Tsubasa Kurenai

Tsubasa Kurenai is madly in love with Ukyo Kuonji. At first it would seem that Tsubasa is a lesbian, but in truth, Tsubasa is a boy that enjoys "dressing up" as he puts it. Tsubasa is a master of disguise and has had such costumes varying from a mailbox to a tree.

Tsubasa met Ukyo at their previous school (which was an all boys school, Ukyo at the time was dressing like a boy). After constant hounding from Tsubasa, Ukyo moved away hoping to be rid of him. Unfortunately for her, he was able to track her down in Tokyo.

Ukyo explained to Tsubasa that she was with her new fiancee Ranma (who was a girl since, everyone assumed Tsubasa thought Ukyo was a boy). Tsubasa immediatly disliked Ranma for stealing the love of his life. Later, when spurned by Ukyo again, Tsubasa tried to date female Ranma. Feeling sorry for Tsubasa, Ranma tried to set "her" up with his male half, which Tsubasa absolutely would not stand for.

The Meaning Behind the Name

Tsubasa means "wings," while "Kurenai" can be broken down into "nine," "passion," and "love" showing that Tsubasa is a very passionate person.

Eiko Yamada & Saffron Henderson

Eiko Yamada is the gender bending Tsubasa's Japanese voice. She's the voice of Anne in Anne of Green Gables, Aki in Fist of the North Star and Mai in Dragonball.

Saffron Henderson is best known for playing little boys and her characters include Kentaro Ichinose in Maison Ikkoku, Sota Higurashi in Inu-Yasha, Tetsuro Hoshino in Galaxy Express 999, and Gohan in Dragon Ball Z.

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