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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 spelt using the same kanji (though with a slightly different reading), who is similarly from Fukuoka Prefecture.

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 then provided the main vocals for the single Shabondama, making her one of the few members of Morning Musume who was able to lead on her debut single. 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.

Releases

Photobooks

# Title Release date Publisher ISBN Photobook 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, 2003 Kadokawa Shoten ISBN 4-04-894251-4 Photobook with Eri Kamei and Sayumi Michishige.
1 Reina Tanaka
(田中れいな写真集「田中れいな」?)
November 11, 2004 Wani Books ISBN 4-8470-2834-1 First solo photobook.
2 Reina
(田中れいな写真集「れいな」?)
October 15, 2005 Wani Books ISBN 4-8470-2890-2 Second solo photobook.
3 Shōjo R
(田中れいな写真集「少女R」?)
May 10, 2006 Wani Books ISBN 4-8470-2932-1 Third solo photobook.
4 Alo Hello! Reina Tanaka Shashinshū
(アロハロ!田中れいな写真集?)
February 1, 2007 Kadokawa Shoten ISBN 4-0489-4483-5 Fourth solo photobook. Photographed in Hawaii.
5 Girl
(田中れいな写真集「GIRL」?)
September 27, 2007 Wani Books ISBN 978-4847040412 Fifth Solo photobook.
Re:(Return)
(田中れいな写真集全集『Re:(リターン)』?)
February 27, 2008 Wani Books ISBN 978-4847040672 Compilation Photobook.
6 Very Reina
(田中れいな写真集「VERY REINA」?)
October 25, 2008 Wani Books ISBN 978-4847041297 Sixth Solo photobook.

DVDs

  • Alo Hello! Reina Tanaka DVD (アロハロ!田中れいな DVD?, Released February 14, 2007)
  • Real Challenge!! (Released October 2008)

Acts

Movies

Musicals

TV shows

All shows listed were broadcast by the TV Tokyo Corporation, with the exception of Reinya Kaitō, which was aired on ANN's KBC TV channel.

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

Radio

Program Start date End date Station
TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu
(TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ?)
April 18, 2005 April 29, 2005 TBC Radio
May 16, 2005 April 27, 2005
Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!?) June 26, 2005 September 22, 2008 ABC Radio
Five Stars October 3, 2007 Ongoing InterFM

References

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External links


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