Maria Takagi is a Japanese TV actor and film actor and adult video (AV) star. Early in her modeling career, she also used the names Yukiko Hara and Rika Inoue. Maria Takagi was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan on October 25, 1978. Using the name Yukiko Hara. Maria Takagi released the photo album “gravure” (nude) Nishi-Shinjuku Love Story in June 1998, She made her first film debut in the popular August 1998 film Yoi Yume Yakei, a love story directed by pink film director Shuji Kataoka.
In November 1998, under the name Rika Inoue, she wrote for men’s magazine Urecco and, like Maria Takagi, released a nude photo book entitled Blue in December 2000. The following year, Takagi starred in Mermaid Girl written and directed by Kei Marimura which reached theaters in July 2001. Maria Takagi also played a small part in the Kyoto Broadcasting System TV program HATU Vampire Syndrome broadcast by Tom Naoyuki featured in Ikebukuro in September 2002.
Maria Takagi’s Life & Career
Maria Takagi first appeared as an adult video actor with the release of the December 2002 Super-Star release on the Max-A Calen label. During her debut, All About writer Hiroshi Asuka commented on her reputation as an actor and her star quality. Six months later, the same author described her as one of the leading actors in the adult field.
It was announced in October 2003 that Takagi would play the “other woman” of a married man in the Fuji TV drama series Someone Near You Anata and tonari ni dare ka iru) but that will continue her AV career. The Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported in 2003 that she had become the highest-paid AV actor in Japan.
At the end of 2003, Maria Takagi won five awards at Kuki Inc. hosted by XCity’s Adult Video Grand Prix Awards. The largest site in Japan at the time, X City presented Takagi with awards for Best Actress and Best Actress, as well as Best Video Title, Best Conversation, and 2003 Best Face Prizes. In December 2003, Takagi celebrated her first year with the Max-A studio with the video Maria Perfect One Year !!. Her last adult video, Fin … Maria Takagi, was released in February 2004 completing videos with her original contract with Max-A.
Takagi’s first feature film after retiring from adult videos was the shocking love story Ghost Shout The following year, in addition to the appearance of guests on various TV shows, Takagi appeared in two horror films, the comedy documentary Noroi in which she played and the Tokyo Zombie based on the manga directed by Sakichi Sato.
Takagi starred in Tokai TV drama Keiyaku Kekkon, as “femme fatale” Keiko Tokumaru, during her July-September 2005 drama, and in the Fuji TV series at Ns’ Aoi Hospital playing the role of Nurse Nishi Tomoko from January to March 2006. In September 2007, she starred Kasumi in the TV drama Asahi Kuroi taiyō ’07 Supesharu, a special TV film based on the Kuroi taiyō TV series.
Since the fourth installment in July 2007, Takagi has been released as hotel employee Kozue Morita in the mysterious TV series Asahi Onsen maruhi daisakusen!. The series, which is part of the TV Asahi Saturday Wide Theater, aired its 12th episode in January 2013. In June 2009, Takagi appeared in Ju-on: Black Ghost Takagi played a major role in the 2015 film Shinda Me o Shita Shonen, a youth drama based on the myth of the same name by Tomohiro Koizumi.
Maria Takagi’s Total Net Worth
Maria Takagi is a Japanese actress and adult video star with a net worth of $ 6 million. That same year she appeared in the men’s magazine Urenco. In 2002 she appeared in a nude photo book called Blue. She starred in the erotic Ermaid Girl film in 2001.
She first appeared as an adult video actor in 2002. She starred in a Fuji TV series called There Is Someone Near You but continued her adult work. It was reported in 2003 that Takagi was the highest-paid actor in Japan.
That same year she won five awards at the Adult Video Grand Prix Awards. Her last adult video was released in 2004. After retiring from adult videos she starred in the film Ghost Shout. She has appeared in the horror films Noroi and Tokyo Zombie. She is part of a Japanese Ju-on horror film series known as The Grudge in English.