Ayahi Takagaki

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Ayahi Takagaki
Native name 高垣 彩陽
Born (1985-10-25) October 25, 1985 (age 29)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer, theater actress
Years active 2006–present
Notable work

Durarara!! as Erika Karisawa
Log Horizon as Henrietta

Sora no Otoshimono as Mikako Satsukitane
Musical career
Genres J-pop, anison[1]
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sony Music Entertainment Japan / Music Ray'n
Associated acts Sphere
Website
takagakiayahi.com

Ayahi Takagaki (高垣 彩陽 Takagaki Ayahi?, born October 25, 1985 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actress and singer.[2] She had her first major voice acting roles in 2007, voicing Jasmine in Deltora Quest and Lucia Nahashi in Venus Versus Virus.

Her career as a musician began with her performance of the opening themes of the anime series First Love Limited in April 2009. In the same month, she and three other voice actresses debuted as the musical group Sphere with their single "Future Stream".

Voice acting career[edit]

Takagaki has a fairly wide acting range, from little kids to romantic teens to gentle weak girls to elder sister types to proper young ladies to boyish girls to serious young women.

She had her first major role as voice actor in 2007, providing the voice of Jasmine, a main character of the anime series Deltora Quest.[3] She was subsequently featured in Venus Versus Virus and Da Capo II as Lucia Nahashi and Asakura Otome, respectively.,[4][5] as well as Feldt Grace in Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

She went on to voice Noe Isurugi in the 2008 series True Tears and held a leading role in S · A: Special A, proving the voice of Megumi Yamamoto.[6][7] She later took the roles of Nina Antalk, in Chrome Shelled Regios and Ein, in Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, in 2008.[8][9] Later that year, she was cast as Alesta Blanket in Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! and as Sumika Murasame, protagonist of Sasameki Koto.[10][11] Takagaki also reprised her role as Feldt Grace in the second half of Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

In addition to voice acting, Takagaki has also appeared on camera. She, Aki Toyosaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Minako Kotobuki appeared on the Anime Song Plus (アニソンぷらす Anison Purasu?) television show as a narrator in April 6, and as part of Sphere on April 20, 2009, and July 27, 2009, and by herself[1]

Musical career[edit]

Takagaki graduated from a music college in Tokyo, with a major in operatic singing. Her first musical performance was the opening theme of the 2009 First Love Limited series, titled "Future Stream" with Aki Toyosaki, Haruka Tomatsu, and Minako Kotobuki.[12] Shortly after, the four formed the musical group Sphere. They are affiliated with Music Ray'n, an artist management and publishing group of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.[13][14] The theme was released as the group's first single on April 22, 2009.[12] In July, the anime series Sora no Manimani debuted with the Sphere performed opening theme "Super Noisy Nova", which was released as a single on July 29, 2009.[15] Sphere released their third single "It Raises the Wind/Brave my heart" on November 25, 2009.[16] The group released their first album Atmosphere on December 23, 2009.[17] After, the group performed REALOVE:REALIFE, the opening theme of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō, which aired in April 2010.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Video games[edit]

Live-action dubbing[edit]

Animation dubbing[edit]

Play (theatre)[edit]

  • ZANNA-ザナ a musical fairytale- (February 18 - 23, 2013)
  • KAKOCHI-YA (September 18 - 28, 2014)
  • Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu 6th letter (June 2 & 6 , 2014)
  • SUPER SOUND THEATRE「Valkyrie ~Story from RHINE GOLD~」 (November 1 - 2, 2014)
  • Watashi no Atama no Naka no Keshigomu 7th letter (May 3 - 4 , 2015)

Radio[edit]

  • Pl@net Sphere (2009-)
  • Ashita mo hareruya (2010-)

Photobook[edit]

  • Sunlight Note (December 15, 2011)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release date Title Catalog No. Peak Oricon ranking
Limited edition Regular edition
April 17, 2013 Relation SMCL-291/2 SMCL-293 8

Solo mini-albums[edit]

Release date Title Catalog No. Peak Oricon ranking
November 23, 2011 Melodia SMCL-253 28
December 11, 2013 Melodia 2 SMCL-316 30

Solo singles[edit]

Release date Title Catalog No. Peak Oricon ranking
Limited edition Regular edition
July 21, 2010 Kimi ga Iru Basho (君がいる場所?) SMCL-198/9 SMCL-200 14
November 17, 2010 Hikari no Fillment (光のフィルメント?) SMCL-222/3 SMCL-224 20
April 6, 2011 Takaramono (たからもの?) SMCL-235/6 SMCL-237 15
February 8, 2012 Meteor Light SMCL-257/8 SMCL-259 15
June 13, 2012 Tsuki no Namida (月のなみだ?) SMCL-270/1 SMCL-272 19
August 14, 2013 Next Destination SMCL-303/4 SMCL-305 12
May 28, 2014 Kaze ni Naru (風になる?) SMCL-334/5 SMCL-336 25
October 8, 2014 Ai no Hi (愛の陽?) SMCL-353/4 SMCL-355 16
July 29, 2015 TBA

Concerts[edit]

  • Takagaki Ayahi First Concert Tour "Memoria×Melodia" (高垣彩陽ファーストコンサートツアー「Memoria×Melodia」?) (2012)
  • Takagaki Ayahi 2nd Concert Tour 2013 ~relation of colors~ (高垣彩陽 2ndコンサートツアー2013 ~relation of colors~ ?) (2014)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b アニソンぷらす (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ "高垣彩陽 Profile (Ayahi Takagaki Profile)" (in Japanese). Music Ray'n. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Official Deltora Quest site – スタッフ・キャスト紹介 (Staff & Cast)" (in Japanese). deltoraquest.jp. Archived from the original on August 19, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Venus Versus Virus Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Official Da Capo II anime site – Staff" (in Japanese). hatsunejima.com. Archived from the original on 23 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Official True Tears site – スタッフ&キャスト(Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). truetears.jp. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Official S · A – Special A site – スタッフ&キャスト(Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). special-a.jp. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Official Chrome Shelled Regios site – ニーナ・アントーク (Nina Antalk)" (in Japanese). Newtype Magazine. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Official Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom site – スタッフ (Staff)" (in Japanese). phantom-r.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Official Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! site" (in Japanese). Avex Group. Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010.  Click the fifth tab from the left labeled "スタッフ&キャスト" located along the bottom of the screen.
  11. ^ a b "Official Sasameki Koto site – スタッフ&キャスト(Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). sasameki.com. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "TVアニメ「初恋限定。」 - スフィア (TV Anime First Love Limited - sphere)" (in Japanese). Lantis. Archived from the original on 3 April 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  13. ^ "Official Sphere site — Sphere". planet-sphere.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2009. 
  14. ^ "株式会社 ミュージックレイン (Music Ray'n Inc.)" (in Japanese). Sony Music Entertainment. Archived from the original on 5 April 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2009. 
  15. ^ "TVアニメ「宙のまにまに」OPテーマ" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  16. ^ "風をあつめて/Brave my heart【通常盤】" (in Japanese). Lantis. Archived from the original on 1 December 2009. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  17. ^ "A.T.M.O.S.P.H.E.R.E【通常盤】" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  18. ^ "Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō TV Anime's Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. February 8, 2010. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Official Baccano! site – Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). baccano.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "Official Mobile Suite Gundam 00 site – Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). gundam00.net. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  21. ^ "スタッフ&キャスト: そらのおとしもの (Staff&Cast – Sora no Otoshimono )" (in Japanese). Newtype. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  22. ^ "Official Durarara!! site – Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). durarara.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Official The Qwaser of Stigmata site – キャスト (Cast)" (in Japanese). qwaser.jp. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  24. ^ "Hanamaru Kindergarten すたっふ&きゃすと (Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). King Records. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  25. ^ "あそびにいくヨ! スタッフ・キャスト". Archived from the original on 17 September 2010. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 
  26. ^ "All Sphere Voice Actresses to Be in 2011 Pokémon Films". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Voice Actress Group Sphere's Blu-ray Disc Ranks #1". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Voice Actress Group Sphere Star in Natsuiro Kiseki Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. September 17, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  29. ^ "Koitabi ~True Tours Nanto~ Short's First Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. March 25, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2015. 
  30. ^ "Super Heroine Chronicle's 1st Promo Video Shows New Cast". Anime News Network. October 31, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 

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