Sayaka Kanda

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Sayaka Kanda
Native name 神田 沙也加
Born (1986-10-01) October 1, 1986 (age 30)
Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
Other names Sayaka
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1999—present
Parent(s) Seiko Matsuda and Masaki Kanda

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.


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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] She won the Best Lead Actress award for the role in the 9th Seiyu Awards.[citation needed]

In April 2014, she formed a duo called TRUSTRICK with a guitarist Billy.[clarification needed] They released their debut album, Eternity, on June 25 of the same year.[citation needed]

Kanda appeared as a special guest in the Alan Symphony Concert from December 20th, 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]



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



  • Doll (2005)
  • Liberty (2011)


  • 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)



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]


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