|Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子, Takeuchi Naoko)|
|Birthdate||March 15, 1967|
|Birthplace||Kofu, Yamanashi, Japan|
Naoko Takeuchi (武内直子, Takeuchi Naoko, born March 15, 1967) is a Japanese manga artist who lives in Tokyo, Japan. Takeuchi's works have a wide following among anime and manga fans worldwide. Her most popular work, Sailor Moon, rose to become, as of 2012 one of the most recognized manga and anime products to date.