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Ryusaku (竜作 Ryūsaku), or Ryu for short, is a comrade of Kei's in the resistance movement who claims to be Kei's brother, but it is implied that this is not the case.


Ryu aided in an organized riot in a shopping mall. He was then in charge of the team whose task is to infiltrate the military hospital, and find any information they can on the new subject, Tetsuo Shima. When he shows up, half-dead, in front of Nezu to inform him of the hospital mission's failure, Nezu shoots him in a panic, killing him in the process. Nevertheless, in his final moments, he follows Nezu, who is trying to escape into an alley where he eventually succumbs to a heart attack. Ryu afterwards falls to the ground covered in blood, finally dying as he watches the mobs of people rushing to see Tetsuo at the bridge.


As the story progresses, Ryu abandons his revolutionary roots and becomes more heroic and independent, working with George Yamada and guiding Shotaro Kaneda to Akira's chamber where Tetsuo Shima is held up, but battles with alcoholism and depression after the loss of his comrades who the most probably died during the Neo-Tokyo explosion caused by Akira when he witnessed the death of his friend Takashi. After Ryu shoots and "kills" Akira, elevator debris lands on him shortly afterwards, killing him.