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Reino
Reino
Reino in a leopard coat
Kanji (レイノ
Rōmaji Reino
Personal Information
Gender Male
Age 18
Status
Status Alive
Occupation Musician/Singer
Debut
Manga ACT.080
Game PS2 Game

Reino is the lead vocalist of the band called Vie Ghoul. He has an interest in Kyoko Mogami because of her "demonic beauty" as Mio and also because of her apparitions.[1]

PersonalityEdit

Reino has a fairly dark personality.

Reino has supernatural abilities which allow him to see, talk and touch spirits (Kyoko's grudges, he also speaks to ghosts of beautiful women as Miroku claims). He seems to be able to see into people's past if the intensity of their past is strong enough for him to detect (ie. In the manga, he was able to guess Ren's name as only a stage name).

He also has a gift for psychic photography and claims he can cleanse out evil. Reino also has rather bizarre tastes, as seen when he was sleeping in a coffin surrounded by roses.  He prefers women with dark auras, which led his initial interest to Kyoko when she was portraying Mio but his admiration soon faded when Kyoko returned to her normal self, which Reino described as plain and boring. Reino dislikes Ren, as the aura emanating from him makes him uncomfortable.

AppearanceEdit

Reino has a long platinum-colored hair with purple eyes. He is a little bit shorter than Sho. He has a fair white skin complexion and also has a small mole under his left eye.

Reino has some notable similarities to Sho, sharing fashion sense, as they are both visual kei artists.For instance, like Sho, Reino wears leather jackets with leather pants. However, their similar style of dress my tie into Reino's intent to mimic Sho.

BackgroundEdit

Reino is quite mysterious, therefore, nothing much is known about his background. The only reason he wanted to bring Sho Fuwa down is because he thinks it's pretty fun torturing him, but nothing else. Also, he could somehow look into an item's background, like it's past owner and everything else.

PlotEdit

OverviewEdit

Reino's goal is to take everything away from Sho Fuwa, so he started copying his styles, music, and everything that is similar to that. It is later revealed during a conversation that was held between Reino and Miroku that Reino's only reason for joining Vie Ghoul and wanting to ruin Sho Fuwa's life was because Miroku wanted Reino to. Reino also tried to take Kyoko from Sho after mistaking her for his girlfriend.

And he also said to Sho, that the future man of Kyoko will be him. When asked why he did what he did to her, his explanation was that so Kyoko would not forget him. To that, Sho became furious and beat him up. After being left wounded in the forest, the other band members of Vie Ghoul came across Reino and helped him into his coffin. Later, he met Tsuruga Ren and got terrified by the aura he emanated. He also said that Tsuruga Ren is only a stage name. After leaving he said to Miroku, that he will never want to know Ren Tsuruga's past nor his real name.

Suddenly, A Love Story arcEdit

Vie Ghoul except Reino tappink Kyoko

Reino and the rest of Vie Ghoul meet Kyoko for the first time at a talkshow. They taunt and mock Kyoko for how plain she was and that they were actually jealous of Sho when they saw her as the angel. Later they go to a special studio, which the only reason they went is because Sho also went to that studio. There, Reino starts harrassing Kyoko right in front of Sho.

Both Kyoko and Sho are worried by this and Sho watches Kyoko carefully so nothing bad will happen. But once Shoko forces him to leave, Reino takes the chance to act. He chases Kyoko and stalks her into the forest. Once he catches up with her, his supernatural abilities paralyze Kyoko and he harrasses her by breaking her zipper and taunting her. Kyoko eventually gets furious and slaps him because she wants Sho to only fear her in the showbiz world.

Reino decides that he will take Sho's place in her heart and to anger her, attempts to kiss her, but Sho intervenes. When Kyoko is gone, Sho beats Reino up, stating he could steal his music, steal anything from him, but Reino could not steal his woman. After being beaten, Miroku and the other Vie Ghoul members find Reino on the ground, wounded.

Later, Reino came across Kyoko again, this time Kyoko attempts to 'purify' him using Corn , but fails. Reino tells her to throw Corn away or get it purified because it contains the misery and anger of it's previous owner. When Kyoko disagrees, he wrestles her to the ground to get the stone from her. When Ren arrives and stops him, Reino recognizes him as the previous owner and sees a part of his memories. Reino runs away, deciding he doesn't want to meet Ren or see his memories.

Valentine's Day arcEdit

Reino meets Kyoko, stating that he wanted Valentine's chocolates from her. When asked why, he says its a time when a man receives chocolates from a girl he likes. Kyoko corrects him, which impresses Reino at how dense she is when it comes to love. Reino eventually tricks her and captures one of her grudges and blackmails her into giving Valentine's chocolates to him.

Later, Reino and Miroku meet Kyoko and Sho, who are arguing about whether Kyoko loves Reino or not. To make Sho even more confused and angry, Reino pretends Kyoko and he were dating, to which Sho storms away after calling Kyoko a stupid woman in love. Reino tells Kyoko he won't accept her chocolates because it is not Valentine's Day yet. Kyoko says she will give the chocolates to him on Valentine's day, but Ren will be there.

With this, Reino tells her he will accept the chocolates that day, but next year he says that he will only accept it on Valentine's Day. Kyoko gets angry, while thinking that she must never let herself get tricked again. Later, Reino confesses to Kyoko, but Kyoko takes it as harassment and slaps him. Miroku tells Reino that he is too honest and that he shouldn't say everything.

RelationshipsEdit

Kyoko MogamiEdit

Reino told Kyoko that he will steal everything that belongs to Sho, including her. After stalking her in a forest, he used his mysterious abilities so Kyoko could not move. Kyoko slaps him, and tells Reino that Sho is her prey, and that the one Sho will only fear of in the showbiz world will be her. Reino agrees with that which angers Kyoko, but Reino tells her that he'll make her hate him. Reino attempts to do that by kissing her, but is stopped by Sho.
The evil couple - Reino and Kyoko

When the two meet again, Kyoko has the Corn stone with her. When he sees the stone, Reino advises Kyoko to throw the stone away, since it has memories of it's past owner.

For Valentine's Day, Reino tricks Kyoko into letting out one of her grudges, which he captures as a hostage. Reino blackmails Kyoko into making homemade Valentine's chocolates for him, which she did with great reluctance. When he encountered Kyoko again, she and Sho who were arguing about the chocolates, he decides to anger him by saying that something happened between him and Kyoko. He accepted the chocolates early from Kyoko in fear of Ren Tsuruga.

Reino states that he likes Kyoko, but only Kyoko's appearance as Mio because he has never seen such dark beauty and scar like Mio's. Reino stated without her Mio appearance, she is just a boring girl and he can't even recognize her. With that, Reino earned a slap from Kyoko because Kyoko recalls Sho calling her a boring girl like Reino does.

Ren TsurugaEdit

The first time he met him, Reino said to him that 'Ren Tsuruga' is not his real name, he got terrified when he saw Ren's past. He told Miroku on his phone that he never wanted to see Ren again or see his memories.

Sho FuwaEdit

Reino and his band copied Sho's music style; they even sent a spy to send copies of Sho's music . When Sho realized that they have a spy, he wrote a 'new' song and asked Shoko to make a copy, then the song got sent to Vie Ghoul. The members of Vie Ghoul got angered by this since the first song was a copy of their own music 'Birth' that beat Sho's song. The second song was a song that showed laughter, as Sho was mocking them. Reino wants to steal everything that Sho has, including his fans and Kyoko.

MirokuEdit

Miroku is also in Vie Ghoul and the closest member to Reino. He had the idea to copy Sho Fuwa. Miroku often calls Reino, and he also went with Reino to see Kyoko a few times. Miroku thinks Reino is too honest with his feelings and says too much.

GalleryEdit

Main article: Reino/Gallery

QuotesEdit

  • (thinking to himself) There's a better way to hurt Fuwa than stealing his song.[2]
  • (to Kyoko) I don't know what he's done to make you hate him so much, but if you hate me as much as you hate Fuwa you will be passionate toward me, too. Like you were just now. So I'll do everything I can to be more merciless than Fuwa.[3]
  • (to Kyoko and Sho, about Sho... but also foreshadowing someone else) The hero always gets in the way. Even if the hero looks more evil than I do.[4]
  • (talking to Ren Tsuruga) I'm not afraid of dying, but I hate pain.[5]
  • (talking to Miroku) I had trouble picking an apple in back of the hotel... when a lion with ferocious fangs and a mane butted in and interfered.[6]

TriviaEdit

  • The author designed Reino as a spiritual medium because he is someone Kyoko fears and so therefore he could not be a normal person. [7] It was also actually Reino's name that they took a long time thinking on. Without a name, they referred to him as "Rei no otoko" which essentially means "You-know-who" in Japanese. Which is how they finally settled on "Reino".[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Valentine's Mystery: vs. Reino Edition
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 15, Chapter 86, Page 431
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 15, Chapter 88, Pages 497-498
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 15, Chapter 88, Page 500
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 17, Chapter 99, Page 259
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 17, Chapter 99, Page 278
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 16, Chapter 95, Page 147
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 16, Chapter 96, Page 169


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