|Real Name||久遠 ヒズリ Hizuri Kuon|
|Anime||And the Box Was Opened|
|Drama CD Voice Actor||Ken Narita|
|Live Action Actor||Choi Siwon|
Ren Tsuruga is an actor working for the entertainment company LME. He is Japan's most desirable man. 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.
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 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.
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.
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, which explains why he could speak Japanese, English and Russian fluently.
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.
|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.
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 and blonde hair which he got from his mother, Julie.
- Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Plot
- Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Relationships
- Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Filmography
|Image||Name||What they call Ren||What Ren calls them|
|Kyoko Mogami||Acting - Real Life
|Acting - Real Life
|Image||Name||What they call Ren||What Ren calls them|
- Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Gallery
- (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.❞
- His live-action actor, Choi Siwon, has the same birthday as him.
|Ren Tsuruga as Katsuki Tachibana • Momose Itsumi as Mizuki Hongo • Airi Oohara as Misao Hongo • Kyoko as Mio Hongo|
|Hiroko Iizuka as the Hongo Matriarch • Satoshi Takagi as the Hongo Patriarch • Hidehito Kijima as Naoyuki • Yoshiko as Misao's friend|