Kazuko Tadano

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Kazuko Tadano (只野 和子, Tadano Kazuko) is a Japanese character designer and animation director.[1] She was born in Hiroshima, Japan. She was the character designer for two of the Sailor Moon TV series in the 1990s (Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon R). She also designed the characters in Wedding Peach, Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God, Crystal Triangle and Petite Princess Yucie. Her husband Hiromi Matsushita was also an animation director on Sailor Moon.[2]

She became a character designer for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal [3] , which takes place as a “fourth season” of the Sailor Moon Crystal series.


(2020) - Character Design


  1. ^ Muell, Jason (July 4, 2018). "What is Kazuko Tadano's Secret to Drawing Sailor Moon?". Tuxedo Unmasked.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Otakon to Host Sailor Moon Designer, Animation Director". Anime News Network. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2013-11-17.
  3. ^ "Sailor Moon Crystal Films Bring Back Original Sailor Moon Character Designer Kazuko Tadano". Anime News Network. June 30, 2018.

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