175 cm (5 ft. 9 in.)
Nagisa Nagase (Girlfriend)
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Eikichi Onizuka's best friend since middle school with a past as co-founder of the Oni-Baku of Shonan. Now, Ryuji continues his passion for bikes with his job as a mechanic, opening his own workshop.
Even now, Ryuji still gets involved in Eikichi's adventures.
He's the mature one of the two and often gives Eikichi some good advice.
When he was part of the well known Oni-Baku (Oni, meaning demon, comes from Onizuka - Baku, meaning bomb, comes from Danma, which means explosion). They were 16-year-olds and used to fight gangs that vastly outnumbered them; although, thanks to their abnormal strength and uncommon charisma, the two slowly become legends. Ryuji is notable for being one of the few fighters capable of matching Onizuka in strength and skill.
During the events of Bad Company, Ryuji is a second year middle school student. He transferred from Tokumaru Private School to Hacchu Public Middle School. Ryuji first met Eikichi on the day he transferred schools.
Ryuji receives his Honda CBX from Natsuki, a former member of the Midnight Angels.
GTO: The Early Years (Shonan Junai Gumi)
Ryuji is one of the main characters of Shonan Junai Gumi. He is one half of the Onibaku duo. Ryuji was a student at Tsujido High School, and was in the same class as Eikichi.
At the start of the series Ryuji is a first year student at Kyokuto High School. Ryuji and Eikichi leave Kyokuto to join Tsujido High School in order to achieve their goal of losing their virginity. By the end of the series more than a year has passed and Ryuji is now 17 but he is still a first year at Tsujido High due to him and Eikichi repeating a year.
- More about him can be read in Bad Company, a prequel to GTO, where he is the main character.