Not to be confused with Ryuji Kamiyama.
Hana Yori Dango

Ryuji (リュウジ () ) was a host at Club S. Sakurako Sanjo hired him to drug and take pictures with Tsukushi Makino.


Sakurako Sanjo had Ryuji approach Tsukushi Makino at a club. She paid him to put drugs in Tsukushi's drink. Tsukushi took the drink, not suspecting anything. From there, Ryuji took her to a hotel, where he posed for risque photos with her, while Sakurako operated the camera. He left before she woke up the following morning[2]

As a favor to Tsukushi, Sojiro Nishikado tracked Ryuji to Club S and confronted him about the incident. Ryuji explained his story, though he had to be persuaded by Sojiro.[3]

Physical appearance

Some of Tsukushi's classmates said that Ryuji looked similar to Rui Hanazawa, which Tsukushi agreed with. Unlike Rui, Ryuji had shoulder-length brown hair. He was seen wearing a white turtle-neck sweater. While working as a host, he wore more formal clothing.

Behind the scenes

See also: Category:Thomas portrayals
  • Kento Handa portrays Ryuji in two episodes of Hana Yori Dango (2005).
  • Ryuji's character takes the place of manga character, Thomas. His character is very different from Thomas, who is Sakurako's childhood friend and was not hired by her.