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 performed in a number of concerts. She has a few animals such as a cat and a dog. Many of the characters she has voiced have been singers. Her English is not very good. She has released three albums. She has often sung the theme song of various anime series. Tanaka is married to the fellow Japanese voice actor Kōichi Yamadera. She has had parts in Air Gear, D.N.Angel, Gravitation, Detective Conan, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Pokémon, Yu-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.