Kou Taiki

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Character Information
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Name: Kou Taiki
Name (kanji/kana): 大気光
Alignment: Kinmoku
Species: Kinmoku humanoid
Gender: Female (manga, musicals), male (anime)
Lives: Kinmoku; briefly Tokyo
Occupation: Sailor Senshi, idol
Family: Unknown
Associates: Kou Seiya, Kou Yaten, Princess Kakyuu
Aliases: Sailor Star Maker
First Anime Appearance: A Goodbye and an Encounter! The Destiny of Flowing Stars
First Manga Appearance: Act 50 Stars 1
First PGSM Appearance: N/A
English Name: Taiki Lights (TokyoPop manga), Kô Taiki (Kodansha manga)
Actors: Narumi Tsunoda

Kou Taiki was one of three members composing the idol group called the Three Lights, and the civilian form of Sailor Star Maker.

Along with Kou Yaten and Kou Seiya, Sailor Star Healer and Sailor Star Fighter respectively, Taiki came to Earth from the planet Kinmoku in search of their princess. They took on male forms because they felt it would be easier for popular men to attract the attention of women. (In the anime Taiki physically transformed to become male in civilian form, but in the manga she only dressed like a man.)

Personality[edit]

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Kou Taiki in the anime

According to Naoko Takeuchi's notes in the Materials Collection, Taiki was similar in personality to Setsuna - cool, collected, reticent, and hard to understand.[1] In the anime, Taiki was shown to be the most intelligent of the three Starlights, similar to Ami Mizuno, and was fond of poetry.

Musicals[edit]

In the musicals, Kou Taiki was played by Hikari Ono, Akiko Nakayama, and Riona Tatemichi.

Mythology[edit]

According to Shinto beliefs, the "san hikari" (三光; three lights) are the sun, moon, and stars, each with its own associated color and properties. Taiki's name is associated with the moon, and accordingly he was often seen with a white rose.

References[edit]

  1. The Manga of Naoko Takeuchi - Sailor Moon - Materials Collection - Translated by Alex Glover


Civilian identities of Sailor Senshi
Solar System Senshi
Usagi Tsukino | Ami Mizuno | Rei Hino | Makoto Kino | Minako Aino | Chibiusa
Haruka Tenou | Michiru Kaiou | Setsuna Meiou | Hotaru Tomoe/Miss Dream | Chibi Chibi
Luna Tsukino | Shiva Shingetsu Astarte
Kinmoku Senshi
Kou Seiya | Kou Yaten | Kou Taiki | Princess Kakyuu
Shadow Galactica Senshi
Chuuko Nezu/Chuu Rat | Reiko Aya/Half Bird | Akane Karasuma/Manila Karasu | Nyanko Suzu | Miss Butterfly
Senshi in Parallel Sailor Moon
Kousagi Tsukino | Ami Jr | Rei Jr | Mako Kino | Mina Aino