Ryusei Kanda is a character from the spin-off manga Tokyo Mew Mew Olé!, and one of the main protagonist of the series. He is infused with Komodo dragon DNA.
Tokyo Mew Mew Olé!
Ryusei appears as an acrobatic with a keen sense of smell. Upon saving Anzu and bringing her back to the group, he transforms into his Mew Mew form. With his ability he is able to knock the armor off the White Rhino Chimera Anima, giving Mew Aoi the chance to finish it off. He is the third Mew Mew to join the team.
He appears to be living with and/or helping his grandfather.
Ryusei has a happy-go-lucky attitude and can be described as a little bit 'ditzy' - he doesn't know the name of the Komodo Dragon and is missing a stroke for the kanji of 'Ryu' on the back of his shirt. He's very confident and gets excited easily - even being a Mew Mew sounds like fun to him. He's also very athletically gifted; his public acrobatic performances are good enough to make crowds applaud.
When Ryusei is transformed, he wears a white croptop with a cheongsam collar decorated with yellow claw marks and scale accents. His pants are white to match and covered in golden chains. His hair is given three silver clips on the right side and is done up in a braid. His nails also elongate and are painted black. He also gains a lizard tongue while in Mew form.
Ryusei's first attack is Shining Dragon (Kiryu in Japanese). This attack is a heavy blow that is able to knock away armor even when the other Mew Mews' attacks can't. However, it isn't generally used as a finishing blow.
- Ryusei's catchphrase, which he says in every fight, is, "Solid, robust, and all fired up! Serving in gratitude; have a large helping!"
- Ryusei is named after the Kanda train station in Tokyo, the 13th stop of the Ginza subway line.
- In Ryusei's promotional art, he asks the viewer to call him, "Ryu-Chan"
- The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the world's largest living lizard, endemic to the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang. Its huge size is a result of island gigantism, since no other carnivores fill the "top predator" niche of its habitat. It is "vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List, with an average population of 6,000.