Ryūgū Rena (竜宮 レナ)

is one of the main characters in the Higurashi noNaku Koro ni series, the protagonist of Tsumihoroboshi-hen and the villain of Tsukiotoshi-hen. She is arguably the most well-known character of the entire series, despite the fact that she is not the main character, as she appears on much of Higurashi's official art and even serves as something of a mascot for 07th Expansion.


Rena is in the same grade level as Maebara Keiichi, though she is slightly younger than him, with her birthday falling in July. As Higurashi takes place in June, Rena would not yet have turned 16.

Rena is known to have an obsession with all things cute and will often try to take those things home with her, whether they are hers to take or not. Such things include the "Kenta-kun" doll, Furude Rika, Hanyū, Satoko, 
and any of the club members in punishment game outfits. She spends much of her time "treasure-hunting" at the town's trash heap in search of cute things, which often appear appealing only to Rena and more often than not are rather odd. According to Mion, while Rena might seem cute herself, people should be careful not to anger her as she becomes quite scary. She is very sensitive about the topic of Oyashiro-sama, who she fears will curse her for leaving Hinamizawa.

Rena has a sort of secret base in the trash heap: an old van that has been hollowed out filled with the sort of things she likes, which she sometimes retreats to when she's distressed. In her words, no one else knows about her secret spot, and it is close enough to the middle of the dump that no one outside can hear anything.

The Higurashi fanbase tends to be argue over whether the item she found in the town's trash heap (anime), or a tool shed (manga and visual novels) was a cleaver, billhook, cane knife, or a hatchet. The popular term is "cleaver", however the most accurate term would be nata. A nata is a gardening tool used for clearing brush, though it generally does not have the spike on the end that Rena's does.

Rena's parents are both fashion designers, and while she was born in Hinamizawa, her family soon moved away to Ibaraki, for the sake of her mother's advancing career. Her mother soon started an affair with a co-worker, and Rena met him a couple of times. She found him to be generally agreeable, although she didn't understand the reality of her mother's relationship with him until her mother asked her come away to start a new family with the two of them. Her mother was pregnant with the man's child, and was planning to leave her father.

Her father was devastated, and Rena blamed herself. She remained very loyal to her father after her mother betrayed/cheated on him, and as shown in Tsumihoroboshi-hen she is willing to go to extreme lengths to protect him. She spurned her mother, saying she never wanted to see her again, and nearly went mad with the guilt. She would cut at herself, especially at and around the neck area, trying to get rid of the "filthy blood" that was left in her by her mother, and imagined it to be filled with maggots.The maggots in question, as seen inTsumihoroboshi-hen.

Rena started to behave in violent and erratic ways, and during this time she attacked three of her male classmates. However, there is some implication that they were the instigators of the incident since they decided not to press charges, and in Matsuribayashi-hen it is revealed that they had attempted to rape her. She also smashed all the windows in her school with a baseball bat and was eventually hospitalized.

Rena later claimed that what broke her out of this state was the Shrine God of Hinamizawa, Oyashiro-sama, who "said" to Rena: "If you want to live, move back to Hinamizawa; that's the only way you'll be safe." Rena and her father moved back to Hinamizawa, and Rena, whose birth name was "Reina", changed her name as a part of her new start (though English speaking viewers may find the difference negligible aside from spelling). According to the Tsumihoroboshi-hen TIPS, the other purpose of removing the "i" in her name was, as interpreted by Rena herself, to "remove the i-cky things" (いやなこと iyana koto), though later she realizes that "the "i-ncredible things" (いいこ ii koto) also start with an "i".
Mamiya Rina and Rena's first names, identical with the exception of the vowel, could be considered the two halves of the name "Reina", in which "Rena" is the good, untainted half of the name and "Rina" is the epitome and physical existence of all the "i-cky things" and the bad experiences in Ibaraki.

Rena's experience with Oyashiro-sama allowed her to bond with Hōjō Satoshi when he started having similar experiences. In Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Mamiya Rina and Hōjō Teppei, both scam artists, target her father. In an attempt to protect her father and herself, Rena ends up fighting and killing Rina, and although it begins as self-defense, she later leads Teppei out to the junk yard and kills him as well. Not long after this, Takano Miyo entrusts her with her scrapbook. Takano dies shortly after, but after reading the book Rena begins to question the nature of Oyashiro-sama and the honesty of her friends. She takes the school building and those inside hostage, and only the intervention of Keiichi stops her from making another horrible mistake and becoming another fatality of the Hinamizawa Syndrome.

Rena's "Kawaii Mode"
Rena's Angry Face
  • In episode 1 of Seitokai no Ichizon, Ken says that he loves Kurimu who asks him how can he confess his love so easily. Ken answers that he's serious but Kurimu yells at him with a loud "Uso da!" while mimicking Rena's iconic face from Higurashi. Ken only replies that "I think it's more about Umineko than Higurashi nowdays".
  • In episode 6 of Seiokai no Ichizon, Magiru, the student council's advisor, says that she would prefer if the student council did it's meeting with a hatchet or a bat, and her dream is "getting sent to Hinamizawa".
  • In episode 15 of Kyōran Kazoku Nikki Kyouka turns into a magical girl. After Hiratsuka sees her cute outfit she says "Hau~ I want to take you home".
  • In Rose Guns Days (Also by Ryukishi07), the icon of the "Over Kill" emblem is a scary faced Rena holding a cleaver. 
Ryugu Rena in Casual clothes.

Rena has short orange hair in an angled cut with long sides, and her bangs part on the left of her forehead. Her eyes are blue and droop at the ends.

On her school days, Rena wears a fairly typical sailor fuku, complete with a yellow ribbon, and white socks with dark brown shoes. On her free days, she wears a white dress with a purple bow and sash and long silt up the middle, complete with "her favorite" white cap. She also wears thigh-high black socks with brown knee-high boots. Rena's blood-stained cap was used as a message to Sonozaki Mion in Taraimawashi-hen and a message to Hōjō Satoko in Yakusamashi-hen.

Rena's appearance in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
In the first episode of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Rena appears as an adult in a purple business suit. She has the same hairstyle, though it is a bit longer, and seems to have grown much taller since June of 1983 even taller than both Akasaka Mamoru and Ōishi Kuraudo by a few inches, though that may have been just a simple production studio mistake.

On Rena's Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri sprite, her sailor fuku tie has a blue knot that has a small white cross in the center of it, similar to the pin Takano Miyo wears on her left side when she is wearing her black military uniform.

Rena seems to have a sweet and friendly nature, although situations in the story can cause that to change dramatically; in Onikakushi-hen in particular, she is shown to react strongly to one of Keiichi's remarks with a deafeningly loud "Uso da! (嘘だ! That's a lie!)". She occasionally comes off as a bit of an airhead, but she is actually surprisingly intuitive, especially when it comes to her friends.

Along with her intuition, Rena is shown to be capable of becoming quite frightening and dangerously hostile when she is determined, especially inMinagoroshi-hen. She was able to easily intimidate both the village council and the Child Welfare staff, moreso than Keiichi could through, her eyes and words, rarely losing emotional control like Keiichi and Sonozaki Shion both did frequently. During the last Watanagashi meeting of the village council, Rena got into a violent fistfight with one of the elders and even threatened to crush Sonozaki Oryō's head if Oryō refused to help Satoko. Keiichi often calls her the "quiet, blue flame that burns silently," referring to her capability of becoming incredibly powerful when push comes to shove, despite her normally girly and seemingly-airheaded personality; in such situations, Rena will always be the instigator of and the most bluntly offensive in the fight, as observed in many instances; by Shion in Meakashi-hen and Minagoroshi-hen ("I wonder how you were in Ibaraki. You don't even hesitate to attack people!"), Keiichi inWatanagashi-hen, and Furude Rika in Minagoroshi-hen. Rena also has the ability to fiercely and successfully retort in a very sharp and biting way when involved in heated debate.

Mion describes Rena, and Rena is often portrayed, as being hostile towards people who make light of or express disbelief in Oyashiro-sama's Curse. This is due to her own experience with it and her (correct) assumption that Oyashiro-sama physically exists. However, in Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Rena seems to completely contradict her strong beliefs and throw them away in a matter of seconds after Takano lent Rena a scrapbook about the existence of parasites causing the Hinamizawa Syndrome, originating from an alien spaceship. Why this occured so quickly is unknown, especially when the Syndrome is technically supposed to stimulate doubt in a general sense. On the other hand, she, like Rika, often empathizes with and is able to identify people who are afflicted with advanced symptoms of Hinamizawa Syndrome. It is implied that she feels guilty for not listening to Satoshi's problems before he disappeared, and asks Keiichi to tell her his problems, most notably in Onikakushi-hen, but as he was already afflicted with the Syndrome, he hallucinates that she was threatening him.

Rena appears to be very perceptive, as she is able to somewhat understand people just by looking at their face. She does admit directly that she can easily "tell if ___'s telling the truth or not… just by looking into ___'s eyes". She is also able to form detailed and eerily accurate hypotheses of crime scenes based on evidence she observed.

Fan Art
Other opinions based on observations by Amy of Yandere^2 Blog.
     Based on an article wrote by Amy on their blog, She stated that the three main apparent reasons why a yandere snaps is because of:
TYPE A: Entering a love triangle/other polygon, hating the competitors to the point of trying to kill them.
Hidan no Aria Episode 6 (Type A example)
Type C: Self-harm in hopes of getting attention from the target (e.g. suicide by falling from a building to separate a couple like Kotonoha, cutting her own abdomen up etc.),
Type B: Too much love, taking everything from the target in order to keep him to herself (e.g. locking him in her room).
Mirai Nikki Chap 25 Page 6 (Type B example)
Well with this as basis I fairly concluded that all are accurate and well based on the definitions of being a Yandere. Might as well add, Yanderes snap because of the with holding pressure within them that are due to too much love and their loved ones reacting differently from what they perceived or want or imagined this people would be. Honestly this are defensive mechanisms because of being selfishly and wanting selfishly the attention of those people and failed on acquiring them in the same intensity, neither less or more. Therefore, having others judge us yanderes as psychotic, obsessive and other synonymous words.

tell-tale signs of being a yandere:

  • You are showing stalkerish tendencies.
  • You like colors like dark blue or light red.
  • You like slow, sweet, but twisted songs.
  • You can at times, be obsessive.
  •  People have said you are “two-faced”.
  • You can be creepy at times.
  • You scare the crap out of your friends when you get upset.
  • Sometimes you go mental on trivial things.
  • Acts sweet and kind on the outside, murderous on the inside.
  • You are devoted and loyal to people you like.
  • Hate being not included or excluded on any situation regardless of importance.
  • Attracted to insanity, violence or gore.
  • Definitely a MASOCHIST/SADIST.
  • Will DO ANYTHING for people they love.
  • Always jealous.
  • Have psychotic tendencies.
  • Plans on killing people they hate or don't like or interfere with their decisions and wants.

IF YOU POSSESS any of this signs well, definitely you are a yandere, and you are one of us.

SOURCE: Purple Hitori

Dere types:

  • Yamato Nadeshiko
    The Japanese ideal of a perfect wife. Beauty, kindness and consideration, skills as a housewife, obedience, devotion; the embodiment of the feminine element Yin. Probably the origin of yandere - trying to be perfect, all day, every day can be just a bit too difficult without all the love in the world to motivate you, and what do you think happens when that love is betrayed? 
    Example: Fuyou Kaede - Shuffle
  • Childish/Imouto
    The type which displays an innocent playfulness - often disregarding your health in the process. Won’t you play with her? You promised to play with her today, right? You won’t be distracted by any other girl, right?
    Example: Nana and Nono - Yandere no Onna no Ko
  • Obsession
    Watches you all the time. Collects your photos. Thinks about you all the time. Can’t live without you. Obsessiveness that is almost too strong to even be love anymore. Kind of crazy to begin with, really.
    Example: Gasai Yuno - Mirai Nikki 
  • Perfectly Normal
    Really, really normal. Doesn’t seem to stand out as a potential yandere, really. Well, until she snaps, at least, she’s just another ordinary girl. These can be considered “pure yandere” which isn’t mixed with other character types, unlike the lolitastic imouto type etc. Well, unless more general things such as extroversion count as character types.
    Example: Saionji Sekai - School Days


  • Murder the Hypotenuse
    Characterised by the wish to eliminate the competitor by any possible means. Probably the most common type.
    Example: Katsura Kotonoha - School Days
  • Kill ‘Em All
    More extreme variety. Most often a manifestation of protectiveness and/or vengefulness.
    Example: Sonozaki Shion - Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  • If I can’t have you…
    When all hope is lost, the yandere might actually kill the one she loves so that he can never be tainted by another woman. An alternative reason for this action is if she desperately wants to keep him to herself.
    Example: Nanamiya Iori - Yandere no Onna no Ko 


  • Possessiveness
    An important yandere characteristic, since most girls won’t snap if it didn’t seem like someone was going to take their beloved away. They absolutely have to be together, forever. And ever. Will protect that bright future at all costs.
  • Protectiveness
    Will never, ever let her darling get hurt or heartbroken. No matter what she has to do. And if she ever realises that she herself is the reason why her boyfriend is always scared, and not because of whoever she was pinning the blame on, then…
  • Selflessness
    She’ll do whatever her lover wants to make him happy. Can conflict with her selfish possessiveness, however. Most often, insanity has to come from some sort of contradiction.
  • Paranoia
    Probably an extension of possessiveness. Thinks that any girl he so much as looks at is a threat. This trait is exceptionally dangerous, since there is essentially no way to avoid snapping her.
  • Stalking
    Seems to be a yandere character type - but does it belong in “yan” or “dere”? In a way, it could be either. A manifestation of protectiveness and possessiveness.
Tokisaki Kurumi
Code Name: Nightmare
Anime: Date A Live

      Kurumi is the third spirit who appeared after Tohka and Yoshino. She has a split personality: that of a gentle, mysterous highschool girl with a slow talking pattern, and that of a psychopathic killer. She is very aggressive in her actions which makes it harder for Shidou to capture her.

      Mana reported that Kurumi Tokisaki is the most dangerousSpirit known, who has personally killed over 10,000 people which does not include the spacequake’s victims within that statistics.

      Kurumi Tokisaki using unstated and unexplained methods to personally transfer into Shido Itsuka’s High School and classroom so she can get closer to him. Her purposes and reasons in this transfer are simple; consume Shido Itsuka and his ability. She somehow knew about Shidou and his ability and the fact that he knows about the existence of Spirits.


      "A girl with astonishing beauty" as described by Shido. She appears to be elegant in some way and also has very good manners. She is a girl with black hair in long pigtails. Her right eye is red in color while her left eye is an inorganic clock face, with the clock hands moving in the opposite direction, representing her life.The Astral Dress she wears is made out of crimson and black frills, giving her the appearance of a Gothic Lolita.

      It’s hard to describe Kurumi’s personality because of her power, which is the ability to control time and create multiple copies of herself from different points in time. She can be a normal high school girl with a girlish personality at one time while at another time she can be a psychopathic killer. She does not have multiple personalities but she can have multiple pasts.

Powers & Abilities: Angel
Weapon: Clock, Hand Gun, Rifle

Skills: A Gun with Special Bullets that can activate different attacks or abilities depending on the Bullet

  1. First Bullet: Aleph (Accelerated Time, aka super speed power on target object or subject)
  2. Fourth Bullet: Dalet (Rewind Time on target object or subject)
  3. Seventh Bullet: Zayin (Temporary Freeze Time on target object or subject)
  4. Eighth Bullet: Het (Creates a clone of the target object or subject)
  5. Twelfth Bullet: Yod Bet (Travel through time at the cost of a spirit’s power)

Astral Dress: Elohim

      Kurumi has the ability to manipulate the 4th dimension, mainly “Time”; but her main power is associated with shadow and controlling it. Shadow is her primary while Time is her secondary in terms of her usage, combined with the power of “Time” she can create the perfect shadow clone with all her experiences, memories, abilities, and etc. Her “Angel” is powerful but it also like a double edge sword, each time its (Angel) uses its abilities it consume a bit of her (Kurumi) Time (life). So, in order to get back her own time, she has the abilities to consume others “Time” to refill hers


  • Kurumi’s left eye represents her “Time” (lifespan). Each of the roman numeral in the “clock” also represents one different skills each, but only the original “Nightmare” is able to use all twelve. It is also hinted that each time she travels back in time after being killed, one of the skill from this “clock” is de-activated.
  • She is the spirit that Mana Takamiya killed multiple times in the past, though those that Mana killed were actually just clones created by her angel, but with the price being sacrificing some of her time, so she began to take people’s time.
  • Kurumi likes to wear black colored clothes. She wears black winter uniform when she goes to school and wears black gothic dress when she goes out.

SOURCE: http://someonepurpleblooded.tumblr.com/post/51856136114

Yuno Gasai
(我妻 由乃, Gasai Yuno 

 is the deuteragonist of Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) series. She is the Second in the Survival Game and possesses the "Yukiteru Diary".

            Yuno Gasai is a young girl with pink eyes and long pink hair that she wears in pigtails, two hanging as frontal locks featuring a pair of red bows, and the back pigtails are left bare. Her most common attire consists of blue shirt with a ribbon on her chest and blue skirt with high socks.


            Yuno's personality is an ambiguous one, for the most part she is a sweet, feminine and sometimes shy girl when around Yukiteru. This masked her darker side that is of a ruthless, cold and calculating psychopath who has little if any problem in using others for her ends, that is her and Yukiteru's survival. She will resort to cruel and mostly violent methods that most of the time end in bloody deaths, of either the Diary Holder or any follower, effectively making her a Yandere.

            However, she wasn't always insane. Her brutal personality is a result of circumstances surrounding her life, mostly the abuse she endured by her mother and the absence of her father, which finally ended with their deaths two years prior to the Survival Game. This was the beginning of her changes, as she later became quite lonely and sorrowful. So from the point onwards of when Yukiteru told her they would marry when they grew up, it was the pillar of support she needed, and her obsession for Yukiteru grew to escalating proportions. Willing to harm those whom she believes will take Yukiteru away from her, such as friends, etc. This goes to the point that she considered resorting to violence if Yukiteru's mother ever opposed her, which did not happen, and threatened to kill Tsubaki Kasugano, and immediately panicked that Yukiteru's friends Aru AkiseHinata HinoMao Nonosaka and Ouji Kosaka would take Yukiteru away from her, forcing Yukiteru to calm her down and announce their "relationship", much to Yuno's joy and his own despair. In the third world, the third Yuno seemed to be very nice and calm possibly because she has love for her parents and there was no tournament for them and is no longer insane, although, as a side effect of receiving her 1st World self's memories, she still has an obsession with Yuki.


            Her diary is the Yukiteru Diary, which tells her everything about Yukiteru in intervals of ten minutes. While this means that her diary is basically useless by itself, if combined with Yukiteru's Random Diary that predicts Yukiteru's surroundings, it can cover Yuno's weakness and protect Yukiteru, making the two a fearsome duo.

            Even while the diary does not help her much by itself, Yuno can more than enough make for it with her great and cunning intelligence, which has saved both Yukiteru and herself in several times. She makes up most of the plans the duo uses to save themselves from the attacks of the other participants, as well as being able to quickly determine the weaknesses of certain diary users, like Yomotsu Hirasaka's blindness, or discover that Tsubaki Kasugano's followers were pretending to be dead to ambush them. She is also skilled in traps, seen when she booby trapped an abandoned hotel with multiple tools, such as electronic locks, concrete (gas in the anime) and even a sickle from an elevator (also in the anime). Her intelligence being her greatest asset. Although she possesses no real powers, Yuno has an uncanny sense of aim, and can use any small object as a deadly projectile. She has killed people with toothpicks, pencils, cards, and other ordinary objects, hurling them with fatal accuracy.

            Yuno is shown to be quite resourceful, using a shard of glass as a mirror to check the position of Minene Uryu during her bombing attack, as well as a pair of stones against Yomotsu to discover him amongst his copycats.

            Her perhaps most fearsome ability along with her great intelligence is her mastery skill in basically all types of weaponry, mostly blades, such as knives and axes, and during the attacks against Kamado Ueshita and John Bacchus, to be a skilled swordswoman, and using firearms such as a pistol and a machinegun with lethal proficency. She also is fairly acknowledgable of poison and drugs although she uses them in few times. She has also demonstrated to be quite skilled in infiltration, as she has in more than one occassion entered a building unnoticed even while it was protected by the police.

            Also despite her feminine appearance, Yuno has demonstrated impressive feats of physical strength mostly when angered, seen when she could free herself from two boys her age holding her in both arms, as well as free herself from two Omekata Cult members even when Tsubaki kissed Yukiteru and killed them too, even though she was severely weakened by the excessive amount of physical activity performed at that time. Also during the second attack against The Eleventh she was capable of slicing up a person in half with a katana.

            On top of all that, Yuno possesses godly powers from winning the first Diary Game. An example of such power is moving enormous structures through her will alone, such as when she tried to crush Yukiteru.

            All in all, those who have ever faced and lived to tell the tale, have acknowledged her as a fearsome opponent and can be considered one of the most powerful participants.


  • The characters of her last name mean "I" (我) and "wife" (妻), respectively.
  • Yuno's birthday is November 16th.
  • Her first name is based on Juno , the Roman goddess who was wife to Jupiter. Like her namesake, Yuno is extremely jealous of any woman who goes near Yukiteru.
  • Yuno's "Yandere trance" at the end of Sign Up has become an internet meme, with internet users editing Yuno's face to look like other characters from numerous series.
  • Yuno has three character theme song: The first is "RED Love " performed by Faylan; the second is "Happy Fate " by Matsui Yousei and sung by Choucho; and third, shared with Yukiteru, is "My Wish Lives in the Future ", sung by Yuno's voice actress Murata Tomosa.
  • It is slightly foreshadowed in both openings that Yuno had killed herself.
  • Yuno's shares many characteristics with Bullseye from Daredevil, as both have abusive parents, attempted to kill their parents, are proficient in firearms and marksmanship, and are homicidally violent.
  • Yuno was a contestant of the International Saimoe League's 2012 season.

SOURCE: http://futurediary.wikia.com/wiki/Yuno_Gasai