Rikako Asakura

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

Human

Occupation

Scientist

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Appearances
Official Games

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 Basis

Name

"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.

Story

Phantasmagoria of Dim.Dream

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.

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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