Rie Tanaka is a veteran Japanese voice actress with over 25 years in the industry. She has voiced several iconic characters new and old, including Mitsuki Sanada from Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, Chii from Chobits, Yomi from Azumanga Daioh, Lacus Clyne from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED series, Hikari Kujou from Pretty Cure Max Heart, Sugintou from the Rozen Maiden series, Maria from the Hayate no Gotoku! series, Misaki from Hatsukoi Limited, Octavia from Tears to Tiara, Chizuru from Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Maho Nishizumi from Girls & Panzer, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke from the Strike Witches series, Kirie Fujou from The Garden of Sinners: Overlooking View, and many more.
Tanaka’s most notable role to us is her voice role as Chii from Chobits. When that show came out it was just so different. For an anime, it was such a serious dramatic show. Her character was so sweet and the pairing on the show was even sweeter. The show would later spawn tons of lolita cosplay and Chii headsets. It brings back memories of how great that show was. Hopefully, we can sit down and get an interview with her.
And who could forget her game roles such as the title character Neptune / Purple Heart from the Hyperdimension Neptunia game series, Rosetta from Granblue Fantasy, Faris from the Final Fantasy series, Mitsuru Kirijo from Persona 3, HMS Duke of York from Azur Lane, Murata Himeko from Honkai Impact 3rd, and countless others? Recently she has even started her own YouTube channel where she plays a variety of video games!
You can currently catch season two of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation simulcast on most streaming sites. Funimation and Crunchyroll both are simulcasting the show. Season one can be seen on Netflix too. For more on Anime Central see here!!