Hajime Tanaka (voiced by Daisuke Ishikawa) is the rookie of the Yuuhi Town Ouendan, who, along with Shinta Kikuchi, the player plays as if he/she is on easy mode. He originally had a bandana with the Ouendan's emblem on it, but in the second game, he gains a hat.
- "He is a prodigy and the eldest boy in his family. One day as he returned from school he accidentally encountered Domeki who explained what it is that they do. Tanaka decided to join."
- - Hajime's profile from the first game.
- "Eldest son of a genius family. His cheering is still inexperienced."
- - Hajime's profile in the second game.