|Japanese Voice||Takanori Oyama|
|English Voice||Michael Sinterniklaas|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 09: The Cassette Recording and the Moon|
|Anime Debut||Episode 06: On the Way Home|
Akira has black hair, small black eyes ad thin-rimmed rectangular glasses.
Akira has been called "very shallow" by several judges at the Maihou Competition.
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.
- 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.