Ayahi Takagaki (高垣 彩陽 Takagaki Ayahi?, born October 25, 1985) is a Japanese seiyū and singer born in Tokyo, Japan.[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".

Voice Acting career

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 then featured in Venus Versus Virus and Da Capo II as Lucia Nahashi and Asakura Otome, respectively.[3][4]

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]

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

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 the currently untitled opening theme of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō, which will begin airing in April 2010.[19]

Filmography

2007
2008
2009
2010

Discography

Ayahi released five singles:

  • "Future Stream" (2009)[13]
  • "Super Noisy Nova" (2009)[16]
  • "Kaze o Atsumete/Brave My Heart" (風をあつめて/Brave my heart Collecting the Wind?) (2009)[17]
  • "Inori/Justice" (祈り† Prayer?) (2009) (character single for Mobile Suit Gundam 00 under the name "Ayahi Takagaki as Feldt Grace," produced by Kokia)[26]
  • "Kimi ga Iru Basho" (2010) The Ending theme to the anime Occult Academy

In addition, one album has been released:

  • A.T.M.O.S.P.H.E.R.E (2009)[18]

References

  1. "高垣彩陽 Profile (Ayahi Takagaki Profile)" (in Japanese). Music Ray'n. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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. 3.0 3.1 "Venus Versus Virus Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). Tokyo Broadcasting System. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Official Da Capo II anime site - Staff" (in Japanese). hatsunejima.com. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Official True Tears site - スタッフ&キャスト(Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). truetears.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Official S · A: Special A site - スタッフ&キャスト(Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). special-a.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Official Chrome Shelled Regios site - ニーナ・アントーク (Nina Antalk)" (in Japanese). Newtype Magazine. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Official Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom site - スタッフ (Staff)" (in Japanese). phantom-r.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Official Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! site" (in Japanese). Avex Group. 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. 10.0 10.1 "Official Sasameki Koto site - スタッフ&キャスト(Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). sasameki.com. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  11. "アニソンぷらす" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  12. "ナレーション" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "TVアニメ『初恋限定。』 - スフィア (TV Anime First Love Limited - sphere)" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  14. "Official Sphere site — Sphere". planet-sphere.jp (in Japanese). 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. Retrieved April 19, 2009. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 "TVアニメ『宙のまにまに』OPテーマ" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved August 11, 2009. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 "風をあつめて/Brave my heart【通常盤】" (in Japanese). Lantis. Retrieved November 4, 2009. 
  18. 18.0 18.1 "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. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  20. "Official Baccano! site - Staff&Cast" (in Japanese). baccano.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Official Mobile Suite Gundam 00 site - Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). gundam00.net. 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. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  23. "Official Durarara!! site - Staff & Cast" (in Japanese). durarara.com. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  24. "Official The Qwaser of Stigmata site - キャス (Cast)" (in Japanese). qwaser.jp. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  25. "Hanamaru Kindergarten すたっふ&きゃすと (Staff&Cast)" (in Japanese). King Records. Retrieved February 13, 2010. 
  26. "[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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