Sakamoto Maaya is a female Japanese seiyū and singer who made her debut in 1996 as the voice of Hitomi Kanzaki in the hit anime series The Vision of Escaflowne.
Later on, she has had many subsequent voice roles in anime such as Record of Lodoss War, Kanon, RahXephon, Gundam SEED DESTINY, .hack//SIGN, Ouran High School Host Club, and others.
She also had voice roles in video games such as Panzer Dragoon Saga, Kingdom Hearts, Fullmetal Alchemist 3: Kami wo Tsugu Shoujo, and Napple Tale. 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.
Married to voice actor Kenichi Suzumura
* Favorite colors: Pink and brown
* Hobbies: Performing, reading, singing
* She is a graduate from Toyo University (Bachelor in Sociology).
* She has been called (お姉さま, Onee-sama?), a respectful way of saying "older sister" by her Ouran co-host Ayaka Saitō.
* Nothing much is known about her family except that her father, Yoshimi Sakamoto, is an expert in stage lighting.
* When she went to the AnimeFest in 2005, she said that her favorite Western bands are Oasis and Maroon 5.
* She has had at least one song, that appeared on the NHK program, Minna no Uta.
* She was one half of the seiyū duo "Whoops!!", alongside Chieko Higuchi.