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Rikka Takanashi
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Name in Japanese 小鳥遊 六花
Romaji Translation Takanashi Rikka
Debut (Anime) Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Episode 01 - An Unforeseen Encounter... The Tyrant's Eye of Truth
Debut (Light Novel) Chuunibyou Demo Koi Ga Shitai! Volume 01
Appears in Anime, Light Novel
Voice Actor (Japanese) Maaya Uchida
Voice Actor (English) Margaret McDonald
Personal Info
Gender Female
Age 16 (Birthday = July 27)
Height 150 cm (4'11")
Weight 47 kg (104 lbs)
Relatives Tōka Takanashi (sister, Anime only)
Title High School Freshman, Tyrant's Eye
Status Active

Rikka Takanashi (小鳥遊(たかなし) 六花(りっか) Takanashi Rikka?) is the female protagonist in the Japanese light novel series and anime, Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai!. She is voiced by Maaya Uchida in the anime. In the English Dub, she is voiced by Margaret McDonald.

Character Outline

Rikka Takanashi is a "chūnibyō patient" who enrolls into the same high school as Yuuta Togashi. Unlike Yuuta, she still suffers from the eighth grader syndrome. She believes she is a sorceress possessed by a "Tyrant's Eye" that will reveal destinies. She wears an eyepatch over her right eye to seal her "Tyrant's Eye". Those who have seen her "Tyrant's Eye" are considered as completely signing a contract with her. She moved in to the apartment above Yuuta's house to stay with her sister, Tōka Takanashi

Background

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Rikka and Tōka lived together with their parents when they were young. Everything was fine until their father died. After his death, Rikka went to live with her grandparents. She had some hard times when living with them because her grandfather was strict and did not approve of Rikka's chūnibyō behavior. Rikka still cannot accept the fact that her father died, because it was too sudden. She believes that she can see her father again beyond the "Ethereal Horizon", and is trying hard to retrieve him. She moved to her sister's apartment and is currently living with her.

Appearance and Personality

Rikka has cyan coloured eyes and wears a yellow color contact lens on her right eye, over which she wears an eyepatch. Her hair is dark blue-purple and is tied with a yellow ribbon. She often wears a pair of roller shoes, which she uses in imaginary combat. Her ahoge occasionally reacts to her mood, in a comedic matter, sometimes moving with sound effects.

She is alienated by her classmates, partly because she doesn’t try to make friends with them. She only has 5 contacts in her phone, who are Tōka, Yuuta, Shinka Nibutani, Kumin Tsuyuri and Sanae Dekomori. Tōka prepares Rikka's lunch box for her everyday, and doesn't allow Rikka to eat anything from the convenience store. Rikka doesn’t like to eat tomatoes and claims that the seeds look like monsters' eggs. She often brings her main “weapon” around, which is the Schwarz Sechs Prototype MkII, a spring loaded umbrella. With it, she can cast special attacks such as Gungnir, Schwarz Schild, Wicked Twinkle, Dark Matter Blaze, Judgement Lucifer, Laplace-Sphere etc. As shown when Yuuta convinced her to give up her chūnibyō behavior, the real reason for her chūnibyō was to "protect" herself from the reality of her father's death.

Relationships

  • Yuuta Togashi - Rikka goes to the same school as Yuuta. Throughout the series they make the "contract of lovers". 
  • Sanae Dekomori[1] - Rikka is Sanae's Master. They met on the internet. 

Trivia

  • Rikka's given name (六花) has the meaning of "snow"[2]. Her mother named Rikka as such because she was pregnant with Rikka during the winter.
    • Rikka's character concept i.e: wearing an eye patch,having indigo hair and a fondness over a character,etc.,may have been a reference to Chrome Dokuro from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
    • She became a chunibyo after watching Yuuta/Dark Flame Master since she and Toka moved in to their apartment in episode 10
    • Rikka's Wicked Eye is a reference to these following anime characters' third eyes: Rokudo Mukuro's Six Paths of Reincarnation from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, Sasuke Uchiha's Sharigan and Neji Hyuuga's Byakugan from Naruto, Hiei's Jagan Eye from Yu Yu Hakusho and Starjun's third eye from Toriko.

Quotes

  • "So our paths have finally crossed at last."
  • "Na!Na!Na!Na!Na!Na!Na!Na!BAM!!!"
  • "I am the eye of the wicked lord, member number zero, Rikka Takanashi!"

References

  1. Sanae Dekomori
  2. Denshi Jisho entry for 「六花」

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