Appearing in the military science fiction Arpeggio of Blue Steel franchise, Takao is the human avatar, or Mental Model, of the heavy cruiser Takao. She is voiced by Rina Satou on the drama CD and Manami Numakura in the anime adaptations.
She was originally a member of the First Oriental Fleet of the “Fleet of Fog.” After being defeated by Gunzou Chihaya and I-401, she falls in love with Gunzou and joins the Blue Steel fleet alongside Iona (I-401), Sou Oribe, Kyouhei Kashihara, Iori Watanuki, Shizuka Hazumi, and Hyuga.
Takao fights using her Super-Graviton Cannon, 10 photon cannons on 5 turrets, torpedo tubes, and vertical missile-launchers. She’s also equipped with Wave-Force Armor.