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Mamiya Rina
間宮 リナ

Rin pc

Rina sifuku

Information
Alternate Name Mamiya Ritsuko (間宮 律子)
Age Unknown, likely to be in her 20s
Birthday July 31
First Appearance Tatarigoroshi-hen
Portrayed By
  • Misa Watanabe
  • Kyōko Hikami (Drama CD)
  • Jean Smart
  • Sugimoto Aya
  • Mamiya Rina is a character in the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series, the antagonist of Tsumihoroboshi-hen and Miotsukushi-hen, and whose death usually causes Hōjō Teppei to return to Hinamizawa and abuse Hōjō Satoko in Tatarigoroshi-hen, Minagoroshi-hen, Tsukiotoshi-hen, and Miotsukushi-hen.

    Character SummaryEdit

    Mamiya Rina, whose real name is Ritsuko, is a pink-haired woman who works primarily as a showgirl (though on paper as the private manager) in a Sonozaki-run establishment called the Blue Mermaid. Hōjō Teppei is her lover, and most likely her pimp. He lives at her apartment, and most likely off her 'wages' as well. Together they get money from men through a variety of schemes and blackmail techniques. She doesn't really show up recognizably until Tsumihoroboshi-hen, where she's gotten together with Ryūgū Rena's father in what will ultimately be an attempt to extort money from him. When Rena realizes this, she confronts Rina in the junkyard. Rina, not one to take such things lightly, attacks her. After injuring her with a piece of glass, Rena manages to kill Rina with a lead pipe, triggering the reemergence of Rena's syndrome.

    In most arcs, her death is simply what causes Teppei to return to Hinamizawa. Not surprisingly, Rina is in with some bad characters. She was involved in an attempt to steal money from the Sonozakis with some former members of their group. Based on the TIPS from the games, she was being pursued by the Sonozakis who catch up with her just as the culprits are about to make their get-away. In these arcs, she is the only one noted as getting caught, and was most likely tortured to get information on the others before she was finally killed in a way reminiscent of the ancient Watanagashi-type rituals of ancient Hinamizawa. It is her body we see in the storm drain at the beginning of Tatarigoroshi-hen. Even though Teppei was never a part of the scheme, as she thought him too stupid to be of any use, he was still closely tied to her, so her murder causes him to return to escape what he fears will be a yakuza retribution on him.

    TriviaEdit

    • In Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Chikai, she is always called 'Ritsuko', and never 'Rina'.
    • In Tsumihoroboshi-hen, Rena's father buys her a luxury condominium called the "Palace of Versailles" in Shishibone city. The estimated price is around 50 million yen.
    • Her measurements (in Bust-Waist-Hips and in centimenters ) are 89-60-87. She is 168cm tall.
    • Her hobbies are indoor gardening and tea brewing with herbs she grows.
    • An interesting thing to note about Rina's last name (Mamiya) is that it closely resembles Rena's surname (Ryūgū) in the sense that both surnames share the same last character "宮", which means "palace".

    ImagesEdit

    • Rina's manga illustration by Karin Suzuragi
    • Rina's manga illustration by Hinase Momoyama
    • Rena Beating Ritsuko to Death

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