Ritsu Sakoshita
Ritsu Sakoshita Anime Mugshot
Name Ritsu Sakoshita
Kanji 佐古下 理都
Vital Statistics
Race Human
Gender Female
Birthday February 29
Age 17
Height 161.5cm (5'4")
Weight 55.7kg (123lbs)
Blood Type AB
Professional Status
Affiliation Japanese Imperial Demon Army
Section Shinoa Squad (Formerly)
Rank Specialist (Formerly)
Superior Private (Currently)
Cursed Gear
Series Black Demon
Demon Ōhirome
Personal Status
Status Alive
Relatives Kumi Sakoshita (Younger Sister)
Keishi Sakoshita (Elder Brother)
Ichizo Sakoshita (Younger Brother)
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 8
Anime Episode 7
Image Gallery

"My job isn't to save your life, but using your comrades like that, you'll have more problems than vampires if they survive." — To Kureto Hīragi
Ritsu Sakoshita「佐古下 理都, Sakoshīta Ritsu is the second eldest child within the Sakoshita family. She has gained the Specialist rank in the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, formerly working under Section Shinoa. After it disbanded, she was moved to an unnamed squad as a Superior Private.

Appearance Edit

Ritsu is a girl of average height with tanned skin. Her chocolate cherry hair that stops at the top of her pelvis but is normally worn in a braided ponytail, which shows a midsize hypertrophic scar on the lower part of her jaw.

Her eyes are a dusty rose. She has B-Cup breasts accompanied by an athletic build and has more muscular arms than most of the girls in her division.

She wears the customized version of the JIDA uniform, consisting of a long-sleeved black Spencer jacket that has green details with a u-neck white undershirt, black cuffed shorts with black boots, and nude pantyhose.

Personality Edit

Ritsu is calm and persistent. When things go wrong, she keeps her cool and pursues the outcome she wants;something appreciated by her comrades. Despite her generally relaxed reactions, her natural way of speaking conveys some type of anger, cursing relentlessly. Upon being questioned, it seems she's oblivious to it.

She believes first impressions are extremely important. To her, no one should innately be trusted, regardless of one's bloodline and social standing.

After her mental collapse within childhood, she became less attached to the idea of emotion or revenge-based fighting, though she's still susceptible to fits of despair shown when the Shinoa Squad banded together to protect Mikaela, and she threatened them all for "turning their backs" on people who had lost family to vampires.

It can be assumed that she is a bit of a daredevil, shown when she risked being discharged from the JIDA for unnecessary comments on Kureto's tactics of individualism.

History Edit

The Sakoshita children grew up in a jump-style keiretsu community that was devoted to agriculture, in which they were often put in charge of minor projects such as product delivery. Though her assignments taught her the importance of compromise and trouble-shooting, she often witnessed neglect of deals and extremely selfish individuals keeping their position of power because they never got caught.

She was living an optimistic and somewhat sheltered family, so those events caused a breakdown in which she began questioning if the world was, ever has been, or ever will be, the bright place she was told about so frequently.

Relationships Edit

Yūichirō Hyakuya Edit

Prior to his decision to protect Mikaela (as a vampire), he and Ritsu often engaged in small talk with one another, which would sometimes lead to a conversation. She likes to ask him philosophical questions and see if his answers are consistent with his personality. This is done because she tends not to trust "people like him" right off the bat, though she never elaborated on what that meant.

Mikaela Hyakuya Edit

Guren Ichinose Edit

Admittedly, Ritsu has trouble truly respecting the Lieutenant Colonel due to his exalted position as head of the Ichinose clan. Her personal opinions on him are kept in check, and the only way he knows of her true thoughts on him are through rumors.

Seishirō Hīragi Edit

Powers and Equipment Edit

Natural Abilities Edit

Cursed Gear Edit

  • Ōhirome 「お披露目, lit. Unveiling」: A possession-type demon taking the form of twin Emei Piercers in the Black Demon Series. The rings that go around her fingers are green, whilst the piercers themselves are jet black.

Acquired Abilities Edit

Due to her weapon being extremely close-range, she has gained excellent reflexes.

Quotes: Vampire Reign Edit

Book 5 Edit

  • "No! It doesn't matter what you put on them, eggs are eggs, and they are disgusting!" -- Ritsu to Shinya

Book 9 Edit

  • "Heh, family protects family? It is easy to see that they don't care about that. Those vampires...killed my little brother. To defeat the monster, you must become one yourself. So I'll be the monster!" -- Ritsu in Chapter 35

Trivia Edit

  • Her favorite rock is the snowflake obsidian
  • She hates egg dishes such as omelets and omelet rice
  • Ritsu was in fact born on a leap year, which is confusing to most, but she says to celebrate her birthday every year;when the 29th doesn't happen, use the 28th
  • At a time, she harbored feelings for Shihō, though she currently has a crush in Norito
  • Ritsu 「理都」means "Logic Metropolis/Capital"
  • Interests and Likes: [Interests] Herbs and Spices / What makes Guren popular with women [Likes] Bartering / Blue Markers
  • What she looks for in the opposite sex: Anyone who can remember my birthday celebration rules I'll consider / I'd like for him to have a nice singing voice / Colonel Goshi's pretty hot