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Anna once again returned to the music scene after the disbanding of Spin Aqua due to her pregnancy and marriage, though not as an indies artist. Anna debuted as a solo artist under the MAD PRAY RECORDS label of Avex. It was announced that her debut single was under wraps, though later the announcement was changed as the single turned into an entire mini-album, later to be titled Taste My Beat. Three tracks would be promoted from the album; the semi-eponymous track Taste My Skin was used as the radio single for the release, the song in my hands was used in a commercial and Anna's cover of Full Blown Rose's Somebody Help Me would be used as the theme song to Tru Calling for it's Japanese release. The mini-album even featured help from such successful foreign artists as Josh Freese, the drummer for the band A Perfect Circle. This release was a lot more successful than her previous releases under Spin Aqua, breaking the top 30 albums at #27.
Anna followed up this mini-album with two single releases and a remix album. The singles fared slightly worse than her mini-album (despite one of the tracks, My Fate, being used as the ending theme for the anime Rean no Tsubasa).
For Anna's third single, she would finally receive some major promotion. Her single rose would be used as the opening theme song for the anime adaption for the manga Nana, alongside fellow Avex rock artist OLIVIA who would be singing the ending theme song. The hype brought from this release boosted Tsuchiya Anna's music career a lot, as Rose managed to reach a position of #6 on Oricon charts (her first top 10 placement, and 21 placings above her next best placing product at the time).
To reinforce her growing popularity, Anna's debut studio album was released shortly afterwards. The album, strip me?, features a growing number of commercial tie-up songs (including ones for WHITEEN, Kirin and Kosé Visée). If current estimates are correct, more than half of the album's songs will be used as a theme song for some commercial or some product.
Tsuchiya Anna returned in early 2007 with a new single called Kuroi Namida, which was used as the new ending theme song for the NANA anime. This single was to be released on the same day as Shiina Ringo's Kono Yo no Kagiri, which is the ending theme song to Sakuran, the latest film that Tsuchiya Anna stars in with a leading role, however Kuroi Namida was put forward a week. This was quickly followed by the third NANA OP single, LUCY in early February which directly preceded the release of a special self-titled NANA album billed under "ANNA TSUCHIYA inspi' NANA (BLACK STONES)".