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Haruna Takaoka (高岡 春奈, Takaoka Haruna) is the 19-year-old niece of Kentaro Takaoka, the only man who knew that Naoto Date was Tiger Mask in the original Tiger Mask series, then the daughter of his younger sister Yoko Takaoka. She is the only person aside from Kentaro who knows that Naoto Azuma is the new Tiger Mask, and also serves as his agent. She has romantic feelings towards him, but hides it and is reciprocated in the ending. 

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She is revealed to have a well trained physique and is a competent fighter on her own league, taking the identity Spring Tiger (スプリングタイガー, Supuringu Taigā). Her specialty is to attack her opponent's legs with strikes and holds. Although she has desires to wrestle, her mother disapproves because the truth about her older brother's tragedy made her despise the sport she had always revered as a child, which is why she keeps her training and wrestling activities a secret for her family. Following Tiger's Den defeat and the subsequent departure of Naoto, she is recruited by Miss X in order to serve as the main fighter of her new organization. She reluctantly has her wrestling name changed to Springer (スプリンガー, Supuringā) after Miss X suggests her name is too long according to her research. A female Tiger Mask iteration, called Tiger Dream, was played by female wrestler Candy Okutsu.She bears a resemblance to the Tiger Ladies from episode 18 of the anime series Cat's Eye. The Springer's costume is modeled after female pro-wrestler Natsumi Maki. She is voiced by Suzuko Mimori, who ushered and introduced the real-life Tiger Mask W to the ring during Wrestle Kingdom 11.

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