Risa Taneda (種田 梨沙, Taneda Risa, born July 12, 1988) is a Japanese voice actress and singer affiliated with Office Osawa talent agency.[1] She is also a member of the seiyuu idol unit Rhodanthe* (ローダンセ) since 2013, along with Nao Tōyama, Asuka Nishi, Manami Tanaka and Yumi Uchiyama.[2] Some of her major roles include Mirai Kuriyama in Beyond the Boundary, Yukina Himeragi in Strike the Blood, Rize Tedeza in Is the Order a Rabbit?, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Erina Nakiri in Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma, and Ai Mizuno in Zombie Land Saga.

Risa Taneda
種田 梨沙
Born (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 33)
Tokyo, Japan
Years active2010–present
AgentOffice Osawa
Notable work
Height153 cm (5 ft 0 in)


At the 7th grade, Taneda first learned about voice acting and became interested in it after listening to radio programs hosted by voice actors. Meanwhile, Taneda was also into the fantasy world of Harry Potter series. "I want to play in the series!" aspired Taneda. She then started self-practicing the voice acting skills in her middle school years.[3]

In 2007, Taneda went to university in Tokyo. She majored in Design and later graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Taneda also holds a certification as middle school art teacher. While in the university, Taneda began to intern at the voice acting agency Office Osawa, and was successfully converted to an affiliated voice actress after an audition.[4]

In Oct 2011, Taneda made her voice acting debut as a narrator in the short anime series Sakura no Ondo (桜の温度).

In Sep 2012, Taneda voiced her very first title character Saki Watanabe in the anime series From the New World.[1] She also performed the ending theme Wareta Ringo (割れたリンゴ) and hosted a mini television program The Chronicle of From the New World (新世界よりクロニクル) on TV Asahi Channel (テレビ朝日CS). Although being her first main role, Taneda demonstrated impressive voice acting skills and played the three different ages of Saki Watanabe very well throughout the series. Later on, her career boomed and voiced in many notable works, including Rize Tedeza in Is the Order a Rabbit?, Kaori Miyazono in Your Lie in April, Erina Nakiri in Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma, and Kotoha Tanaka in The Idolmaster Million Live!.

In 2013, Taneda voiced one of the main role Aya Komichi (小路綾) in the anime Kin-iro Mosaic along with Nao Tōyama, Asuka Nishi, Manami Tanaka and Yumi Uchiyama. The cast later forms the seiyuu idol unit Rhodanthe* (ローダンセ).

On September 1, 2016, Office Osawa announced that Taneda would put her career on hiatus to focus on treatment for her throat.[5][6] Her role of Kisaki Kondo from WWW.Working!! was replaced by Nana Mizuki.[7]

On August 4, 2017, Office Osawa announced that her treatment was successful and she would gradually return to voice acting.[8]

Stand-in voice actorsEdit

Risa's replacements of her previous roles are as below:[6]


Television animationEdit


Original video animation (OVA)Edit

Theatrical animationEdit

Video gamesEdit

  • Glass Heart Princess: Manaka

Drama CDEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "種田 梨沙 profile at Office Osawa" (in Japanese).
  2. ^ "Profile|Rhodanthe*ラジオサポーターズクラブ" (in Japanese).
  3. ^ "東京ニュース通信社". B.L.T. (in Japanese) (2012年12月号). October 24, 2012. 和書.
  4. ^ a b "種田梨沙さんに50の質問「声優の輪」【第22回】 ダ・ヴィンチニュース「アニメ部" (in Japanese). July 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Voice Actress Risa Taneda Goes on Hiatus for Medical Treatment". Anime News Network. September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Sherman, Jennifer (October 9, 2017). "Voice Actress Risa Taneda Updates Fans on Recovery, Return". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nana Mizuki Replaces Risa Taneda in Upcoming WWW.WORKING Anime". Anime News Network. September 1, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Risa Taneda Recovers From Treatment, Gradually Returns to Voice Acting". Anime News Network. August 4, 2017. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  9. ^ "Gate TV Anime's 1st Promo Reveals Cast, Staff, July Premiere". Anime News Network. March 19, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  10. ^ "Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm TV Anime Posts More of Cast, New Video". Anime News Network. November 25, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  11. ^ "Alderamin on the Sky Anime Casts Nobuhiko Okamoto, Risa Taneda, Inori Minase". Anime News Network. December 9, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  12. ^ "Bushiroad Announces Luck and Logic Original Anime Project". Anime News Network. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  13. ^ "Mutsumi Tamura, Lynn Star in Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle TV Anime". Anime News Network. October 11, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  14. ^ "Release the Spyce Anime Reveals Additional Cast, Theme Song Artists". Anime News Network. August 22, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  15. ^ "Mamoru Miyano Reveals Zombieland Saga Original Anime's Main Cast in Video". Anime News Network. August 31, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  16. ^ "Ayana Taketatsu, i☆Ris Perform Grimms Notes TV Anime's Theme Songs". Anime News Network. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  17. ^ "チェリー". Oresuki official website (in Japanese). Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  18. ^ "Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth Anime's Promo Video Reveals July 2022 Debut". Anime News Network. November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  19. ^ http://schoolgirlstrikers.jp/member/yui.html
  20. ^ "零 ~濡鴉ノ巫女~ : 登場人物 不来方 夕莉". nintendo.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  21. ^ "『オーバーウォッチ』日本語版の担当声優が公開。乃村健次さん、伊藤静さん、種田梨沙さんら21名". dengekionline.com (in Japanese). April 15, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  22. ^ https://en.gfwiki.com/wiki/Voice_Actor:Taneda_Risa%7Cdate=Mar 2 2018
  23. ^ "『ミリシタ』39人目のアイドル「田中琴葉」が遂に実装!このサプライズ、ありがサンキュー" (in Japanese).
  24. ^ Romano, Sal (November 22, 2021). "The Idolmaster: Starlit Season DLC characters Kaede Takagaki, Kotoha Tanaka, and Mamimi Tanaka announced". Gematsu. Archived from the original on November 22, 2021. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  25. ^ Ichiban Ushiro No Daimao: Drama & Character Song Album, Drama part cast credit

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