Known for movies

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SpouseYoshihiro Togashi
FactWas in the manga and astronomy clubs in high school. This provided her with background and knowledge to build up the extensive mythologies for her works.

Naoko Takeuchi is a Japanese manga artist, known for her work on the popular Sailor Moon series. She was born on March 15, 1967, in Tokyo, Japan, to parents who were both teachers. She has two younger sisters. Takeuchi was educated at Kyoritsu Women’s University, where she studied economics.

Takeuchi’s career in manga began in the early 1990s. She gained popularity with her work on the Sailor Moon series, which ran from 1992 to 1997. The series was adapted into an anime television series, which aired from 1995 to 2000. Takeuchi has also written and illustrated several other manga series, including The Cherry Project, Miss Rain, and Codename: Sailor V.

Takeuchi’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. She has earned significant income from the sale of her manga series and from the merchandise and merchandise rights associated with the Sailor Moon franchise. Takeuchi is married to Yoshitaka Amano, a Japanese artist and character designer. The couple has one child together.

General Info

Full NameNaoko Takeuchi
ProfessionMangaka, Screenwriter


SpouseYoshihiro Togashi
ParentsIkuko Takeuchi, Kenji Takeuchi
SiblingsShingo Takeuchi


AwardsKodansha Manga Award
MoviesSailor Moon SuperS Plus:Ami's First Love, Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, Sailor Moon S the Movie, Sailor Moon R the Movie: Promise of the Rose
TV ShowsPretty Guardian Sailor Moon

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1I really wanted to write a story with a sexy girl, a good-looking guy, some romance, video games, and cute school uniforms! Of course Bunny [Usagi/Serena Tsukino] is strong, too... we've got to be strong for our boys! Right, girls?


1She always wanted to be a manga artist, but her father advised that she study for an alternative profession in case she didn't achieve her dream, so she went to university to study chemistry.
2She is a graduate from the Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy (now defunct, as it merged with Keio University in 2006), with a degree in chemistry.
3During college, she served as a miko (temple maiden) at the Shiba Daijingu Shrine. She made her "Sailor Moon" character Rei Hino a miko, based on this experience.
4She based her "Sailor Moon" protagonist Usagi Tsukino on herself in her teenage years: scatterbrained and dreamy, but bighearted and romantic. She also wears her in an "odango" style, something Takeuchi did in college for good luck. Similarly, she based the Tsukino family on her own: she had a devoted but busy father named Kenji, a loving but nagging mother named Ikuko and a bratty younger brother named Shingo.
5Much of her work is based on aspects from her life.
6She likes racing cars, just like her "Sailor Moon" character Haruka Tenoh. They even share a favorite car, the Ferrari 512M.
7She draws herself usually as a little bunny, or a human with rabbit ears. She draws her husband Yoshihiro Togashi as a dog, her son as a puppy and her friend/editor Fumio Osano as a pig.
8Was in the manga and astronomy clubs in high school. This provided her with background and knowledge to build up the extensive mythologies for her works.
9She originally wanted to kill all of the main characters at the end of the first Sailor Moon manga arc. Her editor wouldn't let her do that, since it was a "shoujo" ("girls") series.



Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn CrystalTV Series original author: "Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon" - 22 episodes, 2014 - 2016 original author: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon - 6 episodes, 2014
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: The Movie2014manga series
Sailor Moon the Movie2011Short based on the characters created by
Sailor and the Seven Ballz 2: Return of the Ballz2005Video short characters - uncredited
Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon: Act Zero2005Video manga series
Shin kaguya shima densetsu2004Video original manga
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Special Act.2004Video creator / original manga
Kirari Super Live2004Video script
Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon2003TV Series creator - 4 episodes
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, 10th Anniversary Festival: Ai no sanctuary2002Video original manga
Sailor Moon1995-2000TV Series manga - 159 episodes
Sailor and the Seven Ballz2000Video characters - uncredited
Sailor Moon Sailor StarsTV Series manga - 34 episodes, 1996 - 1997 creator - 5 episodes, 1996
Sailor Moon Super S1995-1996TV Series manga - 39 episodes
Sailor Moon Super S: Ami's First Love1995Short creator - Kodansha "Runrun" series
Sailor Moon Super S the Movie: Black Dream Hole1995author: Kodansha Monthly Nakayoshi
Bishôjo senshi Sailor Moon Super S Special1995TV Movie manga
Sailor Moon S1994-1995TV Series manga - 38 episodes
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S: Usagi - Ai no senshi e no michi1994Video original manga
Sailor Moon S the Movie: Hearts in Ice1994author: Kodansha Monthly Nakayoshi
Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn R1993-1994TV Series manga - 43 episodes
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen1993Video original manga
Make-up! Sailor Senshi1993Short based on the manga by: Kodansha "Nakayoshi" series
Sailor Moon R the Movie: The Promise of the Rose1993author: Kodansha Monthly Nakayoshi
Sailor MoonTV Series manga - 44 episodes, 1992 - 1993 original author: Kôdansha "Nakayoshi" series - 2 episodes, 1992


Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn Crystal2014-2015TV Series lyrics - 26 episodes
Sailor Moon Sailor Stars1996TV Series lyrics: "Sêrâ Sutâ Songu"
Sailor Moon Super S: Ami's First Love1995Short lyrics: ""Rashiku" Ikimasho"
Make-up! Sailor Senshi1993Short lyrics: "I am Sêrâ Mûn"
Sailor Moon1992-1993TV Series lyrics - 20 episodes


Orizuru2006Short production assistant


Make-Up: Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon2003TV MovieHerself
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Gaiden Dark Kingdom Fukkatsu Hen1993VideoHerself - Mangaka

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