|Season||Guardian Angels Of The Sky|
|Title(s)||Little Red Riding Hood|
|Eye Color||Dark red|
|Hair Color||Dark red|
|Home Place||Feather Castletown|
|Affiliation||Feather Bell Restaurant|
|First Appearance||Episode 01|
|Last Appearance||Episode 137|
Akahane Ruby「赤羽ルビー」 is a main character of the Guardian Angels Of The Sky series and the civilian alias of Guardian Angel Crimson. Ruby 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.
Her catchphrase is "Never give up!" (あきらめない！ Akiramenai!?).
- Full Name: Ruby Akahane
- Japanese: 赤羽ルビー
- Birthday: July 21st
- Zodiac: Cancer
- Birthplace: Feather Castletown
- 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, thought that's not really a habit
- Food: Tamagoyaki, or "normal" Omlettes, pineapples
- Color: Deep Red, Black
- Music: non specific, must sound good
- When Ruby 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, Ruby hasn't thought about her future dreams.
- Though she tries to avoid it, she loves working at the Feather Bell Restaurant.
- In the later seasons, she decides to take it over one day.
- Athletic Skills: Ruby is good in the majority of sports, like soccer, tennis or hockey. However, she prefers basketball over all other kinds of sports. Ruby is a great leading person 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). Ruby has got quite a big pride and is bad at losing.
- Academic Skills: Compared to her sister and her friends, Ruby 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 Ruby 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, Ruby is quite a hard worker. As long as it has nothing to do with school, Ruby usually does her best at everything she does. Due to her energetic personality, Ruby is really good at convincing others of something. She usually uses this ability to convince others not to give up on anything.
Ruby 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 basektball practice or during matches. Ruby's eyes are red colored. She has fair to slightly tanned skin. With a height of 1.57 m (5″2), Ruby is the second shortest of the group, being slightly taller than Diamond. As of the third season, Ruby's hair have grown much compared to the past. She now wears them tied into a low side ponytail, over her left shoulder.
Ruby 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, Ruby usually wears shirts with numbers, (English) words or modern patterns on it. It has been noted in the first episode, that Ruby hates to wear skirts.
In civilian, Ruby 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, Ruby 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 Ruby'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 Feather Bell Restaurant, Ruby wears the Feather Bell t-shirt. The shirt is black and has "Feather Bell" written on it, as well as Ruby's name. The names are written in a pinkish red. Ruby wears a dark red, long sleeved top underneath and dark jeans. She wears the name sneakers as she wears in civilian.
As Yamane Ruby, 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 Ruby transforms into the Little Red Riding Hood in episode 33, Ruby 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 Ruby wears brown boots with red flowers on them. She also wears a cape-like, red cloth around her neck.
In Holidays at Skyriver, Ruby 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 underneat. The pants end under her knees. She wears dark red sandals.
In The Legend of the Rainbow Jewels, Ruby 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.
Ruby is a young and energetic girl. She is very athletic and a good team player. Currently, Ruby 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, Ruby mixes up things which makes others think that has no idea what she’s actually doing. But that is not correct.
Akahane (赤羽?) - Akahane comes from Aka (赤?) meaning "red, "red color" or "entirely", combined Hane (羽?) meaning "feather" "wing" "blade of a fan" or "plume". So Akahane means "red feather", "red colored feather" or "red wing". All in all, Akahane could be a reference to her alter ego as the rainbow warrior of the red rainbow. The name also displays a reference to the main theme of the season, the sky. 赤 could also be replaced with 紅, which means "crimson". "Crimson" is also the name of Ruby's alter ego.
Ruby (ルビー?) - Ruby is a predominantly feminine given name taken from the name of the gemstone ruby. The name of the gemstone comes from the Latin ruber, meaning red. The ruby is the birthstone for the month of July. The name first came into wide use for girls in the late Victorian era along with other jewel names. The precious stone Ruby can also be seen as the symbol of passion.
Yamane Ruby (ヤマネ・ルビー?): Ruby'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: A name which FairySina thought up a while ago while drawing something. 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, Ruby'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)
- Ruby's birthday falls on July 21st, which makes her zodiac to be Cancer (♋).
- It was revealed that Ruby doesn't like wearing skirts or dresses.
- It was revealed that in early days of Guardian Angels Of The Sky, Yousei A. Sina kept calling her "Akane" by accident. This was probably caused because her surname Akahane is spelled similar to Akane.
- As of the third season, Ruby is the oldest active Lead Cure. While the others are about 14-15 years old, Ruby will then be 16 years old.
- As said in the 112th episode of the Series, Ruby is represented by the peony, which means "bravery" in the language of flowers.
- Outside of the series, Ruby has performed some phrases in the collaboration song Happiness 幸せ Shiawase.
- Ruby is the seventh main character, whose family owns a restaurant or bakery. She is followed by her team mate Tachibana Amber.
- Ruby is the first Pretty Cure to have a twin sister.
- Ruby is the eight Pretty Cure to have sport skills.
- However, Ruby is the first Pretty Cure to play basketball.
- Much like Misumi Nagisa from Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart, Ruby usually wears no accessories.
- Similar to how Higashi Setsuna from Fresh Pretty Cure! struggeled with her past as Eas, Ruby sturggles with Kuro Crimson.
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_(color)#Brink_pink
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teal#Teal_blue
- ↑ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_(given_name)