- Gender: Female
- Age: 16
- Hair: Black
- Eyes: Brown
- Nationality: Japanese
- From the game series Rival Schools, by Capcom
- First Appearance: Chapter 7
A student of Taiyo High School, and a member of their journalism club. Ran spends much of her time pursuing the superhuman martial artists that abound in her section of Tokyo, armed with her large and expensive camera and an insatiable thirst for news. An almost perpetually cheerful and good-hearted girl, she has nonetheless been known to put the needs of The Story above those of her friends, though she often feels bad about it later.
She is a martial artist herself, using her camera, newspapers and other journalistic paraphenalia as weapons in her unorthodox style. It’s unknown exactly how potent she is, inasmuch as she tends to stick to the sidelines of fights in order to get better shots, but she’s probably a little less skilled than some of the more dedicated martial artists in her age group.