Takayanagi Akane is a member of the Japanese girl idol group SKE48. Takayanagi joined SKE48 as a 2nd-generation trainee in March 2009, before being promoted to Team KII.
Takayanagi's nickname 'Churi' comes from the sound that her pet parakeets make. Takayanagi also has four parakeets named Papi, Pino, Pucho and Popo.
At the AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu Election in 2012, Takayanagi ranked 24, which earned her a place again in the Undergirls.