Rie Tanaka

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Rie Tanaka
Native name
田中理恵
Born (1979-01-03) January 3, 1979 (age 40)
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Occupation Voice actress, singer
Years active1997-present
Spouse(s)
Kōichi Yamadera
(m. 2012;div. 2018)
Musical career
Genres J-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Labels

Rie Tanaka(田中 理恵,Tanaka Rie, born January 3, 1979, in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan) is a Japanese voice actress [1] [2] [3] [4] and singer. Notable among her numerous roles in anime are Lacus Clyne in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny , Chi in Chobits , Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke in Strike Witches and Suigintou in the anime adaptation of Rozen Maiden . [5] In video games, she provides the voice of title character Neptune in the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise.

Sapporo Designated city in Hokkaido, Japan

Sapporo is the fifth largest city of Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. It is the capital city of Hokkaido Prefecture and Ishikari Subprefecture. It is an ordinance-designated city. Located in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, Sapporo lies within the alluvial fan of the Toyohira River, a tributary stream of the Ishikari River.

Hokkaido Island, region, and prefecture of Japan

Hokkaido is the second largest main island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu. It was formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso. The two islands are connected by the undersea railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaido is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only ordinance-designated city. About 43 kilometres north of Hokkaido lies Sakhalin Island and to the east and northeast are the Kuril Islands, which are administered by Russia, although the four most southerly are claimed by Japan—see Kuril Islands dispute.

Japan Island country in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

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Music career

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.

<i>Steel Angel Kurumi</i> manga

Steel Angel Kurumi is a Japanese manga and anime series following the adventures of its titular character created by Kaishaku. Directed by Naohito Takahashi, animated by Oriental Light and Magic and produced by Pony Canyon with character designs by Yuriko Chiba and Yuji Ikeda and music by Toshihiko Sahashi, it has been translated and released in North America by ADV Films. In 2008 Crunchyroll announced it had partnered with Pony Canyon to release all Steel Angel Kurumi series' for streaming and download.

Atsuko Enomoto Japanese singer and voice actress

Atsuko Enomoto is a Japanese voice actress and singer. Her debut voice acting role was Yukino Miyazawa from Kare Kano in 1998, which she auditioned for while still in high school. Her debut single was Be My Angel the opening theme of the 2001 anime Angelic Layer. She was affiliated with talent agency 81 Produce until 2015. Her former husband was voice actor Mark Ishii. In 2018 she discussed harassment in the industry and how she desperately wanted to quit in her first years as a voice actress.

Masayo Kurata is a Japanese voice actress. Some of her major roles are Koyomi from Girls Bravo, Shinobu Maehara in Love Hina, Tomoe Kashiwaba in Rozen Maiden, Karinka from Steel Angel Kurumi, and Subaru Mikage in Comic Party. In video games she voices Kurara in Purikura Daisakusen, Ai Senou in Hourglass of Summer, Chizuru Sakaki in the Rumbling Hearts / Muv-Luv visual novels, and Souffle Rossetti in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time.

Personal life

Tanaka married fellow Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera on June 17, 2012. [6] She had a fan club called Cafe de Rie that ran until 2012. [7] On June 23, 2013, a man with a knife intruded a Neptunia promotion where Tanaka was present, [8] yelling "Give me Tanaka! I am the victim!" In the hustle Tanaka fell and bruised her knee. After the incident, she took a break from Twitter [9] [10] [11] and later returned in 2015. [12] In August 2018, they announced they have filed for divorce. [13]

Kōichi Yamadera is a Japanese actor, voice actor, narrator and singer from Shiogama, Miyagi Prefecture. He graduated from Tohoku Gakuin University's economics school and is currently affiliated with Across Entertainment. Before that, he was affiliated with the Tokyo Actor's Consumer's Cooperative Society.

Filmography

Anime

List of voice performances in anime
YearTitleRoleNotesSource
1992 Crayon Shin-chan Arrow Sema 紹子
矢瀬間紹子
[14]
1996 Case Closed Naeko Miike [14] [15]
1999 Shin Hakkenden Yumi
ユーミ
[14] [15]
1999 Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure Mitsuki Sanada [14] [15]
1999 Great Teacher Onizuka Akane Fujita [14] [15]
1999 Kyorochan Mayu [14]
1999–01 Steel Angel Kurumi seriesSaki [14] [15] [16]
2000 Miami Guns Kaken Musume [14] [15] [16]
2000 Yu-Gi-Oh! Vivian Wong
ヴィヴィアン・ウォン
[14]
2000 Amon: The Darkside of The Devilman MikoOVA [14] [15]
2000 Gravitation Ayaka Usami [14]
2001 Sadamitsu the Destroyer Yayoi Kamishiro [14] [15]
2001 Hanaukyo Maid Team Mariel [14] [15]
2001–03 Angel Tales Ran the goldfish [14]
2002 Full Metal Panic! Ren Mikihara [14]
2002 Chobits Chi [16] [17]
2002 .hack//Sign Morganna Mode Gone [14] [15]
2002 Azumanga Daioh Koyomi Mizuhara [14] [15] [16]
2002 Atashinchi no Fubuki Haruyama [14]
2002–06 UFO Princess Valkyrie seriesSanada [14] [15]
2002 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Lacus Clyne [14] [15] [5]
2002 Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation Saori
サオリ
[14]
2003 Stellvia Akira Kayama [14] [15]
2003 DNAngel Towa [14]
2003 Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu! Ren Mikihara [14]
2004 Burn Up Scramble Matsuri Tamagawa [14] [15]
2004 Hanaukyo Maid Team La Verite Mariel [14] [15]
2004 Burst Angel Sei [14] [15]
2004 Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san RRX-7.8 Combat-san [15] [18]
2004–11 Ring ni Kakero 1 seriesKiku Takane [14]
2004–06,
2013
Rozen Maiden series Suigintou [5] [19]
2004 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny Lacus Clyne, Meer Campbell [14]
2004–05 Tales of Phantasia the Animation MartelOVA series [14]
2005 Futari wa Pretty Cure – Max Heart Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2005 Hell Girl Akane Sawai, Cheppo [14] [15]
2005 My-Otome Tomoe Marguerite [14]
2006 Ray the Animation Kaori [14] [15]
2006 Air Gear Simca [14]
2006 The Good Witch of the West Leandra Cheviat [14]
2006 The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye Fira Malik
フィラ・マリーク
[14]
2006 Pokémon: Diamond & Pearl Mars [14]
2006 Red Garden Lula [14]
2006 Shōnen Onmyōji Tenitsu [14]
2006 Fist of the Blue Sky Sophie [14]
2006 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Bianchi [14]
2006 Hataraki Man Hiroko Matsukata [14]
2006 Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry Mary, Isabella [14]
2007present Strike Witches Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke OVA and 4 TV series [14] [15]
2007 My-Otome Zwei Tomoe Marguerite OVA vol. 2 [14]
2007 Moonlight Mile seriesRiyoko Ikeuchi [14] [15]
2007–13 Hayate the Combat Butler series Maria [20] [21] [22]
2007 Wangan Midnight Rikako Ota [14]
2007 Higurashi When They Cry Nomura [14]
2007 Mononoke Shino [14]
2007 Red Garden: Dead Girls Aunt
おばさん
OVA [14]
2007 Kimikiss pure rouge Eriko Futami [14] [15]
2007 Rental Magica Kikyou Katsuragi [14]
2008 Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de Ageha Kuki [14]
2008–10Yume-Miru Anime on-chan
ja:ユメミル、アニメ「onちゃん」
On-Chan [14] [3] [23]
2008 Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne Sayara Yamanobe [14]
2008 Macross Frontier Monica Lange, Miranda Merin [14] [15] [24]
2008 Allison and Lilia Erishia-Lowry (Claire Nihito)
エリシア・ラウリー(クレア・ニヒトー)
[14]
2008 The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk Ishtar, Narrator [14]
2008 Toradora! Yuri Koigakubo [14] [15]
2008–13 Yozakura Quartet seriesMariabelle [14]
2008 Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka Mitsuki Siina [14] [15]
2008 Touhou Anime Project Sakuya IzayoiEp. "Musō Kakyō" [25]
2009 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space Xanthippe [14]
2009 Asura Cryin' series Shuri Kurosaki [14] [15]
2009 Queen's Blade series Nyx [14] [15]
2009 Arad Senki: Slap Up Party Hiria [14] [15] [26]
2009 Tears to Tiara Octavia [14] [15]
2009 First Love Limited Misaki Yamamoto [14] [15]
2009 Canaan Liang Qi [14]
2009 My-Otome Zwei Complete Tomoe MargueriteOVA [14]
2010 Arakawa Under the Bridge series Shimazaki [14]
2010 MM! Michiru Onigawara [14] [15]
2010–14 Squid Girl series Chizuru Aizawa [14] [15] [27]
2011 Nekogami Yaoyorozu Amaterasu
天照大神
[14] [15]
2011 C3 Alice Bivorio Basskreigh [14]
2011–12 Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere series Juana [14]
2011 Maken-ki! series Demitra Midia [14] [15]
2012 Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne series Eri Watabe [14] [15]
2012 Aquarion Evol Alicia [14]
2012 Leiji Matsumoto's Ozma Maya [14] [28]
2012 Ginga e Kickoff!! Anzu [14] [15]
2012 Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Sharon Heim [14] [29]
2012 Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter Akamei cumulative
赤名累
[14]
2012 Girls und Panzer Maho Nishizumi [14] [15]
2013 Red Data Girl Himegami [14]
2013 Space Battleship Yamato 2199 Akira Yamamoto [14]
2013 Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Neptune / Purple Heart [8]
2015 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Merribit Stapleton [14]
2017–19 Granblue Fantasy The Animation seriesRosetta [14]
2019 Dr. Stone Darya Nikitina [14]


Film

List of voice performances in film
YearTitleRoleNotesSource
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Ghibli Cheering Section [15]
2003 Atashinchi Fubuki Haruyama
春山ふぶき
[14]
2005 Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart the Movie Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2005 Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart the Movie 2: Friends of the Snow-Laden Sky Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2007 The Garden of Sinners: Overlooking View Kirie Fujou [14]
2008 The Garden of Sinners: The Hollow Shrine Kirie Fujou [14]
2009 Pretty Cure All Stars DX: Everyone's Friends☆the Collection of Miracles Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2009 Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime Monica Lange [14] [24]
2010 Doraemon: Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King Sofia [14]
2010 Time of Eve Sammy [14] [30]
2010 Pretty Cure All Stars DX2: Light of Hope☆Protect the Rainbow Jewel! Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2011 Macross Frontier: Sayonara no Tsubasa Monica Lange [14] [15]
2011 Pretty Cure All Stars DX3: Deliver the Future! The Rainbow-Colored Flower That Connects the World Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2011 Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth Maria [14]
2012 Strike Witches: The Movie Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke [14] [15]
2013 Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Friends of the Heart Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2013 Persona 3 The Movie: No. 1, Spring of Birth Mitsuru Kirijo [14] [31]
2013 Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie Naeko Miike [14]
2014 Persona 3 The Movie: No. 2, Midsummer Knight's Dream Mitsuru Kirijo [14]
2015 Pretty Cure All Stars: Spring Carnival♪ Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2015 Persona 3 The Movie: No. 3, Falling Down Mitsuru Kirijo [14]
2015 Girls und Panzer der Film Maho Nishizumi [14]
2016 Persona 3 The Movie: No. 4, Winter of Rebirth Mitsuru Kirijo [14] [32]

Video games

List of voice performances in video games
YearTitleRoleNotesSource
2000 St. Luminous Mission High School Katou MihokoPS1/PS2 [14] [15]
2001 Mega Man Zero seriesCiel [14]
2002 Azumanga Daioh games Koyomi Mizuhara PS1/PS2 [14]
2003 Chobits games Chi PS1/PS2 [14] [15]
2003 Ichigeki Sacchu!! HoiHoi-san RRX-7.8 Combat-sanPS1/PS2 [14]
2004 Stellvia Akira Kayama PS1/PS2 [14]
2004 Magna Carta Elaine
イレイン
PS1/PS2
Also Portable in 2006
[14]
2004–07 Shonen Onmyoji gamesTianyi
天一
[14]
2005 Namco × Capcom Ki, SylphiePS2 [14]
2005 Pretty Cure Max Heart games Hikari Kujo / Shiny Luminous [14]
2006–07, 2014 Rozen Maiden video games Suigintou PS2, PS3, and PS Vita [14]
2006 Kimikiss Eriko FutamiPS2 [14] [15]
2006–09 Persona 3 games Mitsuru Kirijo Also FES and Portable [14] [15] [5]
2006–09 Phantasy Star Universe gamesKaren Ella / Milly, Helga NeumannPS1/PS2
Also Portable and Portable 2
[14]
2006 Tales of Phantasia MartelPSP [14] [15]
2006 My-Otome games Tomoe Marguerite PS1/PS2 [14]
2007–10 Reborn! games Bianchi [14]
2007 Everybody's Golf 5 Yumin
ユミン
PS3 [14]
2007–09 Hayate the Combat Butler games Maria DS [14]
2007 Higurashi When They Cry games Nomura PS1/PS2 [14]
2008 Luminous Arc 2 SophiaDS [14] [15] [5]
2008–09 Tears to Tiara games Octavia Starting 2008 [14]
2008 Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Haibara Sakuya
灰原朔夜
[14] [15]
2008–09 Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka gamesShiina MizukiPS1/PS2 [14] [15]
2008–09 Memories Off 6: T-wave Rein Suzushiro,稲穂鈴PS1/PS2
Also Next Relation
[14]
2008 Rune Factory Frontier DropWii [14]
2009 Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus Kurosaki Shukairi
黒崎朱浬
DS [14]
2009–10 11eyes CrossOver gamesKanae Kuroshiba Kanae [14]
2009 Toradora Portable! Yuri Koigakubo PSP [14] [15]
2009–10 Strike Witches games Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke [14]
2009–11 Queen's Blade games Nyx PSP [14]
2010 Blaze Union: Story to Reach the Future Medoute, Jiruva
メデューテ/ジルヴァ
PSP [14]
2010 Dragon Nest Elena [15]
2010 Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X Martell
マーテル
PSP [14]
2010 Another Century's Episode: R Monica Landa
モニカ・ランダ
PS3 [14]
2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Morrigan Aensland Also Ultimate [33] [34]
2011–15 Hyperdimension Neptunia Neptune / Purple Heart Starting with mk2 [35]
2011 A Certain Scientific Railgun Mio Aizono PSP [14]
2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 AC-130FCO [14]
2012 Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Wii [15]
2012 Time Travelers Itoyama Junko
糸山純子
[14]
2012 Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match OctaviaPS3 [14]
2012 Project X Zone Morrigan Aensland3DS [14]
2012 Tales of Xillia 2 VeraPS3 [14]
2013 Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere games Juana PSP [14]
2013 Super Robot Wars Operation Extend Monica Lange PSP [14]
2014-Present Granblue Fantasy RosettaBrowser game, Android, iOS [14]
2014 Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth Mitsuru Kirijo3DS [14]
2014 The Legend of Heroes VII: Ao no Kiseki Evolution Mariabel Crois [14] [15]
2014CV: Casting VoiceNishinomiyatera Milly
西宮寺美礼
PS3 [14] [36]
2014 Girls und Panzer games Maho Nishizumi [14]
2014 Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Mitsuru KirijoPS3 [14]
2015 Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker Miyako Hotsuin3DS [14]
2015 Project X Zone 2: Brave New World Morrigan Aensland, Sylphie3DS [14]
2016 Senran Kagura: Estival Versus Jasmine [14]
2016 Skullgirls 2nd encore Parasoul [14]
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed games Lacus Clyne PC [15]
2016 World of Final Fantasy Faris Scherwiz [33]
2017Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaFaris ScherwizAndroid, iOS [37]
2017Honkai Impact 3rdMurata HimekoAndroid, iOS [38]
2018 Azur Lane HMS Duke of York (17), Neptune / Purple Heart Android, iOS [39]
2019TeppenMorrigan AenslandAndroid, iOS [40]


Tokusatsu

List of voice performances in anime
YearTitleRoleNotesSource
2011 Kamen Rider Fourze Virgo Zodiarts, Shun Daimonji's Mother Ep. 18 - 42 (Virgo Zodiarts), 41 (Shun Daimonji's Mother) [14] [41]
2011 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max Virgo ZodiartsMovie

Drama CDs

List of voice performances in audio dramas
TitleRoleNotesSource
Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka Mitsuki Siina [15]
Hayate the Combat Butler Maria [15]
Macross Frontier Monica Lange [15]
My-Hime Destiny Hinagiku [15]
Squid Girl Aizawa Chizuru [15]
Shounen Onmyouji: Kazane-hen [15]
Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon Suzuna unknown
鈴鳴未知
[14]
Getbackers Haruki Kaoruryu [14] [15]
My Bride is a Mermaid Seto-chan [14] [15]
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World Kazama [42]


Dubbing

Voice over performances
TitleRoleVoice dub forNotesSource
Power Rangers S.P.D. Katherine "Kat" ManxMichelle Langstone [43]
Justice League Mera Amber Heard [44]
Aquaman Mera Amber Heard [45]

Discography

Songs anime/video games

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Image song song related to a fictional work, sung in-character

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Singles

Raison d'être

Released May 22, 2002, Victor Entertainment.

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

Ningyo Hime

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

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~

Albums

garnet

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

Released January 3, 2003, Victor Entertainment.

Kokoro

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)
  5. SUPERMAN
  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

Chara de Rie

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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