Sayaka Kanda

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Sayaka Kanda
Native name 神田 沙也加
Born (1986-10-01) October 1, 1986 (age 29)
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Other names Sayaka
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1999—present
Parent(s) Seiko Matsuda and Masaki Kanda

Sayaka Kanda (神田 沙也加 Kanda Sayaka?, born October 1, 1986) is a Japanese actress and singer. She is the only child of pop singer actor Masaki Kanda and Seiko Matsuda.


Kanda was born in Setagaya, Tokyo. She is the only child of actor Masaki Kanda and Seiko Matsuda. Her paternal grandmother Teruko Asahi (1924—2001) was a former actress.

In 1999, while a student at a Japanese school in Los Angeles, she appeared in Bean Cake, a short film which won the Palme d'Or du court métrage at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. She has been quite active as an actress on movies and mostly on stage since her debut. She also has written some lyrics for her mother Seiko Matsuda's songs.

Kanda made her Kōhaku Uta Gassen debut in December 2011 singing "Ue o Muite Arukō" alongside her mother, Seiko Matsuda.[1]

In July 2012, Kanda debuted as a voice actress on TV animation Good Luck Girl!, which led her to be cast as Anna in Japanese version of Frozen. In which she won 9th Seiyu Awards for Best Lead Actress.

In April 2014, she formed a duo called TRUSTRICK with a guitarist Billy. They released debut album "Eternity" on June 25.

Kanda appeared as a special guest in the Alan Symphony Concert from December 20, 2014 alongside Tibetan Chinese diva Alan Dawa Dolma, and together, they sang a music piece originally performed by Alan titled "風の手紙"/"Kaze no Tegami" (Letter in the Wind).

Personal life[edit]

In 2004, she dated Yuma Ishigaki. Kanda has also been linked to Masato Kitano and Ikusaburo Yamazaki.[2]



  • "Ever Since" (2002)
  • "Garden" (2003)
  • "Mizu Iro" (2004)
  • "Jōgen no Tsuki" (2005)


  • Doll (2005)
  • Liberty (2011)


  • Eternity (2014)
  • TRUST (2015)
  • 未来系Answer E.P. (2015)



Television drama[edit]

  • Mito Kōmon (2004, 2007) – Kozue, Osaki
  • Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu! (2015) - Seyama, Emiri

Television animation[edit]

Theatrical animation[edit]

  • GAMBA (2015) – Shioji

Theater Performances[edit]



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