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Liu Mei Fan (リュウ・メイファン, Liu Mei Fan, 柳美帆, Liǔ Měifān) is a character in the Shōjo☆Kageki Revue Starlight franchise, original to Re LIVE. She is one of the distinguished students from the Stage Acting Department at Siegfeld Institute of Music with the title of "Frau Rubin".
An exchange student from China who was a famous child actor back home. Well-mannered and respectful, she has a strong drive to surpass Akira Yukishiro's skills.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
胸に秘めたる 龍の紅玉 命をささぐは 貴き白金
【フラウ・ルビン】 リュウ・メイファン！ ランシャオバージチィンレイェン、ワンダゥダンダン！ （情熱の炎で、王道を作る！）
mune ni himetaru ryū no kōgyoku inochi o sa sagu wa takaki purachina
"furau rubin" Liu Mei Fan! ránshāo ba jīqíng lièyàn, wángdào dàngdàng! (jōnetsu no honō de, ōdō o tsukuru!)
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Mei Fan has purple hair that is in a long ponytail on her left side. Her hair reaches to her thighs. She wears a shrine card like hair tie. She has amber eyes.
Her school uniform consists of a beige collared formal jacket, which has a vest design to it including having the right side overlay on the left with four buttons to hold it closed. On her left shoulder is the Siegfeld school emblem. The sleeves cuffs are black with a beige stripe in the center. She wears a dark purple sweater vest underneath the jacket. She wears another white collared shirt underneath both of those. Attached to the white shirt is a dark purple bow. The ends of the bow reach her stomach. The bow has a red center. She wears a black pleated skirt with two stuffed animals attached to the right side of it. She wears grey stockings that go to her thighs. The top of the stockings have a gold trim. She wears black loafers.
Mei Fan’s casual outfit consists of a white turtleneck with the words “Los Angeles” on it. The turtleneck exposes the bottom of her stomach. She wears purple shorts with two straps attached to them that make them seem like overalls. She has a stuffed panda attached to her right side of the shorts.
Her Revue outfit consists of a black collared dress. Down the center there are golden lines as well as on the collar. From the top to the center of the dress in the middle of the golden lines it is white. There are three sets of golden button in that area equally spaced below her chest. Her sleeves have two connected yellow stripes that form a novel shape on the front of the sleeves. She wears a white shirt underneath that can only be seen at the sleeves. She wears a brown belt around her waist with an emblem on the center of it. She wears knee-high black combat boots. From the top to the ankle, there are yellow laces going down them. The boots have heals. Around her shoulder is a jacket. The main color of the jacket is white. It has gold trims and golden ropes at the collar. One rope is tied loosely around her chest to hold it on. The underside of the jacket is purple with three unconnected golden stripes toward the bottom. On the outside, the jacket has four inches of the edge being the same purple color. Right above the purple are three unconnected gold stripes. The jackets sleeves are cuffed, having a golden trim and a golden button.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Typically a cheerful and happy girl, Mei Fan herself is also a crybaby based from her attitude if there is something touchy. She is determined, passionate, and slightly oblivious, even to her own feelings. It's stated in the story that she's popular with the student body as the "Edel whom students feel the closest to." However, she's susceptible to being teased by Yachiyo because of her occasional inability to tell if people are joking. She can be extremely stubborn when it comes to things she cares about, such as leaving her home country to become an Edel and refusing to give up even when Akira and Michiru tell her to. Overall, she is a hardworking and earnest girl.
She is extremely addicted of fortune-telling, but her bad predictions have an uncanny knack of coming true, so everyone avoids her fortunes lately .
Background[edit | edit source]
Born and raised in China, Mei Fan trained in Beijing opera when she was younger. She also received training in martial arts which she says was to train her physical strength and now helps customize her performances.
Mei Fan decided to enroll to Siegfeld Institute of Music after she saw Akira perform in Elysion. She then learned Japanese, studied, and rehearsed to go to Siegfeld. Mei Fan passed the entrance exam with an impressive score and was the only foreign student to pass the entrance exam.
Once Mei Fan got into Siegfeld, she went straight to the student council room to voice her desire to become an Edel and support Akira. Akira and Michiru tells her she's not fit to become an Edel and kicks her out. The next day when Akira and Michiru are walking to the student council room, they see Mei Fan cleaning the windows of the student council room. She wanted to clean the whole room, but she couldn't get in. They tell her off again, saying the student council will take care of cleaning their room and she is still unfit to become an Edel. Still, Mei Fan comes again the next day.
When Akira and Michiru come to the room the next morning, Mei Fan is in a dogeza (a kneeling bow with your forehead pressed to the ground) in front of the door and has been there since 6 am. She assumes that she somehow hurt their feelings and that is why they won't let her become an Edel. Michiru finally explains to Mei Fan that she's unfit to become an Edel because of her selfish desire to stand on stage with Akira. She does not understand the weight of the school that the Edels hold.
Even after the explanation of her rejection, Mei Fan hits a gong in the courtyard of the school to catch the attention of Akira. She declares that she won't give up and will train even more.
Mei Fan: "No matter if you reject me as a fan--! This is me! This is my whole!"
Mei Fan: "I am here because I saw your shine! I am here because of you!"
Mei Fan: "My passion burns like no one else! I will prove to you that I can be of help!"
- The Dying King and the Four Knights: Chapter 2-2
Michiru and Akira are impressed by her straight-forward passion and think she can become an edel who makes the king shine.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Revues[edit | edit source]
Live[edit | edit source]
- Revue of Auriga (recording only)
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- The name Mei Fan means "beautiful" (美) (měi) and "sail" (帆) (fān).
- Mei Fan's surname Liu means "willow" (柳) (liǔ).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Mei Fan's favorite gift is dried cuttlefish.
- Mei Fan's weapon, Rubin Hellebard, is based on the weapon of a Chinese general named Zhang Fei, who served during the Eastern Han dynasty.
- Mei Fan loves dogs.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Stage Cards[edit | edit source]
Memoirs[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Official traditional Chinese translation
- There is an error in the pinyin in the official English translation - it should be "lieyan" not "re yan". The official Chinese dialogue is 燃烧吧，激情烈焰，王道荡荡 (Ránshāo ba, jīqíng lièyàn, wángdào dàngdàng)