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Rei Hino
火野 レイ
Hino Rei
Casablanca Lillies
Biographical
Alignment

Moon Kingdom, Crystal Tokyo

Resides in

Hikawa Shrine, Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Occupation

T*A Academy for Girls student:
Middle school student (arcs 1-3)
High school student (arcs 4-5)
miko

Aliases

Sailor Mars

Forms

Sailor Mars, Super Sailor Mars, Princess Mars, Eternal Sailor Mars

Associates

Solar System Sailor Senshi

Personal
Birthdate

April 17th ()[1]

Age

14 (arcs 1-2)
15 (arcs 3-4)
16 (arc 5)

Height

160 or 5'3"

Gender

Female

Species

Human

Blood Type

AB

Relatives

Grandpa Hino (grandfather)
Takashi Hino (father)
Risa Hino (mother, deceased)

Likes

Zazen (meditating), ancient writing, rubies, Thai food, fugu, white Casablancas, pandas, small lizards, divination, the colors red and black, plum juice

Dislikes

Canned asparagus, television, men, modern society

Production
First Appearance

Act 3 - Rei, Sailor Mars

Related Pages

Anime Bio
Second Anime Bio
Sera Myu bio
PGSM Bio

Rei Hino​ is the present-day incarnation of the civilian identity of Sailor Mars. This is the original depiction of the character created by Naoko Takeuchi.

Profile

Rei is a stoic and serious individual who does not get too involved with men. She is described as being a beautiful, smart and reserved woman. She lives with her grandfather at the Hikawa Shrine on Sendai Hill, which is where she works as a miko. Later on, it is revealed that her dream is to become the head priest of the shrine.

Appearance

Rei is a teenage girl with long black hair and black/dark brown eyes (although, they are sometimes colored in purple). She is said to be 160 cm of 5'3" in height. 

Unlike the other Senshi's school uniforms, her school uniform was very stylish and classy, and reflected the elite status of her private school. She wore a gray blouse that had a black collar with red stripes on it, a red bow, a black skirt, white socks with a red stripe, and black shoes.

When she became a high school student in Stars, the red bow on her shirt became black. The difference is said to be due to Rei's being the only Inner Senshi to attend a Roman Catholic school, but if this is the case she has somehow reconciled it with being a miko.

Another outfit she is often seen wearing is her red and white miko robes.

Biography

Codename: Sailor V

Rei in SV

Rei in Codename: Sailor V.

Before she appeared in Sailor Moon, she fist appeared in Codename: Sailor V in Vol. 6 - Showdown! Sailor V vs. Cyber-Girl Warrior Lurga. She first appeared outside of Game Center Crown and said the atmosphere was disquieting. She was referred to as "Hino-san" and she also wore her school uniform.

Dark Kingdom arc

Rei makes her first appearance in the Sailor Moon manga series in Act 3 - Rei, Sailor Mars. In the chapter, we first see Rei meditating over fire and thinking that something disastrous is coming. In the next scene afterwards, we see Rei telling a young girl goodbye. After the girl leaves, Rei looks at her watch and finds out that it is six o'clock. We later see Rei on the same bus that Usagi and Ami are on.

Black Moon arc

Infinity arc

Dream arc

Stars arc

Development

Before she was in Sailor Moon, Rei first appeared in an anime proposal document for Sailor V, which has been shown in the Infinity Artbook. In the proposal, she was given the name "Miyabi Yoruno." Also, her age was changed from 14 years old to 15 years old in the document.

Etymology

The kanji of Rei's surname translate as "fire" (火 hi) and "field" or "civilian" (野 no).

Her given name is in katakana rei (レイ) and therefore difficult to translate. Possible meanings include "spirit" (霊), "companion" (儷), "cool" (冷), "zero" (零), and "bell" (鈴), with the first being most commonly assumed (perhaps due in part to her initial power, "Fire Soul"). Because katakana is the alphabet usually used for foreign loanwords, it may also be intended as a Western name or word, such as Raye, Rae or Ray.

In the Chinese versions of the series (anime and manga), Rei's name is written with the character "麗", which carries the same phonetic as "Rei", but means "beauty' and/or "lovely". 

Regardless, the entire name is structured as a pun, as the syllable "no" indicates a possessive, so that her name can also be understood as "Rei of Fire."

Rei's name (レイ 火の Rei Hino) translated could act as a pun as "Ray of Fire". This would be the most literal translation of her name.

Her name completely in hiragana/katakana is "ひのれい" (Hino Rei).

Trivia

  • Miko are known to use archery type attacks, Rei's training as a miko is reflected through her attack Mars Flame Sniper.
  • The planet Mars was named after the Roman God of War, Mars, who was usually depicted in armor and carrying a spear. This is probably why Sailor Mars' original concept design features her wearing armor.
  • Her prototypical name, Miyabi Yoruno (夜野みやび Yoruno Miyabi), means "Elegance of Night."
  • Compared to the other girls on her Senshi team, Rei's school uniform was more stylish and classy. This reflects the status of her private school, compared to the public schools that Usagi and Minako attended.
  • Rei's birthday (April 17th) falls under the Aries zodiac, which is ruled by the planet Mars.
  • In a 1997 interview, Naoko Takeuchi stated that, "My favourite part of Rei is her Sailor Mars high heels!"
  • The reason why Rei's favorite flower is a Casablanca lily is due to the fact that Michie Tomizawa's favorite flower is a Casablanca, and that is how Naoko decided.

Gallery

For images of the original incarnation of Rei Hino please see Rei Hino/Image Gallery.

References

  1. Rei Hino at Sailor Moon Official Website (Japanese)
Sailor Senshi
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Solar System Senshi Sailor MoonSailor MercurySailor MarsSailor JupiterSailor Venus/Sailor V
Other Senshi Sailor Luna
Civilian Identities Usagi TsukinoAmi MizunoRei HinoMakoto KinoMinako AinoLuna Tsukino
Allies Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo MaskLunaArtemis

Solar System Senshi Sailor MoonSailor MercurySailor MarsSailor JupiterSailor Venus
Civilian Identities Usagi TsukinoAmi MizunoRei HinoMakoto KinoMinako Aino
Allies Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo MaskLuna

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