|Native name||神田 沙也加|
October 1, 1986 |
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
|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 Seiko Matsuda and actor Masaki Kanda. Her paternal grandmother is former actress Teruko Asahi.
Kanda was born in Setagaya, Tokyo. 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.
In July 2012 she 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 April 2014, she formed a duo called TRUSTRICK with a guitarist Billy. They released debut album "Eternity" on June 25.
Sayaka 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).
- "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)
- Bean Cake (1999)
- Dragon Head (2003)
- School Wars: Hero (2004)
- Imadoki Japanese yo (2008)
- Farewell, Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown (2008)
- Amazing Grace (2011)
- Geki×Cine Bara to Samurai(2011)
- Mito Kōmon (2004, 2007) – Kozue, Osaki
- Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu! (2015) - Seyama, Emiri
- GAMBA (2015) – Shioji
- Into the Woods (2004) - Little Red Ridinghood
- The Woman in White (2007) - Laura Fairlie
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007-2009) - Hermia
- Love Letters (2008 -2010) - Melissa
- Grease (2008) - Sandy
- She Loves Me (2009-2010) - Amalia Balash
- Les Miserables (2009-2011) - Cosette
- Peter Pan (2009-2011) - Wendy
- The Fantasticks (2010) - Luisa
- Endless SHOCK (2012) - Rika
- Anne of Green Gables (2012) - Anne Shirley
- HImeyuri (2012-2014) - Kimi
- 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille (2016) - Yolande de Polignac
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- "Japan's NHK to Air Kids' Special with Ghibli Music". Anime News Network. May 2, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-27.
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