Tanaka Reina (田中れいな) is a Japanese pop singer managed by UP-FRONT CREATE. She was previously part of Hello! Project as a sixth generation member of Morning Musume and was a vocalist for the band LoVendoЯ.
- Stage Name: Tanaka Reina (田中れいな)
- Birth Name: Tanaka Reina (田中麗奈)
- Nickname: Tanakacchi (田中っち), 07 (Rei-Na), Reina (れいな), Reinya (れいにゃ)
- Birthdate: November 11, 1989
- Birthplace: Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 152.4cm (5'0)
- Hobbies: Observing people, texting, recording TV shows
- Specialties: Can play without sleep
- Motto: If you're allowed to be yourself, you won't do bad things to people!, Don't do things to people that you wouldn't want for people to do to you
- Favorite food: Cartilage, broccoli, enoki mushrooms, chocolate
- Favorite words: Otsukareina, "GanbaReina"
- Favorite colors: Pink
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Other Groups:
Tanaka Reina was selected from the Morning Musume LOVE Audition 2002 to join Morning Musume as a member of the sixth generation, along with Kamei Eri and Michishige Sayumi. She first appeared on the single "Shabondama" and her first studio album was "Ai no Dai 6 Kan". In 2003, she was the leader of the one-shot Hello! Project unit Aa!, along with Natsuyaki Miyabi and Suzuki Airi.
Tanaka is well-known for being the lead vocalist on her debut single. She sang a solo version of "Memory Seishun no Hikari" on the fanclub special Best Shot Vol.4. Since being the center position for "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan", Tanaka has gotten several solo lines in songs, and she gradually worked her way up to being one of the lead vocalists in such songs like "Mikan" and "Resonant Blue". She was also the leader of High-King and a lead vocalist in their single, "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)".
In early 2008, she was announced as the voice actor for Kirara, the main character in Sanrio's Onegai My Melody Kirara☆. In 2011 after fellow member Mitsui Aika was put on rest for an injury, she took over the role of Osamu Tezuka in the 2011 Morning Musume stage play Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~.
Tsunku announced a new audition for young girls to be in a band with Tanaka in June 2012, searching for female vocalists and guitarists. The band members were announced on November 19, 2012 (vocalist Okada Marina and guitarists Uozumi Yuki and Miyazawa Marin), and at the same time, Tanaka's graduation from Hello! Project was announced. She graduated on May 21, 2013 at Nippon Budokan, on the final day of Morning Musume's spring 2013 concert tour.
- [2010.12.10] Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru (聖なる鐘がひびく夜; The Night the Holy Bell Rings) (Tanpopo cover)
- [2011.01.27] Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線; A Ray of Light in the Midsummer) (Morning Musume cover)
- [2011.02.16] Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~ (笑顔に涙~THANK YOU! DEAR MY FRIENDS~; Smiles and Tears ~Thank You! My Dear Friends~) (Matsuura Aya cover)
- [2011.02.16] Koi no Hana (恋の花; Flower of Love) (Abe Natsumi cover)
- [2011.03.02] Onegai Miwaku no Target (お願い魅惑のターゲット; Please, Attracting Target) (Melon Kinenbi cover)
- [2011.03.02] Kousui (香水; Perfume) (Melon Kinenbi cover)
- [2021.06.21] Oyoge! Taiyaki-kun (およげ！たいやきくん) (Takahashi Ai, Tanaka Reina, Natsuyaki Miyabi)
Compilations / Other
- [2004.12.01] H.P. All Stars - ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! (#3 Suki ni Naccha Ikenai Hito (Tanaka Reina, Murakami Megumi, Suzuki Airi))
- [2009.07.15] Hello! Project - Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ (#6 Heya to Y Shirt to Watashi)
- [2010.12.15] Hello! Project - Petit Best 11 (#12 Mesunda Heart wa Koko Desu ka? (Tanaka Reina with Chorus: Ogura Yui and Buruburuiyaan (Noto Arisa and Misawa Sachika))
- [2013.12.11] Hello! Project - Petit Best 14 (#10 Rock no Teigi)
- [2013.12.31] Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku Kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 2 (#10 Nusunda Heart wa Koko Desu ka? (Tanaka Reina with Chorus: Ogura Yui and Buruburuiyaan (Noto Arisa and Misawa Sachika))
- [2007.02.14] Alo Hello! Tanaka Reina DVD
- [2008.10.29] Real Challenge!!
- [2011.03.12] attracted
- [2012.06.29] Kira★Kira Making DVD Special Edition (きら★きら)
- [2013.01.16] Alo Hello! Morning Musume 6ki DVD (Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
- [2004.11.19] Tanaka Reina (田中れいな)
- [2005.10.17] Reina (れいな)
- [2006.05.10] Shoujo R (少女R)
- [2007.02.01] Alo Hello! Tanaka Reina Photobook (アロハロ! 田中れいな 写真集)
- [2007.09.27] GIRL
- [2008.02.27] Re:(Return) (Re:(リターン))
- [2008.10.24] Very Reina
- [2012.05.09] Kira★Kira (きら★きら)
- [2003.07.16] Hello Hello! Morning Musume 6ki Members (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバー写真集) (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
- [2010.11.12] Hello Hello! ~Memories~ (ハロハロ！～Memories～) (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
-  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)
-  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 BROTHERS (ヴァンパイア・ストーリーズ) (as Hisako)
-  Vampire Stories CHASERS (ヴァンパイア・ストーリーズ) (as Hisako)
- TV Programs
-  Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
- [2010-2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2010–2011] Uta no Rakuen (歌の楽園)
- [2011–2012] HELLOPRO! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- TV Dramas
- [2008–2009] Onegai My Melody Kirara☆ (おねがいマイメロディ きららっ☆) (as Kirara)
-  Yona Yona Penguin (よなよなペンギン) (as Fairy)
-  Kaito Reinya (怪盗レーニャ) (as Kaito Reinya)
-  Ojigi 30 Do (おじぎ30度) (as Kuroda Reina)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013–2014] UF LICKS (as Host)
- [2014–2015] MUSIC+ (ミュージックプラス) (as Host)
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル) (as Riziere)
-  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)
-  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 (ふしぎ遊戯) (as Miaka Yuki)
-  Aku no Musume (悪ノ娘)
-  Akage no Anne (赤毛のアン)
- [2007–2010] FIVE STARS
- [2012–2013] Reina Time (れいなたいむ)
- [2013–] LoVendoЯ no Rabu on (LoVendoЯの『らぶおん』; LoVendoЯ's Love Sound)
- [2013–] LoVendoЯ no Level-Я (LoVendoЯのLV-Я)
- Her official Morning Musume image color is light blue.
- She shares her name in kanji with Japanese actress Tanaka Rena (田中麗奈). To avoid confusion, Tanaka adopted hiragana symbols (れいな) for her given name when she joined Morning Musume.
- She originally auditioned for Morning Musume during the Love Audition 21 auditions for the fifth generation and was even featured on the MUSIX page. She is the only member to audition twice to get into Morning Musume. However, Tanaka was not old enough to audition at this stage, so she added one year to her age in her application, knowing she wouldn't make it very far. She made it to the training camp but was expelled after her mishap was revealed.
- 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.
- Noted her favorite Morning Musume song to be "Renai Hunter" in a 2012 magazine interview.
- Has said that her favorite Japanese act is the band Golden Bomber.