|Japanese name:||真田 龍|
Birthdate: 2nd December
Height: 179 cm [5'10½"]
Weight: 75 kg [165 lbs]
Life philosophy: "A man of action, not words."
Ryu is also member of Sawako's group of friends. He is the son of a ramen shop owner, owner of Chizuru Yoshida's favorite ramen shop. He is quiet most of the time and rarely talks, but still can communicate well with Sawako, as they both don't talk much anyways. He is a close childhood friend with Chizuru and does not deny having feelings for her, such as simply smiling when Sawako asks if he and Chizuru are dating. He later confirms his love when he confesses that he likes Chizuru to Sawako. While his love is one-sided, he is very patient with Chizuru realizing that Chizuru probably won't like him in a romantic sense, at least not right away. He's more than willing to comfort Chizuru if she's depressed, though he would rather have her mad at him as he knows Chizuru can vent out her emotions better. Ryu and Kazehaya became friends when they were on the baseball team during middle school. Ryu also seems to like animals a lot; when Shota was going to walk "Maru", his adopted puppy, home with Sawako, Chizuru pulled Ryu away telling him he's going to walk with Ayane and her instead. While being pulled away from Shota's puppy, he cried out for it.
SpoilerIn chapter 43, he casually tells Chiziru that he loves her and she reacts by saying "Don't say that so suddenly!".