Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Birthday: 11th March 1984
Blood Type: A
Size:B86, W60, H89
Anna Tsuchiya (土屋アンナ, Tsuchiya Anna?) (b. March 11, 1984) is a Japanese singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Anna Tsuchiya was born in Tokyo to a Russian-American father and Japanese mother. Tsuchiya was scouted by Seventeen magazine at age 14 to start a modelling career. Her demand as a model grew, and by 2002 she was doing television ads for UNIQLO, Edwin, and KOSE products. Even though she got involved in other projects afterwards, she today still remains an in-demand model for magazines like Kera, Soup, Zipper, and other youth punk fashion magazines.
In late 2002, Tsuchiya joined with ex-Oblivion Dust member Kaz Iwaike to form Spin Aqua. They released three singles, one album, and one video collection before Anna announced in November 2003 that she was pregnant (at age 19) by husband Joshua (another half-Japanese model) and was leaving the band. In February 2004, Anna gave birth to a baby boy. It was announced in early July, Anna and Joshua divorced. Tsuchiya gained custody over their child. Anna was quiet musically until 2005, when she announced plans to go solo for the first time. On August 24, 2005 she released her first independent mini-album, Taste My Beat under AVEX’s sub-label, Mad Pray Records. She released a single called SLAP THAT NAUGHTY BODY/MY FATE on March 23, 2006. She also released her first remix album, Taste My xxxremixxxxxxx!!!!!!!! Beat Life! on the same day. Her most recent single is “Rose” from the NANA anime, released June 28, 2006. Her solo music style consists of a loud J-rock style, sometimes so loud that her voice seems to be consumed by the background music. Most of her songs consist of either completely English or mixed English and Japanese lyrics.
Anna made her acting debut in Novala Takemoto’s adapted runaway hit Shimotsuma Monogatari (Kamikaze Girls) in 2004 as punk yankee Ichigo Shirayuri. Tsuchiya has also starred in Cha no Aji.