Nurse Angel Ririka SOS

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Nurse Angel Ririka SOS
Nurse Angel Ririka SOS manga vol 1 cover.jpg
Manga volumne #1 cover
(Nāsu Enjeru Ririka EsuŌEsu)
Genre Magical Girl
Written by Yasushi Akimoto
Illustrated by Koi Ikeno
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ribon
Original run January 1995June 1996
Volumes 4
Anime television series
Directed by Akitaro Daichi
Studio Studio Gallop, NAS
Network TV Tokyo
Original run July 7, 1995March 29, 1996
Episodes 35
Anime and Manga portal

Nurse Angel Ririka SOS (ナースエンジェルりりかSOS Nāsu Enjeru Ririka EsuŌEsu?) is a magical girl series. The manga was written by novelist Yasushi Akimoto and illustrated by Koi Ikeno, and ran in Ribon Magazine. The anime based on it ran in the summer of 1995 and has 35 episodes, and is director Daichi Akitaro's debut as a series director.


The heroine, Ririka Moriya, is a bubbly (but slightly clumsy) 4th grader who has a crush on Nozomu Kanō, a transfer student from England. On her 10th birthday, Kanō (whom Ririka always calls Kanō-senpai) gives her a magical cap, which allows Ririka to transform into the heavenly guardian, Nurse Angel. Kanō-senpai tells her that he is really named Kanon, and he comes from the planet Queen Earth, which has been overrun by the evil organization Dark Joker. Dark Joker has poisoned that world, and so he was sent to find the legendary Nurse Angel, who would save both Earth and Queen Earth from destruction by finding Flower of Life (命の花 Inochi no Hana). With help from Kanō-senpai and her friend and neighbor Seiya Uzaki, she soon learns to fight as Nurse Angel to protect her friends.


Main characters[edit]

Ririka Moriya (森谷りりか Moriya Ririka?)

A cheerful, outgoing girl who wants to be a nurse when she grows up. She is a 4th grade student at White Dove Academy (白鳩学園), a school of some repute. Ririka lives in a household of five, including her parents, grandmother, and her little brother. In the course of the series a dog, Herb, joins the family. She loves Kano-senpai. However, love to her of Seiya is not noticed at all.

Seiya Uzaki (宇崎星夜 Uzaki Seiya?)

Nozomu Kanō (Kanō Nozomu)/Kanon (加納望/カノン Kanon?)

Secondary characters[edit]

Princess Helena (ヘレナ王女 Herena Ōjo?)

Karin Mizuhara (水原花林 Mizuhara Karin?)

Anna Kazami (風見安奈 Kazami Anna?)

Miyuki Kuwano (桑野みゆき Kuwano Miyuki?)

Mimina (ミミナ Mimina?)

Maruru (マルル Maruru?)

Dewey (デューイ Dyui?)

"Inchō" Akasegawa ("院長" 赤瀬川 "Inchō" Akasegawa?)

"Shijin" Nishitokorozawa ("詩人" 西所沢 "Shijin" Nishitokorozawa?)

"Great" Yamazaki ("グレート" 山崎 "Gurēto" Yamazaki?)

Dark Joker[edit]

Bross (ブロス Burosu?)

Keto (ケトー Ketō?)

Regi (レギ Regi?)


For three weeks after the anime completed, footage of the Nurse Angel Ririka SOS musical was shown in its timeslot. Actress Kanako Irie (入絵加奈子 Irie Kanako?) stars as Rirka - she also appears in the film Kamikaze Girls. The three episodes are as follows:

  • Where is the Flower of Life? (命の花はどこに Inochi no Hana wa Doko ni?)
  • Say, Please Remember (ねえ 思い出して Nee Omoidashite?)
  • Because You're Always at My Side (いつもそばにいるから Itsumo Soba ni Iru kara?)

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Preceded by
Akazukin Chacha
(1/7/1994 - 6/30/1995)
TV Tokyo Friday 18:00 Timeframe
Nurse Angel Ririka SOS
(July 7, 1995 - March 29, 1996)
Succeeded by
Kodomo no Omocha
(4/5/1996 - 3/27/1998)