Ogata Rina or Rina Ogata
is the head idol of Ogata productions, owned by her older brother former singer turned composer Eiji Ogata
in the series White Album
. Rina is decisive and determined, having been interested in music very early on, and becoming a literal child prodigy alongside of her brother when they were both adopted by the elusive owner of ECHOES
cafe, whom Eiji refers to cryptically as "Franky." Rina has lived a life of luxury, knowing only the stresses of a professional lifestyle since very young in her adolescence. She is unaware of how most other people live and carry on outside of her career for the most part, and she has never been on any dates or fallen in love before, which this leads to her increasing interest in Touya Fuji upon meeting him alongside Yuki Morikawa
(Fuji-kun's current girlfriend) when the pair visit ECHOES
. This meeting, which ends with Rina requesting Touya's contact information, sends the story in a key direction for the remainder of the episodes, as Rina's attempts to draw Touya closer to her complicate things for her emotionally, and consequently Yuki as well.
Yuki often refers to Rina as her sempai, but the onscreen chemistry that the two share is more of sisterhood rather than an old school seniority hierarchy.
Rina supports and encourages Yuki just as Touya does.
Compared directly to Yuki in terms of getting and keeping Touya's attention, Rina is her biggest rival other than Misaki Sawakura, Touya's sempai in college.
The following is a list of episodes
of the 2009 Japanese animated television series White Album
, based on the visual novel White Album
by Leaf. The episodes, produced by Seven Arcs, are directed by Akira Yoshimura, written by Hiroaki Satō, and features character design by Kō Yoshinari based on the original concept provided by Hisashi Kawata. The story follows Tōya Fujii, a college student, and his relationship with his romantic interest and idol singer Yuki Morikawa, as well as his interactions with Yuki's senior, Rina Ogata. The first thirteen episodes began its broadcast on January 3, 2009 on TV Kanagawa Japanese television network, and is set to conclude on March 28, 2009. A second set of thirteen episodes is scheduled to be broadcast in Fall 2009. The episodes will also be aired on later dates on TV Saitama, Chiba TV, KBS Kyoto, Nagoya Broadcasting Network, and the AT-X broadcasting networks.
Two episodes of theme music are used for the episodes; one opening theme and one ending theme. The opening theme is "Deep Love" (深愛, Shin'ai
?), and is sung by Japanese singer Nana Mizuki. The ending theme is "Like Falling Snow" (舞い落ちる雪のように, Maiochiru Yuki no Yō ni
?), and is sung by the Japanese singer Suara. A single for the opening theme was released on January 21, 2009, and a single for the ending theme was released on January 28, 2009.