Reina Tanaka

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Reina Tanaka
田中 れいな

Reina Tanaka at the Japan Expo on July 3, 2010
Background information
Birth name田中麗奈 (Tanaka Reina)
Born(1989-11-11) November 11, 1989 (age 23)
OriginFukuoka,[1] Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
GenresJ-pop
OccupationsSinger
Years active2003–present
LabelsZetima, Piccolo Town
Associated actsMorning Musume, Aa!, Morning Musume Otomegumi, H.P. All Stars, Elegies, High-King
WebsiteHello! Project.com
 
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This article is about Reina Tanaka, the Japanese singer. For the actress of a similar name, see Rena Tanaka.
Reina Tanaka
田中 れいな

Reina Tanaka at the Japan Expo on July 3, 2010
Background information
Birth name田中麗奈 (Tanaka Reina)
Born(1989-11-11) November 11, 1989 (age 23)
OriginFukuoka,[1] Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
GenresJ-pop
OccupationsSinger
Years active2003–present
LabelsZetima, Piccolo Town
Associated actsMorning Musume, Aa!, Morning Musume Otomegumi, H.P. All Stars, Elegies, High-King
WebsiteHello! Project.com

Reina Tanaka (田中 れいな Tanaka Reina?, real name 田中 麗奈, born November 11, 1989 in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan) is one of the sixth generation members of the J-pop group Morning Musume. Her professional first name is spelled in hiragana to distinguish her from the Japanese actress Rena Tanaka, whose name is spelled using the same kanji (though with a slightly different reading), who is similarly from Fukuoka Prefecture.

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Biography

Tanaka auditioned for a spot in Morning Musume's 5th Generation in 2001 and passed, but had to leave the training camp when it was found that she was underage. She attempted again in 2002 for a position in the 6th Generation and passed along with members Eri Kamei and Sayumi Michishige, making Tanaka the only member who auditioned twice to get in. She provided the main vocals for the single Shabondama. She was featured in two solo versions of Memory Seishun no Hikari on a fan club release CD.

In 2003, Tanaka was chosen as a member of new unit Aa!, along with Miyabi Natsuyaki and Airi Suzuki, two Hello! Project Kids. They released one single, "First Kiss", before going on an indefinite hiatus. The group reformed in 2009, only this time without Tanaka, as she was already in the group High-King. Her place in the group was instead taken by Hello! Pro Egg member Akari Saho.

On March 28, 2008, it was announced that Tanaka would be taking on the voice acting role of Kirara, a main character in Sanrio's anime Onegai My Melody Kirara, the fourth My Melody series. The show premiered on April 6, 2008.[2]

In 2008, Tanaka became the leader of Hello Project's new unit High-King.

It was revealed in late 2009 that Tanaka would be voicing the main/title character of the new anime series, Kaitō Reinya ("Phantom Thief Reinya"). The main character, Reinya, had initially been modeled on Tanaka. The show began airing on January 8, 2010.

On the 18th of November Reina announced that she would graduate from Morning Musume at the end of the 2013 Spring Tour.

Releases

Digital Singles

#TitleRelease date
1Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru (聖なる鐘がひびく夜; The Night the Holy Bell Rings (Tanpopo cover)?)December 10, 2010
2Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線; A Ray of Light in the Midsummer (Morning Musume cover) ?)January 27, 2011
3Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~ (笑顔に涙~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~; Smiles and Tears ~Thank You! My Dear Friends~ (Matsuura Aya cover)?)February 16, 2011
4Koi no Hana (恋の花; Flower of Love (Abe Natsumi cover) ?)February 16, 2011
4Onegai Miwaku no Target (お願い魅惑のターゲット; Please, Attracting Target (Melon Kinenbi cover) ?)March 02, 2011
5Kōsui (香水; Perfume(Melon Kinenbi cover) ?)March 02, 2011

Collaborations/Others

#TitleRelease date
1H.P. All Stars - ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! (#3 Suki ni Naccha Ikenai Hito (Tanaka Reina, Murakami Megumi, Suzuki Airi) ?)December 01, 2004
2Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ (#6 Heya to Y Shirt to Watashi ?)July 15, 2009
3Petit Best 11 (#12 Mesunda Heart wa Koko Desu ka? (Tanaka Reina with Chorus: Ogura Yui and Buruburuiyaan (Noto Arisa and Misawa Sachika)?)December 15, 2011

Photobooks

#TitleRelease datePublisherISBNPhotobook information
Hello Hello! Morning Musume 6th Generation Members Shashinshū (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバー写真集?)July 15, 2003Kadokawa ShotenISBN 4-04-894251-4Photobook with Eri Kamei and Sayumi Michishige.
1Reina Tanaka (田中れいな写真集「田中れいな」?)November 11, 2004Wani BooksISBN 4-8470-2834-1First solo photobook.
2Reina (田中れいな写真集「れいな」?)October 15, 2005Wani BooksISBN 4-8470-2890-2Second solo photobook.
3Shōjo R (田中れいな写真集「少女R」?)May 10, 2006Wani BooksISBN 4-8470-2932-1Third solo photobook.
4Alo Hello! Reina Tanaka Shashinshū (アロハロ!田中れいな写真集?)February 1, 2007Kadokawa ShotenISBN 4-04-894483-5
ISBN 978-4-04-894483-0
Fourth solo photobook. Photographed in Hawaii.
5Girl (田中れいな写真集「GIRL」?)September 27, 2007Wani BooksISBN 978-4-8470-4041-2Fifth Solo photobook.
Re:(Return) (田中れいな写真集全集『Re:(リターン)』?)February 27, 2008Wani BooksISBN 978-4-8470-4067-2Compilation Photobook.
6Very Reina (田中れいな写真集「VERY REINA」?)October 25, 2008Wani BooksISBN 978-4-8470-4129-7Sixth Solo photobook.
7Kira★Kira (田中れいな写真集「きら★きら」?)May 9, 2012Kids NetISBN 978-4-0489-5448-8Seventh Solo photobook. Photographed in Guam.

DVDs

Acts

Movies

Theatre

TV shows

All shows listed were broadcast by the TV Tokyo Corporation, with the exception of Kaitō Reinya, which was aired on ANN's KBC TV channel, Hanbun ESPer which aired on FujiTVTWO and Sūgaku Joshi Gakuen which aired on Nippon Television.

ShowStart dateEnd date
Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。?)2003April 1, 2007
Sore Yuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ?)September 29, 2003December 26, 2003
Futarigoto (二人ゴト?)June 1, 2004June 4, 2004
August 18, 2004August 26, 2004
Musume Dokyu! (娘DOKYU!?)May 13, 2005September 29, 2006
Uta Doki! Pop Classics (歌ドキッ!POP CLASSICS?)October 2, 2006March 17, 2008
Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@?)April 8, 2007September 28, 2008
Onegai My Melody Kirara (Voice) (おねがい♪マイメロディ きららっ☆?)April 6, 2008March 29, 2009
Yorosen! (よろせん!?)October 6, 2008March 27, 2009
Kaitō Reinya (怪盗レーニャ?) (Voice)January 8, 2010March 26, 2010
Hanbun ESPer (半分エスパー?) (Guest)January 15, 2010March 19, 2010
Sūgaku Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園?)January 11, 2012March 28, 2012

Radio

ProgramStart dateEnd dateStation
TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu (TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ?)April 18, 2005April 29, 2005TBC Radio
May 16, 2005April 27, 2005
Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!?)June 26, 2005September 22, 2008ABC Radio
Five StarsOctober 3, 2007Feb 25, 2010InterFM
ReinaTime (れいなたいむ?)April 04, 2012 (Ongoing)RKB Radio

Publications

TitleStart dateEnd datePublication
Tanaka(me)sen (タナカ(め)せん?)June 12, 2006(Ongoing)--CD&DL Data

References

  1. ^ "Reina Tanaka's profile" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. http://www.helloproject.com/artist/01/12/. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
  2. ^ "TVO "Onegai My Melody Kirara" 番組サイトオープン" (in Japanese). Saishin Anime Jōhō. March 28, 2008. http://www.saiani.net/article/91392540.html. Retrieved May 21, 2008.

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