Rie Tanaka

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Rie Tanaka
Native name 田中理恵
Born (1979-01-03) January 3, 1979 (age 37)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Occupation Singer, Voice actress
Years active 1997-present
Spouse(s) Kouichi Yamadera (2012 - present)
Website Official site
Musical career
Genres Japanese Pop
Instruments Vocals

Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵 Tanaka Rie?, born January 3, 1979 in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese singer and voice actress.[1] Notable among her numerous roles are Lacus Clyne in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Chi and Freya in Chobits, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke in Strike Witches and Suigintou in the anime adaptation of Rozen Maiden.

Personal life[edit]

As well as being an actress, Tanaka is also a singer. Tanaka has released three albums: Garnet, 24 Wishes and Kokoro, but did not gain much success. Tanaka is also a member of the Steel Angels, a singing trio composed of the three lead voice actors of Steel Angel Kurumi, together with Atsuko Enomoto and Masayo Kurata. Tanaka published a photo collection called Irodorie in May 2009.

Tanaka got married to Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera on June 17, 2012 and became official as she got wed on January 3, 2013 (her 34th birthday) in Hawaii on Oahu island.[2] On June 23, 2013, a man with a dagger intruded a promotion where Tanaka was present, yelling "Give me Tanaka! I am the victim!" In the hustle Tanaka fell and injured a knee. After the incident, her Twitter became inactive.[3][4]


Anime, video game and radio drama roles[edit]


Anime films[edit]




Songs anime/video games[edit]


Raison d'être[edit]

Released May 22, 2002, Victor Entertainment.

  1. Raison d'être
  2. Hitomi no Tunnel
  3. Raison d'être (Original Karaoke)

Ningyo Hime[edit]

Released August 21, 2002, Victor Entertainment.

  1. Ningyo Hime
  2. Soshite Sekai wa Kyomo Hajimaru -Chii Ver.-
  3. Kata Koto no Koi -Chii Ver.-
  4. Ningyo Hime (without Rie)

Yasashii Jikan no Naka de[edit]

Released August 10, 2009, label unknown.

  1. Yasashii Jikan no Naka de
  2. Yasashii Jikan no Naka de (Piano version)
  3. Yasashii Jikan no Naka de ~Instrumental~



Released February 7, 2001, Aniplex Music.

  1. Eien ni Shinyu (a cappella version)
  2. Boku wa kimi ga suki
  3. Have You Never Been Mellow
  4. KISS Kara Hajimaru Miracle (Jazz Version)
  5. Like a favorite song
  6. garnet
  7. Umi no mieru oka de
  8. Anata ni nita hito
  9. SKY
  10. Tadaima

24 wishes[edit]

Main article: 24 Wishes

Released January 3, 2003, Victor Entertainment.


Release: October 20, 2010, Geneon Universal.

  1. Let it be
  2. Dilemma
  3. in or out?
  4. Tsuki to Dance (月とダンス Dance with the Moon?)
  6. Ningyo Hime no Namida (人魚姫の涙 Mermaid Princess' tears?)
  7. FRAME
  8. Kokoro (ココロ Heart?)
  9. Sora Tobu Pierrot (空飛ぶピエロ?)
  10. Orange

Mini albums[edit]

Chara de Rie[edit]

Released September 10, 2003, Victor Entertainment. The album reached #34 on Oricon weekly chart and stayed on charts in 4 weeks.

  1. Katakoto no Koi -Chii Ver.-
  2. Let Me Be With You -Chii Ver.-
  3. Soshite Sekai wa Kyou mo Hajimaru -Chii Ver.-
  4. Mizu no Akashi -Acoustic Ver.-
  5. Shizuka na Yoru ni
  6. JUDY


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