Ryoya Misato (美里良夜, Misato Ryōya) is a character in Bakuten!!. Ryoya was born in Miyagi and is a new member of the Ao High School boys' rhythmic gymnastics team. He is currently in his first year of high school.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Though he previously participated in solo competitions — having placed second in the solo program in the men's rhythmic gymnastics competition the year prior, Ryoya joined the Ao High School rhythmic gymnastics club after witnessing his current seniors' performance a year prior to his entry to the team.
While his specialties are unspecified, he was formerly an ace. He is now dubbed the team's "new ace."
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Ryoya has mid-length black hair that is styled with messy bangs. He has deep blue eyes that are closely purple in hue. In the manga, Ryoya has dark blue hair instead of black.
He wears his school uniform outside of club activities or drills, unlike his teammates who often wear their tracksuits. When he does wear his tracksuit, he zips it up to the collar. He usually wears a t-shirt and shorts during practice. His casual clothing follows average street fashion.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Ryoya generally wears a neutral or stoic expression that does not change even when speaking. He also often speaks in a monotonous tone. This leads to the impression that he is a distant person or that he doesn’t really care for much.
Contrary to this image, however, he is a very earnest and somewhat enthusiastic gymnast (though he doesn't outwardly show it). He puts much effort into his routines and works hard to meet the expectations of his seniors and coach.
He is a very perceptive and observant athlete, and showcases extensive knowledge about gymnastics. As a teacher to Shotaro, he is strict and unforgiving.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- The name Ryoya consists of the kanji used for "good, goodness” (良) (ryo) and “night" (夜) (ya).
- His surname Misato means "beautiful" (美) (mi) and "village" (里) (sato).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He is the only member of the club who does not currently reside in the club dormitory.
- He always goes straight home after practice, without fail.