Rei, as he appears in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary.
|Other Names|| 阿靈|
|First appearance||Puyo Puyo Fever 2|
|Latest appearance||Puyo Puyo Tetris 2|
|Japanese||Tamaki Nakanishi (Puyo Puyo Fever - Puyo Puyo Chronicle)|
Miki Hasuda (Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 onwards)
Unconfirmed(Puyo Puyo Tetris)
|Puyo Puyo!! Quest information|
Rei is the twin brother of Yu, who usually backs up what she says. He was missing in Puyo Puyo Fever, but appears in its sequel, Puyo Puyo Fever 2. Rei is the opposite of Yu; while his sister is excited and playful, he has more of a reserved, gloomy personality.
- 1 Biography
- 2 History
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Character specific mechanics
- 6 Chants
- 7 Gallery
Like Yu, he has a wispy tail and wears a white hooded ghost sheet—almost identical to Yu's garb, the subtle difference being his straight-cut ribbon. Appearance-wise, what mainly sets Rei apart from Yu is his blue hair, which covers his eyes.
In sharp contrast to his sister, Rei is quiet and terse. He mainly sits in the background, letting Yu be the driving force of their antics. He mostly utilizes signboards in Puyo Puyo Fever 2 to communicate to the player and to other characters, seldom speaking. According to game documentation, however, Rei had a very different personality when he was alive. This is known from trivia given in Popoi's shop in Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary and one of the drama CDs.
In the English version of Puyo Puyo Tetris, his personality is rather closer to that of Yu, and his voice sounds louder; this was changed to reflect that of the Japanese games in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2.
Rei has been known to cast Blue Wisp Come On, Testament, Reincarnation, and Heavy Haze on separate occasions, however he does not call out the name of Testament. His capabilities on his own are not very well documented, as he is almost never seen without Yu.
- Yu is his twin sister, and they usually appear together as a comedy duo. He hopes the two of them stay together forever. However, he does not necessarily enjoy it when Yu attempts to kill people, recognizing their desire to live and questioning if she understands.
Puyo Puyo Fever 2
See also: Yu#Puyo Puyo Fever 2
He also appears as the host of the Town Hall center, where the player can view high scores, change their options, read mail, and play mini games.
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
See also: Yu#Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
Yu & Rei's Story
Yu and Rei, as a team, participate in the Puyo tournament for the chance of winning a wish-granting medal. For the majority of the tournament, he does not speak. When he does, he's mostly chiming in with Yu's statements. His wish is to exchange bodies with Yu, but gets cancelled out by his sister's wish, which was for the same thing.
Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
See also: Yu#Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
Puyo Puyo Drama CD
See also: Yu#Puyo_Puyo_Drama_CD
Rei appears with Yu in a number of drama CDs, most notably Volume 2, Volume 4, Volume 7, and the 25th Anniversary Drama CD. Yu and Rei's backstory is explored in Volume 7 in the track "Yu and Rei's Lingering Regrets?". Their living personalities were shown in this track through a vision Feli has.
- Rei's name is a play on the Japanese word for "ghost"; combined with Yu's name, it makes yūrei (幽霊).
- He and Yu share the same birthday, June 9th, and the same blood type, AB.
- Rei's character color in Quest is blue, but all of his cards are associated with Yu, who is purple. Him being blue can most easily be seen in any cutscene involving him: instead of having his nametag and talk bubble be purple, they are blue.
- Alternate Voice notes:
- In Puyo Puyo Chronicle, his voice become slightly bigger.
- In Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, he switches places with Yu and adopts a more energetic personality. This references his character when he was alive, as evidenced by he still being the one who performs Blue Wisp Come On.
- Puyo Puyo Fever (Mentioned)
- Puyo Puyo Fever 2
- Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary
- Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (Cameo)
- Puyo Puyo Chronicle
- Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (DLC)
Character specific mechanics
See Yu § Dropset for the dropsets as Yu & Rei.
See Yu § Chants for the chants as Yu & Rei.
As he is not present in Fever 1, he has no chants there.
Victory Cut-in (alongside Yu)
Quest: [★4] Yu & Rei ver. PuyoChron
Character Select (alongside Yu)
Quest: [★5] Yu & Rei ver. PuyoChron
Fever Entry (alongside Yu)
Quest: [★6] Yu & Rei ver. PuyoChron