田井中律, リつ, Ricchan, President Ritsu, Prez, Private Ricchan
Height: 154 cm Ritsu is the selfproclaimed president of the light music club and plays a yellow Rick Marotta Signature Yamaha Hipgig drum kit with an addon floor tom in the opening credits only combined with a cymbal set from Avedis Zildjianthough is shown playing a white Yamaha Absolute Series drumkit in the animes closing credits.She has an ambiguous yet upbeat personality much like Yui but often has trouble remembering important club activities and announcements and gets constantly rebuked by Mio and Nodoka for forgetting to send in important forms concerning the club. Ritsu is cheerful often likes making jokes and is sarcastic most of the time. She is skilled at brainstorming ideas that earn money for the club. Ritsu has shoulderlength brown hair with her bangs pulled back with a yellow hairband and goldcolored eyes. She wears her school jacket open. She says she chose to play the drums because they are cool but she then admits that she has trouble playing instruments which involve intricate finger movements such as the bass guitar and keyboard. She is a childhood friend of Mio and will often take the opportunity to tease her whenever Mio is cowering from something. She is also known to become easily jealous of Mios other high school friends even going as far as spying on Mio when on outings with them. Ritsu is always on the go and will stop at nothing for the success of the light music club. Despite her rough mannerisms and speech she gets cast as Juliet by the majority of her classmates in their class play rendition of Romeo and Juliet and in the end manages to act like a proper girl. In the anime she states her favorite drummer is Keith Moon of The Who. She is skilled at cooking. She has a younger brother named Satoshi. Her favorite food is rice and her favorite music is rock and metal.