Hisako Takayama (born August 16, 1961), better known by her stage name Urara Takano, is a famous Japanese actress and voice actress and the narrator of many documentary films.
The actress became interested in acting when she was younger and decided to pursue it professionally. Some of her most famous roles include the Sakura Wars video game franchise, where she voices Maria Tachibana.
Urara Takano has also appeared in live-action films and television shows. She made her film debut in the 2021 animation Raya & The Dragon, where she voiced the character Sisu.
|WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA|
|Full Name:||Hisako Takayama|
|Stage Name:||Urara Takano|
|Born:||16 August 1961 (age 61 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Togane, Chiba, Japan|
|Parents:||Masato Sako, Tomoko Matsumoto|
|Husband • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||Anna Kirie|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$3 million|
Early Life & Education
Hisako Takayama, popularly known and addressed as Urara Takano, was born and raised in Togane, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, to Japanese parents on August 16th, 1961. She was born to Masato Sako (father) and Tomoko Matsumoto (mother).
She is an only child. Her father was a small business owner, and her mother taught English at a private school. After graduating high school, she attended the prestigious Waseda University, where she majored in sociology.
Hisako Takayama chose the pen name Urara Takano for her stage and voice acting career because she wanted a name that was easy to remember and pronounce.
Urara Takano also wanted a name that would be unique to her and set her apart from other actresses. The word Urara means Beautiful in Japanese, which Hisako felt was a perfect description of her personality. Overall, she thought that the name Urara Takano represented her well and would help her stand out in the crowd.
To the best of our knowledge, Udara Takano, despite her success, is still single and has never been married. She has a child named Anna Kirie.
She has spoken about this in interviews, saying that she has never been in a hurry to get married or start a family. Udara Takano is focusing on her career and enjoying her life as a single woman.
Despite having a history with Ken Production, Udara Takano now leads the talent agency Re-max. Her most notable performance was as Maria Tachibana in the Sakura Wars video game series.
Other major roles include Ryo Takaba in Bakusō Kyōdai Let’s & Go!!, Marler in Ah My Goddess, Tiger in Saber Marionette J, Musashi Kazama in Grander Musashi, Kai Hiwatari in Beyblade, and Veffidas Feaze in Macross 7.
Udara Takano is also well known for her portrayal of Nyamo from the Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan film and series, as well as Hana/Hinata from Naruto.
Urara Takano‘s accumulated net worth is estimated to be US$3 million. She has earned wealth through her successful career as an actress, voice actress, and narrator.
Udara Takano has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and video games and has lent her voice to many anime series. She is one of the most popular anime and voiceover actresses in Japan.
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- The Voice Actress
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- Saber Marionette