|Rainbow Live||Episode 1|
|Current Residence||Tokyo, Japan|
|Hair Color||Light yellow|
|Eye Color||Dark blue|
|Theme Color||Bright yellow|
|Rainbow Live Instrument||Saxophone|
|Relative(s)||Soushi Takanashi (Father)
Otogi Takanashi (Mother)
Otoha Takanashi is a 14-year old girl in 8th grade with a Feminine-type style. She is a member of Edel Rose, the rival team that confronts Prism Stone. She can smell the 'scent' of music. She became friends with the Prism Stone girls after a feud with Bell but returned and formed a Prism Unit with Bell and Wakana called Bell Rose. Her Prism Live instrument is a saxophone.
AppearanceOtoha is a girl who is short in height, so short that she is shorter than both Wakana and Bell. She is, however, around the same height as Naru. She has round and gentle dark blue eyes, she ties her fluffy yellow-blonde hair in two pigtails, with each pigtail tied with two elastics. Two tufts of her hair are not tied and stay in the front with her slightly-parted bangs. Her hair is wavy when it's let down. She normally wears light colors and yellow combination.
Otoha is a very docile girl and has the taste of a little girl. She has a huge fairy-tale imagination which she can use to make up fairytale stories on the spot. Otoha also has a habit of apologizing, especially to Bell, but knows that she is actually a very nice person. Because she can see that in her, Otoha pampers her out of her own will by taking care of her schedule and making refreshments just like a manager would to their talent.
Otoha is shown to be completely hesitant and never shares her opinions because of her lack of confidence. Although she can be uncomfortable sharing her ideas, Ito always manages to get something out of her. After returning to Edel Rose after joining Prism Stone temporarily, Otoha had been shown to admit her feelings rather than hide them which resulted in the ability to perform Prism Live. This is not the case when she is performing her usual Prism Show as she is known to become a different person.
Following the Try! Groovin' Session, Otoha is able to speak up a bit more independently. As the series progresses, Otoha speaks up more and more to the point where she can freely speak up without being coaxed to do so by Ito. This improvement is at its most evident during the Prism Queen Cup, where she shouts at everyone in order to dispel the negative and tense atmosphere surrounding all of them.
HistoryComing from a happy family, Otoha had been only good at Prism Shows and enrolled at Edel Rose for her middle school. When she was lining up for the audition, Otoha stared at her Prism Stone trunk in tears because she'd forgot to bring her shoes. Bell who was lining up in front of her lent Otoha the Black Ribbon Pumps. Otoha looked at her with gratitude and smelt a gentle rose scent from her. After that, she ended up passing the audition to Edel Rose. While in Edel Rose, she wanted to return the shoes and saw Bell practicing with Wakana in the skating rink. When Bell noticed her, she went up to her, and Otoha lent her back the shoes, but Bell said she could keep it. Bell also gave a matching pair to Wakana and the three had a set as a sign of friendship. Bell then suggested that they all practice together and Wakana agreed. After Wakana tells the two that she always had fun performing because she was with the two of them, both Otoha and Bell said that they felt the same way. Ever since then, Otoha had dedicated herself to Bell. She studied the proper way to brew tea in return for her kindness to see her smiling. After Bell first had a taste of her tea, she complimented it saying it was "delicious" and asked how she made it so good. Otoha told her that the key to good tea is in the temperature so that the leaves dance joyously in the water. Inside, she knew that her dedication in order to make Bell happy was the real reason why it's delicious. At one point, Otoha had almost gotten expelled from Edel Rose due to the ruthless sabotage of her Prism Stone Trunk. As Edel Rose expelled all students who placed last, Otoha had just barely placed second last due to that incident. However, with private lessons from Bell and Wakana who placed first and second respectively, she was able to gain their help and avoid the fate of placing last. This brought Otoha up to third place with the other two and they became the top three students of Edel Rose. Although they were able to make it so far together, the three still continue to fight with their rivals of Edel Rose.
Role in the Plot
Edel Rose Team SAs a fellow member of Edel Rose Team S, Otoha first meets Naru Ayase whilst serving Bell Renjōji, the leader of Edel Rose Team S, by waiting in line for the Prism Stone audition for her. After learning that Naru was chosen over Bell at the audition, she joined her teammates Bell and Wakana Morizono, into finding out if Rinne's four jump chain was real as she performed it during Naru's audition into Prism Stone. Although their plan was to invite Prism Stone and Rinne to Edel Rose's stage, they arrived without Rinne so Bell asked Otoha to tell the director that Prism Stone won't perform. When Prism Stone said that they can still bring Rinne, Otoha and her team left. After angering Bell, Otoha went to get water and saw Rinne who led her to Ito Suzuno playing the keyboard and talk about the song she heard. Otoha then accidentally leaked the real reason they wanted Rinne on Edel Rose's stage; therefore Ito confronted her team knowing the real reason behind their actions. When she had expected to get scolded by Bell, Ito kept it a secret. When a storm arrives, Rinne performs a Prism Show for them which proved her four jump chain to be real. After Rinne's performance, Ann Fukuhara and Wakana decided to settle their match which they decided before Rinne's performance at the Dreaming Session tournament. On the day, Otoha was up against Ito whom she didn't see during the drawing bracket, so she decided to wait for her at the entrance to Prism Space. When Ito arrived, Otoha wished her luck before she went out on stage and watched her from the waiting room. After the performance, Ito then told Otoha that she hated seeing her lower her head to Bell; however, Otoha yelled at her saying that Bell is actually a nice person and left. When she arrived on stage, Otoha's performance was noticed to be different from her usual hesitant self which she told herself it was because of her dedication to Bell. After the scores were decided, Otoha won the match against Ito.
Tea Party at Prism StoneAfter getting the most fan mails from the Dreaming Session tournament, a spiteful Bell drives her out of the team. She is then taken in by Prism Stone who sees her standing in front of Dear Crown. After pointing out the troubled guests at their cafe, Ito tells her that she probably got kicked out of Edel Rose because she kept her feelings hidden all the time. After that, Ann starting complaining because they couldn't think of an event for Prism Stone and Otoha comes in with tea. She tells them that the temperature which lets the leaves dance in the tea is the key to making it delicious. Although she stopped herself from saying something, Ito pushed her into saying her suggestion: a tea party.
When they all settle on the tea party event, Naru asks Otoha to make a script for a fairy-tale which they will turn into a Prism Show. Otoha doubted herself as her fairy-tale imagination was hated by Bell but accepted anyway. After presenting her script, they decided that Otoha would play the girl part and Ito the fairy prince and proceed with the play. Ito then noticed Bell and Wakana in the audience and Otoha immediately backs out saying that Bell would never forgive her. Ito then reminded her that she once said Bell was a good person and they continued with her play though Otoha still doubted herself.
Naru and Ann start to worry and Bell and Wakana are about to leave as Otoha is still not on stage, so Ito decides to say lines that weren't on the script to encourage Otoha to go on and reaches out her hand when it was time for her to appear. Otoha takes her hand and goes on stage. She then reveals that she studied the proper way to make tea in order to see Bell smile in return for her kindness. After the performance, Bell and Wakana visit her and offer her a place back into Edel Rose. When she was about to apologize, she instead said 'thank you' which they assume is goodbye and leaves. At that time, an egg drops on Otoha's head and hatches into her new Pair Friend: Femini. Otoha, who is initially surprised, soon happily accepts Femini as her Pair Friend while Naru and the others look on.
ALIVE (with Ito)
Prism Show Outfits
Edel Rose School Uniforms
Winter White Session
Casual Outfits (Spring)
Casual Outfits (Summer)
Casual Outfits (Fall)
Casual Outfits (Winter)
Seventh Coordinate Outfits
Seventh Coordinate Outfits (Brilliant Style)
Seventh Coordinate Outfits (Platinum Style)
Otoha can make 5 jumps in a row. Despite being shy and withdrawn in her usual life, Otoha is actually very skillful in performing Prism Shows, as she won the battle against Ito without much effort, and is capable of joining Bell's team.
With Ito, Otoha can make 4 jumps in a duo.
- Otoha's surname means "Little bird playing," while her first name could have the meaning of "Sound leaf."
- Otoha is called "Otoh" by Bell.
Main article: Otoha Takanashi/Image Gallery