Ryo Fast Facts
Japanese VA: Kanemaru Jun'ichi
English VA: Steve Staley
Ryo's the Legendary Digidestined. He's been in S1 and S2 as well, but he didn't have a speaking part. He's famous and he's the world champion in the Digimon Trading Card Game. He beat Rika in a tournament once (Rika is also very good at TCG, just not as good) and she's never forgiven him for it. ^_^
Ryo knows his way around the Digital World pretty well (well, he's been around long enough!), so he acts as guide in the search for Calumon.
Ryo appears in the S2 episode where Ken is remembering the first time he went to the Digital World. Ryo was standing behind Ken. Ryo also appears in the second part of DtM. He is in the mountains while they are battling Diaboromon, watching on his laptop.
Ken and Ryo are connected. Apparently, in a Japanese mini-movie, Ken and Ryo are in the Digital World together, and Milleniumon or Moon=Milleniumon or some-mon shoots a Dark Spore at Ryo. Ken jumps in its way and it infects him instead.
Ryo also features in some of the Digimon video games.