Sister Mayo

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Sister MAYO
Sister MAYO.jpg
Sawada performing in Maryland, U.S
Background information
Birth nameSawada Masayo (沢田 雅世)
Born (1974-07-26) July 26, 1974 (age 44)
Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
GenresJapanese pop, electropop, anison
Years active1997–present
LabelsNippon Columbia / Columbia Music Entertainment
Associated actsCyber Nation Network, Project.R, Otokaze, Karate Bravo

Masayo Sawada (沢田 雅世, Sawada Masayo), (born July 26, 1974) better known by her stagename Sister MAYO, is a Japanese singer.[1] She is a member of the Columbia Music Entertainment duo Cyber Nation Network, and a vocalist in Project.R which performs many theme songs for the Super Sentai series, some have reached the top ten in Oricon's charts.[2] Her best-known songs as a soloist have been the opening theme of Haré+Guu and the ending theme of Mahou Sentai Magiranger. She is the younger sister of heavy metal musician Taiji, with whom she was in the rock band Otokaze.

After attending vocational school, she got a job at a travel agency. After suffering from a herniated disc, she decided to pursue her dream of being a musician. She released her first single in 1997 under her own name. A producer gave her her stage name when she joined Cyber Nation Network.

In appearances, she generally wears a baseball cap. Prior to the release of "Jumon Kōrin ~ Magical Force" (呪文降臨~マジカル・フォース, Jumon Kōrin ~ Majikaru Fōsu, "The Spell Advent ~ Magical Force"), she also wore glasses, out of shyness. Nippon Columbia asked her to take off one or the other, and she decided to keep the cap.



List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Single information Oricon[3][4]
"Legend of Blizzard"
As Masayo Sawada with B-Club Band
Theme song for Queens Road video game
  • Released: January 21, 1997
  • Label: Angel
  • Catalog No.: APDM-5042[5]
Love Tropicana (LOVE♡トロピカーナ, Rabu Toropikāna)
As Sister MAYO
Opening theme song for Hare+Guu
  • Released: May 19, 2001
  • Label: Nippon Columbia
  • Catalog No.: CODC-1970
  • Also LOVE Tropicana Deluxe (LOVE☆トロピカ~ナ・デラックス, Rabu Toropikāna Derakkusu) released August 21, 2002
  • Also LOVE Tropicana Final (LOVE☆トロピカーナ・ファイナル, Rabu Toropikāna Fainaru) released January 21, 2004
108 (Final) [2]
"Jumon Kōrin ~ Magical Force" (呪文降臨~マジカル・フォース, Jumon Kōrin ~ Majikaru Fōsu, "The Spell Advent ~ Magical Force")
As Sister MAYO
Ending theme song for Mahou Sentai Magiranger
  • B-side track of "Mahou Sentai Magiranger" single by Takafumi Iwasaki & Sister Mayo
  • Released: March 2, 2005
  • Label: Columbia Music Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: COCC-15741
"Patta Potta Monta" (パッタポッタモン太)
As Sister MAYO
Theme song for Patta Potta Monta (ja:パッタポッタモン太)[6]
  • Released: September 20, 2006
  • Label: Columbia Music Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: COCC-15934
"Pururun! Shizuku-Chan" (ぷるるんっ!しずくちゃん, Pururun! Shizukachan)
As Sister MAYO with D.D.S.
Theme song for Shizuku-chan anime television series.[7]
  • Released: November 22, 2006
  • Label: Columbia Music Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: COCC-15945


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Album information Oricon[4]
Otokaze (音風)
by Otokaze
  • Sung on tracks 1, 2, 3, and 8
  • Released:
  • Label:
  • Catalog No.: R-04A0052TO
Sister MAYO Best Album: Sister Mayo No. 1 (Sister MAYOベストアルバム『Sister MAYO 1号』, Shisutā MAYO besuto arubamu “shisutā MAYO 1-gō”)
  • Released: July 2, 2010
  • Label: Columbia Music Entertainment
  • Catalog No.: COCX-36248

Personal life[edit]

Sister MAYO is the younger sister of Taiji Sawada, who was a bassist for X Japan and various other groups. Taiji died on July 17, 2011.


  1. ^ "歌姫Sister MAYOのアルバムが発売! :zakzakアニメ★声優" (in Japanese). zakzak. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2011-06-20.
  2. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  3. ^ 沢田雅世のシングル作品 [Masayo Sawada Single Sales Rankings]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Sister MAYO : Disco". Diva Rant (Sister Mayo official website). Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  5. ^ "LEGEND OF BLIZZARD – 沢田雅世" [Legend of Blizzard – Masayo Sawada]. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved February 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Patta Potta Monta! Theme Songs: Sister Mayo: Music". Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  7. ^ "1st Kingrun Anime Songs Kōhaku TV Event Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved 24 February 2016.

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