Is Naoko (Cardcaptor Sakura) based on Naoko Takeuchi?

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Clow

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So I have been re-watching “Cardcaptor Sakura“ on Netflix and I remembered an old rumor that Naoko (Sakura’s friend who likes ghosts, has an active imagination, and writes stories) is actually based on Naoko Takeuchi (a homage).

Does anyone know if this rumor is true?

 

Neo Moonlight

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Could be, but I'm under the impression that Naoko is a fairly common name, so it's probably coincidence.

I hope to everything that Rika isn't based on a real person though lol. Or more specifically her relationship with Terada. I mean I'm all for love is love, but yeah... he needs to be locked up and the key thrown away XD
Wait til she's older and realizes that she's no longer his type since he prefers to leer at children. X_x
 

Clow

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Did you say "active imagination"? The best thing the imagination of our Naoko can produce is coloring pictures she once drew when she was young. And it took her over twenty years to arrive to that idea. This Cardcaptor Sakura girl can't be her.
Well, miss Takeuchi may not care about her work right now... she is a wife and mother...

... but as a young woman she worked extraordinarily hard to create the Sailor Moon manga and all those art books.

Anyhow, I wish I could find the link (I can't), but I remember reading on the Internet ages ago that CLAMP was fond of Takeuchi and that the character Naoko is loosely based on Naoko Takeuchi. "Cardcaptor Sakura" and "Sailor Moon" were simultaneously published in the same magazine (Nakayoshi).