Akabayashi Rubi「赤林瑠美衣」is a main character of the Guardian Angels Of The Sky series and the civilian alias of Guardian Angel Chimaira. Rubi is a young and energetic girl. She is very athletic and a good team player. She is a hard working girl, who can also be very lazy. Her laziness is usually shown when it comes to school work that has nothing to do with sport or helping at her parents’ restaurant.
- Full Name: Rubi Akabayashi
- Japanese: 赤林瑠美衣
- Birthday: July 21st
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Birthplace: Hisakata
- Height: 1.57 m (5″2)
- Weight: 58 kg
- Blood Type: AB
- Species: Human
- Personal Quote: Never give up!
- Habit(s): Ruby tends to be late
- Food: Tamagoyaki, or "normal" Omlettes, pineapples
- Color: Deep Red, Black
- Music: non specific, must sound good
- When Rubi was younger, she was afraid of fire.
- As a teenager, she lost her fear of fire but is still afraid of snakes.
- At the end of the first season, Rubi hasn't thought about her future dreams.
- Though she tries to avoid it, she loves working at the Vermilion Sparrow.
- In the later seasons, she decides to take it over one day.
- Athletic Skills: Rubi is good in the majority of sports, like soccer, tennis or hockey. However, she prefers basketball over all other kinds of sports. Rubi is a great leader and tries her best to be the perfect captain of her team. She can run quite fast and has very good stamina. During her time in middle school, she used to be the captain of the girls' basketball team (during her second and third year in middle school). Rubi has quite a big pride and has got problems with accepting a loss.
- Academic Skills: Compared to her sister and her friends, Rubi has the biggest problems in school and has quite a lot troubles with studying. Adding to that, she is very bad in speaking, understanding and learning languages that are not her native language, Japanese. However, she is surprised whenever she meets someone that can speak more than their native language.
- Other Skills: Since Rubi was a child, she helped out at her family's restaurant. Due to that, she is really skilled in cooking, even though she doesn't show it that often. On top of that, Rubi is quite a hard worker. As long as it has nothing to do with school, Rubi usually does her best at everything she does. Due to her energetic personality, Rubi is really good at convincing others of something. She usually uses this ability to convince others not to give up on anything.
Rubi has dark red hair, that slightly reaches to her shoulders, having them styled in side-swept bangs. She mostly keeps them opened, but sometimes ties them to pig tails. She's mostly wearing them tied to pig tails during her basketball practice or during matches. Rubi's eyes are red colored. She has fair to slightly tanned skin. With a height of 1.57 m (5″2), Rubi is the second shortest of the group, being slightly taller than Kiyomi. As of the third season, Rubi's hair have grown much compared to the past. She now wears them tied into a low side ponytail, over her left shoulder.
Rubi wears whatever she likes to wear. She tends to stick to pants, shirts and jackets/vests, rather than wearing dresses and skirts like other girls. Her clothing style could be described as sporty. She usually wears sneakers and is hardly seen wearing any other types of shoes. Beside her sporty nature, Rubi usually wears shirts with numbers, (English) words or modern patterns on it. It has been noted in the first episode, that Rubi hates to wear skirts.
In civilian, Rubi wears a dark red top with puffy sleeves with a slight V-neck. The top reaches to her hips and covers the first part of her pants. She wears grey pants of which she has rolled up the legs. The right one is rolled up to over her knee while the left one is rolled up till under her knee. She wears pale yellow socks and reddish pink sneakers. She has short, dark red hair and dark red eyes.
During the winter months, she wears a black shirt with a white, long-sleeved top underneath and a pale red scarf over it. She wears greyish-blue skinny jeans and the same sneakers as always.
In school, she has to wear the Nijiiro Private Middle School uniform for girls. The summer uniform consists of a short sleeved top that also as a dark sailor collar and a purple ribbon it. The uniform has a dark skirt that has a dark cyan belt. The students wear grey stockings and blue slippers.
The winter uniform consists of a black blazer with a similar sailor collar as the summer uniform has. The skirt and its belt is the same as well as the stockings and the slippers.
When playing basketball, Rubi wears the Nijiiro team's basketball outfit. The outfit consists of a white top that has dark cyan sleeves with the players number on it, which is the number eight in Rubi's case. On the back stands the surname of the player as well as the number. The shorts of the outfit are dark blue and they have the kanji "虹色", meaning rainbow and also stands for the school's name, written on them in a green color. They are wearing blue and light green sneakers.
When working at Vermilion Sparrow, Rubi wears the Feather Bell t-shirt. The shirt is black and has "Feather Bell" written on it, as well as Rubi's name. The names are written in a pinkish red. Rubi wears a dark red, long sleeved top underneath and dark jeans. She wears the name sneakers as she wears in civilian.
As Yamane Rubi, she wears a headband with brown mouse ears. She wears a grey t-shirt with white dots and a pattern looking like a black jacket with a red bowtie. Underneath the t-shirt, she wears a white pullover with 3/4 sleeves. She wears blue jean shorts and black converses.
When Rubi transforms into the Little Red Riding Hood in episode 33, Rubi wears a red dress with a shoulder free white blouse with puffy sleeves. Over the blouse is a dark red layer that is tied to the dress. The dress' skirt has a second, white colored layer and Rubi wears brown boots with red flowers on them. She also wears a cape-like, red cloth around her neck.
In Holidays at Skyriver, Rubi wears a brink pink colored top that is tied together at the end. The end of the top is at the height of her bellybutton. She wears a light blue jeans skirt with black pants underneath. The pants end under her knees. She wears dark red sandals.
In The Legend of the Rainbow Jewels, Rubi wears a dark red cloth that is tied into the shape of a one sleeved top. The ends of the cloth are tied together to hold the top at her left shoulder. She wears teal blue shorts with a dark brown belt. She also wears black sneakers.
Rubi is a young and energetic girl. She is very athletic and a good team player. Currently, Rubi is the captain of her school’s basketball team. She has a strong will and always tries to do her best. She would never just drop something just she got bored by it or she doesn’t want to do anything anymore. She is a hard working girl, who can also be very lazy. Her laziness is usually shown when it comes to school work that has nothing to do with sport or helping at her parents’ restaurant. She usually gives her duties at the Feather Bell to her younger twin sister Robin. Adding to that, Rubi mixes up things which makes others think that has no idea what she’s actually doing. But that is not correct.
Akabayashi (赤林?) - Akabayashi comes from Aka (赤?) meaning "red", "crimson" or "scarlet", combined with Bayashi (林?) meaning "forest" or "woods". So Akabayashi means "red forest". "Red" could be a reference to Guardian Angel Crimson, her alter ego, who holds the power of the red colored rainbow.
Rubi (瑠美衣?) - Rubi, actually written as Rubii, comes from Ru (瑠?) meaning "lapis lazuli" or "beryl", combined with Bi (美?) meaning "beauty" and I (衣?) meaning "clothes" or "garment". The precious stone Ruby can also be seen as the symbol of passion.
Yamane Rubi (ヤマネ・ルビー?): Rubi's name in Alice's world. The name is playing with the Japanese word Yamane (ヤマネ?) meaning dormouse and her real name. The dormouse is a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
Rubs: The name actually comes from Rubik's Cube, which she kept spelling "Rubix" in her mind. So she switched the initials and it became Cubix Rube until it finally turned into Rubix Rub(e). That that's where the name Rub/Rubs comes from.
As a main character, Rubi's voice actor, Hirano Aya has particated in several image songs for the character she voices:
- TWIN SISTER (Along with Oogame Asuka)
- ☻ happiness smile#egao ☺ (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa)
- Rainbow Rose (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie)
- living my dream (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie)
- Mirai, Kibou, Destiny! (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie, Sakura Ayane, Uchida Maaya)
- P R I S M (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie, Sakura Ayane, Uchida Maaya)
- Niji Tenshi no Karaa (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie, Sakura Ayane, Uchida Maaya)
- Forever Sky Pretty Cure ♥ (Along with HIida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie, Sakura Ayane, Uchida Maaya)
- Sekai ni Nijiiro (Along with Iida Riho, Taneda Risa, Hanazawa Kana, Otsubo Yuka, Murakawa Rie, Sakura Ayane, Uchida Maaya, Ito Kanae)
- As said in the 121th episode of the series, Rubi is represented by the peony, which means "bravery" in the language of flowers.
- During English lessons, Rubi accidently translated her name as "Lubi Akabayashi".
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_(color)#Brink_pink
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teal#Teal_blue
- ↑ http://jisho.org/search/%E8%A1%A3%20%23kanji