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-->''[[{{Persona 3}} It's]] RieTanaka... '''[[{{Persona 3}} DESCRIPTION!!]]''' [[{{Persona 3}} That's all.]]''

Rie Tanaka is one of the most well recognized seiyuu among the industry. Because her vocal talents allow her to voice a diverse range of characters, she is capable of playing the roles of subservient women, idealistic women, {{Badass}} women, sadistic women, clueless kids, [[AndZoidberg and]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Yomi.]] While she was initially not that well known early in her career (through ''Manga/{{Chobits}})'', ''GundamSEED'' certainly shot her to extreme fame with her role as Lacus Clyne, one of the most popular characters in anime media. She gets to [[TalkingToHimself talk to herself]] in ''Chobits'', ''SEED Destiny'', and as a guest star in ''Anime/HellGirl''.

It has become something of a RunningGag for her characters [[IronyAsSheIsCast to be bad]] at [[HollywoodToneDeaf singing]], despite her actually being a successful singer. To date, she has released four albums (Garnet, Kokoro, Chara de Rie and 24 Wishes). The latter two are compilations from her anime roles.

She's now [[MayDecemberRomance married]] to fellow seiyuu Creator/KoichiYamadera, and should not be mis-recognised as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Tanaka_%28gymnast%29 gymnast of the same name]].

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!!Notable roles by Rie Tanaka:
* Alice Bivorio Basskreigh in ''LightNovel/CubeXCursedXCurious''
* Alicia in ''AquarionEvol''
* Ayaka Usami in ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}''.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Bianchi]] AND [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Hibird AND Uri]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''
* Chii and Freya in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''
* Chizuru Aizawa in ''ShinryakuIkaMusume''
* Ciel of ''MegaManZero'', who [[DoItYourselfThemeTune also sang the ending theme.]]
* Cinnamon in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier''
* Emina Hanaharu in ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy Type-0}}''.
* Eriko Futami in ''{{Kimikiss}}''
* Hikari Kujou/Shiny Luminous in ''FutariWaPrettyCure''
* Irene in ''VideoGame/HexyzForce''
* Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn''
* A rare Video Game role: [[TheMentor Karen Erra]] in ''[[PhantasyStar Phantasy Star Universe]]''. Rie also gets a weapon workshop named after her in game (the Rietanaka workshop), and is [[OneOfUs known to play the game online]].
* Katherine "Kat" Manx in the Japanese Dub of ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''
* Ki and Sylphie in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''
* Kiara Sesshouin in ''[[VideoGame/FateExtra Fate/EXTRA CCC]]''
* Kirie Fujou in ''KaraNoKyoukai''
* Lacus Clyne & Meer Campbell in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''; Lacus is one of Rie's most famous roles, though she admitted at [[http://www.animevice.com/news/nyaf08-interview-with-rie-tanaka/78/ her appearance at the 2008 New York Anime Festival]] that it was the hardest role she played so far.
* [[PsychoLesbian Liang Qi]] in ''{{Canaan}}''
* Lula in ''RedGarden''
* [[{{Meido}} Maria]] in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' ([[http://gyafunki.com/blog/seiyuu/308/rie-tanaka-in-maria-cosplay/ cosplayed by herself here]])
* Mary and Isabella in ''SoukouNoStrain'', although, unlike her other double roles, the two never interact.
* Medoute and [[TheOtherDarrin Zilva]] in ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''.
* Michiru Onigawara in ''LightNovel/{{MM}}''
* Minna in ''[[StrikeWitches Strike Witches]]''.
* Misaki Yamamoto in ''HatsukoiLimited''
* [[TheOjou Mitsuru Kirijo]] in ''{{Persona 3}}'' ([[http://behoimi.org/post/show/115091/armband-aya_rie-blouse-boots-cosplay-gun-kirijou_m cosplayed by herself here]])
* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]] [[HornyDevils Ae]][[MsFanservice ns]][[FetishFuelStationAttendant la]][[MemeticSexGod nd]] in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: Fate of Two Worlds'', one of the rare instances where Yayoi Jinguji [[TheOtherDarrin isn't assuming the role.]]([[http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/04/500x_morrigan.jpg cosplayed by herself here]])
** Reprises it in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''
* [[GenkiGirl Neptune]]/Purple Heart in ''{{Neptunia}}''. [[http://animage.tumblr.com/post/931277865/http-animage-tumblr-com/ Heck, she even cosplayed as Purple Heart.]]
* Nomura-san in ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Kai'', who is a Suigintou {{Expy}}
* Nyx in ''QueensBlade''.
* One in [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard3}} Drakengard 3]]
* Plum from the doujin game ''VideoGame/ElementalBattleAcademy''
* Princess Bubblegum in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
* Psycho Mother in ''VideoGame/ElementalGimmickGear''
* [[NinjaMaid Sakuya Izayoi]] in ''FanFic/TouhouMusouKakyou''
* Sammy in ''EveNoJikan''.
* Saori (Soledad) and Mars in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* Sayara Yamanobe in ''{{Mnemosyne}}''
* Sei in ''BurstAngel''
* Shuri Kurosaki in ''LightNovel/AsuraCryin''
* Simca in ''Manga/AirGear''
* Suigintou in ''RozenMaiden''. [[http://behoimi.org/post/show/115060/aya_rie-boots-cosplay-dress-hairband-rozen_maiden- Rie herself has cosplayed her.]]
* Tomoe Marguerite in ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}''
* Towa in ''DNAngel''.
* The Virgo Zodiarts in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''. [[spoiler:Who is an inverted case of SamusIsAGirl.]]
* Vell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2''
* Vivian Wong in ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
* Xanthippe in ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo''
* Yomi in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
* [[ChristmasCake Yuri Koigakubo]] in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''.

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!!Notable Tropes

* CosplayOtakuGirl: {{Cosplay}} is one of RieTanaka's hobbies.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Rie Tanaka is fond of animals.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: She is a good singer, but then some of her characters are {{Dreadful Musician}}s.
* MayDecemberRomance: She's ''18 years younger'' than her husband Creator/KoichiYamadera.
* MsFanservice: In addition to her voice talents, she looks stunning in many of her cosplay outfits.
* OneOfUs: Gamers will be pleased to know that she plays video games.
* PlayboyBunny: Aside from anime characters, Rie Tanaka has [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccsx/2960967495/ cosplayed]] as one before.
* PlayingAgainstType: Most of the time she's usually the sensible and caring (sometimes innocent girls)...except [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintou]], [[Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} Tomoe Marguerite]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Virgo]].
** '''[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]]''', [[MarvelVSCapcom3 anyone]]?
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Mitsuru Kirijo]], kind of. We're talking about a {{Badass}}, no-nonsense, cool and cold IceQueen here (although [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosted]], she still doesn't lose her cool)
** [[VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}} Garuda]], who is a {{laughing mad}} {{omnicidal maniac}} even by the standards of the primals. Averted with her other Final Fantasy XIV role, Kan-E-Senna, who is exactly the kind of person you'd expect her to voice.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: Lampshaded [[NoFourthWall to the point]] where in ''Neptunia Victory'', Neptune knows when she changes to [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo Purple Heart]] when her voice changes. And when playing through said game, it's really that good when as a side-by-side comparison.
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-->''[[{{Persona 3}} It's]] RieTanaka... '''[[{{Persona 3}} DESCRIPTION!!]]''' [[{{Persona 3}} That's all.]]''

Rie Tanaka is one of the most well recognized seiyuu among the industry. Because her vocal talents allow her to voice a diverse range of characters, she is capable of playing the roles of subservient women, idealistic women, {{Badass}} women, sadistic women, clueless kids, [[AndZoidberg and]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Yomi.]] While she was initially not that well known early in her career (through ''Manga/{{Chobits}})'', ''GundamSEED'' certainly shot her to extreme fame with her role as Lacus Clyne, one of the most popular characters in anime media. She gets to [[TalkingToHimself talk to herself]] in ''Chobits'', ''SEED Destiny'', and as a guest star in ''Anime/HellGirl''.

It has become something of a RunningGag for her characters [[IronyAsSheIsCast to be bad]] at [[HollywoodToneDeaf singing]], despite her actually being a successful singer. To date, she has released four albums (Garnet, Kokoro, Chara de Rie and 24 Wishes). The latter two are compilations from her anime roles.

She's now [[MayDecemberRomance married]] to fellow seiyuu Creator/KoichiYamadera, and should not be mis-recognised as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Tanaka_%28gymnast%29 gymnast of the same name]].

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!!Notable roles by Rie Tanaka:
* Alice Bivorio Basskreigh in ''LightNovel/CubeXCursedXCurious''
* Alicia in ''AquarionEvol''
* Ayaka Usami in ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}''.
* [[ProfessionalKiller Bianchi]] AND [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Hibird AND Uri]] in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''
* Chii and Freya in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}''
* Chizuru Aizawa in ''ShinryakuIkaMusume''
* Ciel of ''MegaManZero'', who [[DoItYourselfThemeTune also sang the ending theme.]]
* Cinnamon in ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier''
* Emina Hanaharu in ''VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy Type-0}}''.
* Eriko Futami in ''{{Kimikiss}}''
* Hikari Kujou/Shiny Luminous in ''FutariWaPrettyCure''
* Irene in ''VideoGame/HexyzForce''
* Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn''
* A rare Video Game role: [[TheMentor Karen Erra]] in ''[[PhantasyStar Phantasy Star Universe]]''. Rie also gets a weapon workshop named after her in game (the Rietanaka workshop), and is [[OneOfUs known to play the game online]].
* Katherine "Kat" Manx in the Japanese Dub of ''Series/PowerRangersSPD''
* Ki and Sylphie in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''
* Kiara Sesshouin in ''[[VideoGame/FateExtra Fate/EXTRA CCC]]''
* Kirie Fujou in ''KaraNoKyoukai''
* Lacus Clyne & Meer Campbell in ''GundamSEEDDestiny''; Lacus is one of Rie's most famous roles, though she admitted at [[http://www.animevice.com/news/nyaf08-interview-with-rie-tanaka/78/ her appearance at the 2008 New York Anime Festival]] that it was the hardest role she played so far.
* [[PsychoLesbian Liang Qi]] in ''{{Canaan}}''
* Lula in ''RedGarden''
* [[{{Meido}} Maria]] in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' ([[http://gyafunki.com/blog/seiyuu/308/rie-tanaka-in-maria-cosplay/ cosplayed by herself here]])
* Mary and Isabella in ''SoukouNoStrain'', although, unlike her other double roles, the two never interact.
* Medoute and [[TheOtherDarrin Zilva]] in ''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''.
* Michiru Onigawara in ''LightNovel/{{MM}}''
* Minna in ''[[StrikeWitches Strike Witches]]''.
* Misaki Yamamoto in ''HatsukoiLimited''
* [[TheOjou Mitsuru Kirijo]] in ''{{Persona 3}}'' ([[http://behoimi.org/post/show/115091/armband-aya_rie-blouse-boots-cosplay-gun-kirijou_m cosplayed by herself here]])
* [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]] [[HornyDevils Ae]][[MsFanservice ns]][[FetishFuelStationAttendant la]][[MemeticSexGod nd]] in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3: Fate of Two Worlds'', one of the rare instances where Yayoi Jinguji [[TheOtherDarrin isn't assuming the role.]]([[http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/04/500x_morrigan.jpg cosplayed by herself here]])
** Reprises it in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''
* [[GenkiGirl Neptune]]/Purple Heart in ''{{Neptunia}}''. [[http://animage.tumblr.com/post/931277865/http-animage-tumblr-com/ Heck, she even cosplayed as Purple Heart.]]
* Nomura-san in ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Kai'', who is a Suigintou {{Expy}}
* Nyx in ''QueensBlade''.
* One in [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard3}} Drakengard 3]]
* Plum from the doujin game ''VideoGame/ElementalBattleAcademy''
* Princess Bubblegum in the Japanese dub of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
* Psycho Mother in ''VideoGame/ElementalGimmickGear''
* [[NinjaMaid Sakuya Izayoi]] in ''FanFic/TouhouMusouKakyou''
* Sammy in ''EveNoJikan''.
* Saori (Soledad) and Mars in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
* Sayara Yamanobe in ''{{Mnemosyne}}''
* Sei in ''BurstAngel''
* Shuri Kurosaki in ''LightNovel/AsuraCryin''
* Simca in ''Manga/AirGear''
* Suigintou in ''RozenMaiden''. [[http://behoimi.org/post/show/115060/aya_rie-boots-cosplay-dress-hairband-rozen_maiden- Rie herself has cosplayed her.]]
* Tomoe Marguerite in ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}''
* Towa in ''DNAngel''.
* The Virgo Zodiarts in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''. [[spoiler:Who is an inverted case of SamusIsAGirl.]]
* Vell in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2''
* Vivian Wong in ''Anime/YuGiOh''.
* Xanthippe in ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo''
* Yomi in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''
* [[ChristmasCake Yuri Koigakubo]] in ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''.

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!!Notable Tropes

* CosplayOtakuGirl: {{Cosplay}} is one of RieTanaka's hobbies.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Rie Tanaka is fond of animals.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: She is a good singer, but then some of her characters are {{Dreadful Musician}}s.
* MayDecemberRomance: She's ''18 years younger'' than her husband Creator/KoichiYamadera.
* MsFanservice: In addition to her voice talents, she looks stunning in many of her cosplay outfits.
* OneOfUs: Gamers will be pleased to know that she plays video games.
* PlayboyBunny: Aside from anime characters, Rie Tanaka has [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccsx/2960967495/ cosplayed]] as one before.
* PlayingAgainstType: Most of the time she's usually the sensible and caring (sometimes innocent girls)...except [[Manga/RozenMaiden Suigintou]], [[Anime/{{Mai-Otome}} Tomoe Marguerite]], and [[Series/KamenRiderFourze Virgo]].
** '''[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]]''', [[MarvelVSCapcom3 anyone]]?
** [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} Mitsuru Kirijo]], kind of. We're talking about a {{Badass}}, no-nonsense, cool and cold IceQueen here (although [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosted]], she still doesn't lose her cool)
** [[VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}} Garuda]], who is a {{laughing mad}} {{omnicidal maniac}} even by the standards of the primals. Averted with her other Final Fantasy XIV role, Kan-E-Senna, who is exactly the kind of person you'd expect her to voice.
* WomanOfAThousandVoices: Lampshaded [[NoFourthWall to the point]] where in ''Neptunia Victory'', Neptune knows when she changes to [[SuperpoweredAlterEgo Purple Heart]] when her voice changes. And when playing through said game, it's really that good when as a side-by-side comparison.
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* One in [[VideoGame/{{Drakengard3}} Drakengard 3]]
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* Medoute and [[TheOtherDarrin Zilva]] in ''BlazeUnion''.

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* Medoute and [[TheOtherDarrin Zilva]] in ''BlazeUnion''.''VideoGame/BlazeUnion''.
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* Irene in ''VideoGame/HexyzForce''
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** [[VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}} Garuda]], who is a {{laughing mad}} {{omnicidal maniac}} even by the standards of the primals.

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** [[VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}} Garuda]], who is a {{laughing mad}} {{omnicidal maniac}} even by the standards of the primals. Averted with her other Final Fantasy XIV role, Kan-E-Senna, who is exactly the kind of person you'd expect her to voice.
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* Kan-E-Senna and Garuda in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV: A Realm Reborn''


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** [[VideoGame/{{Final Fantasy XIV}} Garuda]], who is a {{laughing mad}} {{omnicidal maniac}} even by the standards of the primals.
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* Michiru Onigawara in ''LightNovel/{{MM}}!''

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* Michiru Onigawara in ''LightNovel/{{MM}}!''''LightNovel/{{MM}}''
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* Psycho Mother in ''VideoGame/ElementalGimmickGear''
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* MayDecemberRomance: She's ''18 years younger'' than her husband KoichiYamadera

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* MayDecemberRomance: She's ''18 years younger'' than her husband KoichiYamaderaCreator/KoichiYamadera.
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She's now [[MayDecemberRomance married]] to fellow seiyuu KoichiYamadera, and should not be mis-recognised as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Tanaka_%28gymnast%29 gymnast of the same name]].

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She's now [[MayDecemberRomance married]] to fellow seiyuu KoichiYamadera, Creator/KoichiYamadera, and should not be mis-recognised as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Tanaka_%28gymnast%29 gymnast of the same name]].
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