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Nakajima Megumi promoting "Saturday Night Question" (2017)

Nakajima Megumi (中島愛) is a seiyuu and Japanese pop singer affiliated with e-stone music. She was managed by Stardust Promotion talent agency from 2003 up until 2014. She is best known for her role of Ranka Lee in the hit anime series Macross Frontier.

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Nakajima Megumi was born from a Japanese father and a Filipino mother. In the year 2003, she won the "Self Stardust Promotion" contest and was signed to Stardust Promotion talent agency. In the year 2007, she auditioned for "Victor Vocal & Voice Audition" and was chosen to voice the heroine Ranka Lee in Macross Frontier. Nakajima then signed with Victor Entertainment Inc. and made her major debut in June 2008 with the single "Seikan Hikou" as her Ranka Lee character. Due to the popularity of the anime series, the single sold 85,799 copies in 2008 and became the #83 single of the year. Following the success of the series, she collaborated with May'n for the single "Lion".

In November 2008, she released her three first songs digitally through Japan mora stores. Because "Tenshi ni Naritai" reached the highest spot between three songs on the store's charts, it was chosen to be the A-side of her first single released in January 2009. Two other songs, "Be MYSELF" and "Pine" were coupled as its B-sides. In December 2008, Nakajima released a special promotional video for her song "Be MYSELF" through Nico Nico Douga networks featuring her dance and received several critical comments from users, causing the remove of the video. Her second single "Nostalgia" was announced by a special card packaged with her Tenshi ni Naritai single and was used as the theme song for the 2008 adaption of the drama Daisuki! Itsutsugo. In February 2009, a special site showed up on Macross Frontier official website which featured a poll for which Macross song do you want covered by Ranka Lee the most. "Tenshi no Enogu" was chosen by fans and was coupled as the B-side of her "Nostalgia" single.

In Spring 2009, it was announced that Nakajima will form an idol unit with Tomatsu Haruka and Hayami Saori for the anime Basquash!. The group was named Eclipse after the name of the fictional super idol group in the anime series. Nakajima also took the role of Citron in Basquash! as her second major seiyuu role. In June 2009, it was announced that Nakajima will provide her voice for the upcoming virtual idol of Megpoid who the character design also based on her Ranka Lee character. In Summer 2009, a new trailer for the first part of the upcoming movie adaption of Macross Frontier showed up featuring a Ranka's new song, "Sou da yo". Along with her live tour, she also released a special DVD for her spring live event titled Nakajima Megumi Spring Festival 2009 ~Mamegu Wasshoi! Haru Matsuri in Akasaka Blizt~ in July 2009.

It was announced in December 2013 that Nakajima will undergo an indefinite musical hiatus starting March 2014. She will release her last album titled "Thank You" and a live concert DVD/Blu-ray in February of the same year before taking a break to focus on her voice acting career.

Discography

Nakajima Megumi promoting Lion (2008)
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Albums

Singles

DVDs/Blu-Rays

Digital Downloads

Character Singles

  • [2008.06.25] Seikan Hikou (星間飛行; Interstellar Flight) (Ranka Lee=Nakajima Megumi)
  • [2008.08.20] Lion (ライオン) (Ranka Lee=Nakajima Megumi - with May'n)
  • [2008.12.24] Ranka to Bobby no SMS Shoutai no Uta Nado. (ランカとボビーのSMS小隊の歌 など。; Ranka and Bobby's SMS Platoon Theme and More.) (Ranka Lee - with Miyake Kenta)
  • [2009.11.11] One Way Ryou Omoi (ワンウェイ両想い; One Way Love) (Sakura Kaede - with Inoue Marina)
  • [2009.12.16] CM Ranka (CMランカ) (Ranka Lee=Nakajima Megumi)
  • [2011.01.26] Houkago Overflow (放課後オーバーフロウ; After School Overflow) (Ranka Lee=Nakajima Megumi)
  • [2011.05.11] If (Tamagawa Mari)

Compilation / Soundtracks

  • [2008.06.04] Macross Frontier O.S.T.1 Nyan Fro. (#8 What 'bout my star?@Formo, #10 Aimo, #14 Ninjiin Loves you yeah!, #15 "Chou Jikuu Hanten Nyan Nyan" CM Song (Ranka Version), #21 Aimo ~Tori no Hito)
  • [2008.10.08] Macross Frontier O.S.T.2 Nyan Tra☆ (#3 Triangler (fight on stage), #6 Anata no Oto, #8 Seikan Hikou, #13 Ai Oboete Imasu ka ~ bless the little queen, #14 Ao no Ether, #17 Aimo O.C., #19 Nyan Nyan Service Medley)
  • [2008.12.03] Macross Frontier VOCAL COLLECTION Nyan Tama♀ (Disc 1 #2 What 'bout my star?@Formo, #4 Diamond Crevasse ~ Tenbou Kouen Nite, #8 Infinity #7, #9 "Chou Jikuu Hanten Nyan Nyan" CM Song, #10 Seikan Hikou, #11 Watashi no Kare wa Pilot, #12 Neko Nikki, #13 Ninjiin Loves you yeah!, #16 Aimo O.C, #17 Aimo ~ Tori no Hito, #18 Ai Oboete Imasu ka; Disc 2 #1 Lion, #2 Diamond Crevasse 50/50, #6 Brera to Ko-Ranka no Aimo, #7 Anata no Oto, #8 Ao no Ether, #9 Ai Oboete Imasu ka ~ bless the little queen, #10 Nyan Nyan Special Service Medley (Tokumori), #11 Triangler (fight on stage), #12 Haha to Ko-Ranka no Aimo)
  • [2009.05.27] YOKO KANNO SEATBELTS - Space Bio Charge (Disc 1 #17 Lion; Disc 3 #10 Ranka to Bobby no SMS Shoutai no Uta)
  • [2009.10.14] Iijima Mari, FIRE BOMBER, May'n, Nakajima Megumi - Iki wo Shiteru Kanjiteiru (息をしてる 感じている; I'm Breathing, I'm Feeling)
  • [2010.01.13] Kampfer Original Soundtrack (#43 One Way Ryou Omoi with Inoue Marina)
  • [2010.01.27] Kampfer Character Song Album (#5 Sugao de Fall in Love, #10 Sugao de Fall in Love (Instrumental))
  • [2010.02.03] Kobato. O.S.T.1 Haru no Utakata (#25 Jellyfish no Kokuhaku (TV size))
  • [2010.03.24] Kobato. O.S.T.2 Sakura Saku Koro (#24 Watashi ni Dekiru Koto (TV size))

Seiyuu Roles

Anime

OVA

Movies

Games

Radio

  • [2008.01-2008.03] RADIO MACROSS
  • [2008.04] Macross F ○※△ (マクロスF○※△)
  • [2008.04-2008.06] Nakanaka Nakajima Megumi (なかなか中島愛)
  • [2009.02.27] Hayacon (ハヤコン)
  • [2009.06-] Nakajima Megumi no Shinkaron! (中島愛のシンカロン!)

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