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Ruruna Kobe
神戸 るるな

Kobe Ruruna

Info
Japanese: 神戸 るるな
Romanji: Kobe Ruruna
Aliases: Sailor Channel (fan-term)
Personal
Residency: Azabu-Juuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Occupation(s):

Student

Alignment:

Civilian

Gender: Female
Species: Human
First Appearance
Actor(s)/Actress(es)

Ruruna Kobe is a friend of Chibiusa's who appears in Volume 17, ChibiUsa's Picture Diary #4.

Profile

Ruruna is a ditzy, trendy girl who uses slang often (much to Hotaru's distaste). She is in the same class as Chibiusa.

She collects all things by Channel, a fictional brand name. Ruruna tells us that the popular brand started in Paris in 1909 by Gabrielle Natade. The name is often misspelled "Chanel" (like the real brand) by fans, but "Channel" is clearly written in Roman letters in the manga.

Appearance

While in her cosplay, Ruruna wears a pink outfit consisting of a bra, shorts, a sailor collar and heels. She has a bow out of black ribbon which is also on her belt and bra strap. Her hair is a lighter pink than her outfit and is tied into two low ponytails with flower hairbands and she has pink eyes. She has pink nails and is sometimes seen with bracelets and Angel wings. Her cosplay is similar to Naruru's except for the colour and that Naruru wears a skirt.

Biography

She and her friend Naruru Osaka take Chibiusa and Hotaru to the Hammer Price Shrine, a local pawn shop. Naruru purchases an Eternal Sailor Moon costume, while Ruruna purchases a Sailor Mercury costume. Later, when greedy land developers destroy the pawn shop, the two girls dress as Sailor Senshi and attempt to fight the land developers. They even use an attack which they call "Super White Kick," in which they lunge at their opponents.

Things quickly get out of hand when an ancient spirit, Otakura, emerges from the demolished storehouse. The two are sucked towards the storehouse by a swirling vortex of air, but saved when a net is thrown over them, pulling them to safety. Their rescuer is actually Makoto Hanmatsuura, the owner of the pawn shop, who has dressed in a cape and mask, calling himself "Debutcho Kamen" ("Chubby Mask"). Eventually, the evil spirit is destroyed by Eternal Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon, and everyone returns to normal. Ruruna appears only in the manga, and never in the anime.

Development

Eytmology

Trivia

  • Ruruna is often incorrectly called "Sailor Channel," but this name never appears anywhere in the manga.
  • Channel is a reference to the real life fashion brand Chanel
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