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Rie Tanaka
11eyes Rie Tanaka
General Info
Age 33
Birthday January 3, 1979
Birth place Sapporo, Hokkaidou, Japan
Occupations Singer, Seiyuu
Years active 1997-present
Voice of Kanae Kuroshiba

Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵 Tanaka Rie), born January 3, 1979 in Sapporo, Hokkaidou, Japan is a singer and voice actress (seiyuu). 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. In 11eyes CrossOver, she voiced for Kanae Kuroshiba.

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. 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 seiyuu 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.

  • .hack//Sign - Morgana
  • 11eyes CrossOver - Kanae Kuroshiba
  • Air Gear - Simca
  • Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka - Shina Mitsuki
  • Angel Tales - Kingyo no Ran
  • Arad Senki: Slap Up Party - Hiria
  • Arakawa Under the Bridge - Shimazaki
  • Asura Cryin' - Shuri Kurosaki
  • Atashinchi - Fubuki Haruyama
  • Azumanga Daioh - Yomi
  • Blaze Union: Story to Reach the Future - Medoute
  • Burn Up Scramble - Matsuri Tamagawa
  • Burst Angel - Sei
  • - Alice Bivorio Basskreigh
  • Canaan - Liang Qi
  • Chobits - Chi/Elda/Freya
  • Cosmicbreak - Icy
  • D.N.Angel - Towa-chan (Towa no Shirube)
  • Darkstalkers - Morrigan
  • Trouble Adventure - Mitsuki Sanada
  • Eve no Jikan - Sammy
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Miquote vocal effects)
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 - Emina Hanaharu
  • Full Metal Panic! Fumoffu - Ren Mikihara
  • Futari wa Pretty Cure - Max Heart - Kujou Hikari/Shiny Luminous
  • GetBackers - Haruki Kaoru
  • Gravitation - Ayaka Usami
  • Granado Espada - Female Warlock (Elementalist)
  • Hanaukyo Maid Tai - Mariel
  • Hanaukyo Maid Tai La Verite - Mariel
  • Hataraki Man - Hiroko Matsukata
  • Hatsukoi Limited - Misaki Yamamoto
  • Hayate no Gotoku - Maria
  • Hayate no Gotoku 2nd Season - Maria
  • Hell Girl - Akane Sawai
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai - Mysterious Lady/Nomura-san (Episode 17,21)
  • Kara no Kyoukai (movie) - Kirie Fujou
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn! - Bianchi, Hibird, Uri
  • Kimikiss pure rouge and KimiKiss (PS2) - Eriko Futami
  • Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de - Ageha Kuki
  • Kaichou wa Maid-sama - Satsuki (Drama CD)
  • Macross Frontier - Monica Lange, Miranda Merin
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Morrigan Aensland
  • My-Otome and Mai-Otome Zwei (OVA) - Tomoe Marguerite
  • Mega Man Zero series - Ciel
  • Memories Off 6: T-wave - Rein Suzushiro
  • Miami Guns - Kaken Musume
  • MM! - Michiru Onigawara
  • Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musumetachi - Sayara Yamanobe
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED - Lacus Clyne
  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny - Lacus Clyne and Meer Campbell
  • Moonlight Mile - Riyoko Ikeuchi
  • Moonlight Mile 2nd Season -Touch Down- - Riyoko Ikeuchi
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas - Ghibli Cheering Section
  • Namco × Capcom - Ki and Sylphie
  • Neptune - Neptune/Purple Heart
  • Phantasy Star Portable - Helga
  • Phantasy Star Universe - Karen Erra
  • Pocket Monsters - Saori (Solidad), Mars
  • Psychic Academy (ONA) - Orina
  • Queen's Blade - Nyx/Nix
  • Red Garden - Lula
  • Ring ni Kakero - Takane Kiku
  • Rizelmine - Kyouko Yachigusa
  • Rozen Maiden Series - Suigintou
  • Rune Factory Frontier - Drop
  • Sadamitsu the Destroyer - Yayoi
  • Stellvia - Kayama Akira
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 - Kirijou Mitsuru
  • Shinryaku! Ika Musume - Chizuru Aizawa
  • Shinryaku!? Ika Musume - Chizuru Aizawa
  • Sora Kake Girl - Xanthippe
  • Kurumi - Saki
  • Strike Witches - Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke
  • Strike Witches 2 - Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke
  • Shounen Onmyouji - Tenitsu
  • Summon Night Craft Sword Monogatari: Hajimari no Ishi - Murno
  • Tears to Tiara - Octavia
  • Touhou Musou Kakyou - Sakuya Izayoi
  • Toradora! - Yuri Koigakubo
  • Uchuu no Stellvia - Akira Kayama
  • UFO Princess Valkyrie - Sanada
  • Yozakura Quartet - Mariabelle
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Vivian Wong
  • Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen - Sakuya Haibara

Dubbing

  • Along Came Polly - Polly Prince
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Fire Control Operator
  • Down in the Valley - October (Tobe)
  • King of California - Miranda
  • Power Rangers S.P.D. - Katherine "Kat" Manx

Anime Films

  • Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven Is a Place on Earth - Maria

Pachislot

  • Gokuraku Parodius - Chichi bin Tarika

Tokusetsu

  • Kamen Rider Fourze - Virgo Zodiarts

Discography

Songs anime/video games

  • Azumanga Daioh
    • Oishii Kimitachi (Yomi's image song)
    • Sorezore no One Way (Yomi's second image song)
  • Bakuretsu Tenshi - Breathe (Sei's image song)
  • Chobits
    • Raison d'être (ED1) (Reason To Be)
    • Ningyo hime (ED2) (Doll/Mermaid Princess)
    • I Hear You Everywhere (Chi image song)
    • Hitomi no Tonneru
    • Shiranai Sora
  • Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure
    • "DUAL!" (alternate version in episode 14)
  • Mega Man Zero Soundtracks
    • L'oiseau du bonheur (vocal version of Ciel's theme for Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero IDEA)
    • Freesia (vocal version of the Area Zero and Caravan themes for Remastered Tracks Rockman Zero PHYSIS)
  • Gundam SEED
    • Shizuka na Yoru ni
    • Mizu no Akashi
  • Hayate the Combat Butler|Hayate no Gotoku!
    • Epu Romanesque (Maria character song)
    • Kakurenbo (2nd character song)
    • Kanpeki, Egao Desu
  • Gundam SEED Destiny
    • Fields of Hope
    • EMOTION
    • Quiet Night C.E. 73
  • Hanaukyo Maid Tai - Song of the Hanaukyo Maid team
  • Hanaukyo Maid Tai La Verite - Voice of heart
  • Mabinogi - Eternal (for the commercial of the Mabinogi game in Japan)

Singles

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~

Albums

garnet

Released February 7, 2001

  1. Eien ni Shinyu (acappella version)
  2. Boku wa kimi ga suki
  3. Have You Never Been Mellow (song)|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

Kokoro

Release: October 20, 2010

  1. Let it be
  2. Dilemma
  3. in or out?
  4. Tsuki to Dance
  5. SUPERMAN
  6. Ningyo Hime no Namida
  7. FRAME
  8. Kokoro
  9. Sora Tobu Pierrot
  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

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