Rei as he appears in the manga.
|Name in Kanji||レイ|
|Name in Romaji||Rei|
|Alternate spelling(s)||Ray, Lei|
|Fighting Style||Nanto Suichō Ken|
|Family||Airi (younger sister)|
|Appearances||Manga (ch. 26-82), Anime (ep. 23-57), Rei Gaiden|
Shin-ichiro Miki (Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu)
Isshin Chiba (Sega fighting game)
Takehito Koyasu (Hokuto Musou)
Daran Norris (anime dub)
Gregory Snegoff (movie dub)
Matthew Mercer (Hokuto Musou dub)
Fist Of The North StarEdit
Searching for the kidnapperEdit
When the imposter with Seven Scars killed his parents and kidnapped his sister Airi, Rei abandoned his humanity and roamed the wastelands as a lone wolf, surviving through any means necessary. Rei was hired by the Fang Clan to infiltrate Mamiya's village as one of its bodyguards. However, Rei betrayed them and helped Kenshiro thwart them off, believing it would be wiser to side with the stronger side. Afterwards, Rei went to the hideout of the Fangs with Ken and Mamiya to defeat their leader. However, the Fangs had managed to capture Airi from her previous captors and used her as leverage to coerce Rei into fighting Ken for them. However, Rei and Ken managed to trick the Fang Clan by striking each other's vital points at the same time, placing both of them in a temporary false state of death. After the Fang Clan was defeated, Rei was reunited with Airi.
Journeys with KenshiroEdit
Rei would become one of Kenshiro's most trusted allies. He exposed Amiba's true identity at the Village of Miracles and accompanied Kenshiro to the city of Cassandra, where the real Toki was imprisoned. Although Toki was saved, Rei was forced to rush back to Mamiya's village when he learned that Ken-Oh's army began to mobilize his troops. Rei fought the leader of the invasion squad and then challenged Raoh himself to a fight. However, Rei was defeated and struck in the vital point Shinketsushū sentencing him to three agonizing days to live.
Final wish and Tragic DeathEdit
After rescuing Mamiya from Medicine City, Rei learned that she was once one of Yuda's captives before she escaped and became the leader of her village. Swearing to avenge Mamiya's honor, Rei dedicated his remaining days to tracking down Yuda. However, Yuda managed to elude his pursuit, leaving Rei's struggle in vain. This was until Toki extended Rei's lifespan for another day by striking the vital point Shinreidai, which had the side-effect of transforming his hair white. Rei entered the final showdown with Yuda, and after a treacherous fight, he defeated Yuda with the technique Hishō Hakurei, the Soaring White Splendor. After the battle, Rei tells Kenshiro to live on as the hope of the new world before spending his final night alone in a hut to spare his friends and family from his gruesome death. Afterwards, Kenshiro ignites the hut as a funeral pyre for his fallen friend.
Fist Of The North Star (1986 Movie)Edit
In the 1986 movie adaptation, Rei is once again searching for the 'Man With Seven Scars' who has kidnapped his sister. He ultimately teams up with Kenshiro and together they confront Jagi and rescue Airi. After Airi's memory and sight are restored by Kenshiro and Lin respectively, Rei watches over Bat and Lin while Kenshiro continues his quest to find Yuria. During this time, the three of them travel to Cassandra where they discover Yuria now in Raoh's clutches. To save Yuria from a public execution, Rei challenges Raoh and is defeated in similar fashion to the series - albeit he is killed almost instantly instead of sentenced to three days to live. With his final breath, Rei implores Kenshiro not to sacrifice his life against Raoh, as there are too many people depending on him to protect them. However, these words only spur Kenshiro on further to fight Raoh.
From Hokuto no Ken: Kyūkyoku Kaisetsusho: Seikimatsu Haō Retsuden.
- Level: A
- Power: 3
- Speed: 4
- Skills: 4
- Looks: 4
- Charisma: 4