Rie Tanaka - THE BEST


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.