Birthday: July 15, 2001
Risa is your tech-savvy, smart girl. She has a spunky attitude and easily gets along with others. Her spunky attitude contributes to her tomboyish-like personality, often leaving a bold impression on others. Yogurt, in particular, looks up to how bold Risa can be.
However, she does have a slight temper over people that make fun of her height, especially towards Terry, who happens to be the tallest in the group. Thus, she can be fairly sharp-tongued.
On the other hand, she can easily regret throwing fits, often feeling remorse over things she says. At times when she’s feeling down, she always turns to Berry or Yogurt for comfort and advice. On a side note, she has quite the sweet tooth, often eating forms of candy and chocolate for comfort.
Her interests lie in technology, both hardware and software-side. She can easily spend the whole day on the internet, contributing to BBSes, forums, chatrooms, and imageboards. When she feels productive, she looks towards contributing to the development of open software, designing websites, or playing around with various electronics and circuitry. Despite her tomboyish interests, Risa is also skilled in crocheting and embroidery, often making hand-made gifts for her friends.
In the Adulthood Arc, Risa attends RCIT, which is a tech institute specializing in practical trades. Over there, Risa decides to take a variety of computer hardware and software courses in hopes to become a successful figure in the industry working in robotics, computer engineering and technologies. She continues to meet up with her friends and to catch up often but is also attempting to make new friends on campus, such as another computer genius girl, Ada.
By this age, Risa has long accepted that her height will forever be the same. While she doesn’t get feisty at others over the subject anymore, she still can feel a little bad about her small figure.
- Risa is a second-generation Japanese-Canadian. However, she knows very little Japanese!
- She has an older brother, Rich, who travels a lot for work. She also has a Japanese cousin, Shu!
- Her older brother Rich is now a teacher in the high school that Risa graduated from.
- Her family name is “Tanigawa”.