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Rei Hino (火野 レイ Hino Rei) is a Sailor Senshi, one of the main characters in the metaseries known as Sailor Moon. She is known in the English translations as Raye Hino. When transformed, she is Sailor Mars.
Rei is usually identifiable by her long dark hair and the grey-red uniform she wears. Unlike the other girls she attends the Thomas Aquinas School For Girls, a private Catholic school. However, she is a practicing Shinto, and in fact is a miko at the Hikawa Shrine (火川神社 Hikawa Jinja), where she lives.
She has a confident, frank personality but with bouts of self-doubt and brooding, which has labeled her alternatively alluring and rude.
Rei is one of the few Senshi to have overt powers not related to her superpowered alterego. Although high school girls working as miko are not too unusual, Rei's psychic powers have caused her to be labeled a weirdo by her classmates. She can use ofuda to seal or dispel evil, and sometimes suffers from vivid dreams. She also practices pyromancy, possibly as part of her shrine duties.
Rei's Senshi-specific powers are all fire-based projectile attacks, many with single-target effects. (The planet Mars is associated with the element fire in Chinese astrology; like the other Senshi, the first kanji of her name matches that of her planet.) Her Sailor outfit is red, white, and violet. She also inexplicably wears high heels, which some fans love pointing out teasingly.
Rei lives with her kindly, if lecherous, grandfather (a priest at the shrine). Her mother is dead and her relationship with her rarely-seen politician father is icy. Because of this, she generally dislikes most men, whom she sees as emotionally weak. Rei has nothing resembling romantic pursuits, except in the anime — Mamoru Chiba for a short time, and possibly an individual named Yūichirō Kumada, a good-natured vagrant turned co-worker who overtly likes her.
Rei is a bit sarcastic and distant. She is especially close to Minako Aino. She is determined to not let guys date her and to become a Miko.
Rei's character is altered considerably, compared to the other five girls. She is more 'boy-crazy' like other teenagers, and at times even clingy. She also has new aspirations to be an idol, a businesswoman, or have another 'big time' career. She has an admiring co-worker, although she treats him strictly as a friend. She is closer to Usagi Tsukino than to Minako in this adaptation though at first she doesn't have much tolerance for Usagi's antics.
Her personality in the English dub is similar to the original anime, although some changes in dialogue (especially her playful arguments) supposedly cast her in a negative light during some important scenes. Rei's given name is changed very slightly to Raye. (In an early DiC promotional tape that advertised Sailor Moon to television stations, Rei was called Dana.)
In Pretty Guardian Sailormoon Rei essentially reprises her manga persona.
She is presented as the second leader of the four guardians after Sailor Venus. Her father is a businessman who she has had relationship problems with after the death of her mother. Influenced by Minako—who in this version is a pop idol—she also becomes an idol singer under the name "Mars Reiko", but it is confirmed, by the character herself, that she doesn't like karaoke for a few episodes.
- In the anime, Rei is played by veteran (and now-retired) voice actress Michie Tomizawa.
- In the English dub, Raye is played by Katie Griffin (episodes 7-65, 90-166) and Emilie Barlow (episodes 66-82). Griffin is generally considered superior.
- In Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Rei is played by Keiko Kitagawa.
Rei inexplicably attracts a large amount of angst, dark, and fetish fan fiction (perhaps due to the failed romances in the anime and her confident, aggressive personality). Her disinterest in and sometimes open dislike of men also puts her in a relatively disproportionate amount of yuri fan fiction. In such stories she is most often paired with Usagi Tsukino and Minako Aino.
Official Profile (Anime Merchandise)
Birthday: April 17
Astrological Sign: Aries
Blood type: AB
Favorite color: black and red
Favorite food: vegetarian pizza
Least favorite food: canned asparagus
Favorite subject: ancient writing
Least favorite subject: modern society
Has trouble with: television
Strong point: meditation
Dreams: To be a head miko, singer, model, and/or seiyū
Favorite gemstone: Ruby
- Mars Power, Make Up
- Mars Star Power, Make Up
- Mars Crystal Power, Make Up
- Mars Fire Ignite (Fire Soul)
- Anti-evil Sign (悪霊退散 Akuryō Taisan)
- Mars Firestorm Flash
- Mars Firebird Strike (Fire Soul Bird)
- Mars Celestial Fire Surround (Burning Mandala)
- Mars Flame Sniper
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