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Akira Takayanagi
Akiratutor
高柳明
Takayanagi Akira
Statistics
 Gender Male
 Status Alive
 Occupation Piano Mentor
Portrayal
 Japanese Voice Takanori Oyama
 English Voice Michael Sinterniklaas
Appearances
 Manga Debut Chapter 09: The Cassette Recording and the Moon
 Anime Debut Episode 06: On the Way Home
Akira Takayanagi (高柳明 Takayanagi Akira?) is a character appearing in the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso series. He is Takeshi Aiza’s piano mentor.

AppearanceEdit

Akira has black hair, small black eyes ad thin-rimmed rectangular glasses.

PersonalityEdit

Akira has been called "very shallow" by several judges at the Maihou Competition.

AbilityEdit

As a piano instructor, Akira can play the piano and is skilled at teaching it, having taught Takeshi Aiza, who is considered number one in Japan after Kousei Arima quits.

BiographyEdit

BackgroundEdit

Shigatsu wa Kimi no UsoEdit

Akira receives a letter of request to allow Takeshi Aiza to compete in the European piano competition. He is shocked when Takeshi tells him that he would like to enter the Maihou Competition again to beat Kousei.

QuotesEdit

TriviaEdit

  • His name Akira (明) means "bright".
  • Akira's surname Takayanagi means "tall, high" (高) (taka) and "willow" (柳) (yanagi).
  • Akira is voiced by Enric Puig in the Spanish dub and Bastian Sierich in the German dub.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. MyAnimeList: https://myanimelist.net/character/118363/Akira_Takayanagi
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