Aya Takano  was born 1976 in Saitama, Japan. She is a Japanese pop artist associated with the Superflat movement.

Influenced by both manga and American Science Fiction, her art typically depicts large-eyed female heroines, often partially or completely nude. Known for mostly her drawings and paintings, she usually works in ink and acrylics. Drawing has also been the base for other works such as 2004's Subterraned, a comic book like series, or in video, such as The World After 800,000,000 Years, in which small adventures usually take place.

She received a B.A. from Tama Art University in Tokyo. She is a member of Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kik