Lenalee Lee as drawn by Katsura Hoshino
|First appearance||D.Gray-man manga chapter 6 (2004)|
|Notable relatives||Komui Lee (brother)|
Lenalee Lee (
Lenalee was one of the first characters Hoshino created for the manga, most notably before the series'
Lenalee has been well received by the series' readers. She has kept fourth place in every character popularity poll of the series, and has also appeared in polls to decide the most popular manga characters in Japan. Reviewers have praised Lenalee's easygoing character, as well as her role in the story. Merchandising based on her has also been released.
Hoshino thought that in a Victorian setting, long-haired girls tended to become the central character. After considering this, she believed a short-haired girl would stand out more and be much cuter.
 However, her editor wanted the character to have long hair, believing this would be better received by readers. As a result, Lenalee has long hair in the early chapters of the manga.
 Nevertheless, Hoshino took advantage of Lenalee's fight against the Level 3 Akuma to generate an impact strong enough to cause her to lose some of her hair in the process.
 Hoshino paid the most attention to Lenalee's uniform wanting to design clothing that would be sexually appealing. As a result, her uniform included a mini-skirt. However, Hoshino notes that the design does not fit with the manga's setting and states that it is best to treat Lenalee's uniform as
Hoshino enjoyed drawing Lenalee's hair, despite finding her D.Gray-man character
Lenalee is voiced by