(高垣 彩陽, Takagaki Ayahi
?, born October 25, 1985) is a Japanese seiyū and singer born in Tokyo, Japan. 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".
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
. 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 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. For part of the show's run in June 2009, Takagaki also narrated the show.