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Marika Tani

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Native name  谷 真理佳
Instruments  Vocals

Occupation(s)  Idol, singer
Genres  J-pop
Name  Marika Tani
Born  5 January 1996 (age 19) (1996-01-05)
Origin  Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

Years active  2012 (2012) – present

Marika Tani (谷 真理佳, Tani Marika, born 5 January 1996 in Fukuoka Prefecture) is a member of the Japanese idol girl group SKE48. She is a former member of HKT48's Team KIV and now currently a member of SKE48's Team E.



Tani passed HKT48's second generation auditions on 23 June 2012. Her debut was on 23 September 2012 at HKT48's Team H stage performance. Her debut stage performance was on 30 September 2012, at HKT48's Kenkyusei Stage.

Tani was first selected for HKT48's general election for the single Melon Juice. On 11 January 2014, Tani was promoted to newly formed Team KIV during HKT48's Concert. However, in February 2014, during the AKB48 Group Shuffle, it was announced she would be transferred to SKE48's Team E. Her last HKT48 activity was on 21 April 2014, during the last day of HKT48's Kenkyusei Stage. She started activities as a Team E member in May 2014.

After her transfer to SKE48, Tani featured on two A-sides, "12 Gatsu no Kangaroo" and "Coquettish Jūtai Chū". In 2015, she participated in the AKB48 41st single general election, and ranked 23rd with 26,051 votes. It was her first ever ranking.

Stage units

HKT48 Kenkyusei Stage "Party ga Hajimaru yo" (PARTYが始まるよ)
  1. "Classmate"
HKT48 Himawarigumi Stage "Pajama Drive" (パジャマドライブ)
  1. "Pajama Drive" (パジャマドライブ)
HKT48 Kenkyusei Stage "Nonai Paradise" (脳内パラダイス)
  1. "Kurukurupa" (くるくるぱー)
SKE48 Team E 4th Stage "Te o Tsunaginagara" (手をつなぎながら)
  1. "Ame no Pianist" (雨のピアニスト)

TV variety

  • HKT48 no Odekake! (HKT48のおでかけ!)
  • SKE48 Ebishow! (SKE48 エビショー!)(2014)
  • SKE48 Ebicalcio! (SKE48 エビカルチョ!)(2014-2015)
  • TV dramas

  • Tsuna Girl: Ashitani Yell (ツナガール ~明日にエール~) (2013)
  • Himitsu (秘密) (2013)
  • Majisuka Gakuen 4 (マジすか学園4) (2015), KY
  • Majisuka Gakuen 5 (マジすか学園5) (2015), KY
  • Radio

  • SKE48 1×1wa1janaiyo! (SKE48♥1×1は1じゃないよ!) (2014), personality
  • Nagaoka×Scramble (ナガオカ×スクランブル) (2015-), assistant
  • References

    Marika Tani Wikipedia