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I must hang in there and do my best!

—Rika Ichinose

Rika Ichinose

Rika-vn

Rika-anime

Kanji 市ノ瀬 莉佳
Romaji Ichinose Rika
Profile
Gender Female
Age 15-16 (Anime)
18 (VN)
Birthday December 20
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Purple
Height 152cm
Weight 45kg
Hobbies Writing in her diary (diary blog)
Favorite Food All types of meat, ice cream
Residence New residential area (Neighbor)
Affiliations
School Takafuji School Fukuru Island Branch
Occupation High School Student (First year)
Flying Circus Profile
Sky Walker Speeder
Personal Status
Status Active
Relative(s) Mother and Father
Voice actor/actress
Japanese Madoka Yonezawa (PSV game, anime, as Mako Mishiro in the PC game)
English Cristina Vee
Media Debut
Anime Episode 1
Manga Chapter 1

Rika Ichinose (市ノ瀬 莉佳 Ichinose Rika?) is one the main heroines of the Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm visual novel game and one of the main characters of the anime series. She is an honor student who attends a different school than Masaya Hinata, but they are neighbors.

Appearance

Rika is a young teenage girl with short, straight purple hair which only reaches down to her shoulders, and on each side of her head, she has a leather-like hair clip. She has blue eyes and fair skin. Rika is usually seen wearing a normal Takafuji school uniform, which consists of a light pink shirt with a brown collar and a wing-shaped ribbon hanging from it, a brown skirt, white stockings and brown general Grav Shoes.

In her Flying Suit, Rika wears a suit that covers her entire body expect her shoulders. The suite is white but it is purple in various areas; on the collar, on her chest, stomach and legs. She also wears white gloves and white/purple competitive grav-shoes.

Otherwise, Rika wears casual clothes, usually a green shirt, a black skirt, black stockings and purple shoes.

Personality

Rika is a kind honor student, even though she acts tough and serious. She is almost adept to everything, but she can be obstinate, and she is unable to show her true self to others. She is also serious, but she likes cute things. Her very serious attitude affects her FC playstyle which makes her moves very predictable. In the visual novel, the goal for her FC playstyle was to turn from serious and predictable to mischievous and unpredictable.

Plot

Rika was first seen in the anime when she was undressing herself and Masaya Hinata accidentally saw her (two times in total).

Rika's major debut was when the Kunahama Academy FC club was training with them. When she saw Masaya again she was mad and turned her head away. That night she went with the girls (Asuka Kurashina, Misaki Tobisawa, Mashiro Arisaka, Madoka Aoyagi and Reiko Satoin) to take a bath. When they finished taking a bath, they went and ate dinner.

Relationships

Masaya Hinata

Masaya and Rika and neighbors where there is a running gag in the series that Masaya sees Rika in just her underwear, and because of this, they have quite an awkward relationship.

In the visual novel, during Mashiro Arisaka's route, a tired and groggy Masaya accidentally asked Rika out for the fireworks thinking it was Mashiro. Rika was slightly upset with Masaya because he already had a girlfriend and Rika was attracted to Masaya.

In the visual novel, during Rika's route, Masaya becomes Rika's boyfriend and her coach. He taught her strategies and techniques against Kasumi Kurobuchi for the fall tournament.

Mashiro Arisaka

It was said in the anime that they formed a first year alliance, and she assisted her in getting better at FC when Mashiro was feeling down. It was also thanks to Rika that Mashiro became a speeder. They later became friends and sometimes hang out with each other.

In the visual novel, Risa and Mashiro only becomes close during Mashiro's route. Mashiro formed a Speeder alliance with Rika, and although Mashiro is not as fond Rika as Misaki Tobisawa, Mashiro still likes Rika very much.

Reiko Satoin

They go the same school and Rika respects Reiko, but Reiko just sees her as a cute junior.

In the visual novel, Reiko was the first to state that Rika's serious personality affected her FC play style.

Kazunari Shindo

They are on good terms and Rika respects him. Shindo also expects a lot of Rika.

Kasumi Kurobuchi

In the visual novel, Rika and Kasumi are childhood friends. Kasumi taught Rika FC, but Kasumi was jealous of Rika because Rika was already better than her at FC. Rika calls her "Sacchan" and not "Kacchan" because it does not sound girly.

Etymology

  • The name Rika means "white jasmine" (莉) (ri) and "good, beautiful" (佳) (ka).
  • Rika's surname Ichinose means "city" (市) (ichi) and "swift current, rapids" (瀬) (se).

Trivia

  • In the anime, Rika and Mashiro Arisaka formed a First-Year Alliance.
    • In contrast, Rika and Mashiro formed a Speeder Alliance in the visual novel.
  • For some sort of reason, Rika really likes meat.
  • Rika's competitive grav-shoes type is the Small Grove Maine Coon.
  • Rika's measurements are B81/W55/H82.
  • In the visual novel, Rika has already been playing FC 2 years prior to Aokana's present day.
  • In the visual novel, Rika's route was the only route where Masaya Hinata was not able to overcome his trauma of FC.

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Characters of "Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm" Universe
Main Characters Masaya HinataAsuka KurashinaMisaki TobisawaMashiro ArisakaRika Ichinose
Supporting Characters Aoi KagamiMadoka AoyagiShion AoyagiReiko SatoinMinori HosakaKazunari ShindoSaki InuiIrina AvalonArika OkozeMayu GanekoBotan ArisakaHayato ShiraseMinamo ShiraseFukumen SensyuKasumi Kurobuchi
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