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|Tanaka Reina, August 2018|
|Birth Name||Tanaka Reina (田中麗奈?)|
|Also Known As||Reina (れいな?)|
|Born||November 11, 1989|
|Occupation||Idol, singer, actress, model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2003-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-2013)
UP-FRONT CREATE (2013-)
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, LoVendoЯ, Aa!, Morning Musume Otome Gumi, High-King, H.P. All Stars, Elegies, Mobekimasu|
|Member Color||Light Blue|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Joined||January 19, 2003|
|Member Color||Light Blue|
|Last Single||Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai|
|Graduated||May 21, 2013|
Tanaka Reina (田中れいな; real name: 田中麗奈) is a Japanese pop-rock singer. She is one of the vocalists in the band LoVendoЯ and a former sixth generation member of the J-pop group Morning Musume. Her professional first name is spelled in hiragana to differ her from the Japanese actress Tanaka Rena whose name is the same in kanji.
On November 18, 2012, it was announced that Tanaka would graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project at the end of Morning Musume's 2013 spring concert tour in order to focus on her newly formed band, LoVendoЯ. She officially graduated on May 21, 2013 at Nippon Budokan.
Tanaka Reina was born on November 11, 1989 in Fukuoka, Japan.
Tanaka Reina 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 out that she was underage. She attempted again in 2002—now old enough to audition—for a position in the 6th generation and passed along with other members Kamei Eri and Michishige Sayumi. Her audition song was Morning Musume's "Do it! Now". Once the 6th generation joined, it made it the group's biggest formation up to that point, with 15 members in total.
In July, she provided the main vocals for the group's nineteenth single "Shabondama", making her one of the few members of Morning Musume who was able to lead on her debut single.
Tanaka was chosen to become the leader of a new Hello! Project unit named Aa! alongside Hello! Project Kids members Suzuki Airi and Natsuyaki Miyabi. The group released their first and only single, "FIRST KISS", in October. The group later disbanded, but occasionally reunited to perform live, though Tanaka was no longer a member of the band.
During her first year in the group, Morning Musume was split into two groups: Morning Musume Otome Gumi and Morning Musume Sakura Gumi. Tanaka was put in Otome Gumi and released two singles with the group before they went on hiatus.
Tanaka was also one of the few members to be selected for the 2005 summer shuffle groups, as a member of Elegies. They contributed the song "Inshouha no Renoir You ni" to the summer shuffle CD that year.
On March 28, it was announced that Tanaka would be voice acting as Kirara, a main character in Sanrio's anime Onegai My Melody Kirara, the fourth My Melody series. The show premiered on April 6.
In 2008, Tanaka became a member and a leader of Hello Project's new unit High-King, formed to promote their new musical, Cinderella the Musical. The group released one single, "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)".
It was revealed that Tanaka would be voicing the main and title character of the new anime series, Kaito Reinya. The character, Reinya, had initially been modeled on Tanaka. The show began airing on January 9 and aired a total of 12 episodes.
Tanaka opened her first blog with the title "Tanaka Reina no OtsukaReina".
On November 1, Tanaka, Michishige Sayumi and Kamei Eri were involved in a scandal after photos of the three doing the slanted-eye gesture attempting to "look Korean" were posted to Tanaka's blog and caused outrage among Korean netizens. All three later issued apologies.
On December 23, Tanaka and Michishige Sayumi hosted a premium Christmas dinner show.
On April 18, it was announced that Tanaka and Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generation members would star in a new stage play titled Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to June 12.
It was announced Tanaka would be the center in a new band with new vocalists and a guitarists. The audition for the new vocalists and a guitarists began on June 17 and continued for 4 consecutive weeks.
On November 18, the winners of Tanaka's band member audition were revealed to be Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, and Okada Marina. On the same day, it was announced that Tanaka Reina would be graduating from Morning Musume and Hello! Project. Tsunku and Tanaka made an announcement of her graduation in order to focus on her new band and to present new opportunities for Tanaka.
Tanaka would graduate from Morning Musume at the end of their 2013 spring concert tour, where she would conclude her activities in both Morning Musume and Hello! Project.
Comment by Tanaka Reina
| Thank you for always giving me your support.
I, Tanaka Reina, will be graduating from Morning Musume with next year’s Spring tour!
Today, as I inform all the fans on stage, together with my 3 bandmates, I feel that for myself, I am beginning my journey to a new stage!
Morning Musume facing it’s 15 year anniversary, and I having joined as a 6th generation member, have reached my 10th year.
I feel like it’s a perfect turning point, as I start new activities with my band, and challenge myself with a full-time music career after graduation.
For my activities with Morning Musume and Hello!Project, I still have half a year left. With what’s left the Fall tour and the New Year’s Hello!Project concert, as well as the Spring tour, I will continue to sing in front of all the fans as Morning Musume’s Tanaka Reina so, please continue to give me your support!
Comment by Tsunku
| We thank you for always giving your support to Hello! Project and Morning Musume！
Let’s cut to the chase, this is an Announcement regarding “Tanaka Reina”.
“Tanaka Reina” who joined Morning Musume in January of 2003, presently for 9 years and ten months, It has been decided that she will graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project with the 2013 Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Spring MICHISHIGE ☆ ELEVEN SOUL ～Tanaka Reina Graduation Comemmoration Special～ final tour day.
Her band has been formed, and she is proud to be one of the top 3 vocalists in the history of Morning Musume.
She is going forward with her band activities as well so, this felt like good timing, and we’ve decided on her graduation.
Seeing her mature in her own way, the things she wants to do on her own, her style, and her determination, I feel that from here, if she were to make use of the experience she’s gained with Hello! Project on her band activities and her solo work, it will lead to her progressing even more.
I’ve been talking with her about the matter of her graduation for many years, she’s a girl with a strong competitive spirit, and from here she can become an even cooler “Reina”.
Everyone, please give your a great amount of your support from here on to the “Tanaka Reina” doing her own personal work and bandmember “Tanaka Reina” with her band as well.
Hello! Project Coordinating Producer
On November 30, it was announced that Tanaka would be joining the M-line club in June 2013.
On January 23, the day their single, "Help me!!", was released, it was revealed her graduation date would be May 21 at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.
On February 3, the name of her new rock band was revealed to be LoVendoЯ.
In February, she revealed in a blog post that she had been diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer and esophagitis. She would be taking medicine to cure herself rather than receiving surgery. Due to her illness, she missed several events.
On March 23, she experienced painful ringing in her ears and had to leave an event, and on March 24, she missed a concert and LoVendoЯ had to perform without her as a result.
On May 22, CD&DL Data magazine released a compilation book of Tanaka's Tanakamesen magazine series that contained all 73 volumes, from 2006 to 2013.
On June 29, Tanaka's joint radio show Tanaka Time ended due to Time Machine 3gou leaving J.P ROOM. It was then announced that LoVendoЯ would have their own radio show, titled LoVendoЯ no Rabu On!, which began airing on July 6.
On July 27 and 28, Tanaka, along with her fellow LoVendoЯ members, performed at the 2013 J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco, California. This marks the second time Tanaka had visited mainland United States for group activities.
On August 2, Tanaka announced that she would appear on Nishikawa Takanori's (T.M.REVOLUTION) Nico Nama show on August 15.
On September 20, it was announced that Tanaka would hold a solo event to celebrate her birthday at the TOKYO FM HALL on November 11.
On March 4, it was announced that Tanaka would be the lead actress in the musical Aku no Musume from June 4 to 11. It is based on the 2008 song made using Vocaloid characters Kagamine Rin and Len, which later expanded into a series and was adapted into other forms of media, such as novels and other theater productions.
On March 30, Tanaka began a web show on SHOWROOM, titled Moto Morning Musume Tanaka Reina no "Reina no Jiyuu Jikan♡", which would broadcast every Thursday at 21:00. Joujou Gundan were her first guests on the show.
On September 14, she and Michishige Sayumi were surprise guests at the Morning Musume Kessei 20 Shuunen Kinen Event ~21 Nenme mo Ganbatte Ikimasshoi!~. They performed "Ookii Hitomi" together and "Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!" with Morning Musume '17.
On November 11, she celebrated her 28th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tanaka Reina Birthday Event OtsukaReina Kai 6 ~28sai♡Kyou Made Arigato. Kore Kara mo Yoroshiku ne!~, which had two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.
On November 21, Tanaka made a surprise appearance alongside Takahashi Ai and Michishige Sayumi during the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ at Nippon Budokan. The three of them performed "Shabondama" and "Resonant Blue" with all of the current members.
On November 24, Tanaka appeared at a press conference for the game Nobunaga no Yobou・Taishi (titled Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi outside of Japan). It was announced that she would perform as the character Oichi in the stage play adaptation Nobunaga no Yabou・Taishi Haru no Jin Tengafubu ~ Kondei no Kubi Hen from May 16 to 27, 2018.
From February 9 to 13, Tanaka starred as the character No.4 in the musical YoRHa Ver1.2, which was based on universe of the video game NieR: Automata and was written by the series' creator Yoko Taro.
On April 17, Tanaka held Zoku Reina 100%!!!!! with two shows at COTTON CLUB in Tokyo.
On July 30, Tanaka and Michishige Sayumi held the Michishige Sayumi・Tanaka Reina 6ki 15 Shuunen Omedetou Event to celebrate the 15th anniversary since the 6th generation joined Morning Musume and debuted in "Shabondama".
On August 31, Tanaka opened an official website and accounts for Twitter and Facebook. On September 9, she held the Tanaka Reina Tandoku Kouen ~ Reina 100%! vol.3 ~Dancing Night~ with two shows at Shinjuku BLAZE.
On October 27, the tabloid Shukan Bunshun reported that Tanaka was dating actor Hirano Ryo, after they were spotted dining and hugging at a yakiniku restaurant on October 18. The two co-starred in the 2016 Fushigi Yuugi ~Shu no Shou~ musical and recently reprised their roles in the sequel Fushigi Yuugi -Ao no Fumi-. Their agencies denied the reports, stating that it was a private matter and they only get along as co-stars.
On November 29, Tanaka celebrated her 29th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tanaka Reina Birthday Event OtsukaReina Kai 7! ~7 tte Nanka Yokunai?~, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
Tanaka held the Tanaka Reina Tandoku Kouen ~ Reina 100%! vol.4 Acro Diva♡ on January 25 and 26 in Tokyo and on February 9 in Saitama.
From April 6 to April 14, she will reprise her starring role as Princess Lilianne in the rerun of the musical Aku no Musume, which first ran in 2017.
She has a brother who is seven years younger.
When Tanaka joined Morning Musume in January 2003, she was near the end of her first year as a middle school student. She dropped out of high school in order to focus on her idol career.
The following list are notable friendships Tanaka Reina has acquired:
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tanaka Reina:
- Reina (れいな): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
- Reinya (れいにゃ): Second official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans, and also Niigaki Risa and Abe Natsumi in the past.
- Tanakacchi (田中っち): Used by fans.
- Tanasatan (たなさたん): A nickname for Tanaka Reina originated and only used by Sato Masaki. Originally it was just a slip of the tongue which made Sato to say Tanasa-tan instead of Tanaka-san, but Tanaka loves it because she found it cool sounding like Sailor Saturn of Sailor Moon.
- Birth Name: Tanaka Reina (田中麗奈)
- Stage Name: Tanaka Reina (田中れいな)
- Nicknames: Tanakacchi (田中っち) , Reina (れいな), Reinya (れいにゃ) , Tanasatan (たなさたん) , Souchou (総長), Kodomocchi (こどもっち), Reirei (れいれい)
- Birth Date: November 11, 1989
- Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
- Blood type O
- Height: 152.5 cm (5'0")
- weight: 44 kg
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2003-01-19: Member
- 2003-01-19: Morning Musume member
- 2013-05-21: Graduated
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Morning Musume: 10 years
- Official Kaomoji: 从*´ ヮ｀）
- Morning Musume Color: Light Blue
- Otome Gumi Color: Orange
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Morning Musume Otome Gumi (2003–2004)
- Concert Units:
- Shuffle Units:
- Hobbies: Observing people, texting, recording TV shows
- Special Skills: Can play without sleep
- Motto: Treat others how you want to be treated!
- Favorite Words: Aa ne!! (あ～ね！！; Ah, hey!!), Ee!? (え～！？; Whaat!?), OtsukaReina (おつかれいな; good work)
- Favorite English Word: "Station"
- Favorite Food: Yakiniku, broccoli, nankotsu, enoki, chocolate, fried chicken, french fries, raw spring rolls
- Disliked Food: Green bell peppers, natto
- Favorite Colors: Yellow, red, pink, black, white
- Favorite Flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite Seasons: Spring, autumn
- Favorite Morning Musume Singer: Goto Maki, Ishikawa Rika
- Favorite Animal: Cat
- Favorite Morning Musume Songs: Shabondama, SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~, Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan, I WISH, Koi no Dance Site
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Moonlight Densetsu" by DALI, "Kitakaze to Taiyou" by YeLLOW Generation, "Gara Gara Hebi ga Yatte Kuru" by TUNNELS
- Current Favorite Song: Kokuhaku, "Motokare Korosu" by GOLDEN BOMBER, "Dokugumo Onna (Moe-Moe Hen)" by GOLDEN BOMBER
- Memorable Music Videos: Rock no Teigi, C\C (Cinderella\Complex), Inshouha Renoir no You ni, Brainstorming, Ame Agari no Yozora ni
- [2010.12.10] Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru (聖なる鐘がひびく夜) (Tanpopo cover)
- [2011.01.26] Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線) (Morning Musume cover)
- [2011.02.16] Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~ (笑顔に涙～THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS～) (Matsuura Aya cover)
- [2011.02.16] Koi no Hana (恋の花) (Abe Natsumi cover)
- [2011.03.02] Onegai Miwaku no Target (お願い魅惑のターゲット) (Melon Kinenbi cover)
- [2011.03.02] Kousui (香水) (Melon Kinenbi cover)
-  Betsu ni Suki ja nai shi (別に 好きじゃないし; It's Not That I Like You)
-  Acro BAD Girl (アクロBADガール)
-  JOKER
-  Dokibaku Sakkaku! 1nichichuu (ドキバク錯覚！1日中; Heart-Throbbing Hallucination! All Day Long)
-  Kurete yan nai (くれてやんない; I Won't Give In)
- [2004.12.04] Memory Seishun no Hikari (Memory 青春の光) (Morning Musume cover)
- [2006.12.13] Kirakira Fuyu no Shiny G (キラキラ冬のシャイニーG)
- [2009.07.15] Heya to Y shirts to Watashi (部屋とYシャツと私) (Hiramatsu Eri cover)
- [2010.12.01] Ai no Honoo (愛の炎)
- [2012.09.12] Namida Hitoshizuku (涙一滴)
- [2013.04.17] Rock no Teigi (Rockの定義)
- [2017.09.06] Cinderella Time♪ (シンデレラタイム♪)
Solo Image DVDsEdit
- [2007.02.14] Alo Hello! Tanaka Reina DVD
- [2008.10.29] Real Challenge!!
- [2011.03.13] attracted (e-Hello!)
Solo Fanclub DVDsEdit
- [2012.03.26] Morning Days 10
- [2013.03.28] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event ~OtsukaReina Kai. Minna Shuugou Seyo!~
- [2013.09.26] Tanaka Reina Fanclub Tour in Aichi
- [2014.03.27] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event ~OtsukaReina Kai 2 ~Minna Hisashiburi~!~
- [2014.12.25] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event OtsukaReina Kai 3 ~Love Love♡HAPPY NIGHT~
- [2015.07.27] Tanaka Reina Fanclub Event ~Reina no Jiyuu Jikan~
- [2016.02.xx] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event OtsukaReina Kai 4 ~26sai ni Nacchatta yo!!~
- [2017.02.xx] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event OtsukaReina Kai 5 ~27sai kaa.~
- [2018.02.xx] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event OtsukaReina Kai 6 ~28sai♡Kyou Made Arigato. Kore Kara mo Yoroshiku ne!~
- [2019.02.xx] Tanaka Reina Birthday Event "OtsukaReina Kai 7! ~7 tte Nanka Yokunai?~"
- [2013.03.16] Morning Musume Tanaka Reina Sotsugyou Memorial
- [2004.11.11] Tanaka Reina (田中れいな)
- [2005.10.15] Reina (れいな)
- [2006.05.10] Shoujo R (少女Ｒ)
- [2007.02.01] Alo-Hello! Tanaka Reina Shashinshuu (アロハロ！田中れいな写真集)
- [2007.09.27] GIRL
- [2008.02.27] Re:
- [2008.10.25] Very Reina
- [2012.05.09] Kira☆Kira (きら☆きら)
- [2013.05.22] Tanakamesen (タナカめせん) (comic compilation book)
- [2007.01.23] Alo-Hello! Tanaka Reina Shashinshuu -Pretty Hen- (アロハロ！田中れいな写真集 -Pretty編-)
- [2011.11.18] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume 2011 (アロハロ！モーニング娘。2011) (Reina version)
- [2012.06.01] Kira☆Kira -PINK- (きら☆きら -PINK-)
- [2012.06.08] Kira☆Kira -WHITE- (きら☆きら -WHITE-)
- [2012.06.08] Kira☆Kira -BLUE- (きら☆きら -BLUE-)
- [2012.12.21] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume 2012 (アロハロ！モーニング娘。2012) (Reina version)
-  Hoshizuna no Shima, Watashi no Shima ~Island Dreamin'~ (星砂の島、私の島 ~アイランド・ドリーミン~) (as Hojo Yoshie)
-  Yona Yona Penguin (よなよなペンギン)
-  Keitai Deka THE MOVIE 3 Morning Musume Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! ~Pandora no Hako no Himitsu (ケータイ刑事 THE MOVIE3 モーニング娘。救出大作戦！～パンドラの箱の秘密)
-  Vampire Stories (ヴァンパイア・ストーリーズ)
- [2003–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
-  Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
- [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
- [2010-2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2010–2011] Uta no Rakuen (歌の楽園)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012-] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
-  Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園) (as Machida Nina)
-  Ojigi 30do (おじぎ30度) (as Kuroda Reina)
- [2008–2009] Onegai My Melody Kirara☆ (おねがいマイメロディ きららっ☆) (as Kirara)
-  Kaito Reinya (怪盗レーニャ) (as Kaito Reinya)
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル) (as Riziere)
-  Ojigi 30do On Stage (おじぎ30度 オン・ステージ)
-  Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラ the ミュージカル) (as Joy)
-  Ojigi de Shape Up! (おじぎでシェイプアップ!) (as Kuroda Reina)
-  Fashionable (ファッショナブル) (as Kusakabe Rui)
-  Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE)
-  Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken (大正浪漫ハイカラ探偵王青いルビー殺人事件)
-  Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ (リボーン～命のオーディション～) (as Osamu Tezuka)
-  Stacy's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki (ステーシーズ 少女再殺歌劇)
-  Idol Nihonryuu ~Onna Nichibu~ (アイドル日本流～おんな日舞～)
-  Fushigi Yuugi ~Shu no Shou~ (ふしぎ遊戯～朱ノ章～) (as Yuki Miaka)
- [2017; 2019] Aku no Musume (悪ノ娘) (as Princess Riliane)
-  Ongaku Geki YoRHa Ver1.2 (音楽劇 ヨルハVer1.2) (as No.4)
-  Nobunaga no Yabou・Taishi Haru no Jin Tengafubu ~ Kondei no Kubi Hen (信長の野望・大志 春の陣 天下布武～金泥の首 編) (as Oichi)
-  Fushigi Yuugi -Ao no Fumi- (ふしぎ遊戯-蒼ノ章-) (as Yuki Miaka)
-  Nobunaga no Yabou・Taishi -Fuyu no Jin- (信長の野望・大志 －冬の陣－) (as Oichi)
-  S.T. Corporation "Dasshuu Sumi" (脱臭炭)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
-  Hello! Project Station
- [2013–2014] UF LICKS
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2016–2017] Upcoming
- [2017–] Moto Morning Musume Tanaka Reina no "Reena no Jiyuu Jikan♡" (元モーニング娘。田中れいなの「れーなの自由時間♡」)
- [2007–2010] FIVE STARS
- [2012–2013] Reina Time (れいなたいむ)
- [2013–2018] LoVendoЯ no Rabu on (LoVendoЯの『らぶおん』; LoVendoЯ's Love Sound)
- She ranked #35 in CDTV's 2004 "Which artists would you have as your lover?" poll.
- She ranked #51 in CDTV's 2005 "Who you wanted to have as your Valentine" poll.
- She ranked #14 in CDTV's 2007 "Which artist would you have as your lover?" poll.
- She was voted 4th favorite member in the 2007 Hello! Project Music Awards Event.
- She ranked #11 in CDTV's February 2008 "Which artists would you have as a lover?" poll.
- She ranked #20 in CDTV's August 2008 "Which artists would you have as a lover?" poll.
- She was voted 2nd favorite member in the 2008 Hello! Project Music Awards Event.
- She ranked #5 in CDTV's 2009 "Which artist do you want as your lover?" poll.
- She was voted 3rd favorite member in the 2009 Hello! Project Music Awards Event.
- She ranked #5 in CDTV's 2010 "Which artists do you want as your sweetheart?" poll.
- She ranked at #21 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- She ranked at #30 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's September 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- She ranked at #36 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's October 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- The kanji characters for her name (田中麗奈) are the same as the ones for the Japanese actress Tanaka Rena. To avoid confusion, Tanaka adopted hiragana symbols (れいな) for her first name when she joined Morning Musume.
- She initially auditioned for Morning Musume during the Love Audition 21 auditions for the fifth generation members and was even featured on the MUSIX page.
- Tsunku has said that Tanaka is the closest to being a perfect Idol.
- Tanaka has always had the reputation of a yankii (a rebel) since her first audition for Morning Musume when she had blonde hair. The fact that she also wore shirts with skulls and dragons, and had a tendency to wear a lot of purple clothing, also furthered this yankii image with fans.
- She was known as one of the most fashionable members in Morning Musume.
- Around the time of her debut, Purikura photos surfaced that showed her devotion to the boy group FLAME. Rumors went around that she had only joined Morning Musume so that she could become famous and get recognized by FLAME member Izaki Hisato, her crush (based on something that Tanaka herself wrote and posted to the web).
- Niigaki Risa is the one who chiefly calls her "Tanakacchi."
- When asked what part of her makeup she is most particular about, she said that it was her eyelashes.
- Iida Kaori was the first to use "07" to refer to Tanaka (in an episode of Hello! Morning where she wrote her "07" on a flip card to identify Tanaka in a guessing game). Since then, "07" had been printed on her sleeves in some concerts, and other members such as Yoshizawa Hitomi and Fujimoto Miki have used "07" when writing.
- In a 2004 interview, she said that her rival was Goto Maki, but she explained further that she just wants to become like her.
- In a 2008 episode of Music Fighter, she claimed that she hoped to become Morning Musume's leader.
- She, along with former Taiyou to Ciscomoon member Kominato Miwa and the Morning Musume member Ikuta Erina, are the only three Hello! Project members to come from Kyushu.
- When she was younger, she performed Minimoni's "Minimoni Jankenpyon!" with a group of friends in a school talent show.
- She stated that "Shabondama" is the song that gives her energy in concerts and "NATURE IS GOOD!" is the most suitable song for herself.
- There is a music video of Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, and Tanaka performing their audition song, Do it! Now.
- These are her opinions of the characters of the other Morning Musume members:
- These are the other members' opinions on Tanaka's character:
- Takahashi: Hardworking.
- Niigaki: Ike Ike girl (does what she wants).
- Kamei: Fastidious about everything.
- Michishige: Pure.
- Kusumi: Knowledgeable.
- Mitsui: Osshaa!!!!
- Junjun: Wants/loves to win.
- Linlin: Aesthetic.
- In Yorosen!, she taught other Morning Musume members about Prime Ministers.
- She said that if she could become a Hello! Project member, she would be Kumai Yurina because she would like to "watch everyone from a higher line of sight."
- She worked most with Hello! Project Kids.
- It was admitted that she and the 6th generation members were problem children.
- After Mitsui Aika's graduation, Tanaka was the only member of Morning Musume to have an Ameba Blog until the 9th generation opened an account.
- Sato Masaki likes to call her "Tanasatan."
- She was the first member of Morning Musume who auditioned twice and passed the second time. Kudo Haruka was the second and Haga Akane was the third.
- She said the most embarrassing moment in her life was when she was out shopping and talked to a stranger for a long period of time thinking it was her mother.
- There was a rumor about her dating the Visual Kei artist Miyavi, but the press dropped the issue when Miyavi announced his marriage.
- She stated that she is very glad that Oda Sakura was added to Morning Musume. Her comment was "Finally someone was added that has very strong singing capabilities."
- Reina stated that she usually hates when "little kids" cling to her, but she doesn't care when Sato Masaki clings to her. She considers Masaki to be a little sister and has a strong sisterly bond with her.
- She and Oda Sakura both say "station" is their favorite English word.
- Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago and Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~(No Solo Line for All Member) are the only Morning Musume singles where she doesn't have any solo lines.
- Says that she doesn't work well under pressure.
- According to fans she (and Michishige Sayumi) have been in 600 concerts.
- Doesn't like sleeping in places other than home.
- Her phone rang in an interview with a Korean reporter. Her ringtone at that time was 'Shine' by Tohoshinki.
- Said that if she could get one wish granted she would like to have the power to control time so she could fast forward when doing things that aren’t fun or stop time when she wants to stop it.
- On her blog she admitted to worrying about her younger brother's sex life.
- During her time in Morning Musume, among the 9ki,10ki, and 11ki members, she got along best with Sato Masaki and Sayashi Riho.
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- ↑ "ハロプロ新ユニット「あぁ！」は平均１１歳". Sanspo.com. 2003.09.12.
- ↑ "ハロプロ新ユニット「あぁ！」". Sports Hochi. 2003-09-11.
- ↑ "TVO『おねがいマイメロディ きららっ☆』番組サイトオープン" (in Japanese). Saishin Anime Jouhou. 2008.03.28.
- ↑ "モー娘。道重さゆみと田中れいなが騒動謝罪、ブログ写真が韓国で波紋。 " (in Japanese). Excite News. 2010-11-04.
- ↑ "元モー娘。田中れいな、鏡音リン・レンの「悪ノ娘」で「さあ、跪きなさい」" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-03-04.
- ↑ "田中れいな、悪ノ娘になります。" (in Japanese). Tanaka Reina Official Blog. 2017-03-04.
- ↑ "田中れいな SHOWROOM配信決定！" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ. 2017-03-27.
- ↑ "showroom URL" (in Japanese). Tanaka Reina Official Blog. 2017-03-30.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/SHOWROOM_jp/status/847462738909581313
- ↑ "『ふしぎ遊戯』初のミュージカル化 “原作ファン”田中れいなが主演" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2015-11-23.
- ↑ "モー娘。20周年公演でファンのリクエスト曲披露、道重さゆみ＆田中れいなも駆け付ける" (in Japanese). natalie. 2017-09-14.
- ↑ "【ライブレポート】モーニング娘。'17、20周年武道館に辻＆高橋＆道重＆田中らOGが出演" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-11-21.
- ↑ "信長の野望･大志 舞台決定!!!" (in Japanese). Tanaka Reina Official Blog. 2017-11-24.
- ↑ "『信長の野望』来年5月に舞台化が決定 最新作会見で発表 お市役・田中れいな「私で大丈夫かな…」 " (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2017-11-24.
- ↑ "舞台『ヨルハ』が音楽劇としてバージョンアップして再演 石川由依、田中れいならが出演" (in Japanese). 2018-01-29.
- ↑ "【エステー】エステー公認「世界二大キュートガールズ」出演！「脱臭炭」新CM“愛とれいな”編を制作～このＣＭは世界を変える、はず～2018年6月25日(月)から全国で放映開始" (in Japanese). PR Times. 2018-06-25.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/lovendor_staff/status/1035162799566024704
- ↑ "田中れいなから嬉しいお知らせ" (in Japanese). LoVendoЯ (via YouTube). 2018-08-31.
- ↑ "田中れいなオフィシャルサイトオープン！公式Twitter・Facebookページスタート！" (in Japanese). Tanaka Reina Official Site. 2018-08-31.
- ↑ "田中れいな出演ミュージカル『ふしぎ遊戯-蒼ノ章-』 FC先行受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club. 2018-07-11.
- ↑ "元モー娘。“脱臭炭CMメンバー”が共演俳優と「個室焼肉抱擁デート」をスクープ撮" (in Japanese). Shukan Bunshun. 2018-10-27.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/nobunagastage/status/1029680820867325952
- ↑ https://twitter.com/nobunagastage/status/1029598173403074560
- ↑ "田中れいな「悪ノ娘」再演、新キャストに星波、谷佳樹、友常勇気ら" (in Japanese). natalie. 2018-12-25.
- ↑ "Morning Musume’s Tanaka Reina goes on a date". Tokyohive. 2011.01.30.
- ↑ http://www.esrp2.jp/hpma/2007/youarenotalone/member.htm
- ↑ http://www.esrp2.jp/hpma/2008/youcannotadvance/member.htm
- ↑ http://www.esrp2.jp/hpma/2009/youcannotadvance/member.html
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