Monday, June 30, 2014

Author Bio - Naoko Takeuchi

This week, we're getting into some Manga and reading Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi.

If you don't know what Sailor Moon is, well, then you've been living under a rock.  Oooorrr, maybe you just weren't a teenage girl in the '90s.  Lots of Takeuchi's life made it into Sailor Moon.  Usagi's (Sailor Moon's) family actually bear the same names as Takeuchi's family.

Takeuchi also went to school for Chemistry.  She actually got her degree in Chemestry and became a licensed pharmacists: a far cry from the work she did on Sailor Moon.  However, drawing was always a passion for her, what she wanted to do and chemistry was her back up plan.

She started drawing manga at 19 years old, for a company called Kodansha.  It was here that she created Sailor V, which eventually became the launching pad for Sailor Moon.  She worked on many other projects during this time, including The Cherry Project and PQ Angels.

Takeuchi is currently working on the reboot of Sailor Moon, which premieres on Friday, July 5.

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