Maaya Sakamoto (坂本真綾) is a well-known seiyuu and Japanese pop singer-songwriter under flying DOG, a sub-label of Victor Entertainment. Maaya got her break at the age of 15 when she lent her voice to Hitomi Kanzaki in the anime series Tenkuu no Escaflowne. Her debut single, "Yakusoku wa Iranai", was the opening theme for the same anime. The release was a beginning of a longtime collaboration between her and composer Yoko Kanno. In that time, she also started to write lyrics for her songs. Sakamoto also appears in a television drama and musicals; she is known for her role as Éponine in the Japanese adaption of the musical Les Misérables.