posted by Kogami
Birthday: August 21
Blood type: B
Voice Actors: Satomi Satou (Japanese),Morris Casandra Lee (English)
Ritsu (Ricchan to Yui and Mugi) is the President and drummer of the Light Music Club, and plays a yellow Rick Marotta Signature Yamaha Hipgig Drumkit, mixed with a Zildjian cymbal set (a floor tom is added in the opening credits, and she plays a white Yamaha Absolute series kit in the closing credits).
She is very energetic and drummer-like, always upbeat, but often has trouble remembering important club activities and announcements, and owes Nodoka a fair number of favors over forgotten paperwork. According to Mio, her room is so messy that there is nowhere left to stand.
She says that she chose drums because they are "cool", but she admits that she has problems with instruments that need intricate finger movements (notably, the guitar, bass, and keyboard).
Ritsu is the kind of person who acts on an idea she just thought of moments beforehand, and has a knack of passing tests by getting Mio to help her in last-minute overnight cramming sessions.
Ritsu and Mio are childhood friends, and Ritsu often makes jokes at Mio's expense whenever she can (which usually ends with Mio hitting Ritsu).
Favorite Music: Rock in general. Metal, punk, and other aggressive music is okay too. Beat is what counts.
Experience with Playing Musical Instruments: Started playing in Middle School. Three years of experience.
Family Structure: Family of four, both parents and a younger brother attending middle school. Average household of an office worker. She has no reservations about hanging out together with her brother.
Dwelling: Single-family detached home.
Commute to School: Walks (her house is in the same neighborhood as Mio's).
Preferences in Clothing: Pants over skirts. She likes to wear polo shirts.
Her Room: Messy to the point that there is no place to stand. Half-finished manga and snacks are scattered around. She tidies it up before it becomes a full-blown disaster, but it immediately becomes a mess again.
Favorite food: Rice. Rice comes before snacks. She values food that fills the belly.
Subjects She is Good at: Physical Education.
Subjects She is Bad at: Everything else.
Physical exercise: Her strong point.
Way to Pass the Time When Alone: Reading manga.
Weaknesses and Dislikes: Work that involves minute details, complex and fussy tasks.