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Rena Ryuuguu (竜宮 レナ)Birthdate: July, 1967
Height: 158 cm (5'2'')
Rena is the main female protagonist of the question arcs and a girl who returned from Ibaraki to Hinamizawa one year ago, she is in the same grade level as Keiichi.
She is very kind and takes care of Keiichi whenever possible, but is also naïve and is usually subject to light teasing by Keiichi, it is hinted later in the series that she loves him. She is distinguished by her obsession with things she perceives as adorable calling them kāii (かぁいい?, a slurred form of kawaii (かわいい?), meaning "cute"), which are usually moekko characters or items she finds while scouring the local dump. Generally, these things are not considered cute by others.
She also utters the phrase haū (はぅ〜?) when excited or flustered, and has a habit of repeating phrases at the ends of her sentences, most famously kana? kana? (かな? かな??, lit. "I wonder, I wonder?").
Every now and then, she goes treasure hunting in the town's trash heap, searching for 'cute' things to collect, and whenever she sees something that grabs her attention, she proclaims, "I wanna take it home!" (お持ち帰り〜, Omochikaerī?) and proceeds to try and do so, becoming virtually unstoppable during these intervals.
When in "Take it Home" mode, she comically becomes stronger and faster. Despite this disarming trait, Rena is shown to be amazingly observant and perceptive about the things around her (in Watanagashi-hen, she was able to deduce that both Rika and Satoko went to the Sonozaki house by looking through the contents of their fridge and a flier).
According to Mion, while Rena might seem cute herself, people should be careful not to anger her as she becomes quite scary when angered.
Rena's last name is in double "u." So the correct name for Rena is Rena Ryuuguu, not Rena Ryuugu.