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Rie Tanaka (田中 理恵 Tanaka Rie), born January 3, 1979, in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan, is the Japanese voice actor of Yomi in the Azumanga Daioh anime. She is also a singer, known for her beautiful voice, which is ironic, considering Yomi's reputation as the worst singer amongst her friends. She has been active since 1997 and played many characters, most notably Lacus Clyne in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, Chi and Freya in Chobits, Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke in Strike Witches, and Suigintou in the anime adaptation of Rozen Maiden. Tanaka is known for her wide voice range, capable of playing a vast variety of characters. She has been singing since she was a child and took classes and has performed in a number of concerts. Many of the characters she has voiced have been singers. She has released three albums. She has sung the theme songs of various anime series. Tanaka is married to fellow Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera. She has had parts in Air GearD.N.AngelGravitationDetective ConanHigurashi no Naku Koro ni KaiPokémonYu-Gi-Oh!, and My Neighbors the Yamadas. She is 162 cm tall, and her blood type is B. Tanaka likes avocado and Indian cuisine, as well as the movies The Shawshank Redemption and Notting Hill. She has also cosplayed as Suigintou from Rozen Maiden, a character that she is a big fan of, and likes video games, having appeared in many herself.

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