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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
Birthday February 10th[1]
Status Alive
Occupation Actor[1]
Manga ACT.001
Anime And the Box Was Opened
Game PS2 Game
Live-action Episode 1
Drama CD Voice Actor Ken Narita
Seiyū Katsuyuki Konishi
Live Action Actor Choi Siwon


Ren Tsuruga (敦賀蓮 (つるが れん) Tsuruga Ren) is an actor working for the entertainment company LME. He is Japan's most desirable man.[2] Ren is very strong willed but could be childish and short-tempered when his real personality slips out. He is a people pleaser, and often hides his feelings with his "gentleman smile" which works most of the time.[3] He is tagged by many as the "Co-star killer" for his ability to somehow make his leading ladies truly fall in-love with him[4] and is also a model for a clothing line called R'Mandy.


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 at some point. As for instance, he kissed Kyoko's cheek[5] 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 that is different to his current facade.


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 told 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 and started dating at the age of 12 but never truly loved them.[6]

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[7], which explains why he could speak Japanese, English and Russian fluently.


Ren has a muscular build and is very tall, being 190 cm. He is described to have long legs that other top models desire.[8] 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 190 cm (6'3")[1][9]
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.[10]

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 various high-profile people admire.

On the contrast, As Kuon, he actually has natural green eyes, that changes momentarily to reddish brown when sunlight shines through them[11] and blonde hair which he got from his mother, Julie.


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Plot


Information below are from Skip Beat! Fanbook - Love Me!

Year 1

5/5 Ren1

Year 2

7/5 Ren2


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Relationships


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Filmography


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

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

Acting - Real Life

Kyoko-chan (as Kuon Hizuri)

SF - Thumb Sho Fuwa

Pretty-boy face


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



YY - Thumb Yashiro Yukihito Ren Yashiro-san
MT - Thumb Maria Takarada Ren-sama[14] Maria-chan
Jellythumb Jelly Woods Ren-chan[15] Miss Woods[16]

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 ???

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
Momosethumb Momose Itsumi Tsuruga-san Itsumi-san
Ooharathumb Airi Oohara Tsuruga-san Oohara-san
Kijimathumb Hidehito Kijima Tsuruga-kun Kijima-san
Ogatathumb Hiroaki Ogata Tsuruga-san Director


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Gallery


  • (about Kyoko Mogami) But.. those emotions, touch and scent, does not excite my heart to the point where I'm beside myself. And not like now, makes me feel, a woman could be.. this lovely.[17]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) Do you want me to.. teach you?[18]
  • (to Reino) "Ren Tsuruga" is certainly my "stage name". Is there a problem with that?[19]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) Honestly, you seem out of it tonight. And I'm worried about leaving you alone.[20]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) But, I'm telling you..when a man buys a woman clothes, he's declaring he wants something from her.[21]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) Right now, shall I do everything to you?[22]
  • (to Sho Fuwa) Sorry but, whether for your joke or kill time, I have no intention of socializing with you. Get out of my sight.[23]
  • (message to Lory Takarada) With neither light or shadow in my life, the picture of the boundless future that is now visible to my eyes is full of splendor.[24]


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


  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 17, Chapter 97, Page 24
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 13, Chapter 76, Page 19
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 25, Chapter 149, Page 29
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 9, Chapter 54, Page 11
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 31, Chapter 184, Page 3
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 15
  9. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 17
  10. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 12, Chapter 72, Page 19
  11. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 205, Page 25-26
  12. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 4
  13. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 17
  14. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 3, Chapter 16, Page 20
  15. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 19, Chapter 113, Page 9
  16. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 174, Page 13
  17. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 12, Chapter 71, Page 4
  18. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 12, Chapter 71, Page 14
  19. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 17, Chapter 99, Page 6
  20. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 172, Page 25
  21. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 172, Page 26
  22. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 173, Page 20
  23. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 32, Chapter 193, Page 11-12
  24. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 36, Chapter 213, Page 30


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