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Overview (1)

Born in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan

Mini Bio (1)

Naoko Takeuchi was born on March 15, 1967 in Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan. She is a writer, known for Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon (1992), Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon (2003) and Bishôjo senshi Sêrâ Mûn Crystal (2014). She has been married to Yoshihiro Togashi since January 6, 1999. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Yoshihiro Togashi (6 January 1999 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

She 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.
Was 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.
She 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.
She likes racing cars, just like her "Sailor Moon" character Haruka Tenoh. They even share a favorite car, the Ferrari 512M.
Much of her work is based on aspects from her life.
She 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.
During 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.
She is a graduate from the Kyoritsu University of Pharmacy (now defunct, as it merged with Keio University in 2006), with a degree in chemistry.
She 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.

Personal Quotes (1)

I 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?

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