Rie Tanaka

Rie Tanaka
Rie Tanaka
Born January 3, 1979 (1979-01-03) (age 32)
Origin Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan
Genres Japanese Pop
Occupations Singer, Seiyū
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997-present
Website Official site

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


Personal life

As a child, Tanaka took singing classes and garnered respect by performing in a number of concerts. After graduating high school, she joined one of Tokyo's popular animation companies and took on singing roles for some of her characters.[citation needed] She has a fan club named Café de Rie. She is known to own a few animals, such as a kitten and also a puppy. She is not fluent in English. 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 seiyū of Steel Angel Kurumi, together with Atsuko Enomoto and Masayo Kurata. Tanaka published a photo collection called Ayarie in May 2009.

Anime, video game and radio drama roles

Lead roles in bold.



Songs anime/video games


Raison d'être

Released May 22, 2002

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

Ningyo Hime

Released August 21, 2002

  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

  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

  1. Eien ni Shinyu (acappella 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

See 24 Wishes


Release: October 20, 2010

  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. 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


  1. ^ Cavallaro, Dani (2006-01). The animé art of Hayao Miyazaki. McFarland. pp. 186–. ISBN 9780786423699. http://books.google.com/books?id=N3e00UlzHjgC&pg=PA186. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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