Ryōna (両奈) is a playable character from the Senran Kagura video game series. She makes her debut in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus.
Like her twin sister Ryōbi, Ryōna is a first-year student at Hebijo. Between her and Ryōbi, Ryōna is the elder sister of the twins. Ryōna likes being chastised and scolded, loves showing off her breasts and is a giant masochist. She has a freestyle shooting posture.
Ryōna is a young woman with short blonde hair, and heterochromatic eyes, with her left eye being emerald green, in color and her right eye is sapphire blue. She has a fond of dressing up as a winged princess, which shows off her remarkably curvy figure (even by the game's standards).
She dons a white outfit with a short, wide skirt decorated with triangular patterns. The top of the outfit ends in two triangles held together by thin threads which keep the back held together. More threads reach from each triangle to the other triangle to keep from exposing her bust and the front of the outfit from falling off (both of these things she probably wouldn't have a problem with).
She also wears white stockings with triangular cut tops trimmed with gold, boots that reach up to under her knees which are trimmed the same way as her stockings (her arms also share the same trend). Finally, her outfit is accessorized with two angelic wings and a silver tiara on her head.
She is more than often showing off her bust to the other girls both friend or foe and is a massive masochist. She has dozens of different poses while shooting her guns and speaks in a high pitched, squeaky voice. When the topic of good vs evil or whenever someone mentions Ryōki, her and Ryōbi's older sister take on a serious personality, ranging from questioning (in question to good vs evil) to even violent (towards those who knows of Ryōki's whereabouts).
Ryōbi's twin sister, who enrolled into Gessen Academy with her after their older sister, Ryōki's death. After hearing of the cause of their sister's demise (which was a rampage from Miyabi), they defected Gessen and enrolled into Hebijo Academy to gain Miyabi's trust and later kill her, taking revenge on her for Ryōki.
During the assassination attempt, Ryōna's job was to take out Imu, though Murasaki stood in the way of that. Once Ryōbi had her sights set on Miyabi, Murasaki's instincts enabled her to take a bullet for Imu, who had been in the way of Ryōbi's line of fire (though Imu was planned to be killed first so she wouldn't act as a meat shield when Miyabi's time came).
Murasaki had taken the bullet head on, causing her "death", putting Miyabi on her guard and triggering Imu's bloodline power, the Root of Calamity. Imu's crazed state, possessed by the Root of Calamity, allowed her to beat up Ryōbi and Ryōna as payback for Murasaki's "murder". In the end, the five Hebijo Elite all made it out of the chaos alive and ready to fight another day. </tabber>
Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits (Anime OVA)
Kagura Millennium Festival
Shinobi Girl's Heart
Dual Shinobi Hearts
Combat Capabilities & Gameplay
Ryōna wields, in each hand, two pistols which are joined at the hilt using her index and pinky fingers to fire them simultaneously. The bullets can leave a burning effect, a freezing effect, or both. She also is proficient in incorporating dancing and ice skating into her fighting style which she performs gracefully. She is able to glide and skate on virtually any surface as if it were ice, including a sandy beach, a rock path, and even walls.
- Senran Kagura: New Wave as a playable character.
- Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit as a playable character.
- Shinobi Master Senran Kagura: New Link as a playable character.
- Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Comic Anthology Vol.1
- Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus Comic Anthology Vol.2
Creation & Development
“Before we sent over any design soecifications or anything, Nan Yaegashi-san sent us some rough images that she drew by hand. One of them instantly hit me and from that, Ryona was created. She's very masochistic, perverted, has a strange speech style, moves oddly, and fires her guns with her butt sticking out. And did you notice how she holds her guns? The four of them are designed to be fired with the index and pinky fingers on each hand.”
—Producer Commentary from the Shinovi Versus Shinobi Syllabus
- Ryōna's name means "Both Are Strong", referring to her and her sister.
- Her name sounds very close to Ryona which is a type of fetish of having the girls feature get beaten up (if not worse), this may have been intentional considering her masochistic tendencies.
- It is likely that Ryōna suffers from a form of Sexual Masochism Disorder, (SMD) as evidenced in the prologue of Estival Versus, she remarks on "how good it would feel" if she were to jump into a fire, and was surprised at how "good" it felt being caught in an explosion.
- Ryōna's Design and fighting Style are inspired by the popular Ice performance Swan Lake.
- Ryōna and her sister share their birthday with Yoshimitsu.