Ren Kurenai (紅蓮, Kurenai Ren) is a character that appears in the anime and manga series, Beyblade: Shogun Steel. She can be seen as the female counterpart of Zyro Kurogane. Her Beyblade is Thief Phoenix E230GCF.
Ren Kurenai is known to battle with her Fire Element Beyblade Thief Phoenix E230GCF. Known to be a very powerful Blader in battles, Ren appears to be able to match the skills of Zyro Kurogane. She will unleash her ultimate strength in the battlefield, where her Bey is strong and her spirit even stronger.
Ren is a mid-teen. She has cream-coloured skin, amber eyes, and blonde hair.
Ren dresses similarly to Zyro Kurogane and is generally seen as his female parallel. Her outfit consists out of a black leather jacket, lined with pink rims over a lime green tank top, burgundy shorts held up by a black belt, long over-knee socks that are vertically split into soft pink and lavander half and trimed black at the end. She also wears a pair of short black boots with magenta scarps, as well as black fingerless gloves and two crossing broze belts with gold buckles that hold her gear.
Her swimsuit is a maroon one-piece swimsuit with a front zipper.
Ren Kurenai is very much like Zyro, persona-wise. This is because she is very enthusiastic in about every Beybattle she is challenged in. Like Zyro, she never seems to back down or even reject a fight for that matter because of her "fight-till-the-end" spirit.
She is also very particular about how her battles compromise, because as seen in her debut, she took a few seconds to stray away from the Beybattle attention to brainstorm a strategic plan in which after that, she took and dismantled her opponent's Beyblades, one-by-one.
Beyblade: Shogun Steel
Birth of the Phoenix
After a furious Beybattle between Zyro Kurogane and Kite Unabara, Ren Kurenai appeared out of nowhere, on top of a Zero-G platform ready for a battle of hers with her Beyblade, Thief Phoenix E230GCF. This came as a shock to Benkei Hanawa, Maru, and Shinobu Hiryūin as they saw her fight. Ren showed immense skill and potential, defeating all of her opponents in a fury of hers, which destroyed them. Zyro Kurogane then returned to spectate in his shock: a female Blader, very similar to he, himself, as Ren unleashed a Special move. Which ultimately, had her Phoenix circle the Zero-G Stadium and take the win for herself.
Zyro really was very shocked and felt "stolen" how someone very parallel to Zyro, used a fiery-oriented Special move. Zyro took no regrets and challenged Ren to a Beybattle, where Ren accepted it. Raising the platforms, they get the Beys ready, and begin their fight. Ren tried to use Zeros technique but Zero won. After seeing Zero beat kite she desides to join his group.
- Thief Phoenix E230GCF - Ren primary Beyblade.
- Molten Wing: Ren's first Special Move used in episode 29. It involves Phoenix spinning around the stadium while burning up and leaving a powerful ring of fire as it forces the opponent to draw towards it.
|Beyblade: Shogun Steel|
|Random Beypark Bladers||ZG009||Win|
|Takanosuke Shishiya||ZG015||No Outcome|
|Sakyo Kurayami (tag with Takaonsue)||ZG015||Lose|
|Zyro Kurogane (Tag w/ Shinobu)||ZG022||Win|
|Random Bladders' (Neo Battle Bladers)||ZG028||Win|
|Zyro Kurogane||ZG039||No outcome|
|Zyro Kurogane,Eight Unabara,Beypark Bladers||ZG039||No outcome|
|Yoshio Awayama and DNA bladers (tag with Eight)||ZG039||No outcome|
|Karura (tag w/ Zyro, Kite, Shinobu and Eight)||ZG041||No outcome|
|Yoshio Iwayama, Captain Arrow, Spike Bourne, Genjūro Kamegaki and DNA Bladers (tag w/ Zyro, Eight, and Shinobu)||ZG042||No outcome|
|DNA Bladers (tag with Eight)||ZG042||Win|
|Captain Arrow, Spike Bourne and DNA Bladers (Tag w/Eight,||ZG042||No outcome|
For a full gallery of images of Ren, see Ren Kurenai/Gallery.
- Ren is the first and the only female Blader seen in the Beyblade: Shogun Steel series.
- Her Beyblade, Thief Phoenix E230GCF, is a reference to her "stealing" (Hence the name "Thief") Zyro's spin move in Episode 9.