Naoko Takeuchi

武内直子, Naoko Togashi, 冨樫直子, Princess Naoko
Birth:Mar 15, 1967
Years active:1988-Present
Hometown:Koufushi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Blood Type:A
Naoko Takeuchi is a manga artist who lives in Tokyo Japan. Takeuchis works are widely admired by anime/manga fans. She is a wellknown mangaka in the United States. Her most popular work Sailor Moon has been widely reprinted and marketed in North America. She also wrote the lyrics for a number of songs featured in the Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon anime and liveaction series. They are mainly characterbased image songs but do include a few theme songs. She has won several awards including the 2nd Nakayoshi Comic Prize for Newcomers for Yume ja Nai no Ne in 1985. She also won for Love Call which won Nakayoshis New Artist award which debuted in the Nakayoshi Deluxe September 1986 issue. In 1993 she won the 17th Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo for Sailor Moon. She is also married to the author of Hunter x Hunter and Yu Yu Hakusho Togashi Yoshihiro