Sayaka Kanda

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Sayaka Kanda
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Biographical Information
Gender
Female
Status(es)
Alive

Sayaka Kanda (神田 沙也加, Kanda Sayaka, born October 1, 1986) is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer. She is the only child of actor Masaki Kanda and pop singer Seiko Matsuda.

Early life[edit | edit source]

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.

Career[edit][edit | edit source]

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.

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

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. She won the Best Lead Actress award for the role in the 9th Seiyu Awards. In 2019, she voiced as Anna once again for Kingdom Hearts III

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

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 | edit source]

In May 2017, Kanda married actor Mitsu Murata. Kanda announced their divorce in December 2019.

Discography[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

  • "Ever Since" (2002)
  • "Garden" (2003)
  • "Mizu Iro" (2004)
  • "Jōgen no Tsuki" (2005)
  • "Ubiquitous dB" (2017)
  • "delete" (2017)
  • "Break Beat Bark!" (2017)
  • "longing" (2017)
  • "smile for you" (2017)
  • "LUVORATORRRRRY!" (2018)
  • "Good Morning, Polar Night" (2019)
  • "Roki" (2019)

as TRUSTRICK

  • "DEAD OR LIE" (2016) duo with Maon Kurosaki

Albums[edit][edit | edit source]

  • 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)
  • MUSICALOID #38 (2018)

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Film[edit][edit | edit source]

  • Bean Cake (1999)
  • Dragon Head (2003) – Ako Seto
  • School Wars: Hero (2004) – Mitiyo Wada
  • Imadoki Japanese yo (2008) – Kyouko
  • Farewell, Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown (2008) – Sora
  • Amazing Grace (2011) – Shizuku Asamizu
  • Geki×Cine Bara to Samurai (2011) – Pony de Bribon
  • Real Girl (2018) – Ezomichi (voice)

Television drama[edit][edit | edit source]

  • 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][edit | edit source]

  • Into the Woods (2004) – Little Red Ridinghood (credited as SAYAKA)
  • Murasaki Shikibu Story (2006, 2008) – Empress Shōshi
  • The Woman in White (2007) – Laura Fairlie
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007, 2009) – Peaseblossom
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2008) – Hermia
  • Love Letters (2008-2010) – Melissa
  • Grease (2008) – Sandy
  • She Loves Me (2009-2010) – Amalia Balash
  • Bara to Samurai〜Goemon Rock OverDrive (2010) - Pony de Bribon
  • Les Miserables (2009-2011) – Cosette
  • Peter Pan (2009-2011, 2017) – Wendy Darling
  • The Fantasticks (2010) – Luisa
  • Endless SHOCK (2012) – Rika
  • Anne of Green Gables (2012) – Anne Shirley
  • Himeyuri (2012-2014) – Kimi
  • Dance of the Vampires (2015-2019) – Sarah
  • Danganronpa The Stage (2014-2016) - Mukuro Ikusaba and Junko Enoshima
  • Super Danganronpa 2 The Stage (2015-2017) - Junko Enoshima
  • 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille (2016-2018) – Olympe
  • Legally Blonde (2017-2019) – Elle Woods
  • Fiddler on the Roof (2017) – Hodel
  • My Fair Lady (2018) – Eliza Doolittle
  • SHOW BOY (2019)

Japanese dub[edit][edit | edit source]

  • Frozen (2014) – Anna
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) – Anna
  • Frozen II (2019) – Anna

Theatrical animation[edit][edit | edit source]

  • GAMBA (2015) – Shioji
  • Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale (2017) – Yuna
  • Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love (2017)

Television animation[edit][edit | edit source]

  • Good Luck Girl! (2012) – Nadeshiko Adenokouji
  • Unlimited Fafnir (2015) – Miyako Shinomiya
  • KiraKira Pretty Cure A La Mode (2017) – Solaine ep.37
  • Konbini Kareshi (2017) – Miharu Mashiki
  • Real Girl (2018) – Ezomichi

Video games[edit][edit | edit source]

  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (2017) – Kaede Akamatsu
  • Let It Die (2017) - Kiwako Seto
  • Kingdom Hearts III (2019) - Anna