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Rei Hino (火野 レイ)Birthday: April 17
Blood type: AB
Hobby: Reading, fortune telling
Favorite sport: Track and Field events
Favorite colors: red and black
Favorite class: Ancient Writing
Least favorite class: Modern Society
Favorite foods: Fugu, Thai cuisine
Least favorite food: Canned asparagus
Hopes to go to: the deep sea
Habit: When she looks at people, she watches them patiently
Special skill: Meditation
Pet she wants to raise: Iguana
Motto: Do not depend on men!
Favorite stone: Ruby
An elegant miko (shrine maiden), called Raye in the English version and Raya in the French version. Because of her work as a Shintô priestess, Rei can sense and dispel evil even in civilian form. When she transforms into Sailor Mars, she can also manipulate fire. She is very serious and focused, but although easily annoyed by Usagi's flightiness, cares about her very much. Rei is portrayed as boy-crazy in the early anime, but is uninterested in romance in both the manga and live-action series. She attends a private Catholic school, separate from the other girls.
Henshin a go go baby! Transformation is a staple in many genres of anime, from fighting to magical girl. The sacred rule of transformation is that no other character is allowed is interrupt while you power up to your next form, so of course you want to make things spiffy with a henshin sequence.