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Ren Tsuruga
Ren | Kuon | Child
Manga | Anime | Game | Live-action
Ren Tsuruga in manga colored
Kanji 敦賀 蓮
Rōmaji Tsuruga Ren
Real Name 久遠 ヒズリ Hizuri Kuon[1]
Personal Information
Gender Male
Age 20
21
Birthday February 10th[1]
Status
Status Alive
Occupation Actor[1]
Debut
Manga ACT.001
Anime And the Box Was Opened
Game PS2 Game
Portrayal
Drama CD Voice Actor Ken Narita
Seiyū Katsuyuki Konishi
Live Action Actor Choi Siwon

 

Ren Tsuruga is an actor working for the entertainment company LME. He is Japan's most desirable man.[2] Ren is very strong willed, a bit childish and short-tempered (something only Kyoko and Yashiro seem to notice). He is also a people pleaser, and often hides his feelings with his "gentleman smile" which works most of the time.

Personality

Regarding Kyoko, Ren becomes increasingly possessive and dependent on her, fighting an invisible battle of will with Sho to take over the centre stage in Kyoko's mind.

He is seen as childish due to him kissing Kyoko's cheek[3]because he was angry that she was only thinking of Sho. He became happy when he saw that her thoughts transferred from Sho to him after doing so. He also does not have a well-balanced diet, something that worries Kyoko deeply.

Ren takes a very serious attitude toward his work, and does not act seriously with nor respect anyone who does not take pride in acting. Hence, he disliked Kyoko at the start of the series, as her motives for joining showbiz were "impure", as Kyoko herself puts it. Also, he cares about his "gentleman" image, so he does not retaliate in incidents such as Sho knocking over an ash tray in front of him, nor asks for help when he doesn't understand his lines (as he is not a native Japanese). 

He also has a split personality that he calls "dark Kuon". "Dark Kuon" controls his actions in a violent, disturbing, or dark manner, from which Kyoko is able to break him out of the trance with her voice or actions. Lory Takarada is aware of this side of Ren and warns Kyoko of it, but his manager Yashiro knows nothing of this personality, though he suspects Ren had a past different to his current facade.

Background

The public knows nothing about Ren's past and background whilst only his family and Lory Takarada know about his real background. Ren is revealed to be Corn, a 10-year old boy Kyoko met when she was six years old.

Ren tells Bo the Chicken that he used to get fired all the time when he was starting in showbiz. Ren also used to have plenty of girlfriends when he was in his teens but never truly loved them, he started dating at the age of 12.[4]

In truth, Ren's real name is Kuon Hizuri. He was born to Kuu and Juliena Hizuri, both popular personas in showbiz. He was raised in America up to the age of 15. Kuon always lived in the shadows of his father's greatness, he tried to break into the show-biz world, only to suffer many rejections. Because of this, a darker side took over Kuon and he grew distant from his parents.

Flashbacks from his teenage years imply a violent past such as acting in gangs and getting into fights. It is also revealed that he smoked, but quit when he was seventeen. At the age of fifteen, Lory Takarada, the LME president, brought Kuon back to Japan, where he took up the stage name Ren Tsuruga and later became one of the top most popular actors in Japan.

Kuon has a Russian, American and Japanese mix heritage[5], which explains why he could speak Japanese, English and Russian fluently.

Appearance

Ren has a muscular build and is tall, being 190cm. He has a light skin tone with dark brown and brown eyes. Ren's athletic reflexes are excellent, much like his father's. He is talented in martial arts and is light as sparrow. When he stands, he radiates an aura of dignity.

Physical Description
Height 6"2 (190cm)[1][6]
Weight ---
Eye Color Brown (Naturally Green)
Hair Color Dark Brown (Naturally Blonde)

Ren's facial expressions changes at unusual times. For example, when he is angry, rather than showing a frustrated face, he radiates his smile more instead, making it shinier. He also shows a blank expression when he is confused, rather than obviously showing it.[7]

To keep up with his "gentlemen" character as "Ren Tsuruga", he wears simple, but elegant clothes like a white tuxedo or a coat with polo matched with simple pants. When he wears pants, a notable feature is his long-legs, which even top-models admire.

On the contrast, As Kuon, he actually has natural green eyes, that changes momentarily to reddish brown when sunlight shines through them[8] and blonde hair which he got from his mother.

Plot

Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Plot

Relationships

Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Relationships

Filmography

Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Filmography

Appellations

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
KM - Thumb Kyoko Mogami Acting - Real Life

Tsuruga-san
Corn (when Ren is Kuon Hizuri)
Demon Lord (when Ren is angry)
Emperor of the Night (when Ren shows "Kuon")

Acting - Real Life

Mogami-san
Kyoko
Kyoko-chan (as Kuon Hizuri)

SF - Thumb Sho Fuwa

Pretty-boy face
Tsuruga

Fuwa

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
LT - Thumb Lory Takarada

Ren
Kuon

President
Boss

YY - Thumb Yashiro Yukihito Ren Yashiro-san
MT - Thumb Maria Takarada Ren-sama Maria-chan

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
KK - Thumb Kanae Kotonami Tsuruga-san Kotonami-san
HI - Thumb Hikaru Ishibashi Tsuruga-san ???
SI - Thumb Shinichi Ishibashi Tsuruga-san ???
YI - Thumb Yuusei Ishibashi Tsuruga-san ???

Gallery

Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Gallery

Quotes

  • (to Kyoko Mogami) Why are you making that face? You look like you discovered how the world really works.
  • (to Yukihito Yashiro) So?! I'm 20! I shouldn't get involved with a high school student! What's with that strange look?'! It'd be a crime! Please cut it out! I'm not open-minded enough to fall in love with a child!
  • (talking to his self) Hmm. I can't tell which chicken is better. Well, the expensive one must be better. Can't go wrong with that. I'LL TAKE THE HIGH-GRADE ONE.
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) No way, no human being would summon someone late at night just for this.
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) So I made a mistake. Why don't you believe me? You've got work, right? You should leave, too.

Trivia

  • His live-action actor, Choi Siwon, has the same birthday as him.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Skip Beat! Fanbook - Love Me!
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 15
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 25, Chapter 149, Page 29
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 9, Chapter 54, Page 11
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 31, Chapter 184, Page 3
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 17
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 12, Chapter 72, Page 19
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 205, Page 25-26
  9. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 4
  10. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 17

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