Ren Tsuruga
Ren | Kuon | Child

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Ren Tsuruga in manga colored

Kanji 敦賀 蓮
Rōmaji Tsuruga Ren
Real Name ヒズリ 久遠 Hizuri Kuon [1]
Live-action Name Dun He Lian (敦賀蓮) / Jiuyuan Xishili (久遠希斯利)
Personal Information
Gender Male
Age 20 (Year 1)
21 (Year 2)
Birthday February 10th[1]
Status Alive
Occupation Actor[1]
Company LME
Affiliations R'Mandy, Dark Moon
Manga ACT.001
Anime And the Box Was Opened
Game PS2 Game
Live-action Episode 1
Drama CD Voice Actor Ken Narita
Seiyū Katsuyuki Konishi
English Voice Actor Robbie Daymond
Live Action Actor Choi Siwon


Ren Tsuruga (敦賀蓮 (つるが れん) Tsuruga Ren) is an actor working for the entertainment company, LME. He is Japan's most desirable man.[2] Ren is a very strong willed person but he could be childish and short-tempered when his real personality slips out. He is a people-pleaser, and often hides his feelings with his "gentleman smile" which works most of the time.[3] He is tagged by many as the "Co-star killer" for his ability to somehow make his leading ladies truly fall in-love with him[4] and is also a model for a clothing line called R'Mandy.


Ren takes a very serious attitude toward his work, and does not act seriously with nor respect anyone who does not take pride in acting. Hence, he disliked Kyoko Mogami at first, as her motives for joining showbiz were "impure" as Kyoko herself puts it. Also, he cares about his "gentleman" image, so he does not retaliate in incidents such as Sho Fuwa knocking over an ash tray in front of him, nor asks for help when he doesn't understand his lines (as he is not a native Japanese). He does let anyone near in times of studying the script.

Both Yukihito Yashiro and Lory Takarada noted that most of his past relationship were shallow as Lory points out that Ren had never really fallen in love. Despite being in a relationship with a number of girls from a young age of twelve, he was shown to be completely oblivious of his growing feelings for Kyoko until his conversation with Bo the Chicken, who ironically was Kyoko in a chicken costume.

Regarding Kyoko, Ren becomes increasingly possessive and dependent on her, fighting an invisible battle of will with Sho to take over the center stage in Kyoko's mind.

He is seen as childish at some point. He kissed Kyoko's cheek [5] because he was angry that she was only thinking of Sho. He also does not have a well-balanced diet and also skip meals in times of work, something that worries Kyoko deeply.

It is also shown that he acts indifferent and calm when extremely happy.

He also has a split personality that he calls "Dark Kuon". "Dark Kuon" controls his actions in a violent, disturbing, or dark manner, from which Kyoko is able to break him out of the trance with her voice or actions. Lory is aware of this side of Ren and warns Kyoko of it without directly telling her about it. Yashiro also knows nothing of this personality, though he suspects Ren had a past that is different to his current facade.


Ren has a muscular build and is very tall, being 190 cm. He is described to have long legs that other top models desire.[6] He has a light skin tone with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Ren's athletic reflexes are excellent, much like his father's. He is talented in martial arts and is light as sparrow. When he stands, he radiates an aura of dignity.

Physical Description
Height 190 cm (6'3")[1][7]
Weight N/A
Eye Color Brown (Naturally Green)
Hair Color Dark Brown (Naturally Blonde)

Ren's facial expressions changes at unusual times. For example, when he is angry, rather than showing a frustrated face, he radiates his smile more instead, making it shinier. He also shows a blank expression when he is confused, rather than obviously showing it. [8]

To keep up with his gentleman character as "Ren Tsuruga", he wears simple, but elegant clothes like a white tuxedo or a coat with polo matched with simple pants. When he wears pants, a notable feature is his long-legs, which various high-profile people admire.

On the contrast, As Kuon, he actually has natural green eyes, that changes momentarily to reddish brown when sunlight shines through them[9] and blonde hair which he got from Juliena Hizuri (Ren's mother).


The public knows nothing about Ren's past and background while only his family and Lory Takarada know about his real background. Ren is revealed to be Corn, a 10-year old boy Kyoko Mogami met when she was six years old.

Ren told Bo the Chicken that he used to get fired all the time when he was starting in showbiz. Ren also used to have plenty of girlfriends and started dating at the age of 12 but never truly loved them. [10]

In truth, Ren's real name is Kuon Hizuri who is the son of Kuu Hizuri and Juliena Hizuri, who are popular personas in showbiz and he was raised in America up to the age of 15. Kuon always lived in the shadows of his father's greatness, he tried to break into the show-biz world, only to suffer many rejections. Because of this, a darker side took over Kuon and he grew distant from his parents.

Flashbacks from his teenage years imply a violent past such as acting in gangs and getting into fights. It is also revealed that he smoked, but quit when he was seventeen. At the age of fifteen, Lory brought Kuon back to Japan, where he took up the stage name "Ren Tsuruga" and later became one of the top most popular actors in Japan.

Kuon has a Russian, American and Japanese mix heritage [11], which explains why he could speak Japanese, English and Russian fluently.


Information below are from Skip Beat! Fanbook - Love Me!

Year 1

5/5 Ren1

Year 2

7/5 Ren2


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Relationships


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Filmography


Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
KM - Thumb Kyoko Mogami Acting - Real Life

Corn (when Ren is Kuon Hizuri)
Demon Lord (when Ren is angry)
Emperor of the Night (when Ren shows "Kuon")

Acting - Real Life

Kyoko-chan (as Kuon Hizuri)

SF - Thumb Sho Fuwa

Pretty-boy face

Show off boy

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
LT - Thumb Lory Takarada



YY - Thumb Yashiro Yukihito Ren Yashiro-san
MT - Thumb Maria Takarada Ren-sama[14] Maria-chan
Jellythumb Jelly Woods Ren-chan[15] Miss Woods[16]

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
KK - Thumb Kanae Kotonami Tsuruga-san Kotonami-san
HI - Thumb Hikaru Ishibashi Tsuruga-san ???
SI - Thumb Shinichi Ishibashi Tsuruga-san ???
YI - Thumb Yuusei Ishibashi Tsuruga-san ???

Image Name What they call Ren What Ren calls them
Momosethumb Momose Itsumi Tsuruga-san Itsumi-san
Ooharathumb Airi Oohara Tsuruga-san Oohara-san
Kijimathumb Hidehito Kijima Tsuruga-kun Kijima-san
Ogatathumb Hiroaki Ogata Tsuruga-san Director


Main article: Ren Tsuruga/Gallery


  • (about Kyoko Mogami) However... the sensation—their touch...their fragrance... never made my heart ache. I never... found them... so adorable like this.[17]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami, about kissing) Shall I... teach you how?[18]
  • (to Reino) Ren Tsuruga. That's my stage name. So what of it?[19]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) When a man gives a woman a gift of clothes it means he's got ulterior motives. He wants to have his way with her.[20]
  • (to Kyoko Mogami) Shall I have my way with you right now?[21]
  • (to Sho Fuwa) Too bad for you, but I have no intention of going along with your foolishness or your diversions. Now leave.[22]
  • (message to Lory Takarada) As far as I can see, neither light nor darkness exist in my life. The future I now see is full of splendor.[23]


  • His live-action actor, Choi Siwon, has the same birthday as him.
  • The live-action actor had his voice dubbed over by two different seiyu. Xie Kun Da for episodes 1 and 3, and Nylon Chen for episodes 3-15.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Skip Beat! Fanbook - Love Me!
  2. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 1, Chapter 1, Page 15
  3. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 17, Chapter 97, Page 24
  4. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 13, Chapter 76, Page 19
  5. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 25, Chapter 149, Page 29
  6. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 15
  7. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 2, Chapter 8, Page 17
  8. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 12, Chapter 72, Page 19
  9. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 35, Chapter 205, Page 25-26
  10. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 9, Chapter 54, Page 11
  11. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 31, Chapter 184, Page 3
  12. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 4
  13. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 26, Chapter 156, Page 17
  14. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 3, Chapter 16, Page 20
  15. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 19, Chapter 113, Page 9
  16. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 29, Chapter 174, Page 13
  17. Skip Beat! Manga Series Viz Media (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 12, Chapter 71, Page 508-510
  18. Skip Beat! Manga Series:Volume 12, Chapter 71, Page 518
  19. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition) :Volume 17, Chapter 99, Page 255
  20. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 29, Chapter 172, Page 257
  21. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 29, Chapter 173, Page 282
  22. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia (3-in-1 Edition): Volume 32, Chapter 193, Page 316-317
  23. Skip Beat! Manga Series VizMedia: Volume 36, Chapter 213, Page 34


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