|“|| Shi...ki! You idiot! Letting someone else take over your body... you need to love yourself more!||”|
— Rima Toya, Vampire Knight Guilty
Rima Toya (遠矢 莉磨, Tōya Rima) is one of the youngest Night Class students and has a close relationship of an unknown nature with Senri Shiki. She works alongside with him as a model. She is also roommates with Ruka Souen.
The meaning of "Toya" is "far-reaching arrow" and "Ri" means Jasmine, the "ma" signifies enchantment by wearing away (such as by polishing).
Rima has the natural pale, creamy skin tone of most of the Night Class. She has a strikingly beautiful appearance, much like the other Noble vampires. She has a slender, perfectly proportioned body, and her hair is a light orange shade, and is perfectly straight. When left alone it will hang just below her shoulders in layered locks of gold. Rima often uses black hair ribbons to tie it up into pigtails high on each side of her head: the only part that is left alone is the bangs that fall just above her eyes and shorter hair on the side of her face. Her eyes are big and of a blue color similar to cerulean.
In the epilogue, a couple of years after Yuki left to give birth to Kaname's child, Rima is seen with even bangs instead of choppy bangs, and her hair is much longer, but not tied with black ribbons.
Rima possesses a strong and self-assured personality similar to Senri. She tends to expand energy only when necessary, and is usually a lady of few words. Normally, she comes across as a quick thinker, indifferent and aloof, but is often seen to be worrying about Senri and Takuma Ichijo. Despite her uninterested air she has no qualms speaking her mind and unexpectedly has a short-tempered side to her as well. She usually has an indifferent or disinterested expression on her face. As a vampire, she gets sunburned easily and can be seen walking under a parasol with Senri during the day. Cool, professional and occasionally cynical, Rima is also very loyal and protective of her friends.
Little is known about Rima's history but due to her relationship with Senri we can assume that they were friends before the Night Class was founded. In Vampire Knight Memories, Rima is shown to have a passion for acting despite her career as a model, Shiki's mother being her inspiration.
In the beginning of the series, Rima plays a very insignificant role. She worries about Senri over the holidays when he returns home and even more so when she is unable to contact him. After the holidays and the Night Class returns to Cross Academy she suspects Senri has changed. She later confronts Senri realizing he is possessed by Rido Kuran and tells Rido to leave Senri's body. She is wounded by Rido, but is saved by Takuma Ichijo. She tries to convince Senri to snap out of his state and calls him an idiot for letting Rido control him, telling Senri he should learn to love himself more.
A year later, during the ball, Rima is annoyed with Kaname because he halted their search prematurely and did not reveal Takuma's whereabouts. Rima expresses an unwillingness to attend the party, but is cajoled by Senri to attend, where coincidentally, they ran into Takuma. After the ball they visit the Kuran mansion to deliver a message to Yuki from Takuma. The two get annoyed with Aido for his unwillingness to bend the rules, but Yuki asks to make an exception for the two and invites them in. Rima notices Yuki's heels and comments to Yuki that she didn't think the prefect was the type to wear impractical shoes (pin heels). She and Senri leave promptly because the place is a reminder of Rido Kuran.
They are later seen doing a photoshoot at the school where Sara Shirabuki was posing as a student, and again they run into Takuma there.
They are shown again at a model shoot after Kaname has disappeared. They see a model who had been confronted by a vampire who said she looked unappetizing. They then start discussing the aristocrats and Kaname's relationship and Rima shows sympathy for Yuki. Yuki then comes later at the end of the model shoot to ask something. It is revealed that Yuki wants to restart the Night Class again and wanted Rima and Senri to be her comrades. Rima helping Yuki with the Night Class may start to involve her in the story more.
Powers & Abilities
Rima possesses the ability to wield electricity/lightning. Like all Aristocratic vampires, she possesses an accelerated healing factor and can erase memories if needed. A good example of both of her powers would be in the fight between her and Rido/Shiki. She also has enhanced speed and agility, also as shown when fighting Rido.
Main Article: Senri & Rima
Rima seems to act like an older sister to Senri, often seen feeding him pocky in the anime and sometimes in the manga.
They are acquaintances in modeling and are rarely seen without each other. Rima is often seen worrying over Senri, especially when he goes off to see his mother whilst she travels to the Aido mansion with the others. They both seem to understand each other as Rima is the first person to immediately discover that Senri is being possessed. She cries out for Senri to love himself more when she is injured by a possessed Senri's blood whip. Again, their close relationship is shown when she asks for Senri's blood upon waking up and he agrees. Later, their roles seem to almost reverse--with Senri as the "older sibling" when he shows new maturity in urging her to attend the Kurans' soiree to show their support.
With this occurrence, we can see that it is not just Rima holding the affections for Senri and that he cares for Rima as well. With Senri agreeing so casually to giving Rima blood we can assume they have given each other blood before and the relationship is a deep, mutually loving one as Kaname Kuran states: "a vampire's lust for blood can only be satisfied by that of the one they love most."
During the battle between Sara and Kaname, Senri takes the drugged blood tablets that make a vampire crave blood madly and after a few moments of taking the tablets Senri quickly leaves Rima's side his body now thirsting for blood in a matter that would drive any normal aristocrat vampire into a Level E like state. He goes to Takuma and says he thinks it would be best if he stayed with them for a while. With this we can tell that it is not Takuma's blood Senri craves for or else he would have gotten as far away from him as possible to avoid harming him but instead he avoids Rima as much as possible so we can assume it is her blood he is going mad over. Later during the battle Senri is confronted by Rima as she runs and grabs him, Rima ends up hugging him from behind and talks him out of going to help Takuma. Neither Senri nor Rima are the touching type, with this act we can see that their bond defies their normal boundaries with physical and emotional contact. This lets us see that there is more to their "deep bond " than what was originally stated. In further chapters, there is a moment when Takuma is telling Rima to leave and that she should go home before she gets hurt. Rima refuses to leave wanting to stay by Senri's side. As Takuma furthers trying to persuade Rima to leave, Senri surprises us by interrupting Takuma, using an unusually angry tone at him and then promptly holds his hand out for Rima and tells her if she truly cares for him she will stay by his side and not ever leave it. After this moment Rima blushes showing uncharacteristic emotion towards Senri the page is promptly ended by Takuma giving in and letting Rima stay.
In Vampire Knight Memories, it is revealed that Shiki and Rima met at an audition. Declaring her to be "one of his kind", Shiki, who had been forced into modeling by his mother, chose Rima as his partner, and thus, the two began modeling as a pair. He states that he had liked her since the beginning. When Rima casually asked him if he wanted to be her husband, he easily agreed, replying that it meant she would be his friend and lifelong companion forever. They are likely to have gotten married.
Rima is presumably good friends with Takuma and vice versa as he is evidently worried when Rima is injured by a possessed Senri. Likewise, Rima is also seen mentioning where 'Ichijo-san' was when she wakes up and both her and Senri find that Takuma has disappeared.
- Shi...ki! You idiot! Letting someone else take over your body... you need to love yourself more!
- Rima vampire abilities: Can create electric shocks.
- Rima's parents: Still alive and working.
- Rima respects: Shiki's mother (When she was an actress).
- Rima works as: A model.
- Rima good at: All subjects.
- Rima's taste in men: "Someone who doesn't make me feel tired."
- Rima hobbies: Dressing up.
- Rima favorite fashion: Casual gothic style.
|Yuki Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Zero Kiryu|
|Haruka Kuran | Juri Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Yuki Kuran | Rido Kuran | The Hooded Woman | Shizuka Hio | Ouri | Sara Shirabuki | Isaya Shoto | Toma (Lord)|
|Hanabusa Aido | Tsukiko Aido | Asato Ichijo | Takuma Ichijo | Akatsuki Kain | Maria Kurenai | Seiren | Senri Shiki | Ruka Souen | Rima Toya|
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|Zero Kiryu | Ichiru Kiryu | Kaito Takamiya | Toga Yagari | Kaien Cross | Jinmu | Momoyama|
|Yuki Cross | Nadeshiko Shindo | Sayori Wakaba | Kasumi Kageyama | Ichiru Kiryu|