|“||Protected by Mars, the planet of fire, Guardian of War, I am Sailor Mars! In the name of Mars, I'll chastise you!||„|
|~ Sailor Mars's stock introduction|
Rei Hino, known as Raven "Raye" Hino in the DiC English dub, is one of the main protagonists of the Sailor Moon series. She is the reincarnation of the Princess of Mars and the civilian identity of Sailor Mars. Raye is a Shinto priestess who works at the temple on Cherry Hill. Raye's element is fire.
She is voiced by Michie Tomizawa in the original anime, Rina Satō from Sailor Moon Crystal who also voiced Tooru Taki in Natsume's Book of Friends in the Japanese Version and Cristina Valenzuela in the current VIZ Media English version, who is well known for voicing Homura Akemi in Puella Magi, Alisa Bosconovitch in the Tekken series and Ladybug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, while in the original English Dub from DIC and Cloverway she was voiced by Katie Griffin who also voiced Alex in Totally Spies!.
In the first anime, Raye Hino was a power-hungry, hot-headed, stubborn, overbearing, and somewhat tyrannical termagant who was obsessed with everything from being a Shinto priestess to being a musical idol. She often sadistically mocks and bickers with Usagi.
In the manga, Raye Hino was a stoic, serious individual who did not involve herself with men (due in part to her estrangement from her politician father). She was mysterious, reserved, and beautiful. Raye's manga image was more fitting with her role as a miko than her anime personality. She and Mina had a strong bond, similar to that seen in the live-action series.
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Her personality in the live-action series was very similar to how she was portrayed in the manga. Raye preferred to act aloof and dignified at the beginning of the series, and insisted that she was not interested in being friends with the other girls or joining them in their activities (especially karaoke, which she professed to hate). As time went by, however, she warmed to them and became very close to her fellow Sailor Scouts. Of all the Sailor Scouts, she was the one who cared the least about her past life, and she often argued with Sailor Venus about that. She also had a very strong bond to Sailor Venus, similar, in certain aspects, to the one she had with Sailor Moon in the anime.
In the musicals, Raye was far closer to her anime counterpart than the manga. She dreamed of becoming a composer.
Powers and Abilities
Raye had various powers outside of those as a Sailor Scout, which she used in her duties as a miko. These ranged from ESP to the ability to read flames (fire reading), as well as using ofuda as a weapon. Her ESP often led her to have premonitions about upcoming events.