|Romaji Translation||Takasu Ryūji|
|Debut (Anime)||Toradora! Episode 01|
|Debut (Manga)||Toradora! Volume 01|
|Appears in||Anime, Light Novel, Manga|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Majima Junji|
|Title||The only person who is able to stop the Palmtop Tiger|
Due to biological inheritance, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent and causes many misunderstandings. He had a blue hair and a black-coloured iris.
Due to the misunderstandings due to his looks, as well as how he grew up, he tends to look down on himself and lacks confidence in himself. Despite this, he is rather calm in most situations and is responsible and smart, even when compared to Kitamura Yūsaku, his best friend.
He lives in a fatherless family with just his mother, and due to this, Ryūji has learned to be self-sufficient. He is good at cooking and keeping everything in his house clean (he has a case of OCD), and also excels at sewing. He has a pet parakeet named "Inko-chan" ("inko" literally means "parakeet" in Japanese). He holds a crush on Kushieda Minori, a girl his age in his class. Ryūji often helps Taiga with domestic chores which she is otherwise unable to perform. At school, he is known as "The only person who is able to stop the Palmtop Tiger", referring to Taiga's nickname. While initially seen as intimidating by most others, he makes more friends. His feelings and relationship to Taiga begin to change as he spends more time with her throughout the series.