Rika Katayama (片山 梨花 Katayama Rika) is a character that appeared on the Katawa Shoujo blog as an April Fools joke (along with Saki Enomoto). The post treated her as an additional girl that Hisao Nakai can pursue in an "expansion story." Despite this, she is not present in the Katawa Shoujo game or its beta version.


Rika is a second year student at Yamaku Academy who has hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a condition that is different from Hisao Nakai's condition. However, she was diagnosed early in her life, so has been in and out of treatments and operations that these have left her physically weak and she is often lost in thought.

Etymology Edit

  • The name Rika means "pear" (梨) (ri) and "flower, blossom" (花) (ka).
  • Rika's surname Katayama means "single, piece" (片) (kata) and "mountain, hill" (山) (yama).
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