Sayaka Nakaya

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Sayaka Nakaya
Native name
仲谷 明香
Born (1991-10-15) October 15, 1991 (age 27)
Iwate, Japan
  • Voice actress
  • singer
Years active2007–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • clarinet
Associated actsAKB48, No Name

Sayaka Nakaya (仲谷 明香, Nakaya Sayaka, born October 15, 1991)[1] is a Japanese voice actress and former member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She is from Iwate. While with AKB48 she was a member of the subunit No Name. Her biggest role as a voice actress was as the title character Chitose Sakuraba in the anime series Chitose Get You!!.


Nakaya passed AKB48's generation 3 audition on December 3, 2006. She is one of 20 girls who passed from among 12.828 candidates. She was first on stage at AKB48 Theater as part of Team B on April 8, 2007. On August 23, 2009, a reshuffle was announced and Nakaya was transferred to Team A.[2]

On December 2, 2010, an audio book of Moshidora read by her received "Audio Book Award 2010". The audio book gets awarded based on consumer votes in FeBe! audio book website.[3] She also provided voice in the anime series of Moshidora.[4]

Along with fellow member from Team K Miku Tanabe, Nakaya formed a unit called Baby Gamba. The unit released a single DVD "Ee Janaika" (ええじゃないか) under label Avex on September 14, 2011. Baby Gamba is a character in anime series Ganba no Bōken, a series based on kids book "Bōkentachi Gamba to 15-hiki no Nakama" by Otsuka Saito.[5]

On December 13, 2011, her name was chosen along with 9 other members to voice characters in AKB48's original anime series AKB0048.[6]

An autobiography of her, titled "Hisenbatsu Idol" was published in 2012.[7] When she was a member, she was one of 4 AKB48's anime fan who is called "wota 4".[citation needed]

On Team K Waiting Stage on March 2, 2013 at night, Nakaya suddenly announces her departure as an AKB48 member to taking part in a voice acting audition. 4 days later at the same stage, she had her last and graduation concert as an AKB48 member. At the same time, she also quit from her former agency Mousa.[8]



Video games[edit]


  • Atelier Sophie as Tess Heitzmann
  • Chaos;Child as Hana Kazuki
  • Chōginga Sendan as Yuki Katsumura
  • Himedatsu! Demon Saga as Charles
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 as Mina Nishizawa
  • Idol Jihen as Shion Kagaya
  • Moeru Mahjong Moejan! as Ayumu Honrō
  • Thousand Memories as Hanabishi no An'yakusha Isabel
  • Uchi no Himesama ga Ichiban Kawaii as Condemned Princess Gabriella



  • Harapeko Yamagami-kun
  • Zenryoku Ōen! NHK-hai Figure 2012 navigator


Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role[10] Notes
2009 12 "Namida Surprise" B-side Sang on "Shonichi"
2009 14 "River" B-side Sang on "Hikokigumo" with Theater Girls
2010 16 "Ponytail to Shushu" B-side Sang on "Boku no YELL" with Theater Girls
2010 18 "Beginner" B-side Sang on "Nakeru Basho" with DIVA
2010 19 "Chance no Junban" B-side Sang on "Kurumi to Dialogue" with Team A
2011 20 "Sakura no Ki ni Naro" B-side Sang on "Area K" with DIVA
2011 21 "Everyday, Katyusha" B-side Sang on "Hito no Chikara" with Under Girls
2011 23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" B-side Sang on "Vamos" with Under Girls Baragumi
2011 24 "Ue kara Mariko" B-side Sang on "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai" with Team A
2012 25 "Give Me Five" B-side Sang on "Jung ya Freud no Baai" with Special Girls C
2012 26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" B-side Sang on "Mitsu no Namida" with Special Girls
2012 27 "Gingham Check" B-side Sang on "Do Re Mi Fa Onchi" with Next Girls
2012 28 "Uza" B-side Sang on "Scrap & Build" with Team K
2012 29 "Eien Pressure" B-side Sang on "Watashitachi no Reason"
2012 30 "So Long!" B-side Sang on "Yuuhi Marie" with Team K

Collaborations and character songs[edit]

Single Information Peak
"Happiness Charge Precure! Wow!" (ハピネスチャージプリキュア!WOW!)
Sayaka Nakaya and Hitomi Yoshida
HappinessCharge PreCure! opening song
  • Released: March 5, 2014[12]
  • Label: Marvelous AQL
  • Catalog No. : MJSS-09114/5
"Prism Max ~Heisei Ishin Full HD Remastered Edition~" (プリズムMAX 〜平成維新フルHDリマスター版〜)
Sayaka Nakaya, Kaede Hondo, Rika Momokawa, & Maria Naganawa
Fushigi na Somera-chan opening song
  • Released: November 21, 2015[13]
  • Label: Studio Chant
  • Catalog No.: STCH-0012


  1. ^ "仲谷明香". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "AKB48『AKB104 選抜メンバー組閣祭り』(武道館公演)記者会見". Scramble Egg. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  3. ^ "AKB朗読の「もしドラ」 オーディオブックの年間人気作品に". Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  4. ^ "AKB仲谷明香「もしドラ」で声優挑戦". Daily Sports Online. Archived from the original on 2011-02-04. Retrieved 2016-07-04. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "AKB48・仲谷明香&田名部生来によるBABY GAMBA、<東北映画祭2011>の公式テーマソングに". Barks. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  6. ^ "AKB48 :声優選抜に喜びのコメント SKE48秦佐和子、"ヲタ4"仲谷明香も". Mantan Web. 2011-12-14. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  7. ^ "Nakaya Sayaka". Stage48. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  8. ^ "仲谷明香 6日にAKB卒業…アニメ声優オーディション受験のため". Sponichi Annex. 2013-03-02. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  9. ^ a b "仲谷 明香 - amuleto / マネージメントオフィス アミュレート". Amulet. Retrieved 2016-07-04.
  10. ^ Center and A-side lineup information provided by "AKB48 歴代シングル選抜メンバー(2006年~2013年)" [(2006-2013) AKB48 successive single member selection]. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
  11. ^ "NO NAMEのシングル売上ランキング". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  12. ^ "ハピネスチャージプリキュア!WOW!/プリキュア・メモリ(DVD付) - 仲谷明香,吉田仁美". Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  13. ^ "プリズムMAX~平成維新フルHDリマスター版~ - 野乃本ソメラ(仲谷明香),野乃本ククル(本渡楓),天童雫(桃河りか),松嶋あい(長縄まりあ)". Retrieved 12 April 2017.

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