Reko Yabusame (八分雨(ヤブサメ) 澪子(レコ), Yabusame Reko?) is one of the 20 chosen to participate in the Death Game. She is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter.


Reko is a slender woman with a smaller bust when compared with the other female participants, but taller than average at 5'7". Reko has blackish-brown hair primarily, but lighter brown bangs that frame the left side of her face. She wears heavy black eyeliner with droplet-like shapes drawn beneath her dark eyes.

She wears a sleeveless black coat with a high collar, that separates into several strands at the waist, a gray sleeveless turtleneck top with red and gold accents, gray gloves with accented red parts, a red fanny pack with three zippers, and black pants with red accents.

Reko is seen without makeup for a brief period of time after Alice's death. It's implied that this is due to her crying and therefore, it was washed away, but she revitalizes and starts wearing it again at the start of the second Main Game.

Being a participant of the Death Game, she wears a collar device.


Reko seems intimidating and assertive, appearing rough around the edges, especially in comparison to her milder female companions such as Nao and Kanna. However, she's generally friendly and has a "big sister" vibe.  She seems to act kinder to those who may be seen as "weak"; this is shown when Reko immediately comforts Kanna when hearing about her sister and treats her more gently. Though, apparently, this was a change to her previous personality before Alice was arrested for murder. Alice also describes Reko as having always been overflowing with talent and charisma from an early age. And that she's a much more put-together person than he is.

However, Reko tends to be quick to panic and is afraid of the dark and superstitious of things like ghosts. She is known for alternating between the masculine pronoun "ore" and the more neutral pronoun "watashi." She has great reflexes and has a great memory.



Reko has liked music ever since she was a kid; classical, folk, heavy metal... she listened to all of it. Around grade school, she started to compose and write lyrics. Her AI recalls, "People praised me, and my parents were just plain happy."

However, once everybody started to call her a "gifted child", she began to receive more attention. She started to make music that her heart wasn't in, due to her parents wanting attentions and "old bastards wanting money."

In middle school, Reko rebelled. She was a rocker, "she made tons of songs nobody ever wanted." But even then, she still received tons of attention. Even her spirit had to give in.

Starting from high school, her spirit had died. She didn't even feel angry; her activity "dried up." She had tons of chances to be famous, but she destroyed all of them. Reko was the industry's "problem child." Everybody kept a distance from her. When she couldn't gather members, she borrowed Alice to make a band. Eventually getting URSHEEN the keyboard player; STRONGHOLD the bass guitar; and herself RECO for the guitar and vocals; Alice largely worked in the background, though on stage he was on the drums. They formed the band Samurai Yaiba.

However, two and a half years ago, Alice murdered Sou Hiyori—which caused Reko to lose her ability to sing any song made by the band, as she was too shocked.

The Death Game

I finished a new track, so I had plans to meet with my bandmates… and then this shit happens!!
— Reko's memories leading up the the Death Game



When asked about her family by Sara, her AI answers, "...I like my mom. Though she's a little weird. She's affectionate... and I cause her lots of trouble. Yeah, I gotta show my appreciation more." "My old man... Well, he's a good guy... But let's say he gives in to temptation. He's not the most true to his convictions. I hated him for the longest time... But he's woken up now, and gone back to his plain and simple personality."

After Alice got arrested, Reko left music. At the time, she wrote in her diary, which is rare: she wrote that music, the thing she had poured her soul into all this time, suddenly felt like a cold series of notes. She started to wonder if that was how it sounded to people who didn't care about it.

She always thought she didn't care about Alice, and she never listened to him. However, she maybe was a little jealous of her normal brother and acted that way out of spite.

Reko thinks family is important and wants to show appreciation to her parents.


Person What they call Reko What Reko calls them
English Japanese English Japanese
Sara Reko レコさん, Reko-san? Sara サラ, Sara?
Joe レコさん, Reko-san? ジョー, Joe?
チャラ男, Charaou?, lit. "Gaudy guy"
Keiji Reko レコ, Reko? ケイジ, Keiji?
Shin レコさん, Reko-san? ソウ, Sou?
ニット帽, Nitto-bō?, lit. "Beanie"
Gin レコ姉ちゃん, Reko nee-chan? ギン, Gin?
Kanna レコさん, Reko-san? Kanna カンナ, Kanna?
Q-taro レコ, Reko? Qタロウ, Q Taro?
Reko (self) , Watashi?
オレ, Ore?
Alice レコ, Reko? アリス, Arisu?
兄貴, Aniki?, lit. "Big brother"
アニキ, Aniki?
Mishima レコさん, Reko-san? Nutty professor
ヘンテコ教師, Henteko kyōshi?, lit. "Weirdo teacher"
ミシマ, Mishima?
Nao レコちゃん, Reko-chan? Nao ナオ, Nao?
Kai レコさん, Reko-san? カイ, Kai?

Person What they call Reko What Reko calls them
English Japanese English Japanese
Miley N/A N/A ホエミー, Hoemī?
Ranger レコ, Reko?
八分雨 澪子, Yabusame Reko?
(ニセモノの)レコさん, (Fake) Reko-san?
ノエル, Noeru?
Safalin レコさん, Reko-san? ハンナキー, Han'nakī?
Gashu N/A N/A ガシュー, Gashū?
ジジイ, Jiji?, lit. "Gramps"
ヒゲのおっさん, Hige no ossan?, lit. "Moustached old man"


  • Reko's former band, Samurai Yaiba, is written as 36雷818 in Japanese, which is a number pun. Notably, 雷 means "thunder".
  • Her likes are listed as her bongos and live concerts in her character profile.[3]
  • The kanji that makes up her first name are , re?, lit. "waterway" and , ko?, lit. "child".
  • She has a 7.7% chance of winning the Death Game.


  1. Chapter 1, Part 1. Your Turn to Die ―Death Game By Majority― (キミガシネ ―多数決デスゲーム―) by Nankidai. August 28, 2017.
  2. Chapter 2, Part 1. Your Turn to Die ―Death Game By Majority― (キミガシネ ―多数決デスゲーム―) by Nankidai. August 7, 2018. Reko AI
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Nankidai (May 30, 2019). Kimi Ga Shine Character Profile Vol. 1 (キミガシネ キャラクタープロフィール第1弾, Kimigashine kyarakutāpurofīru dai 1-dan?) (Japanese). Pixiv.


ve Characters
Participants Sara ChidouinJoe TazunaKeiji ShinogiShin TsukimiKanna KizuchiGin IbushiQ-taro BurgerbergReko YabusameAlice YabusameKazumi MishimaNao EgokoroKai Satou
First Trial victims Kugie KizuchiMegumi SasaharaHinako MishukuNaomichi KurumadaShunsuke HayasakaAnzu KinashiMai TsurugiRanmaru Kageyama
ASU-NARO Sue MileyRio RangerTia SafalinGashu SatouMeisterMan from the MemorandumMaple
Other Sou HiyoriMr. ChidouinMrs. ChidouinRyoko HiroseBotsunGirl from the Memorandum
Survival Island characters ReiJin MutouTouko Rikuno
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