Nao Takagi

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Nao Takagi

Nao Takagi (高木ナオ), born July 10, 1976, in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, was the second actress to play Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus in the Sailor Moon musicals. Her first performance was in 1998, for the show Shin Densetsu Kourin, and her last show was Mugen Gakuen - Mistress Labyrinth in 2002. After graduating, Nao returned as a guest during the 2002 Autumn Fan Kansha, and there performed two musical numbers.

Nao was the longest running Uranus, and the eighth longest running Myu performer with 321 stages. She was also the oldest Uranus, graduating at the age of 26.

In an interview with Hyper Hobby magazine, Nao said that when she played Haruka, she tried to be masculine, but when she played Uranus, she tried to be more feminine. In the same interview, she also stated that she was indecisive and feminine compared to Yuuka Asami, and that she would not want to play Haruka if Yuuka was not Michiru.

During her time in the Myu, Nao played the role of Ninja Orange in one of the three Ninja Yell musicals, and was also one of the choreographers in that same musical. She has also kept in close contact with former co-star Yuuka Asami. The two have recently hosted joint fan events together.

Personal Trivia

  • Nao is 5'7" tall and her blood type is AB.
  • Nao's favorite jewel is ruby and her favorite colors are blue and orange.
  • Nao has a Health & Physical Education License.
  • Nao is married and has a young son named Masa, and often posts pictures of him on her online diary.

Musicals[edit]

Nao performed as Haruka Tenou/Sailor Uranus in the following musicals:

Trivia[edit]

  • During the 2000 Fan Kansha for the Transylvania no Mori kaiteiban, Nao was paired with Hikari Ono to sing "You're My Jewelry." When Hikari came out, she was dressed like Michiru, but Nao told her that she was a female villain and to stop fooling around. When Hikari remarked that she still looked like a female, Nao said that Hikari looked like a transvestite. After they finished the song, Nao kissed Hikari's hand, but Hikari threw the kiss away.
  • Nao often referred to Marina Kuroki as "Hime" (姫) or "Princess" (both meaning the same thing).
  • During the Fan Kansha for Mugen Gakuen, in response to a question asked of her, Yuuka Asami said that she was not afraid of a battle as long as Sailor Uranus was there with her. Nao replied that she (Nao) was afraid of "Kappa," which was Yuuka's nickname at that time.
  • During the Fan Kansha for the Ankoku no Princess Black Lady kaiteiban, Nao was paired with Nagisa Adaniya to sing "Gondola no Koibito-tachi." Nao could be heard apologizing to Yuuka, and while Nao was singing with Nagisa, Yuuka popped out from a trapdoor and pouted.

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