Naoko Takeuchi

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An exceedingly wealthy mangaka who got her big break when Umino Gurio sold her the senshi's identities and life stories. She adapted the material into her "Codename: Sailor V" and "Pretty Soldier Sailormoon" manga, selling the rights to TOEI before getting them back in a protracted legal battle. She also calls herself "Princess Naoko."

To date, she has not given any of the senshi any royalties or recognition, and claims her version of their stories to be canonical, even the wildly-divergent events as spelled out in her "Pretty Guardian" live action and anime adaptations.