|This article is about a/an singer in Kamen Rider Fourze.|
Anna Tsuchiya (土屋 アンナ Tsuchiya Anna) is a Japanese singer, actress, and semi-retired model who is best known for performing Switch On!, the opening theme song to Kamen Rider Fourze. She also performed Voyagers, the ending theme song of Fourze's summer film.
She collaborated with Kishidan for her song Step in to the New World!.
Tsuchiya was born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and an Irish-Polish father (nee. Hider). Her parents divorced when she was seven. When she was 14, she joined a modeling agency at her sister's suggestion began doing jobs for magazines. As demand for her grew, she started shooting television commercials. At the age of 18, she retired from modeling, citing overweight, malnutrition, and abuse reasons.
In 2004, she starred in Kamikaze Girls, a film loosely based off her own life as she played a fashion model with violent tendencies. This role would bring her critical success, winning her several awards and new roles on top of it.
Tsuchiya also began a singing career, which has been very successful as her songs have hit top charts and been used as theme music for anime and notable media.
- Because she is half Japanese and half Irish-Polish, Tsuchiya is fluent in both Japanese and English.
- Tsuchiya has an older sister named Angela.
- Tsuchiya has been married twice, both of which she is divorced from and has children with. She has two additional children from relationships succeeding these.
- Tsuchiya's son had watched Kamen Rider as a child, resulting in herself performing music for Fourze as she watched certain series as a child.
- Tsuchiya retired from modeling at the age of 18, stating an inability to compete with models such as Emi Suzuki. In her early modeling days, she was called fat and was considered overweight by Japanese modeling standards. As a result, she was malnourished. She would later abuse other "fat" models in a language they didn't know, only to retaliate when they reacted negatively.
- Anna Tsuchiya at Wikipedia.