: Grapefruit
- 1998: Dive
- 2001: Lucy
- 2003: Shōnen Alice
- 2005: Yūnagi Loop
- 2009: Kazeyomi
- 2011: You Can't Catch Me
- 2013: Singer-songwriter
- 2015: Follow Me Up
- 1999: Single Collection+ Hotchpotch
- 2003: Single Collection+ Nikopachi
- 2010: Everywhere
- 2012: Single Collection+ Mitsubachi
Original video animation (OVA)
- .hack//Sign – Aura
- .hack//GIFT – Aura, Molti
- Alice in Borderland – Saori Shibuki
- Code Geass: Akito the Exiled – Leila Malkal
- Diebuster – Lal'C
- Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Motoko Kusanagi
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man – Motoko Kusanagi (young)
- Hellsing Ultimate – Rip van Winkle
- Kenomoto no Chat – Chacha Kenomoto
- Kita e. Pure Session – Tanya Lipinsky
- Little Twins – Chifuru
- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Final Plus: The Chosen Future – Lunamaria Hawke
- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Special Edition – Lunamaria Hawke
- Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase – Hikaru Toyoki
- Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Elysion – Pandora
- Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Inferno – Pandora
- Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Sanctuary – Pandora
- Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Previous Generation of Athena
- Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Toki-den – Lin
- Tsubasa Shunraiki – Princess Tomoyo
- Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning (2012) – Tomoe Kaburagi
- Crayon Shin-Chan: My Moving Story! Cactus Large Attack! (2015) – Carolina
- Ghost in the Shell: The Movie (2015) – Motoko Kusanagi
- Unknown date
- .hack//G.U. Trilogy – Aura
- Cardcaptor Sakura: The Sealed Card – The Hope
- Clover – Sū
- Escaflowne – Hitomi Kanzaki
- Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance – Mari Illustrious Makinami
- Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo – Mari Illustrious Makinami
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – Aerith Gainsborough
- Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos – Julia Crichton
- Ghost in the Shell – Motoko Kusanagi (young)
- Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence – Motoko Kusanagi (young)
- Kara no Kyōkai: The Garden of Sinners series – Shiki Ryōgi
- Persona 3 The Movie: No. 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream – Aegis
- Persona 3 The Movie: No. 3, Falling Down – Aegis
- RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio – Haruka Mishima, Reika Kamina
- Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Gekitō no Shō – Lin
- Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Junai no Shō – Lin
- Space Pirate Captain Harlock – Nami
- Sword of the Stranger – Hagihime
- xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream – Princess Tomoyo
- Tekken: Blood Vengeance – Ling Xiaoyu
- Trigun: Badlands Rumble – Ameila
- Tsubasa Chronicle the Movie: The Princess of the Country of Birdcages – Princess Tomoyo
- Panda de Mafumafu – Narrator
- Natalie Portman
- Heat (1998 TV Asahi edition) – Lauren Gustafson
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Padmé Amidala
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones – Padmé Amidala
- Cold Mountain (2007 TV Tokyo edition) – Sara
- Garden State – Sam
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Padmé Amidala
- Paris, je t'aime – Francine
- Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium – Molly Mahoney
- My Blueberry Nights – Leslie
- Black Swan – Nina Sayers
- Hesher – Nicole
- No Strings Attached – Dr. Emma K. Kurtzman
- Thor – Jane Foster
- Your Highness – Isabel
- Thor: The Dark World – Jane Foster
- Ashley Olsen
- 28 Days Later – Selena (Naomie Harris)
- Alice in Wonderland – Alice Kingsleigh (Mia Wasikowska)
- Brilliant Legacy – Go Eun Sung (Han Hyo-joo)
- Casper (TV Edition) – Kathleen "Kat" Harvey (Christina Ricci)
- Dark Angel – Max Guevara (Jessica Alba)
- The Day After Tomorrow – Laura Chapman (Emmy Rossum)
- Die Hard (1990 TV Asahi edition) – Lucy McClane (Taylor Fry)
- Divergent – Beatrice "Tris" Prior (Shailene Woodley)
- Doctor Who – Rose Tyler (Billie Piper)
- Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief – Maya Dolittle (Kyla Pratt)
- Fantastic Four (TV movie) – Susan Storm (Jessica Alba)
- Flight 29 Down – Taylor Hagan (Lauren Storm)
- Furious 7 – Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel)
- Glee – Rachel Berry (Lea Michele)
- Grey's Anatomy (Season 3) – Bonnie Crasnoff (Monica Keena)
- Hart of Dixie – Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson)
- High School Musical – Taylor McKessie (Monique Coleman)
- Jumong – Lady Soseono (Han Hye-jin)
- Jurassic Park – Lex Murphy (Ariana Richards)
- Pan – Mary (Amanda Seyfried)
- Pan Am – Laura Cameron (Margot Robbie)
- Piranha 3D – Kelly Driscoll (Jessica Szohr)
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton)
- Restless – Annabel "Annie" Cotton (Mia Wasikowska)
- Romeo + Juliet – Juliet Capulet (Claire Danes)
- Shameless – Fiona Gallagher (Emmy Rossum)
- Snow White and the Huntsman – Snow White (Kristen Stewart)
- Spaced Invaders – Kathy (Ariana Richards)
- Step Up 3D – Natalie (Sharni Vinson)
- Stoker – India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska)
- Stretch – Charlie (Jessica Alba)
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – Chrissie (Jordana Brewster)
- Transcendence – Bree (Kate Mara)
- True Blood – Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin)
- Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1998 TV Asahi edition) – Sarah Ryback (Katherine Heigl)
- Wild Child – Kate (Kimberley Nixon)
- World War Z – Segen (Daniella Kertesz)
- Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus – Barbie
- Barbie: Fairytopia – Barbie
- Barbie: Mermaidia – Barbie
- Brandy & Mr. Whiskers – Brandy Harrington
- Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return – Dorothy Gale
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – Padmé Amidala
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Padmé Amidala
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Padmé Amidala
- Tinker Bell – Fawn
- Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue – Fawn
- Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure – Fawn
- Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings – Fawn
- The Land Before Time – Cera
- The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure – Cera
- The Pirate Fairy – Fawn
- The Raccoons – Julie
- Suekko Chōan Ane Sannin – Emi
- 03† – Zero Saint Cross
Appearances in other media
- All Around Type-Moon - Shiki Ryōgi
- Kiss - Kae Kogawa
- Matsuri Special - Matsuri Hanyū
- Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Suit CD vol.6 "Shinn Asuka×Destiny Gundam" - Lunamaria Hawke
- Ouran High School Host Club - Haruhi Fujioka
- The Vision of Escaflowne - Hitomi Kanzaki
- .hack series - Aura, Natsume
- .hack//LINK - Cubia
- 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de - Sadaka
- Ar tonelico III: Sekai Shūen no Hikigane wa Shōjo no Uta ga Hiku - Tilia
- Black Rock Shooter: The Game - Black Rock Shooter, White Rock Shooter
- Bujingai - Yohfa
- Dancing Blade 2 ~Tears of Eden~ - Suzuna
- Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII - Aerith Gainsborough
- Dead or Alive: Dimensions - Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
- Dead or Alive Paradise - Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
- Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 - Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
- Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball - Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
- Dead or Alive 4 - Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
- Dead or Alive 5 - Lisa Hamilton/La Mariposa
- Dengen Tenshi Shangri-la - Mirin
- Devicereign - Shione Yūnagi
- Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy - Lightning, Aerith Gainsborough
- Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015 game) - Lightning
- Dragon Slayer Jr: Romancia - Serina Leby Laura
- Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 - Lunamaria Hawke
- Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 - Lunamaria Hawke
- Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven - Rui Kagamiya
- Fate/Extra - Shiki Ryōgi
- Fantastic Fortune - Mei Fujiwara
- Final Fantasy Type-0 - Diva
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD - Diva
- Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Lightning
- Frontier Gate Boost+ - Mariashalte
- Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami o Tsugu Shōjo - Sophie Bergmann
- God Eater Burst - Alisa Illinichina Amiella
- God Eater 2 - Alisa Illinichina Amiella
- Giga Wing - Aisha
- Jeanne d'Arc - Jeanne d'Arc
- Kanon - Mishio Amano
- Kinect Disneyland Adventures - Fawn
- Kingdom Hearts - Aerith Gainsborough
- Kingdom Hearts II - Aerith Gainsborough
- Kōyasai - Risa Hashinoto
- Kita e. ~White Illumination~ - Tanya Lipinsky
- Kita e. Photo Memories - Tanya Lipinsky
- Kuroshitsuji: Phantom & Ghost - Ciel Phantomhive
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning
- Little Lovers - Yui
- Little Lovers - 2nd - - Yui
- Melty Blood: Actress Again (PlayStation 2 version) - Shiki Ryōgi
- Mahoroba Stories - Suzu
- Missing Blue - Siena Areel
- Mobile Suit Gundam series - Lunamaria Hawke
- Napple Tale - Poach, Arsia
- Okaeri!~Yūnagiiro no Koimonogatari~ - Nagisa Shinohara
- Ouran High School Host Club - Haruhi Fujioka
- Panzer Dragoon Orta - Azel
- Panzer Dragoon Saga - Azel
- Persona 3 - Aegis
- Persona 3 FES - Aegis
- Persona 3 Portable - Aegis
- Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena - Aegis
- Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold - Aegis
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Aegis
- Project X Zone - Ling Xiaoyu, Alisa Illinichina Amiella, Aura
- Project X Zone 2 - Ling Xiaoyu, Alisa Illinichina Amiella
- RahXephon Sokyu Gensokyoku - Reika Mishima
- Resident Evil 6 - Sherry Birkin
- Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon - Kyle
- Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers - Pandora
- Saint Seiya: The Hades - Pandora
- Sengoku Basara 4 - Ii Naotora
- Sonic the Hedgehog - Princess Elise
- Soul Eater: Battle Resonance - Crona
- Suikoden Tierkreis - Marica
- Super Robot Wars series - Lunamaria Hawke, Mari Illustrious Makinami, Lal'C Mellk Mal, Reika Mishima
- Tail Concerto - Princess Terria
- Tales of Xillia - Agria
- Tales of Xillia 2 - Agria
- Tekken Revolution - Ling Xiaoyu
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Ling Xiaoyu
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited - Ling Xiaoyu
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition - Ling Xiaoyu
- Tekken 7 - Ling Xiaoyu
- The 3rd Birthday - Aya Brea
- The Vision of Escaflowne - Hitomi Kanzaki
- White Knight Chronicles - Princess Cisna
- White Knight Chronicles II - Princess Cisna
- World Destruction - Morte Āshera
- Angel Touch - Rin Otō
- Bangare - Nin Sasaki
- Daddy Long Legs ~Ashinaga Oji-san Yori~ - Jerusha "Judy" Abbott
- Les Misérables (Japanese production) - Éponine Thénardier
- Letter ~ Bring to Light - Ritsuko Nonomura
- Mizuiro Jidai - Natsumi Kugayama
- Sakamoto Maaya no Vitamin M (坂本真綾のビタミンＭ?) - Bay-FM
- Sakamoto Maaya Chizu to Tegami to Koi no Uta (坂本真綾 地図と手紙と恋のうた?) - TBS Radio
- Broadcast date: April 7, 2007 ~ March 28, 2009
- Konica Minolta presents Night on the Planet - Tokyo FM
- Yellow tail music tail - Tokyo FM
- Sapporo Beer Key of Dish - Tokyo FM
- Sakamoto Maaya no Naisho Hanashi (坂本真綾のナイショ話?) - Nack5
- Girls' School Fantasy – NACK5
- Sakamoto Maaya I.D. (坂本真綾 I.D.?) - Nack5, FM Osaka, FM Aichi
- Sakamoto Maaya no Who Is Lucy (坂本真綾のWho Is Lucy?, Sakamoto Maaya's Who Is Lucy) – FM Fukuoka, Sendai City-FM, FM-Nigata, K-Mix
- Sakamoto Maaya I.D. Night Flight (坂本真綾 I.D. Night Flight?) - Nack5, FM Osaka, North Wave, Cross FM
- Sakamoto Maaya no Escaflowneeyes (坂本真綾のEscaflowneeyes?, Sakamoto Maaya's Escaflowneeyes) - Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
- Sakamoto Maaya no Lucy's Radio Show (坂本真綾のLucy's Radio Show?, Sakamoto Maaya's Lucy's Radio Show) - Nippon Cultural Broadcasting
- Maaya Sakamoto's Full Moon Recital Hall (September 23, October 23, November 22, December 21, 2010) -Ustream
- A monthly column
- An essay collection (out of print)
- A photo and lyrics book compilation
- from everywhere. – February 21, 2011
- An essay collection
- "Official profile" (in Japanese). Victor Artists website. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
- Doi, Hitoshi. "Sakamoto Maaya". Seiyuu Database. July 5, 2010. Archived by WebCite July 8, 2010.
- "Cast list @ Bandai's Escaflowne Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-11-27.
- "Oricon past rankings for Yakusoku wa Iranai" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-12-24.[dead link]
- "Tune the Rainbow Past Rankings" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-09-21.[dead link]
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- "Ame ga Furu Past Rankings" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-09-21.[dead link]
- "Triangler Past Rankings" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-09-21.[dead link]
- "Shōnen Alice Past Rankings" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-09-21.[dead link]
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- "Maaya Sakamoto earns first no.1 album on weekly chart". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
- "CDデビュー15周年を記念して、坂本真綾の武道館ライブが決定!!" (in Japanese). Famitsu. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- "the id, March 2002" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-03-23.
- "坂本真綾のプロフィール・ヒストリーならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
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- ""坂本真綾×菅野よう子"が再び！TVアニメ『マクロスF』OPテーマがシングル・リリース" (in Japanese). CD Journal. March 5, 2008. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
- 坂本真綾、デビュー15年目で初首位 (in Japanese). Oricon. January 18, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2012.
- "坂本真綾、8thアルバムは「シンガーソングライター」" (in Japanese). natalie.mu. January 1, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2013.
- "http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/maaya/triangler/index.html". Retrieved 2008-04-18.
- 第23回アニメグランプリ (in Japanese). Animage. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
- 各部門ランキング 中間発表 (in Japanese). Seiyu Awards. Archived from the original on 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
- 第38回菊田一夫演劇賞発表 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-02.
- みなさまにご報告させていただきます (in Japanese). Retrieved 13 August 2011.[dead link]
- スタッフ＆キャスト／貧乏姉妹物語 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-10-19.
- "超ハイクオリティーで描かれるテレビアニメ『CANAAN』マスコミ試写リポート！" (in Japanese). Famitsu. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
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- "Hellsing IV". Hellsing Ultimate. Episode 4. October 11, 2014. Closing credits. Adult Swim.
- "Kemono to Chat's OVA official website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-08-13.
- "Maaya Sakamoto to play new character in Evangelion 2.0 film". 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-10-15.
- キャスト - チョコレート・アンダーグラウンド (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-04-22.
- ぱんだ ｄｅ まふまふ サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-01-04.
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- The Art of Tekken Hybrid. Namco Bandai Games Inc.,. 2011. p. 10.
- "TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter". TwitLonger. 2014-08-22. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
- "Vitamin M radio info @ Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- "Chizu to Tegami to Koi no Uta Radio Official Site @ TBS Radio" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-04-10. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- Maaya Sakamoto, Take, ufotable on Galactic Railroad Project - Anime News Network (September 13, 2010)
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- Official website (Japanese)
- Maaya Sakamoto at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Maaya Sakamoto at the Internet Movie Database