|Native name 谷 真理佳|
|Occupation(s) Idol, singer|
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.
- "Pajama Drive" (パジャマドライブ)
- "Kurukurupa" (くるくるぱー)
- "Ame no Pianist" (雨のピアニスト)