Rie Tanaka

Last updated

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

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.

Hokkaido Island, region, and prefecture of Japan

Hokkaido, formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu. 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 km north of Hokkaido lies Sakhalin Island, Russia. To its east and north-east are the disputed Kuril Islands.

Japan Constitutional monarchy 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.


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 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, who is younger than her by 12 years. 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.



List of voice performances in anime
1992 Crayon Shin-chan Arrow Sema 紹子
1996 Case Closed Naeko Miike [14] [15]
1999 Shin Hakkenden Yumi
[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
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
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]
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
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
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
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)
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
[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
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]


List of voice performances in film
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Ghibli Cheering Section [15]
2003 Atashinchi Fubuki Haruyama
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
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
Also Portable in 2006
2004–07 Shonen Onmyoji gamesTianyi
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
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
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
[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
2008 Rune Factory Frontier DropWii [14]
2009 Dengeki Gakuen RPG: Cross of Venus Kurosaki Shukairi
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
PSP [14]
2010 Dragon Nest Elena [15]
2010 Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X Martell
PSP [14]
2010 Another Century's Episode: R Monica Landa
PS3 [14]
2011–15 Hyperdimension Neptunia Neptune / Purple Heart Starting with mk2 [33]
2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Morrigan Aensland [34]
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
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
PS3 [14] [35]
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]
2017Honkai Impact 3rdMurata HimekoAndroid, iOS [36]
2018 Azur Lane HMS Duke of York (17), Neptune / Purple Heart Android, iOS [37]


List of voice performances in anime
2011 Kamen Rider Fourze Virgo Zodiarts, Shun Daimonji's Mother Ep. 18 - 42 (Virgo Zodiarts), 41 (Shun Daimonji's Mother) [14] [38]
2011 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max Virgo ZodiartsMovie

Drama CDs

List of voice performances in audio dramas
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
Getbackers Haruki Kaoruryu [14] [15]
My Bride is a Mermaid Seto-chan [14] [15]
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World Kazama [39]


Voice over performances
TitleRoleVoice dub forNotesSource
Power Rangers S.P.D. Katherine "Kat" ManxMichelle Langstone [40]
Justice League Mera Amber Heard [41]
Aquaman Mera Amber Heard [42]


Songs anime/video games

<i>Azumanga Daioh</i> 2000 film

Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese yonkoma comedy manga series written and illustrated by Kiyohiko Azuma, which was serialized in MediaWorks' Dengeki Daioh magazine between 1999 and 2002. Three additional chapters were published in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday in May 2009 to celebrate the manga's tenth anniversary. The manga was first released in English by ADV Manga, and was later re-issued by Yen Press.

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

An image song or character song is a song on a tie-in single or album for an anime, game, dorama, manga, or commercial product that is sometimes sung by the voice actor or actor of a character, in character. It is meant to give a sense of the personality of the character.

<i>Burst Angel</i> Japanese anime television series

Burst Angel is a Japanese animated television series directed by Koichi Ohata, from a screenplay by Fumihiko Shimo. It was produced by the Gonzo animation studio.


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~



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.


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

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

Related Research Articles

Shin-ichiro Miki is a Japanese voice actor from Tokyo. He is a member of 81 Produce.

Ryōtarō Okiayu Japanese voice actor

Ryōtarō Okiayu is a Japanese voice actor and singer affiliated with Aoni Production. His major roles include: Treize Khushrenada in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Hisashi Mitsui in Slam Dunk, Meisuke Nueno in Hell Teacher Nūbē, Kunimitsu Tezuka in The Prince of Tennis, Byakuya Kuchiki in Bleach, Yuu Matsuura in Marmalade Boy, Shigure Sohma in Fruits Basket, Dark in D.N. Angel and Toriko in Toriko. As a singer, he was part of the voice actor unit E.M.U with fellow voice actors Hikaru Midorikawa, Hideo Ishikawa, Nobutoshi Hayashi and Daisuke Sakaguchi, which was active from 1995 to 2000. He is married to voice actress Ai Maeda.

Mayumi Tanaka is a Japanese actress, voice actress and narrator from Tokyo. She is currently affiliated with Aoni Production. She voiced Ryuunosuke Fujinami in Urusei Yatsura; Koenma in Yu Yu Hakusho; Pazu in Laputa: Castle in the Sky; Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece; Kuririn, Yajirobe and Baba Uranai in Dragon Ball; Kanna Kirishima in the Sakura Wars series; the titular role of TwinBee in Konami's shoot-'em-up series TwinBee; and MegaMan Volnutt in the Mega Man Legends series and related Capcom crossovers. She received the Kazue Takahashi Award at the 5th Seiyu Awards.

Jouji Nakata is a Japanese actor, voice actor, and narrator who is affiliated with the Office Osawa agency. His major voice roles include Giroro in Sgt. Frog, Alucard in Hellsing, Roy Revant in Solty Rei, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/stay night, and the title character in Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo. In video game franchises, he voices Ieyasu Tokugawa and Kenshin Uesugi in Samurai Warriors, Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil franchise, and Kazuya Mishima in the first, second and fourth installments of the Tekken series.

Atsuko Satō, known professionally as Atsuko Tanaka, is a Japanese voice actress associated with Mausu Promotion. Her most-known voice role is Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell film and franchise and Konan in the Naruto series. She also voices Caster in the Fate/stay night series, Lisa Lisa in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Claudette in Queen's Blade, Francis Midford in Black Butler, and Karura in Utawarerumono. In video games, she voices title characters Lara Croft in the Japanese dub of the Tomb Raider games, and Bayonetta in the Bayonetta: Bloody Fate film adaptation and Bayonetta 2. She attended the Tokyo Announcement Academy where she studied voice training in 1991. In 2012, a Biglobe poll named her the voice actress with the sexiest voice.

Rie Kugimiya Japanese voice actress and singer

Rie Kugimiya is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with I'm Enterprise.


Tsundere is a Japanese term for a character development process that describes a person who is initially cold before gradually showing a warmer, friendlier side over time. The word is derived from the terms tsun tsun (ツンツン), meaning to turn away in disgust, and dere dere (デレデレ) meaning to become 'lovey dovey'. Originally found in Japanese bishōjo games, the word is now part of the otaku moe phenomenon, reaching into other media such as maid cafés, anime, manga, novels, and even mass media. The term was made popular in the visual novel Kimi ga Nozomu Eien.

Yutaka Tanaka is a Japanese manga artist known for his risque slice-of-life stories. Two of his works, Ningyo Hime no Kisu and Tsuki to Sakuranbo, have been published in French by Le Temeraire.

Nao Tōyama Japanese voice actress and singer

Nao Tōyama is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with the agency Intention. Before joining Intention, she was affiliated with Arts Vision. She debuted as a voice actress in 2010, and played her first main role that year as Kanon Nakagawa in the anime series The World God Only Knows. She is also known for her roles as Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi, Yui Yuigahama in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, Karen Kujō in Kin-iro Mosaic, and Rin Shima in Laid-Back Camp. In 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress Award with Yū Serizawa and the Game Award in the 13th Seiyu Awards.

Asami Imai Japanese voice actress and singer

Asami Imai is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with Early Wing. She debuted as a voice actress in 1999 and as singer in 2009 by releasing her first single "Day by Day / Shining Blue Rain" under the 5pb. Records label. She is also well known for giving voices to Chihaya Kisaragi in THE IDOLM@STER, Kurisu Makise in Steins;Gate, Tsubaki Yayoi in BlazBlue, and Ayumi Shinozaki in Corpse Party. She also coupled with Eri Kitamura and formed the music unit Artery Vein which is also under the 5pb. label.

Maaya Uchida is a Japanese actress, voice actress and singer who works for I'm Enterprise. In February 2014, she won the Best New Actress Award in the 8th Seiyu Awards. She debuted as a singer under Pony Canyon with the song Soushou no Innocence, which is produced by Tomita Akihiro. Her younger brother is Yūma Uchida, who is also a voice actor working in the same company. She made television appearances, including in Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger with the role of Hakase Hiroyo.

Haruka Ishida is a former member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She has been a co-host on the variety show Dream Creator on TV Tokyo. and has voiced on a handful of anime shows, including Nobunaga the Fool where she voiced Bianchi Țepeş.

Izumi Kitta Japanese voice actress

Izumi Kitta is a Japanese voice actress best known as the voice of Cordelia Glauca in the media franchise Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. Her first maxi single, "Colorful Garden" was released on April 6, 2011. Kitta attended Dwango Creative School, a voice actor training school in 2007, started her career as a voice actress from 2008. After leaving Dwango Artist Production, she is now affiliated with Hibiki Cast. She voices title character Tomoko Kuroki in the WataMote anime and Misaki Tokura in the Cardfight!! Vanguard series. In 2017 she had her first manga, Liberty, published in yuri magazine Galette, illustrated by Moto Momono.

Emi Nitta is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Nagano Prefecture affiliated with the talent agency Difference. She became a voice actress after passing an audition organized by talent agency S-inc. She officially transferred to Difference on 1 September 2017. She is best known for her roles as Honoka Kōsaka in Love Live! and Tokoha Anjō in Cardfight!! Vanguard G. She made her anime voice acting debut as Ricca Morizono in Da Capo III. She made an appearance at the Bangkok Comic Con in July 2014.

<i>Seiyus Life!</i> Japanese manga series

Seiyu's Life! is a comedy 4-panel dōjin manga series. The manga is written by the voice actress Masumi Asano, with art by Kenjiro Hata, and is released under the circle name Hajimemashite. The manga was launched at Comiket 81 in December 2011, with further releases at each subsequent Comiket. An anime television series adaptation by Gonzo aired between July and September 2015.

<i>Tanaka-kun is Always Listless</i> 2016 film

Tanaka-kun is Always Listless is an ongoing Japanese slice of life comedy shōnen web manga series written and illustrated by Nozomi Uda. It's published by Square Enix, with serialization on Gangan Online website and with twelve volumes released, as of March 2019. An anime adaptation by Silver Link aired from April 9 to June 25, 2016.

Reina Ueda is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Toyama Prefecture. She is affiliated with 81 Produce. Beginning her career as a voice actress in 2012, her first main role was Naru Sekiya, the protagonist of the 2014 anime series Hanayamata. She is also known for her roles as Mira Yurisaki in Dimension W, Hane Sakura in Bakuon!!, Mallow in Pokémon: Sun & Moon, Shiori Shinomiya in Sakura Quest, and Akane Shinjō in SSSS.Gridman. She was one of the recipients of the Best New Actress Award in the 9th Seiyu Awards in 2015. She released a mini-album in 2016, and her first solo single in 2018.

Rie Takahashi is a Japanese voice actress and singer from Saitama Prefecture who is represented by the agency 81 Produce. Having debuted as a voice actress in 2013, she played her first main role as Futaba Ichinose in the anime Seiyu's Life!, where she also became part of the musical unit Earphones.

Yuma Uchida is a Japanese voice actor and singer who works for I'm Enterprise. His big roles have included Yuuma Kousaka in Gundam Build Fighters Try, Nagisa Kiryū in Classroom Crisis, Eishirō Yabuki in The Asterisk War, Hayate Immelmann in Macross Delta, Ein Dalton in Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Iori Kitahara in Grand Blue, and Ash Lynx in Banana Fish. In 2017, he received the 11th Seiyu Awards for Best Male Newcomer with Setsuo Itō and Yusuke Kobayashi. In 2019, he won Best Male Lead Actor in the 13th Seiyu Awards. He made his singing debut in May 2018 under the King Records label. His older sister is voice actress Maaya Uchida who also works in the same company.

Megumi Toda is a Japanese voice actress from Tokyo. She is affiliated with Kenyu Office. She was regular on the Animate Pia Channel which was broadcast on Nico Nico. Her major roles include Hajime Shinoda in New Game!, Kiitan in Etotama and Yuzu Iizuka in Sakura Trick. As part of the Etotama cast, she sang on the theme song under the group Soruaru BOB on a single called "blue moment" that reached number 49 on the Oricon charts. She also sang the theme songs for New Game! under the group forfolium; the singles "Sakura" and "Now Loading!!" reached numbers 33 and 42 on Oricon. As part of the Idolmaster cast, she sang on one of the singles which reached number 22.


  1. Doi, Hitoshi (June 6, 2016). "Tanaka Rie (田中理恵) – Personal Information". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  2. "田中理恵オフィシャルブログ「RieRie world」Powered by Ameba". ameblo.jp. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  3. 1 2 "Hokkaido TV's On-chan Mascot Gets TV Anime in January". Anime News Network . November 29, 2007. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  4. Cavallaro, Dani (January 2006). The Animé Art of Hayao Miyazaki. McFarland. pp. 186–. ISBN   978-0-7864-2369-9 . Retrieved June 25, 2011.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 "New York Anime Fest to Host Voice Actress Rie Tanaka". Anime News Network . July 15, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  6. "Voice Actor Kouichi Yamadera, Voice Actress Rie Tanaka Get Married (Update 2)". Anime News Network . June 17, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  7. "Voice Actress Rie Tanaka's Fan Club to Shut Down". Anime News Network . June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  8. 1 2 "Man Who Disrupted Neptunia Event Charged With Carrying Knife". Anime News Network . June 22, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  9. "恐怖!暴漢持刀大鬧《超次元戰記 戰機少女》動畫首映會,導致「田中理恵」等聲優逃難受傷。". CCSX Makes ACG NEWS 支店. June 24, 2013.
  10. 株式会社スポーツニッポン新聞社マルチメディア事業本部 (June 25, 2013). "声優・田中理恵、ツイッター休止へ…ナイフ男乱入 ケガは「回復」 ― スポニチ Sponichi Annex 芸能". sponichi.co.jp. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  11. "Voice Actress Rie Tanaka Puts Her Twitter Account on Hiatus". Anime News Network . June 25, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  12. "Rie Tanaka Returns to Twitter 2 Years After Attack at Event". Anime News Network . August 27, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  13. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2018-08-03/voice-actor-kouichi-yamadera-voice-actress-rie-tanaka-announce-divorce/.135048
  14. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 "声優さん出演リスト 個別表示:田中理恵(Rie Tanaka)" [Voice actor's appearance list individual display: Rie Tanaka]. Voice Artist Database (in Japanese). GamePlaza-HARUKA-. April 5, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  15. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 Doi, Hitoshi (June 6, 2016). "Tanaka Rie roles". Hitoshi Doi's Seiyuu Database. Retrieved June 6, 2016.
  16. 1 2 3 4 "Miami Guns Official Press Release". Anime News Network . July 11, 2003. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  17. "Sound Decision - Chobits 002". Anime News Network . October 19, 2003. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  18. "HoiHoi-san Legacy Anime's 1st Special Trailer Posted". Anime News Network . August 11, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  19. "New Rozen Maiden Anime Reunites Cast, Brings in Studio DEEN". Anime News Network . April 21, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  20. "New Hayate the Combat Butler Anime's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network . August 10, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  21. "Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties 1st Promo Posted". Anime News Network . March 19, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  22. "Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties Series' Ad Aired". Anime News Network . March 31, 2013. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  23. "Yume-Miru Anime on-chan Gets 2nd Season in November". Anime News Network . September 22, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  24. 1 2 "Monica Lange". Official Macross Frontier Page: Character Section. Mainichi Broadcasting System. December 2007. Archived from the original on 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
  25. "Touhou Anime Project Dōjin DVD at Comiket This Month (Updated)". Anime News Network . December 8, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  26. "Gonzo to Animate Korean MMORPG Dungeon & Fighter (Update 2)". Anime News Network . August 24, 2008. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  27. "Ika Musume/Squid Girl Gets 2nd TV Anime Season (Updated)". Anime News Network . February 20, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  28. "Viki Site Streams Leiji Matsumoto's Ozma Anime Worldwide". Anime News Network . March 15, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  29. "Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Anime's Long Promo Streamed". Anime News Network . May 20, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  30. "Time of Eve Sci-Fi Film's New Footage Previewed". Anime News Network . February 19, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  31. "Persona 3 the Movie #1's Promo, Title, Date, Staff, Cast Revealed". Anime News Network. March 28, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  32. "Rie Tanaka Attends Event For 1st Time Since Attack in 2013". Anime News Network . March 5, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  33. Reese, Zack. "Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Review - RPG Site". rpgsite.net. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  34. "CAPCOM:ULTIMATE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 3 公式サイト". capcom.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved September 3, 2018.
  35. "Casting Voice Game to Include Tales of Scripts". Anime News Network . March 25, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  36. "Honkai Impact 3 Official Website - Fight for all that is beautiful in the world!". asia.honkaiimpact3.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  37. 電撃オンライン. "『アズレン』生放送を1月22日に配信。『ネプテューヌ』コラボ記念で豪華ゲストが登場". 電撃オンライン (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  38. "平成の仮面ライダーには、人気声優が多数出演してるって知ってた!? 作品ごと出演声優をまとめてみた!" (in Japanese). animate Times. 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  39. "Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! Manga Has TV Anime in the Works (Updated)". Anime News Network . September 29, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  40. "『POWER RANGERS S.P.D.』載寧龍二さん、田中理恵さん、塚田英明プロデューサーにインタビュー!(中編)" (in Japanese). Drama Navi. 2011-10-13. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  41. "ジャスティス・リーグ". Fukikaeru. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  42. "『アクアマン』に安元洋貴・田中理恵ら人気声優!吹替キャスト発表". Cinema Today. 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2019-01-11.