Megumi Nakajima(中島 愛,Nakajima Megumi?, born June 5, 1989) is a Japanese voice actress and singer represented by the Stardust Promotion talent agency. She was born to a Japanese father and a Filipino mother. In 2003, she participated in the "Self Stardust Promotion" contest and passed, thereby affiliating her to the agency. In 2007, she auditioned to the Victor Entertainment sanctioned "Victor Vocal & Voice Audition" and was chosen to voice Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier.
Nakajima made her debut performance as a professional artist at the "Macross 25th Anniversary Concert" on April 18, 2007. Her first vocal recordings appeared in the compilation album Macross Frontier O.S.T.1 Nyan FRO. on June 4, 2008. Her first solo live performance was a mini-concert titled "Ranka Lee = Megumi Nakajima Mini Live @ Formo… Not! Venus Fort☆" (ランカ・リー＝中島愛 ミニライブ＠フォルモ…ぢゃないよ！ヴィーナスフォート☆ Ranka Rī = Nakajima Megumi Mini Raibu @ Forumo... Janai yo! Vīnasu Fōto☆) which was performed on June 14, 2008. She made her single debut on June 25, 2008 with the single "Seikan Hikō". Her first major concert was the "Super Dimension Super Live" (超時空スーパーライブ,Chō Jikū Sūpā Raibu?) concert held on July 27, 2008.
Nakajima won the award for Best Musical Performance in the third Seiyu Awards held on March 7, 2009 for her performance as Ranka Lee in the song "Seikan Hikō" of Macross F.
Nakajima's first single, "Tenshi ni Naritai" was released in 2009 and was the first single to be released outside of her role from Macross F. It was followed up by the single "Nostalgia" two months later. She was the voice of Miku (The Strongest Akikan) and the role of bad girl in the series Akikan!. Nakajima after that, participated in the series Basquash!, giving life to the character of Citron that along with Rouge (Tomatsu Haruka) and Violette (Saori Hayami) formed the pop group Eclipse, this was dissolved at the end of the series; after it, began work on the series Kämpfer as Sakura Kaede (who unlike her previous roles, she fight for the person who love, but still retains its characteristic tenderness), while representing Chiho and Chise Mihara in Kobato. At the end of 2009, Nakajima voiced Ranka Lee in the first movie of the Macross Frontier franchise, Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress (マクロスF 虚空歌姫～イツワリノウタヒメ～, Macross Frontier Gekijō-ban ~Itsuwari no Utahime~?). . In 2010, Nakajima played a Lyra, a celestial spirit that belongs to Lucy Heartfilia in the Fairy Tail series. In February 2011, Nakajima returned to the movie screen to voice Ranka Lee in the second Macross Frontier movie, Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye (マクロスF 恋離飛翼～サヨナラノツバサ～, Macross Frontier Gekijō-ban ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~?).
On December 2, 2013, Stardust Promotion announced that Nakajima will go on an indefinite hiatus from her music career after the release of her last album Thank You and her final concert on March 20, 2014, although she will continue to be active in the voice-acting industry.
It has been suggested that this article be split into a new article titled Megumi Nakajima discography, accessible from a disambiguation page. (December 2013)
"Seikan Hikō" was the first single from Megumi Nakajima as Ranka Lee's character, and the debut song of Ranka in the series; contains two cover of Lynn Minmay (Mari Iijima); Ai Oboete Imasu ka (reproduced in deculture edition chapter and 12 of the series as ending teme and 18 as insert song) and Watashi no Kare wa Pilot (insert song chapter 4 Miss Macross), also contains own songs of Megumi = Ranka as Neko Nikki (insert song in chapters 9 and 12, and fifth ending theme in chapter 11). This single debuted at number 5 on Oricon Dailies
"Lion" was the second single from Megumi Nakajima as Ranka Lee also possesses the songs: Lion who plays with May'n (third opening of the series, chapters 18 to 24) and Northern Cross was the seventh song to appear as the ending theme and the second most predominant (Chapters 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24)
"Ranka to Bobby no SMS Shōtai no Uta Nado." (2008)
"Tenshi ni Naritai" (2008)
"Ranka to Bobby no SMS Shōtai no Uta Nado" is the third single from Megumi Nakajima as Ranka, was released after the conclusion of the Macross Frontier TV series, and features the participation of Kenta Miyake = Bobby Margot, and performs a cover of the songs SMS Shōtai no Uta in duet (sung by several voice actors in the anime), and a cover of Watashi no Kare wa Pilot performed by Bobby (originally performed by Mari Iijima). Arrangements: track1=Yoko Kanno, track2=Yoko Kanno, Hisaaki Hokari
"Ranka to Bobby no SMS Shōtai no Uta (ランカとボビーのSMS小隊の歌?) [Ranka and Bobby's SMS Platoon Theme]"
Tenshi ni Naritai (天使 に なりたい?) is her fourth single, but was the first launched by Nakajima Megumi who was not represented by an anime character; prior to its release, released as digital download songs Tenshi ni Naritai, Pine and Be Myself in Japan mora stores. Tenshi ni Naritai as was the most "requested", this was chosen as the A-side of the CD, the others spent the B-side. When it published the single also included a new song "(Kari) Dajaren no Outa". This single debuted at number 12 on Oricon Dailies.
"Tenshi ni Naritai (天使になりたい?) [I Wanna Be an Angel]"
Nostalgia was her second single as Nakajima Megumi and the fifth of her career, this included two original songs of Mamegu (Nostalgia and Shining on), and a Mari Iijima's cover of the song Tenshi no Enogu, who was chosen by the fans (with 1,058 votes) in February 2009, in a special site showed up on the Macross Frontier official website which featured a poll for Macross, which song do you want covered by Ranka Lee?, which had other songs, such as My Friends (second with 721 votes), Totsugeki Love Heart (突撃ラブハート?) (in third place with 508 votes), Voices (in fourth place with 431 votes) and Shao Pai Long (小白竜?) [Little White Dragon] in last place with 355 votes. Nostalgia and Tenshi ni Naritai singles was used as the theme song for the 2008 adaption of the drama Daisuki! Itsutsugo. Following the launch of the single, this was accompanied by a DVD containing two tracks, 1.Making and 2.Tenshi ni Naritai (天使 に なりたい?) [I Wanna Be an Angel] (PV). This single debuted at # 10 on Oricon Dailies.
"No Limit" was the first single from the group Eclipse of the Basquash! series integrating by: Rouge (Haruka Tomatsu), Violette (Saori Hayami) and Citron (Nakajima Megumi) as the leader. And the sixth single from Megumi; nO limiT was used as the opening theme (episodes 2 to 13 and 22 as the insert song), and moon pasport was used as insert song in the same anime. Arrangements: track1=Yoshihiro Kusano, track2=Funta7
Running on is the seventh single from Megumi and second of the group Eclipse of the Basquash! series, it contains the songs Running on (which was used as insert song), and also features solo versions of their debut single, "No Limit". This solo versions sparked many disputes between the followers of the voice actors, by reason of who was the best singer, but not step over. Arrangements: track1= Okumoto Akira, track2=Yoshihiro Kusano
"Futari no Yakusoku" (二人の約束?) (Our Promise) was the last single released by Eclipse, and the eighth of Nakajima, presents the songs Futari no Yakusoku that was used as the ending theme (chapters 13 to 23 and 25-26), and the song Hoshi Watari performed only by Mamegu (Citron), and this was used as ending theme in chapter 24, when Dan and his friends travel to the moon by the power of the ruins of the legend with this song. Arrangements: track1=Yoshihiro Kusano, track2=Conisch
"One Way Ryō Omoi" (ワン ウェイ 両 想い?) (One Way Love) is the second single of the series Kämpfer, but the ninth of Megumi, involved in this CD Marina Inoue (as Seno Natsuru) and Megumi Nakajima (as Sakura Kaede), the song One Ryō Omoi Way is used as the ending theme of the series, the second track is Tatakae Mora Rhythm and the third track track One Way Ryō Omoi -unstoppable delusion ≒ impulse-, is a remix arranged by Yoshihisa xxyoshixx Fujita. Arrangements: track1=Takahiro Ando, track2=Akira Takada
"Jellyfish no Kokuhaku" (ジェリーフィッシュ の 告白?) (Confession of a Jellyfish) is the third single from Megumi Nakajima who is not represented by an anime character, and tenth in her career; presents the songs Jellyfish no Kokuhaku used as ending theme in the Kobato series and Hi no Ataru Heya. This single debuted at number 12 on Oricon Dailies.
"Jellyfish no Kokuhaku (ジェリーフィッシュの告白?) [Confession of a Jellyfish]"
"CM Ranka" (CM ランカ?) is the fourth single from Megumi Nakajima as Ranka Lee, but eleven of her career, this single contains songs sung by Megumi in the movie Gekijōban Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime, the song Sō Da Yo was used as ending theme of the movie, from second to seventh track are songs of commercials sung by Ranka in the movie, except Ninjin loves you yeah!. The eighth track on the CD was confirmed on the official website of Flying Dog. This CD contains two songs written by Shōji Kawamori himself, under the alias of Eiji Kurokawa(黒河影次?). The song "Family Mart Cosmos" is used in Family Mart convenience stores in addition to the film. This single debuted at number 5 on Oricon Dailies
"Melody" (メロディ?) is the fourth single from Megumi Nakajima who is not represented by an anime character, and the twelfth in her career; presents the song Melody used as ending theme to first volume of OVA Tamayura series, and the songs Natsudori used as second ending theme and Naisho no Hanashi used as insert song.
"Hōkago Overflow" (放課後オーバーフロウ?) is the second single release from Ranka Lee of anime series "Macross Frontier." Includes B-side "Get it on-flying rock" sung with Sheryl, Hōkago Overflow is the second official single of Ranka after Seikan Hikō, this song has been used for promotion the new film Gekijōban Macross F: Sayonara no Tsubasa.