Ayahi Takagaki in Sphere’s eternal live tour 2014
|Native name||高垣 彩陽|
October 25, 1985 |
|Occupation||Voice actress, singer, theater actress|
Sword Art Online as Lisbeth/Riza Shinozaki
Ayahi Takagaki (高垣 彩陽 Takagaki Ayahi?, born October 25, 1985 in Tokyo) is a Japanese voice actress and singer. 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
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. She was subsequently featured in Venus Versus Virus and Da Capo II as Lucia Nahashi and Asakura Otome, respectively., 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. She later took the roles of Nina Antalk, in Chrome Shelled Regios and Ein, in Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom, in 2008. Later that year, she was cast as Alesta Blanket in Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! and as Sumika Murasame, protagonist of Sasameki Koto. 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.
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. 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. The theme was released as the group's first single on April 22, 2009. 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. Sphere released their third single "It Raises the Wind/Brave my heart" on November 25, 2009. The group released their first album Atmosphere on December 23, 2009. After, the group performed "Realove:Realife", the opening theme of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō, which aired in April 2010.
- Ouran High School Host Club – Tsubaki Kamigamo, Female college student, Benio's fan
- Baccano! – Sylvie Lumiere
- Da Capo II – Asakura Otome
- Deltora Quest – Jasmine, Girl
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – Feldt Grace
- Venus Versus Virus – Lucia Nahashi
- Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! – Sweets student, Upper classman, Student
- Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō – Asami Oyamada, Karenna Nanjō, Female student
- Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun – Young Shungo, Boy
- Toward the Terra – Artella
- Hell Girl: Two Mirrors – Kitazaki
- S · A: Special A – Megumi Yamamoto, Yuki-pon, Takishima family maid, and others
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season – Feldt Grace
- Net Ghost PiPoPa – Azusa Sakamoto, Karin Yukitani, Pu/Seiren (singing voice)
- True Tears – Noe Isurugi
- Slayers Revolution – Girl
- Kyō no Go no Ni – Tsubasa Kawai
- Allison & Lillia – Meg
- Itazura na Kiss – Mari Horiuchi
- Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl – Chinatsu (ep 76)
- Rental Magica – Male student, Female student
- Skip Beat! – Miya (ep 4)
- Macademi Wasshoi! – Baltia
- Ayakashi – Natsuhara
- Mokke – Gouda
- Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Bashin – Suiren, My Sunshine
- Yozakura Quartet – Mina Tatebayashi
- Hell Girl: Three Vessels – Jun Moriyama
- Wagaya no Oinari-sama - Shunta Hashimoto (ep 22)
- Chrome Shelled Regios – Nina Antalk
- Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! – Alesta Blanket
- Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom – Ein (Elen)
- Sasameki Koto – Sumika Murasame
- Heaven's Lost Property – Mikako Satsukitane
- Inazuma Eleven – Touko Zaizen
- Canaan – Nene
- Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – Oora Kanako
- Kobato. – Haruka
- Sora no Manimani – Miki Makita, Sayuri Minami
- Yumeiro Patissiere – Reiko-sensei(ep 6-7)
- Zoku Natsume Yūjin-chō – Midori
- Student Council's Discretion – Female student
- Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season - Miyuki
- Durarara!! – Erika Karisawa
- The Qwaser of Stigmata – Ayana Minase
- Hanamaru Kindergarten – Hiiragi
- Transformers Animated – Arcee, Teletran I
- Occult Academy – Ami Kuroki
- The Legend of the Legendary Heroes – Ferris Eris
- Mitsudomoe – Mitsuba Marui
- Durarara!! Specials – Erika Karisawa
- Asobi ni Iku yo! – Ichika
- Heaven's Lost Property Forte – Mikako Satsukitane
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer – Feldt Grace
- Blue Exorcist – Kuro
- Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork – Mikako Satsukitane
- Chihayafuru – Taichi Mashima (young)
- No. 6 – Ann (ep 5)
- Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu! – Mitsuba Marui
- Mobile Suit Gundam AGE – Decil Galette
- Beelzebub – Kouta Kunieda, Nene Omori
- Inazuma Eleven GO – Kurama Norihito
- Manyuu Hikenchou – Kyouka Manyuu
- Nekogami Yaoyorozu – Yurara Makuragi
- Sket Dance – Kyouko Nanba (ep 36)
- Kamisama Dolls – Moyako Somaki
- Un-Go – Motoko Tanimura
- Softenni - Shiki Nishioka
- Pokémon the Movie: Black—Victini and Reshiram and White—Victini and Zekrom – Moguryuu
- Daily Lives of High School Boys – Tadakuni's younger sister
- Natsuiro Kiseki – Saki Mizukoshi
- Symphogear – Chris Yukine
- Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stone – Kurama Norihito, Manto, Tasuke
- Tari Tari – Wakana Sakai
- Nekogami Yaoyorozu: Ohanami Ghostbusters (OVA) – Yurara Makuragi
- Natsuiro Kiseki: 15-kaime no Natsuyasumi (OVA) – Saki Mizukoshi
- Sword Art Online – Lisbeth/Rika Shinozaki
- Fate/Zero Second Season – Shirley
- Natsuyuki Rendezvous – Quiz Reporter
- Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 2: Asia Circuit – Takuto Tatsunagi
- Blue Exorcist: The Movie – Kuro
- Arata: The Legend – Kotoha
- Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East – Hamaji
- The World God Only Knows – Yui Goido, Mars
- Photo Kano – Yūko Uchida
- Senki Zesshō Symphogear G – Chris Yukine
- Silver Spoon – Tamako Inada
- Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy – Mizukawa Minori, Lalaya Obies
- I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job. – Herself
- Non Non Biyori – Honoka Ishikawa (ep 4)
- Koitabi: True Tours Nanto – Aoi Shindou
- Log Horizon – Henrietta
- Gaist Crusher – Luminella Hotaru
- Chihayafuru 2 – Rion Yamashiro
- Wanna be the Strongest in the World – Jumbo Yamamoto
- Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ – Mina Tatebayashi
- Yozakura Quartet: Tsuki ni Naku – Mina Tatebayashi
- Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 3: Link Joker – Takuto Tatsunagi, Student B
- Magi: The Kingdom of Magic – Myron Alexius
- Sanjougattai Transformers Go! – Tobio Fuuma
- Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy – Seren Melvil, Despina Laks
- Blade & Soul – Dan Roana
- Black Butler: Book of Circus – Doll/Freckles
- Heaven's Lost Property Final: Eternal My Master – Mikako Satsukitane
- Gundam Reconguista in G – Manny Anbasada, Nobell
- Sword Art Online II – Lisbeth/Rika Shinozaki
- Spo-chan Taiketsu: Youkai Daikessen – Jin
- Tokyo Ghoul – Itori, Ayato Kirishima
- Terra Formars (OVA) – Zhang Ming-Ming
- Log Horizon Season 2 – Henrietta
- Akatsuki no Yona – Son Hak (young)
- Girlfriend (Kari) – Tsugumi Harumiya
- Durarara!!x2 Shou – Erika Karisawa
- Durarara!!x2 Shou: Watashi no Kokoro wa Nabe Moyou – Erika Karisawa
- Tokyo Ghoul √A - Ayato Kirishima (childhood; ep 5)
- Magic Kaito 1412 – Megumi Furuhata (ep.17)
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Mariah (ep 30-32)
- Dog Days" – Farine
- Vampire Holmes – Holmes' house cat Kira & Christina
- Jewelpet: Magical Change – Larimer
- Re-Kan! – Yuuki Inoue
- Symphogear GX – Chris Yukine
- Ultimate Otaku Teacher – Tim Berners Lynn
- Plastic Memories – Sarah (ep 10-12)
- Durarara!!x2 Ten – Erika Karisawa
- Ushio and Tora – Jun Moritsuna
- Norn 9 - Mikoto Kuga
- Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season - Arpeggio El Lelena
- Haruchika - Makoto Yamanobe (ep 11)
- Durarara!!x2 Ketsu - Erika Karisawa
- Neko mo, Onda-ke - Natsuko Onda & Sachiko Onda
- The Morose Mononokean - Zenko Fujiwara
- Ushio & Tora 2nd Season - Jun Moritsuna
- Beyblade: Burst - Daina Kurogami
- Gintama°: Aizome Kaori-hen (OVA) - Hotaru
- Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale - Lisbeth/Rika Shinozaki
- Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc - Kuro
- Imabikisou (2007) – Ami
- Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Gundam Meisters (2008) – Feldt Grace
- Da Capo II: Plus Situation (2008) – Asakura Otome
- Harvest Moon DS: Grand Bazaar (2008) – Freya, Saniya
- Dungeons and Dam (2009) – Fear
- Sekirei: Gifts from the Future (2009) – Yahan
- Heaven's Lost Property Forte: Dreamy Season (2011) – Mikako Satsukitane
- Girlfriend (Kari) (2012) – Tsugumi Harumiya
- Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas (2012) – Past
- Photo Kano Kiss (2013) – Yuko Uchida
- Norn9 (2013) – Mikoto Kuga
- Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (2013) – Lisbeth
- Norn9 Var Commons (2014) – Mikoto Kuga
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (2014) – Lisbeth
- Super Heroine Chronicle (2014) – Chris Yukine
- Norn9 Last Era (2015) – Mikoto Kuga
- Sword Art Online: Lost Song (2015) – Lisbeth
- Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! (2015) – Megumu Kobayashi and Mitsuru Kobayashi
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (2015) - Mariah
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (2016) – Lisbeth
|December 15, 2011||Sunlight Note|
|December 24, 2015||Ayahitori Tabi|
|Release date||Title||Catalog No.||Oricon Weekly Charts|
|Limited edition||Regular edition|
|April 17, 2013||Relation||SMCL-291~2||SMCL-293||8|
|November 25, 2015||Individual||SMCL-406~7||SMCL-408||25|
|Release date||Title||Catalog No.||Oricon Weekly Charts|
|November 23, 2011||Melodia||SMCL-253||28|
|December 11, 2013||Melodia 2||SMCL-316||30|
|Release date||Title||Catalog No.||Oricon Weekly Charts||Notes||Album|
|Limited edition||Regular edition|
|July 21, 2010||Kimi ga Iru Basho (君がいる場所?)||SMCL-198/9||SMCL-200||14||Ending theme for the anime Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin||Relation|
|November 17, 2010||Hikari no Fillment (光のフィルメント?)||SMCL-222/3||SMCL-224||20||Ending theme for the anime Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu|
|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||Opening theme for the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear|
|June 13, 2012||Tsuki no Namida (月のなみだ?)||SMCL-270/1||SMCL-272||19||Opening theme for PSP game Juzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden|
|August 14, 2013||Next Destination||SMCL-303/4||SMCL-305||12||Ending theme for the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear G||Individual|
|May 28, 2014||Kaze ni Naru (風になる?)||SMCL-334/5||SMCL-336||25||Ending theme for PSP game Juzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 2|
|October 8, 2014||Ai no Hi (愛の陽?)||SMCL-353/4||SMCL-355||16||-|
|July 29, 2015||Rebirth-day||SMCL-393/4||SMCL-395||10||Ending theme for the anime Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX|
|2012||Takagaki Ayahi First Concert Tour "Memoria×Melodia"||Solo concert|
|2014||Takagaki Ayahi 2nd Concert Tour 2013: Relation of Colors||Solo concert|
|2014||Symphogear Live 2013||featuring the 10 voice actresses/actors from the Senki Zessho Symphogear anime series|
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