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Takako Sugiura is a student of 9th Grade Class 3 in 1998. She and Yumi Ogura (Tiffany Grant) help Izumi Akazawa (Jessica Boone) as the countermeasures's personal right-arm. She is voiced by Misato Fukuen in the original Japanese dub and Emily Neves in the American English dub.

Plot[]

Takako is a background character for most of the series, though she's often seen with Izumi. She and Yumi are apparently her assistants as Head of Countermeasures, as the three are often together. She was present for Kouichi Sakakibara's first day of school ("Rough Sketch") but was not among the students who welcomed him to the class, instead remaining at her desk with Junta and Yumi, though she did occasionally stop to glare at him from time to time.

In "Put Flesh", she, along with Izumi, and Junta Nakao (Houston Hayes) had a discussion about Yukari Sakuragi's death, the curse, and Kouichi's role therein. Takako suggested everything was merely coincidental, and tried to console Izumi when her friend tried to blame herself for Yukari's fate, telling her it couldn't be helped; she also advised against blaming Kouichi (Gregory Ayres) for their friend's demise, and suggested they should instead focus on protecting the rest of the class. She was present for Kubodera's suicide and like the other students, she sat and watched as Kubodera repeatedly stabbed himself with a knife. She was the only student not visibly disturbed by this event, however.

In "Hair Stand", Takako accompanied Kouichi and the others when they go to the beach to relax. Takako tried to assist Junta, who was apparently suffering from car sickness. She was paired with Naoya (Christopher Patton) and Izumi for Naoya's fishing contest, though what, if anything, she caught is never shown. Later, while playing volleyball, a strong gust of wind caused her ball to fly into the water. Junta went after it, only to suddenly stop moving in the water. Naoya, Kouichi, and Katsumi Matsunaga (Illich Guardiola) rushed into the water to save him, the girls and Yuuya watched from the shore. Unfortunately they were too late, as a speeding yacht hit Junta before anyone could reach him and eviscerated his body. Upon seeing Junta's body surface in pieces, Takako covered her head and screamed in horror.

Takako was devastated by his death, and in "Body Paint" Izumi accompanied her home from Junta's funeral to ensure she was alright. Later on, Izumi confided Takako had become increasingly unstable as a result.

In "Makeup", Takako revealed to Izumi she was in elementary school with someone called "Misaki", who did not wear an eye patch. Later on, a commotion in the main hall caused Izumi to leave Takako alone so she could go investigate. Upon encountering Mei Misaki (Monica Rial) and Kouichi, the trio heard Takako screaming in anger. Returning to the room, Izumi, Koichi, and Mei to check on her, the trio find the girls' room covered in blood, and no sign of their friend. The group assumes the worst that someone had attacked Takako and killed her.

But Takako reappeared later, very much alive but covered in blood and carrying a knife/dagger, with one of her hands bandaged, her sanity apparently having deserted her. After expressing relief that Izumi was still alive, Takako commented she would prefer not to live if the other girl died, before attacking Mei. Only Koichi's intervention protected her. Takako fled to the inn's radio room and broadcast the tape that Yuuya Mochizuki (Clinton Bickham) found, telling everyone that Mei is the dead one and asking them to kill her. Izumi, hearing the broadcast and realizing Takako wasn't in her right mind, hurried to find her, leaving Kouichi to protect Mei from Takako's wrath.

Takako reappeared in the stairwell after the explosion, stabbing a distracted Koichi in the arm to immobilize him, before explaining she didn't plan to kill him, because Izumi "seems fond" of him. Laughing wickedly and maniacally, she then attacked Mei a second time, only to become entangled in a bundle of electrical cables and accidentally strangle herself to death, much to Koichi and Mei's horror.

Izumi arrives immediately after as she sees Mei and Koichi standing underneath the death of her friend. Drawing the wrong conclusion and heartbroken by her friend's death, Izumi vowed to kill Mei in revenge once and for all.

Relatives[]

  • Mr. Sugiura (father)
  • Mrs. Sugiura (mother)

Trivia[]

  • In the American English dub, before Emily Neves was cast, Vicki Lewis, Lauren Tom, Sandra Bullock, Kirsten Storms, Jenny Slate, Nicole Sullivan, Andrea Bowen, Rachael MacFarlane, Jennifer Hale, Anndi McAfee, Emily Blunt, Nika Futterman, Kari Wahlgren, Hynden Walch, Vanessa Marshall, and Ashley Johnson were considered to voiced Takako Sugiura.
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