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


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 two albums: 24 Wishes and Garnet, but didn't 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.

Anime, video game and radio drama roles

Lead roles in bold.

Dubbing Roles

  • Chaotic - Codemaster Chirrul


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 no Gotoku!
    • Epu Romanesque (Maria character song)
    • Kakurenbo (2nd character song)
    • Kanpeki, Egao Desu
  • Gundam SEED Destiny
    • Fields of Hope
    • 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)


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)



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 6, 2010

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

External links

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