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​Kaori Kawabuchi

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

Kaori has build many careers in entertainment.  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. She also acted a main character “2B” in the globally praised video game, NieR:Automata,

or main character “Motoko Kusanagi” in NETFLIX full CG animation“Ghost in the shell SAC_2045”

Because of her worldwide reputation for Japanese sword performances, Kaori is also known as Lady Samurai. In 2019, Short film “Lady Samurai” was screened in some movie festivals in each country. 

Her instruction at action scenes and sword fight scenes also has high reputation, which includes in music videos, film shootings and the workshops in the world. 

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.   

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