|Occupation||Order User |
High School Student
|Relatives||Unnamed father (deceased)
Unnamed mother (deceased)
|Manga Debut||Volume 1, Chapter 1|
|Wish||For her own regeneration|
Second Lieutenant Kurenai Rin (紅 鈴, Kurenai Rin) is an Order User that works for the Dazaifu Central Bureau. She is an assassin, set out to kill Hoshimiya Eiji, but is later dominated under his Order.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Kurenai Rin is a young girl with pink eyes and long, red hair worn as pigtails, tied by flowery pins.
When working as a lieutenant, Rin dresses in a yellow-green military coat along with boots that extend up to her knees. Otherwise, she dresses in her high school uniform, which consists of a skirt overall along with a white sleeve shirt tucked underneath that only reach her elbows. Tied around her collar is a ribbon.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Kurenai Rin is an audacious and impulsive girl whose primary goal is to seek revenge against Hoshimiya Eiji for being the reason behind her parents' deaths. She is willing to resort to any means to kill him, and persistently attempts to through violent procedures such as stabbing Eiji in the hand with her sword. Even after being subjugated under Eiji's Bind Dominator, Rin continues to try to kill him, stating that although she is to obey him, she will never allow him to control her heart.
In addition, Rin is relatively ruthless towards others, as shown when she stabs Sena, Eiji's stepsister, in order to insure that Eiji will do as she wishes. She also harms her comrades, without any consideration for them, so that she can accomplish her own goals. She also doesn't want anyone to kill Eiji but her making her a little bit of a Yandere but in a very different way.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Kurenai Rin enrolls in Hoshimiya Eiji's high school, and introduces herself to the class. After school, she approaches Eiji, and requests for his help in calling a locksmith. However when he is unsuspecting of her, she applies a stun gun against his back; rendering him unconscious.
When Eiji awakens in his living room, Rin, having bound his wrists together, announces that she is an assassin that has come for his life. She reveals her knowledge of the fact that he has caused Great Destruction, saying that without the commands from her colleagues above, she would have been unable to get him. While unsheathing her sword, she discloses that her parents have died in a fire due to the Great Destruction. For that reason, she holds a grudge against him.
Rin stabs him in the hand with her sword, and plans to deliver the final blow to avenge her deceased parents. But, the weapon is inexplicably reversed to her, penetrating her stomach. Eiji uses this to his advantage, and escapes.
At the lobby of the Hoshimiya General Hospital, they reunite. However this time, Rin has managed to hold Sena as a hostage. She prevents Eiji from interrogating her about why she is still alive, stating that the real issue is his unidentified power. She arranges for them to meet at the rooftop, and ensures that he will come by piercing Sena through her front torso with her sword.
At the rooftop, Rin has orchestrated for a helicopter, equipped with a machine gun, to obliterate Eiji. Convinced that he has died, she pities that she ends up not knowing what his Order entails, but finds herself unintentionally healing Sena with her Rebirth Fire. Eiji appears, having cast his Order upon her to coerce her in doing as he bids. She is unable to move her legs, and is soon to learn that she is in his domain.
Nonetheless, Rin refuses to submit to him, activating a grenade. While regenerating, she again encounters Eiji, in the parking lot. She sets out to attack him, but is forced to evade the cars that are thrown at her. Careful as to not step in his domain, she quickly notices that Eiji has taken control of her subordinates. Notwithstanding, she plans to blow herself along with him.
But before she can perform as such, Eiji orders for her subordinates to suppress her with their shields, and to disarm her grenade. Soon after, he commands that Rin is not to leave his domain for the rest of her life, and prevents her from harming Sena nor him. Humiliated, Rin cries at having to suffer indignity. Eiji, in an attempt to console her, inadvertently commands that she is to be his partner in life. She, however, concludes that by staying by his side, there will be an opportunity where she can kill him.
There, Rin aids Eiji in breaking out of prison. Since separating ways is impossible due to his Order, they travel together to retrieve Sena. Rin deliberately leads him through an air vent to avoid detection as well as to kill him indirectly by a ricochet bullet. But, her plan is unsuccessful when the bullet plunges through her forehead instead. She lies that she has sensed enemies behind them.
Rin purposefully incites him to cross a dangerous pole to the other side, so that he may fall to his demise. However, she ends up falling herself. Eiji tries to persuade her in giving up her goal of assassinating him, but she refuses. She says that it will be a protracted battle due to the circumstances, adding that she will never allow him to control her heart.
They reach a fork, where Rin advises Eiji to give up Sena due to the strong plausibility that Fran might kill him; she only permits herself to erase Eiji's existence. However, he declines, divulging that Sena has only six months to live as a result of her blood disease. Acknowledging his resolution to rescue Sena, Rin informs Eiji of Fran's ability to stop time, and offers her assistance.
Subsequently, they barge in a room with Fran and Sena present. Rin tosses up three grenades to occupy Fran, while Eiji rushes toward him. However, due to their lack of experience in combat, Fran manages to overcome this obstacle. Rin observes as Eiji and Fran engage in a challenge to discern who would succumb first to the pressure and demolish the grenades.
But then, the Group of Ten enters and terminates the battle. To reject her possible interference, Rin is restrained by soldiers. Thus, she is forced to watch while seized as Hiiragi Yoshitsune reveals their plan to declare war and appoints Eiji as their ruler. Eiji binds the entire group under his command, and Rin declares that she must kill him.
Rin is incarcerated in a holding cell in an underground division of the Bureau. She demands to be released, when abruptly, by authoritative approval, she is granted freedom from the cell.
Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]
Rebirth Fire, the Flame of Resurrection is the Order that belongs to Rin. Rebirth Fire renders its user fundamentally immortal. It accomplishes this by reviving Rin from seemingly fatal wounds, such as a sword through her stomach or a bullet through her forehead. However, it is able to heal others as well, as indicated when Rin heals Sena's wound on her upper torso.
Quotes[edit | edit source]
- (To Hoshimiya Eiji) "My parents, they both died because of the Great Destruction ten years ago. They were caught in a fire! That is why I hold a 'grudge' against you. I am to inform you of it before I kill you."
- (To Hoshimiya Eiji) "Speaking of which, your third command was for me to 'become your companion', right? But I will never let you control my heart."