Ayahi Takagaki

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Ayahi Takagaki
Native name 高垣 彩陽
Born (1985-10-25) October 25, 1985 (age 28)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer

Ayahi Takagaki (高垣 彩陽 Takagaki Ayahi?, born October 25, 1985 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actress and singer.[1] 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".

In 2008, she completed her music degree at Musashino Academia Musicae (武蔵野音楽大学 Musashino Ongaku Daigaku), majoring in voice performance.[citation needed]

Voice acting career[edit]

Takagaki had her first major role as voice actor in 2007, providing the voice of Jasmine, a main character of the anime series Deltora Quest.[2] She was subsequently featured in Venus Versus Virus and Da Capo II as Lucia Nahashi and Asakura Otome, respectively.,[3][4] 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.[5][6] She later took the roles of Nina Antalk, in Chrome Shelled Regios and Ein, in Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, in 2008.[7][8] Later that year, she was cast as Alesta Blanket in Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! and as Sumika Murasame, protagonist of Sasameki Koto.[9][10] 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 twice on the Anime Song Plus (アニソンぷらす Anison Purasu?) television show as the musical group Sphere on April 20, 2009, and July 27, 2009.[11] For part of the show's run in June 2009, Takagaki also narrated the show.[12]

Musical career[edit]

Takagaki's 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.[13] 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.[14][15] The theme was released as the group's first single on April 22, 2009.[13] 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.[16] Sphere released their third single "It Raises the Wind/Brave my heart" on November 25, 2009.[17] The group released their first album A.T.M.O.S.P.H.E.R.E on December 23, 2009.[18] After, the group performed REALOVE:REALIFE, the opening theme of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō, which aired in April 2010.[19]

Filmography[edit]

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014

Games[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • "Inori/Justice" (祈り† Prayer?) (2009) (character single for Mobile Suit Gundam 00 under the name "Ayahi Takagaki as Feldt Grace," produced by Kokia)[30]
  • "Kimi ga Iru Basho" (2010) The Ending theme to the anime Occult Academy
  • "Hikari no Fullfilment" (2010) The Ending theme to the anime Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
  • "Takaramono" (2011)
  • "Hoshi No Nagareru Yoru Ni" in Special A
  • "melodia" (2011), a mini album of Western ballad and folk covers
  • "Meteor Light" (2012) Ending theme to the anime Senki Zesshō Symphogear
  • "Tsunaida Te Dake ga Tsumugu Mono" (繋いだ手だけが紡ぐもの, lit. 'Bonds Formed from Holding Hands') and "Mogong - Ichii Bal" (魔弓・イチイバル Mayumi Ichībaru) (2012) Character single for Senki Zesshō Symphogear under Chris Yukine
  • "Tsuzuku Melody" (続くメロディ, lit. 'To Continue the Melody') (2012) in Tari Tari Character Album under Wakana Sakai
  • Tsuki no namida for the Jyuuzanengi Engetsu Sangokuden game opening (2012)
  • "Cheer! Tear? Cheer!!" (2012) Sword Art Online Character Song CD 3 - Lisbeth
  • "Next Destination" (2013) Ending theme for Senki Zesshō Symphogear
  • "Bye Bye Lullaby" and "Classroom Monochrome" (教室モノクローム Kyōshitsu Monokurōmu) (2013) Senki Zesshō Symphogear G Character Song CD 6 - Chris Yukine
  • "Heart Beat ni Goyoujin" (2013) The World God Only Knows ~Goddesses Arc~ Character Song under Yui Goido
  • "melodia 2" (2013), a mini album of Western ballad and folk covers and a follow-up to her 2011 "melodia" mini album
  • "Kaze ni Naru" (2014), Single
  • "Ai no Hi" (2014), Single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b "Venus Versus Virus Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ a b "Official Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom site - スタッフ (Staff)" (in Japanese). phantom-r.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "アニソンぷらす" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "ナレーション" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved August 11, 2009. [dead link]
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ "Official Sphere site — Sphere". planet-sphere.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved April 19, 2009. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "TVアニメ「宙のまにまに」OPテーマ" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  17. ^ "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. 
  18. ^ "A.T.M.O.S.P.H.E.R.E【通常盤】" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved December 30, 2009. 
  19. ^ "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. 
  20. ^ "Official Baccano! site - Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). baccano.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ "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. 
  23. ^ "Official Durarara!! site - Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). durarara.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  24. ^ "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. 
  25. ^ "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. 
  26. ^ "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. 
  27. ^ "All Sphere Voice Actresses to Be in 2011 Pokémon Films". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  28. ^ "Voice Actress Group Sphere's Blu-ray Disc Ranks #1". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  29. ^ "Voice Actress Group Sphere Star in Natsuiro Kiseki Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. September 17, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  30. ^ "[CD] 機動戦士ガンダム00 Voice Actor Single: 祈り†/Justice / 高垣彩陽 come across フェルト・グレイス". Neowing. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 

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