over a year ago:
I actually like both of them -- Ri'ko's fresh and innocent, but also strong and direct, something I really like about Nabeshin's depiction of women in his anime -- complex, strong, flawed, passionate, driven... being female I enjoy not having to filter a male writer/director's biases in female main chars.
Yurika I like because she's obviously not at heart the pompous rich girl everyone thinks she is superficially -- and challenges her own feelings about that by purposely pushing her boundaries when she can -- as a girl who races motorcycles and works in a male-dominated industry, I can relate. (^- ^ ) She follows her heart and looks things in the eye, and a part of me really resonates with that... she's as smart as she is empowered by her heart, and that will help Jun out tons when he needs her. (^- ^ )