Maaya Sakamoto is a female Japanese seiyū (voice actress) and singer who made her debut in 1996 as the voice of Hitomi Kanzaki in the hit anime series "The Vision of Escaflowne". She was born on March 31, 1980 in Itabashi, Tokyo.
Her subsequent voice roles in anime included parts in Record of Lodoss War, Kanon, RahXephon, Gundam SEED DESTINY, .hack//SIGN, and others.
She also had voice roles in video games such as Panzer Dragoon Saga, Kingdom Hearts (as Aerith), Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami wo Tsugu Shoujo, and Napple Tale (Dreamcast). She also does the voice of Padmé Amidala in the Japanese dub of Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III and Max in the television series Dark Angel.
Last updated: Nov 17, 2007