Tainaka Sachi (タイナカサチ) is a Japanese singer who debuted in 2006 under Sistus Records but at present she will release new album in 2011 under Tutu Records . She is famous for singing songs which were used as anime theme songs. Her voice can reach a total of three octaves.
- Stage Name: Tainaka Sachi (タイナカサチ) (2006-2010), Tainaka Sachi (タイナカ彩智) (2010-present)
- Real Name: Tainaka Sachi (田井中彩智)
- Birthday: April 30, 1986
- Birthplace: Kakogawa ~ Hyogo ~ Japan
- Blood type: A
Even when Tainaka was small, she had great potential for singing. When she was still in primary school, she took part in a nationwide children’s singing contest with her class, and in 1997 won first prize. She entered this contest again in 1999, however in that year she was part of a group with her two sisters. At the age of 15, Tainaka decided she would become a singer after being inspired by DREAMS COME TRUE and MISIA‘s songs. At this time she started writing and composing songs, as well as performing live.
Tainaka would continue to enter competitions, such as in 2002 she took part in the televised ASAYAN idol show, and reached 6th place.
In early 2004, Tainaka released six songs in a Columbia Records-released concept album called Aru Ai no Uta under the name Sachi (彩智). The album was inspired by Shindou Fuyuki‘s Okinawa-based romance novel of the same name (which was also released in early 2004).
In 2005, Tainaka became part of a four-member unit called Les Bijoux (レ・ビジュ), who performed at Universal Studios Japan.
Tainaka then debuted in February 2006 with the single disillusion, which was used as the opening theme song to the anime Fate/stay night. This single was quite a high debut, reaching #13 on Oricon charts. Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni would then follow as Tainaka’s second single (and the second opening theme to the same anime). This single would in fact debut at #9; Tainaka’s first top 10 entry.
Three months later, Tainaka released a third single, Saikou no Kataomoi, which was used as the anime Saiunkoku Monogatari’s ending theme song. However, this single would not fare so well as its predecessors and only debuted at #50 on Oricon charts. Tainaka’s fourth single was released in February 2007, featuring another original love ballad and a song of hers called Kimi to no Asu which was used as the ending theme song of the last episode of Fate/stay night broadcast back in June 2006. To follow this, Tainaka’s debut album Dear… was released in March. Interestingly, this only featured a medley of her two first anime singles instead of the tracks as whole songs.
In February 2007 it was announced that Tainaka would sing the ending theme song to the anime Seirei no Moribito to air in April 2007; a self-composed song called Itoshii Hito e (with famed rock band L’Arc~en~Ciel singing the opening song). According to Tainaka, the song is about love and is overflowing with a dramatic melody.
According to Tainaka’s official site, she had written and composed over 60 songs in total atthe time of her debut.
- [2007.03.07] Dear…
- [2008.02.13] Love is…
- [2009.09.16] Destiny
- [2011.03.02] innocent
- [2009.12.23] Mariage -tribute to Fate- (cover album)
- [2010.09.30] LOVE × BEST (best album)
- [2006.02.22] disillusion
- [2006.05.31] Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni (きらめく涙は星に; Twinkling Tears Are in the Stars)
- [2006.08.30] Saikou no Kataomoi (最高の片想い; The Greatest Unrequited Love)
- [2007.02.07] Aitai yo. / Kimi to no Asu (会いたいよ。 / 君との明日; I Wanna Meet You. / The Tomorrow With You)
- [2007.06.06] Itoshii Hito e (愛しい人へ; To the One I Love)
- [2007.11.07] Lipstick / Ichibanboshi (一番星; The First Star in the Evening)
- [2008.01.23] Visit of love
- [2008.07.23] Mou Kiss Sarechatta (もう キスされちゃった; You Have Already Kissed Me So Much)
- [2008.10.22] Mata Ashita ne / code (また明日ね; See You Again Tomorrow)
- [2009.08.26] Unmeibito (運命人; Destined Person)
- [2010.01.20] Voice ~Tadoritsuku Basho~ (Voice ～辿りつく場所～; Voice ~The Place Where I End Up~)
- [2010.01.22] disillusion -2010-
- [2008.02.13] Tainaka Sachi LIVE 2007 ~Dear…~ (タイナカサチ)
- [2008.08.06] Tainaka Sachi LIVE 2008 ~Love is…~ (タイナカサチ)
Compilation / Other
- [2004.02.11] Aru Ai no Uta (#3 Yoru to Yume, #5 Forever, #7 Ao no Kiseki, #10 Anata wo Mamoritai, #12 Nature Boy, #14 When I Fall in Love)
- [2006.06.28] Fate/stay night A. OST (#1 disillusion (TV Size))
- [2007.01.12] Saiunkoku Monogatari Original Soundtrack 2 (#29 Saikou no Kataomoi (On Air Ver.))
- [2007.09.21] Seirei no Moribito Ongakuhen 2 (#29 Itoshii Hito e (TV Size))
- [2009.03.25] Kondo no Nichiyoubi ni Original Soundtrack (#17 Visit of love)
- [2009.12.23] ricordanza -Fate/stay night TV song collection- (#1 disillusion, #2 Kirameku Namida wa Hoshi ni, #6 Kimi to no Asu, #10 imitation)