Rei Sakuma ( Japanese 佐 久 間 レ イ , Sakuma Rei , real name: Reiko Sakuma ( 佐 久 間 玲子 , Sakuma Reiko ); born January 5, 1965 in Tokyo Prefecture ) is a Japanese voice actress ( seiyū ) and singer. She works for the 81 Produce agency . In Japan she is known for the role of Batako in the children's series Soreike! Anpanman .
She attended the Tōkyō-Bunka High School ( 東京 文化 高等学校 , Tōkyō bunko kōtō gakkō ). In 1982 she was the winner of the talent show Star Tanjō ( ス タ ー 誕生 , Stā Tanjō , German "Star Birth") on Nippon Television . In October 1982 she made her debut in the entertainment industry on the NHK music show Let's Go Young ( レ ッ ツ ゴ ー ヤ ン グ , Rettsu gō yangu ) as part of the group Sundays ( サ ン デ ー ズ , Sandēzu ). In February 1983 her debut single Hamidashi Tenshi appeared as an idol and in September Fu-ru-e-ru Kajitsu . As an idol, she also used the spelling 佐 久 間 麗 as an artist name. She married the voice actor Yū Mizushima (born Kenji Noda). Both were later divorced. She has a daughter.
In 1985 she made her debut as a voice actress in the series Yume no Hoshi no Button Nose (English title: Princess Strawberry ). Rei Sakuma has a very large vocal range. She is therefore not restricted to any age or personality type of her roles and speaks roles with the voice of a child to women with sex appeal.
The discography is limited to records / CDs on which she was the only singer. As a voice actress, she is also represented with songs on a large number of OSTs.
- Hamidashi Tenshi ( は み だ し 天使 , 7 ″ single , released February 25, 1983)
- Fu-ru-e-ru Kajitsu ( ふ ・ る ・ え ・ る 果 実 , 7 ″ single, released September 1983)
- Nekohanten Menu Song ( 猫 飯店 メ ニ ュ ー ・ ソ ン グ , single, Nekohanten menyū songu , released January 21, 1991)
- Memories Off # 5 togireta film Premium Collection Mizuho CV Sakuma Rei ( Memories Off # 5 と ぎ れ た フ ィ ル ム Premium Collection6 Mizuho CV. 佐 久 間 レ イ , released January 25, 2006)
- Rei Sakuma: 育 児 コ ラ ム マ マ の 心 の 喫茶 店 . (No longer available online.) In: 佐 久 間 レ イ 公式 ホ ー ム ペ ー ジ 「REI さ ん の 部屋」 . Archived from the original on June 27, 2009 ; Retrieved August 23, 2009 (Japanese). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Rei Sakuma in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Rei-san no Heya : Personal website (Japanese)
- Entry at your agency (Japanese)
- Entry in the Anime News Network (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||佐 久 間 レ イ (Japanese); Sakuma Reiko (maiden name); 佐 久 間 玲子 (maiden name, Japanese); 佐 久 間 麗 (name as idol, Japanese); Noda Rei (married name); 野 田 玲子 (married name, Japanese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Japanese voice actress and singer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 5, 1965|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Tokyo Prefecture , Japan|