​Kaori Kawabuchi

Singer ・ Sword Performance Artist ・ Sword Performance Instructor ・ Motion Capture Actor ・ Film Actress ・ Voice Actor ・ Narrator ・ Model ・ Songwriter ・ Stage Director ・ Action Instructor ・ Accessory Creator

Kaori has learned English and French. Being an actress with superb sword performance skills, her career includes appearances in many theatrical plays and movies. As a pioneer and leading expert in motion capture acting, which the moves of video game and CG film characters rely on, she has played a large role in the Final Fantasy series and a number of other well-known works.


Because of her worldwide reputation for Japanese sword performances, Kaori is also known as Lady Samurai. One of the sword dance movies she shared on Facebook was shared over 10,000 times and spread around the world.

Her instruction at action scenes and sword fight scenes also has high reputation, which includes in music videos, film shootings and the workshops from 2013 and 2014 she was invited to in Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2017, she made her debut in the globally praised video game, NieR:Automata.


In KAO=S, Kaori is the lead vocalist, sword performer and song writer of many songs. Her beautiful voice and lithe, yet intense performances capture the minds of audiences all over the world.