Sayaka Kanda

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Sayaka Kanda
Native name 神田 沙也加
Born (1986-10-01) October 1, 1986 (age 31)
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Other names Sayaka
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1999—present
Spouse(s) Mitsu Murata (m. 2017)
Parent(s) Seiko Matsuda and Masaki Kanda
Website www.sayaka-kanda.net

Sayaka Kanda (Japanese: 神田 沙也加, Hepburn: 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.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

In 1999, while a student at a Japanese school in Los Angeles, she appeared in Bean Cake, a short film that 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.[2]

Kanda made her Kōhaku Uta Gassen debut in December 2011 singing "Ue o Muite Arukō" alongside her mother, Seiko Matsuda.[3]

In July 2012, Kanda debuted as a voice actress on TV animation Good Luck Girl!, which led her to be cast as Anna in the Japanese language dub of Disney's animated film Frozen.[4] She won the Best Lead Actress award for the role in the 9th Seiyu Awards.[5]

In April 2014, she formed the duo Trustrick with guitarist Billy.[6] They released their debut album, Eternity, on June 25 of the same year. They disbanded on 17 December, 2016[7]

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 "Kaze no Tegami" (風の手紙, "Letter in the Wind").[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kanda was 10 when her parents divorced in 1997. A year later, when Kanda was 11, her mother remarried, this time to a dentist. However, they divorced in 2000 when her daughter was 13. After divorcing her second husband, Seiko Matsuda raised her daughter as a single mother.

In June 2012, Kanda's mother again remarried, this time to a University Associate Professor.

On April 26, 2017, Kanda announced on her Instagram account that she will marry actor Mitsu Murata.[8] The couple were officially married on May 13, 2017 in Hawaii.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

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

as TRUSTRICK

Albums[edit]

  • Doll (2005)
  • Liberty (2011)

as TRUSTRICK

  • Eternity (2014)
  • TRUST (2015)
  • TRICK (2016)
  • EP
    • 未来系Answer E.P. (2015)
    • beloved E.P. (2016)
    • innocent promise (2016)
    • Recall THE END (2016)

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television drama[edit]

  • Yankee Bokō ni Kaeru / Drop-out Teacher Returns to School (TBS, 2003) – Nanae Koga
  • 四分の一の絆 (TBS, 2004) – Maiko Nisio
  • Mito Kōmon (TBS, 2004, 2007) – Kozue, Osaki
  • たった一度の雪 〜SAPPORO・1972年〜 (HBC, 2007) – Chiho Shimomura
  • Omotesando Koukou Gasshoubu! (TBS,2015) – Emiri Seyama

Theater Performances[edit]

Theatrical animation[edit]

Television animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 女優・神田沙也加 ミュージカルで13役に挑戦 葛藤越え野望に邁進(1/3ページ). インタビュアー:平松澄子. 産経ニュースwest.. オリジナルの2011-10-20時点によるアーカイブ
  2. ^ 神田沙也加、芸名を4回変えた過去「SAYAKA」「Lily」「上原純」”. マイナビニュース (2013年6月28日).
  3. ^ "【紅白歌合戦】神田沙也加、松田聖子と親娘で出場 「心強いです」 ." Oricon News. 30 November 2011.
  4. ^ “神田沙也加、声優デビュー「念願かなった!」”. SANSPO.COM. (2012年7月4日). オリジナルの2012
  5. ^ “第九回声優アワード授賞者発表”. 声優アワード.
  6. ^ “『アナと雪の女王』で話題の神田沙也加、新ユニット・TRUSTRICKデビュー!”. マイナビ
  7. ^ “TRUSTRICKが活動休止を発表 神田沙也加「ここで一度節目を迎えます」”. ORICON STYLE (oricon ME).
  8. ^ "Kanda Sayaka to marry actor Murata Mitsu | tokyohive.com." Tokyohive. 26 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Japan's NHK to Air Kids' Special with Ghibli Music". Anime News Network. May 2, 2008. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  10. ^ "Sword Art Online Ordinal Scale Anime Film Casts Sayaka Kanda". Anime News Network. December 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  11. ^ "CAST|PlayStation®4用サバイバルアクションゲーム - Let It Die". letitdie.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved March 17, 2018. 

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