Yuriko Takagi is the mother of Saya Takagi and the leader of a group of survivors in Japan during the zombie outbreak.
At one Yuriko Takagi was a highly successful stockbroker in New York City. Taken my the charm of Souichiro Takagi, they were married and she moved to Japan where they had their only daughter, Saya Takagi. There she would use her vast knowledge of stock market to grow the Takagi family fortune. When the outbreak of Them ( zombies) struck Tokonosu Prefecture, she and her husband turned the Takagi Family Estate into a fortress to protect as many people as they could.
The character of Yuriko Takagi is a side character of the manga/anime series Highschool of the Dead that was written by Daisuke Sato and illustrated by Shouji Sato. The series first began serialization in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine in July 2006.
Her first appearance was in Hightschool of the Dead Volume 3 CH. 9 "The DEAD Way Home", and her first anime appearance was in Highschool of the Dead - Episode 6 "The Dead Way Home". Her character in the Japanese series is voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara, and the U.S. dub produced by Section 23 is done by Shelley Calene-Black.
Yuriko Takagi was first seen as a member of survivors who rescued the Fujimi High Survivors, who her daughter is a member, from what seemed like certain death from a horde of " Them" (the title given to the zombies). She was in a covering fire fighter uniform but revealed herself to her daughter once things were safe. She is a very loving mother of her daughter, and is shown to respect honesty in others.
Later at the estate of her family, Yuriko is dressed in an elegant and alluring low-cut red gown. She has had some combat training in self-defense that she took while living in New York. She also claims to be an even better shot than her husband.
Yuriko is human fighter who has self dependent training in hand-to-hand and gun training. She uses two guns to defend her home when the outbreak happens at her home.
Yuriko has a very brief appearance in the Highschool of the Dead OVA titled Drifters of the Dead. It was originally released as a Blu-ray and packaged with a special edition of Highschool of the Dead Vol. 7 on April 26th 2011. She appears in the hallucination of her daughter Saya, and has no spoken lines. Saya and her friends have accidentally burned hydrangea leaves in a cooking fire. The fumes sent them all into a hallucinogenic state. Saya had mistaken Shizuka Marikawa as Yuriko. In her imagination, Saya and Yuriko enjoy a bath at the hot spring together.
Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead
Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead is an OAD that was included in the special edition of the seventh volume of Daisuke Satō ...