|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|
|Height||150 cm (4'11")|
|Relatives||Tōka Takanashi (sister, Anime only)|
|Title||High School Freshman, Tyrant's Eye|
Rikka Takanashi (小鳥遊 六花 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.
Rikka Takanashi is a "chūnibyō patient" who enrolls into the same high school as Yuuta Togashi (for whom she holds feelings). Unlike Yuuta, she is still suffering 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 to stay with her sister, Tōka Takanashi.
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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 is 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.
- Yuuta Togashi - Rikka goes to the same school as Yuuta. Throughout the series they make the "contract of lovers".
- Sanae Dekomori - Rikka is Sanae's Master. They met in the internet.
- Rikka's name also means "snowflake". Her mother gave Rikka her name because she was pregnant with her during the winter.