Rinko Kuzaki as she appears in the anime
|First Appearance||Manga Chapter 1|
Anime Episode 1
(5 feet 1 inch)
|Likes||Excercise, Cats, Fashion Magazines, Comedy Shows|
|Dislikes||Things That Aren't Clear, English, Math|
|Relatives||Mrs. Kuzaki (mother)|
Rinko Kuzaki is a main character in the Omamori Himari manga and anime. She is the childhood friend and next-door neighbor of Yuto Amakawa.
Rinko has known Yuto since their childhood. She is his next-door neighbor, and has had a very close friendship with Yuto, as she helped him out of his depression when he first moved to Takamiya and cried along with him when his parents died. Since then, she has cared for Yuto and eventually developed feelings for him.
Rinko has short, golden brown hair with split bangs and matching brown eyes. In school, she wears the standard Takamiya High girls' school uniform, which consists of a yellow-orange button-down vest with red accents over a white long-sleeved (or short-sleeved, depending on the season) shirt, a green pleated skirt, black thigh-high stockings, and pink sneakers. Her most recognizable features are the two red hair ribbons she wears on both sides of her hair (a tradition involving them is that every year during a summer festival, Yuto would buy her a new pair for her to wear year-round and she would tie last year's ribbons to a treebranch) and her small breasts. Like most characters, her outfits vary outside of school.
Rinko is shown to be an easily jealous girl who beats Yuto up or puts a cat on his face whenever he does something to a girl (usually by accident). But deep down she deeply loves him and cares a lot about her friends. She is envious of the other girls who have big breasts and wants to have big breasts herself.
- Athletic Ability: Adding to her tomboyish personality, Rinko has amazing athletic abilities. Prior to Himari coming to her school, Rinko was the school's top athlete, being adept in every sport ranging from soccer and tennis to kendo and track.
Yuto is her childhood friend after he moved to her neighbourhood. It is strongly hinted that she has feelings for him.
Yu Shimamura is Rinko's best friend and classmate.
She has no patience for Taizo's perverted attitude and usually beats him up when he gets out of line.
Friend and love rival for Yuto
Despite Shizuku's seductive advances toward Yuto, she and Rinko usually get along.
As with Shizuku, Rinko does not appreciate Liz's advances towards Yuto.
Rinko sees her as another rival for Yuto's love and is not happy that they were intended to be married by their families. She is also annoyed by her snobby and stuck-up attitude.
- Rinko is the only character to own a pet: Ranmaru (蘭丸), a pet cat.