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朝倉 (あさくら)  理香子 (りかこ)
äsäkɯᵝɺ̠ä ɾikäko̞
Rikako Asakura
Rikako Asakura
Rikako Asakura in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream
Scientist Searching for Dreams
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Human

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Scientist

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"The power seeping from these ruins is definitely not magic. This could be what I've been looking for..."
Rikako Asakura (Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream)

Rikako Asakura (朝倉 理香子 Asakura Rikako) is among the few people in Gensokyo who values science more than magic, though she can use both. Because of this, she's regarded as a heretic by Reimu Hakurei. Believing the ruins in Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream were made by science, she ends up in the big battle to enter the Probability Space Hypervessel.

Character Design

Name

Her full name is Rikako Asakura (朝倉 理香子). "Rika" (理香) means Science in Japanese, and "ko" () is common at the end of female Japanese names. The fact that "Rika" means Science links to the fact that Rikako is a scientist. The surname "Asakura" (朝倉) is a common Japanese surname.

Design

Rikako appears to wear a white lab coat with a yellow ribbon at the collar, with a white ribbon in her hair and small round glasses. Her hair and eyes appear purple. Her alternate outfit is the same, except her lab coat and ribbon is a peach colour. Her hair and eyes also appear red.

Appearances

Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream
Rikako's sprite in PoDD

In Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, if Rikako successfully defeats Yumemi Okazaki, her wish of having knowledge of the outside world's science comes true; she eventually becomes one of the most famous scientists in Gensokyo.

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Additional Information

  • Rikako appears on the cover of Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream, along with all the other characters in that game.
  • Rikako is the first girl with glasses (眼鏡っ娘 meganekko) in the series.
  • Rikako has the longest boss theme in the series, with the music not looping until 4:57.
  • Rikako's player sprite seems to indicate that she is a normal human and flies by using strap-on rockets. However, her profile indicates that, while she is able to use magic, she refrains from it out of personal dislike.
  • Morgan (from the Seihou Project) shares some similarities with Rikako.

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Rikako Asakura

Alternate outfit

★ 夢を探す科学 ・・・ 朝倉 理香子


   この世界、科学を信じてる人などほとんどいない。当然、魔法が主である。

  理香子は、そんなこの世界で本当に珍しい科学信者である。本人は、必ず魔力以外の力が存在してると信じている。

   だが、そんな理香子も魔法使いであり、しかもかなり強大な魔力の持ち主である。科学力はともかく、本気で魔法を使うと、手が付けられない位強いはずだが、本人、魔法が嫌いで本気を出せないでいる。


   この遺跡は、絶対、科学で作られたと信じてやってきたのだが・・・

★ Scientist that looks for dreams ・・・ Asakura Rikako

There aren't a lot of people in this world that believe in science. Magic rules supreme.
Rikako is one of those rare believers in science in this world. She herself believes that there must be some power beyond magic.
However, she is also a magic user, and a fairly powerful one at that.
Setting aside science for a moment, when she gets serious with her magic power, nothing can stop her, but she doesn't really like magic so this doesn't happen often.

She believes that these ruins were created by science, but ...

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