Sayuri Katayama

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Sayuri Katayama
BornSayuri Katayama
(1979-07-03) July 3, 1979 (age 39)
Saga, Japan

Sayuri Katayama(片山 さゆり,Katayama Sayuri, previously 片山 沙有里)born July 3, 1979 is a Japanese singer, stage actress and songwriter.

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She has played the role of Kou Seiya in the Sailor Moon musicals. As a songwriter, she is known as Sayuri.

<i>Sailor Moon musicals</i> Family of Japanese musical theatre shows based on the Sailor Moon manga

The Sailor Moon musicals, commonly referred to as Sera Myu, are a series of live theatre productions based on the Sailor Moon manga by Naoko Takeuchi. The series consists of 31 musicals which have had more than 800 performances since the show opened in the summer of 1993. The producers generally follow and expand upon plot concepts presented in the anime and manga, however there are also several original plot lines.

Personal life

Sayuri studied at Horikoshi High School as a student, and knew Nana Mizuki there. Currently, she has written lyrics for several songs by Nana Mizuki.

Horikoshi High School

Horikoshi High School is a private high school in Nakano, Tokyo, Japan. The school was founded by Chiyo Horikoshi in 1923.

Nana Mizuki is a Japanese voice actress, singer and narrator born and raised in Niihama, Ehime. She is represented by the agency Sigma Seven. Mizuki was trained as an enka singer and made her debut as a voice actress in 1997. Her prominent roles include Hinata Hyūga in the long-running ninja series Naruto, Fate Testarossa in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Tsubasa Kazanari in Symphogear, Moka Akashiya in Rosario + Vampire, Cure Blossom in Heartcatch Precure! and Ann Takamaki in Persona 5.

Stage career

Sayuri became the first actress to play Kou Seiya in the Sailor Moon musicals at the age of 17. Her first show was the 1996 Summer Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. She continued to perform until the 1998 Winter Special Musical Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eien Densetsu (Kaiteiban) The Final First Stage!!. [1]

Sayuri is the longest-running actress of Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter, performing for 113 stages.

Preceded by
none
Seiya Kou/Sailor Star Fighter in the Sailor Moon musicals
1996-1998
Succeeded by
Chinatsu Akiyama

Discography

Singles

  1. Paradise is Over (released on 24 March 2004)
    1. Paradise is Over
      • Composition: Eriko Yoshiki
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Taichi Nakamura
      • 'Kingdom of Chaos' theme song
      • 'Steady x Study' ending theme
    2. No Where Girl
      • Composition: Kei Yoshikawa
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Taichi Nakamura
      • 'Steady x Study' opening theme [2]

Albums

  1. Chaos (released on 14 April 2004)
    1. Another Sky
      • Composition: Yoshio Tatano
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Kazuyoshi Baba
      • 'Shinten Makai Generation of Chaos IV' opening theme
    2. Paradise is Over
      • Composition: Eriko Yoshiki
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Taichi Nakamura
      • 'Kingdom of Chaos' theme song
      • 'Steady x Study' ending theme
    3. Intermission
      • Composition: Takahiro Iida
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Taichi Nakamura
      • 'Shinten Makai Generation of Chaos IV' insert song
    4. Fade Away
      • Composition: Ruka Oba
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Kazuyoshi Baba
      • 'Shinten Makai Generation of Chaos IV' ending theme
    5. No Where Girl
      • Composition: Kei Yoshikawa
      • Arrangement: Takahiro Iida, Taichi Nakamura
      • 'Steady x Study' opening theme [3]

Songwriting

Songs by Nana Mizuki

  1. Nostalgia (released on 14 November 2007 on Nana's album Great Activity)
    • Composition: Tlast, Arrangement: Shinya Saito
  2. Soradokei (空時計) (released on 6 February 2008 on Nana's single Starcamp EP)
    • Composition, arrangement: Tsutomu Ohira
  3. Gozen Rei-Ji no Baby Doll (午前0時のBaby Doll) (released on 21 January 2009 on Nana's single Shin'ai)
    • Composition: Ryouhei Sugita, Arrangement: Nishi-ken
    • Ending theme for radio show Gold Rush: Nana Mizuki's M world(GOLD RUSH ★水樹奈々のMの世界★)
  4. Mr. Bunny! (released on 3 June 2009 on Nana's album Ultimate Diamond)
    • Composition: Wakabayashi Makoto, Arrangement: Shinya Saito
  5. Strobe Cinema (ストロボシネマ) (released on 7 July 2010 on Nana's album Impact Exciter)
    • Composition, arrangement: Shogo Ohnishi
    • Ending theme for Tokyo FM Nana Mizuki's M world(水樹奈々のMの世界)
  6. High-Stepper (released on 13 April 2011 on Nana's single Scarlet Knight)
    • Composition, arrangement: Shinya Saito
  7. Love Brick (released on 11 January 2011 on Nana's single Synchrogazer, lyrics jointly written with Nana Mizuki and meg rock)
    • Composition, arrangement: Shinya Saito
  8. Party! Party! (released on 6 June 2012 on Nana's single Time Space EP)
    • Composition, arrangement: Tajiri Tomoyuki

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References

  1. Sera Myu website Retrieved Oct 19 2009
  2. PARADISE is OVER Retrieved Oct 19 2009
  3. CHAOS / Sayuri Katayama Retrieved Oct 19 2009