Ryo Saotome (五月女 燎 Saotome Ryo) is a 3rd year, Class B, and Singing Club Vice President. He is always being put out by Satsumi.


Appearance[edit | edit source]

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Ryo has shoulder-length yellow hair that is half tied in the back with bangs hanging on either side and dark brown eyes.

Ryo wears a necklace shaped tag around his neck and a dark blue uniform with a white undershirt that is worn unbuttoned at the top. Also dark green pants and tan shoes with white laces.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ryo's glowering facial expression gives way to his personality. In keeping with a school delinquent including a rough manner of speech, being hot blooded and having an unkempt appearance. He skips class without a care, receives terrible grades, the list goes on. Despite all this, he is a huge animal lover, freaking out about how cute cats are and is quite friendly if not angered. Ryo also has no problem asking for forgiveness, especially when Mitsuki Akika is not happy and will gladly declare his stubborn kohai as his 'little brother'. He also shows soft tender moments.

Story Introduction[edit | edit source]

Ryo is fanning himself with a magazine before having the wording of his language analysed by Satsuma. Contemplating it for a moment, he then states that it is not the issue here before asking if it is any way to speak to him. He is touched by the emotional feeling of the song Hinata Mitsutsuka shares with him.

With Saku Otonomiya joining the singing club discussed more, Ryo thinks it should be easy then as Hinata sets about having him involved.

Episode 3 - Dolente[edit | edit source]

In the clubroom, Ryo advises Hinata Mitsutsuka to be more assertive in attempting to get Saku Otonomiya to join the music club. He meets Saku in person after accidentally bumping into him on the stairway.

Episode 4 - Abandone[edit | edit source]

Having discovered Saku Otonomiya's fondness for cats, Ryo has deemed it a good idea to acquire cat related items and dress himself in a giant cat suit.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Hinata Mitsutsuka[edit | edit source]

A member of the singing club who is keen to bring in a new member.

Satsuma Kadonooji[edit | edit source]

Also in the singing club, they exchange some casual bickering but get along fine.

Saku Otonomiya[edit | edit source]

Ryo hears about Saku first from Hinata Mitsutsuka before learning his name and supports the decision to have him involved with the club.

Sosuke Kagura[edit | edit source]

Uta Outa[edit | edit source]

Chiguma Marume[edit | edit source]

Washiho Usuki[edit | edit source]

A teacher at his school.

Konishi[edit | edit source]

Although Ryo saw Konishi as a friend of his, Konishi has held a strong grudge against Ryo ever since he asked for Ryo's advice on a jacket in a local store. Ryo was taken by Konishi's anger, but was later stopped by Satsuma explaining to Konishi that Ryo has a sense of bad fashion. Ryo and Konishi make up after the incident of cat's being abused.

Likes and Interests[edit | edit source]

  • Favorite Food: Manju (steamed bun)
  • Likes: Exercise

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "Wait a minute! That's not the issue here!" (To Satsuma Kadonooji)
  • "It's got a lot of feeling." (To Hinata Mitsutsuka and Satsuma)
  • "Are you... eating cat food for lunch?" (To Saku Otonomiya)
  • "The Singing Club welcomes your overflowing passion with open arms!" (To Saku)
  • "Don't get caught again, okay?" (To Minori Shido as a cat)
  • "I didn't know he had such a versatile voice." (To Hinata about Saku)
  • "You have such a powerful voice!" (To Saku)
  • "Don't you ever say something like that in front of me again!" (To Satsuma)
  • "I don't care what happens to me... Just don't hurt the cats..." (To Konishi)
  • "You looked super cute without your glasses." (To Satsuma)
  • "Don't "Whoa!" me. Where are you seeing them?" (To Saku)
  • "You jerk. Do you really have to bring that to right now?" (To Satsuma)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

  • The name Ryo means "burn, bonfire" (燎).
  • Ryo's surname Saotome means "May" (五月) (saoto) and "woman, girl, daughter" (女) (me).

Image Gallery[edit | edit source]

For further images, view: Ryo Saotome Image Gallery


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