Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子- March 15, 1967) is a mangaka. She debuted in 1986 with "Love Call" which received "Nakayoshi New mangaka award.". Her most popular work, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon was made into an anime, Theater Musicals and JDrama. To date, her Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon has been distributed in several countries. As for her other works- they are only in Japanese. PQ Angels was at one time going to be made into an anime, but due to Nakayoshi lossing seven manscripts of PQ Angel. The story is not finish and is on hitaus and may never continue unless Takeuchi-sensei decides to finish it. Naoko Takeuchi's mangas: Listed below are her works in order: Manga PUBLISHED BY KODANSHA ▪ Prism Time Vol.1 (プリズム・タイム Purizumu Taimu, 1986-1997) - gradation 1, Tamaki Peppermint (April 1987) - gradation 2, Saura Sunset (May 1987) - gradation 3, Mizuki Moonglow (June 1987) - Gomen ne Wednesday (December 1988 ) About: A collection of manga short stories done by Takeuchi Naoko, from her debut in 1986 through her first work after the completion of Sailor Moon in 1997. ▪Prism Time Vol.2 (プリズム・タイム Purizumu Taimu, 1986-1997) - Rain Kiss - Yume Miru Rainy Button (January 1987) - Secret na kata omoi (October 1986) - Love Call (September 1986) - Yume ja nai no ne (drawn at 18!, her first official manga) (November 1985) About: A collection of manga short stories done by Takeuchi Naoko, from her debut in 1986 through her first work after the completion of Sailor Moon in 1997. ▪ Code Name wa Sailor V (コードネームはセーラーV Kōdonēmu wa Sērā Bui, 1991-1997) - Vol. 1-3 (note: she did vol. 3 FIRST) (Summer 1991-November 1997) - Vols. 1-3 Released in Oct. 2004 ▪ Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン Bishōjo Senshi Sērāmūn, 1992-1997) - Vol. 1-18 (February 1992- March 1997) - 5 artbooks, 1 Materials Collection, 1 Infinity Collection - Vol. 1-12 (Released New Editions of the Manga started releasing at the end of the year 2003) -Name changed to Pretty Guadian Sailor Moon on the covers of the manga right around when PGSM started and the released manga came out. - Side Stories Vols. 1-2 (New for 2004) PUBLISHED BY PNP Establishment (PNP= Princess Naoko Planning) She established this company name to manage her properties for mainly Sailor Moon. Later this encompassed Togashi's work as well. She runs it by herself. This name shows up on several musical credits such as Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu. PUBLISHED BY NAKAYOSHI ▪ Chocolate Christmas (チョコレート・クリスマス Chokorēto Kurisumasu, 1987-1988) - Wink Rain (July 1988 - September 1988 ) About: Chocolate Christmas is about a DJ named Choco (I won't spoil who it is.), a girl named Ryouko (No relation to Tenchi's Ryoko.), her friend Makiko, and an annoying boy named Keiki! Ever nolstalgic, beautifully crafted, and sweet; it's funny story with a few quirks here and there. Check out "chocolatechristmas.takeuchi-naoko.com" ▪ Miss Rain (ミス・レイン Misu Rein, 1993) - Miss Rain (July 1990) - Boku no Pierce Girl (May 1989) - July Marmalade Birthday (July 1989) - Maigo no Swing (February 1988 ) - Itsumo Issho ne (April 1987) About: Miss Rain is a collection of short romances, published in 1993 by Kodansha. The back cover calls the five stories "jeweled masterpieces;" feel free to browse around and see for yourself. Miss Rain, Boku no Pierce Girl, July Marmalade Birthday, Maigo no Swing and Itsumo Isshou ne Check out "missrain.takeuchi-naoko.com" ▪ The Cherry Project (Theチェリープロジェクト The Cherī Purojekuto, 1990-1991) is published in three volumes. - Vol. 1-3 (October 1990- December 1991) - Sono go no Maria (August 1990) (written with Nekobe Neko-sensei) About: The story is about a 14 year-old girl named Asuka Chieri, daughter of an All-Japan skating champion. Befriended with her childhood inspiration, Masanori Tsuzuki, Chieri reveals to be a prodigy iceskater, but with a fatal flaw. While finding herself, her love, and her passion, Chieri searches for the key that she is missing... So becomes "The Cherry Project." Check out "cherryproject.takeuchi-naoko.com" ▪ PQ! Angels (ＰＱエンジェルス PQ Enjerusu, 1997) It ran in Nakayoshi from September to December 1997 - Chapter 1-4 - On Hitaus/not finish and may never contince unless Takeuchi-sensei decides to finish it. Due to Nakayoshi lossing seven manscripts of PQ Angel. About: PQ Angels is a story of two alien girls, from the planet Furien (which means cockroach), who are sent on a mission to find their exaulted leader, Queen Anko. The details about her disappearence are completely enigmatic. The reader is unsure if the Queen ran away, or was kidnapped from her home. To add to the mystery, it is all connected somehow to an object called the Giraffe stone, which is also a complete enigma. ^_- Check out "pqangels.takeuchi-naoko.com" ▪ Love Witch (ラブ ウィッチ Rabu Witchi, 2002) It ran in Nakayoshi from April to June 2002 - Three Chapter series 2002 from issues 4-6 About: About a girl named ai-chan. Her family is full of witches, she could possiblity become one as well. Ai-chan is the twin sister of Yuu and has two more siblings. Her mother died when she was born, but on her 13th birthday she finds a little witch doll which will show her what secret ai-chan beholds. Check out "lovewitch.takeuchi-naoko.com" ▪ Sister Witch: Love Witch Extra - September 2002 ▪ Toki Meka (とき☆メカ! Toki☆Meka!, 2001) /Toki*Meca (とき☆めか! Toki☆Meca!, 2005-2006) - single installment/Yomikiri means roughly one-shot. Toki Meka started as most manga do, as a one-shot. -serial tankoubon version - January 2005 Issue newest continuing Chapters? About: A girl named Ikase Hoshiko is just in the middle of completing what she refers to as her "super friend" who turns out to be a robotic girl. More Information: Toki*Meca is Naoko's newest series. Our heroine is Mimii, who is given a robot girl named Toki*Meca as a birthday present. Toki*Meca uses a cellphone to communicate with a much smaller version of herself, and seems to have been designed to watch over Mimii. more...: Toki*Meca was Takeuchi Naoko's first manga after a hiatus of nearly four years. It appeared as a yomikiri in the September 2001 issue of Nakayoshi. At the end was a note requesting letters from people who would like to see a continuation. Check out "tokimeka.takeuchi-naoko.com" "www.kurozuki.com/takeuchi/tokimeka" PUBLISHED BY SHUEISHA ▪ Punch Series!: Currently on hitaus! It was published by Young You! Punch is not in volume format yet. If your lucky you can find/buy back issues of Young You with Punch in it. Takeuchi Naoko-hime no Shakai Ushi? Punch!! Princess Takeuchi Naoko Back-to-Society? Punch!! (December 1998 - March 1999) - Rounds 1-4 - with Togashi Yoshihiro-sensei (Young You, 1998-1999) This story contains four parts and is an autobiography. Naoko-hime to Yoshihiro-ouji no Marriage Punch!! Princess and Prince's Marriage Punch!! (April 1999- 2000) - Rounds 1-? - with Togashi Yoshihiro-sensei Naoko-hime to Yoshihiro-ouji no Baby Punch!! Princess and Prince's Baby Punch!! (2000-2001?) - Rounds 1-? - with Togashi Yoshihiro-sensei - Endied in Shueisha with the closing of Young You. (Young You, January 2001) This one is a story she did about her own life. Hime is Naoko-sensei and Ouji is her husband. Hime to Ouji to Petit Ouji no Punch!! (2001-2002?) - Rounds 1-18 (so far as of March 2004, also some on the internet.) - with Togashi Yoshihiro-sensei Illustrations/Collaborations/Written Books: ▪ Maria (ま・り・あ Ma-ri-a, 1989-1990): Written by Koizumi Marie illustrated by Takeuchi-sensei About: Maria consists of a series of stories, compiled into one volume. It's based on the story Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. However the manga showed itself again in "After Maria" which is in the back of the Third Volume of the Cherry Project. That story was jointed by Neko Nekobe illustrated by Takeuchi-sensei (Goldfish Warning). Check out "maria.takeuchi-naoko.com" ▪ Mermaid Panic: About: Mermaid Panic is a set of four novels written by Koizumi Marie and illustrated by Naoko. They previously worked together on the Maria story. The story appears to be an expanded rehash of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid (not the Disney version!) More info/pictures check out "Tsuki Matsuri" ▪ Watashi no wagamama o kiite: About: Watashi no wagamama o kiite is a novel written by Koizumi Marie and illustrated by Naoko. They previously worked together on the Maria story. More info/pictures check out "Tsuki Matsuri" ▪ Childern's Book/Picture Book with Takeuchi-sensei's husband!: In October 2005 Takeuchi-sensei released a childern's book with her husband, Yoshihiro Togashi (HunterXHunter, Yu Yu Hakusho) called "Ooboomee and Chiboomee," which translates to "Big Boomee and Little Boomee". For a translation please check out Jay's from Genvid.com, translations at "Review: Takeuchi's New Picture Book, "Big Boomee and Little Boomee"". *A children's book written for her son's birthday. Credits: <a href="http://www.takeuchi-naoko.com/" target="_blank">http://www.takeuchi-naoko.com/</a> <a href="http://takeuchi-senshi.deviantart.com/" target="_blank">http://takeuchi-senshi.deviantart.com/</a> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naoko_Takeuchi" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naoko_Takeuchi</a> (If there's something missing in relations, let me know) Naoko Takeuchi fans, gather here and be welcome! :D
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