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Overview

Ren Sakakibara (榊原蓮 Sakakibara Ren) is a student in Class 3-A in Kunugigaoka Junior High School and the Student Council secretary who is one of the Big Five

Appearance

Ren is a fair-skinned teenage boy who is considered extremely attractive (just like Asano) with black hair (brown hair in the anime) that is fashioned into a kariage (clipped) hairstyle where it is flipped to the right side and almond-shaped dark brown eyes.

Personality

Like the other Big Five, Ren is an arrogant person who also appears to be rather narcissistic. However, he isn't rude and comes across as quiet, which may stem from his affinity with poetry and the humanities. He's flirtatious, and often uses his knowledge in poetry to flirt with girls. He normally doesn't take part in the Class E bashing and it's possible that he holds a degree of respect for their abilities (as shown during the first finals arc where he complimented Yukiko Kanzaki for her ability to understand the words). Out of all of the Big Five members, Ren is arguably the nicest.

Synopsis

Abilities

Poetry and Humanities: Ren's specialty. He has been described as a shrewd poet and is very talented in this field. He often uses modified poems to sweeten his words when talking to girls showing that he holds vast knowledge in this field.

Relationships

Yukiko Kanzaki

Ren's Class E academic rival for the subject of Japanese. Unlike the other Virtuosos, who looked down upon their academic rivals in Class E, he appeared to show a degree of respect for her abilities. He is attracted to her beauty and is shown to flirt with her constantly when interacting with her, much to her uneasiness, and the annoyance of Tomohito Sugino.

Gakushu Asano

Ren's friend and fellow Big Five colleague. He is one of the only students who speaks with Asano as an equal, due to his academic ability, financial strength, and level of motivation, which have given him high status in the school.[1] The two are close friends, considering the fact that Asano refers to him by his first name and responds the most to him, and that Ren seems to hold the most confidence in Asano and his abilities.

Etymology

  • The name Ren means "lotus, water lily" (蓮). 
  • Ren's surname Sakakibara means "sacred Shinto tree" (榊) (sakaki) and "field, plain" (原) (hara/bara). 

Trivia

  • Ren gets into the modelling business while attending university.[2]
  • Ren is second richest in assassination classroom.
  • Even in college, he was still a philanderer, creating a situation that almost resulted in bloodshed. After being lectured to by Asano, he has fixed his ways.
  • The number of women Ren has been in a relationship with exceeds Maehara’s.[3]

References

  1. Assassination Classroom Official Character Book: Roster Time
  2. Assassination Classroom Illustration Fan Book: Graduation Album Time
  3. Assassination Classroom Official Character Book: Roster Time

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Class 3-E
Faculty KorosenseiTadaomi KarasumaIrina JelavićAguri Yukimura
Students Masayoshi KimuraHinano KurahashiYuma IsogaiHinata OkanoHiroto MaeharaMeg KataokaKotaro TakebayashiToka YadaKoki MimuraRio NakamuraNagisa ShiotaKaede KayanoTaisei YoshidaYukiko KanzakiTaiga OkajimaRinka HayamiTomohito SuginoYuzuki FuwaTakuya MuramatsuKirara HazamaRyunosuke ChibaManami OkudaSosuke SugayaSumire HaraRyōma TerasakaKarma AkabaneItona HoribeRitsu
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Faculty Gakuho AsanoKiyoshi Terai
Students Tomoya SeoTeppei ArakiNatsuhiko KoyamaRen SakakibaraGakushu AsanoKaho TsuchiyaKazutaka ShindōKokona TagawaNobuta TanakaChousuke Takada
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