Ryoji Suzuki (鈴木 涼二 Suzuki Ryoji) is a support character in the romantic comedy shojo manga and anime series Lovely★Complex by Aya Nakahara. Suzuki is from the Osaka Prefecture on Honshu Island in Japan and is a close friend of Atsushi Ōtani.
In both the anime and the manga, Suzuki has sandy blonde hair and brown eyes. Suzuki's hair is kept in a neat bob with left side-swept bangs.
Suzuki's uniform consists of a white short-sleeved dress shirt with a red star and tie, gray slacks, a black belt, and brown dress shoes. He wears the same uniform in the winter as he does in the summer, but with the addition of a peach button-up sweater that has a red star on the chest and two red stripes on the left arm. Suzuki is the most traditionally dressed and does not wear any accessories with his school uniform in either summer nor winter. He wears the same school uniform in the manga as he does the anime, but only during important school events and not year round like in the anime.
Outside of school, Suzuki can be seen in various outfits usually consisting of jeans, button-up shirts, and sweater vests.
Much like Chiharu, Suzuki is very brilliant, calm, collected, shy, and easily embarrassed by the thought of romance. Though he isn't very talkative, Suzuki can often be mistaken as intimidating and standoffish due to his "resting bitch face" which initially terrifies Chiharu. He struggles with his own feelings of worthlessness after failing his first choice universities entrance exams, and almost willingly hands Chiharu over to to someone else that he deems as more worthy of her love.
Chiharu is Suzuki's girlfriend. The two met during summer classes of their first year of high school and started dating shortly after. Their relationship throughout most of the series was fairly straight forward without any issues, that is until they took college entrance exams. Chiharu and Suzuki were taking exams for the same university, but unfortunately Suzuki fell ill the morning of the exam and ultimately failed. This caused strain between the two because Suzuki felt stupid due to their failings, completely disregarding that he actually failed because he was sick.
During this time, a fellow student named Yoshio Hosokawa confronted Suzuki claiming that that he (Suzuki) was not smart enough for Chiharu and therefore not worthy of her love. But because Yoshio had passed that universities entrance exams, this meant that he was worthy of Chiharu and demanded that Suzuki give her to him. Suzuki replied with a hushed, "I'll think about it," which greatly upsets Chiharu prompting her to angrily throw a desk at Suzuki. Suzuki, along with Ōtani, go to talk to Yoshio intending to calmly solve the issues but Ōtani's big mouth initiates a judo match instead.
Despite Suzuki's physical shortcomings, he still accepts the match and trains with Ōtani so he can at least put up a fight. Suzuki ultimately loses the judo match against the talented judo captain Yoshio, but Chiharu still chooses Suzuki - after all, Suzuki is who she wanted to be with in the first place. She tells Suzuki that she will put off school for another year until he can once again take the entrance exams and then they will continue going to school together.
Atsushi Ōtani and Suzuki became friends during summer school of their first year of high school - it is unknown if they were acquainted prior to this. Unbeknownst to Suzuki, Ōtani only became Suzuki's friend in hopes of using him as an exchange for Chiharu during his and Risa's love war. Despite that plan not working out, he and Suzuki remained friends.
Risa Koizumi and Suzuki met during summer school of their first year of high school. Risa had immediately fell for Suzuki because he was not only cute and polite, but also taller than her and didn't make her feel uncomfortable because of her height. Risa initially tried to win Suzuki's love, but backed off after she found out that he and Chiharu liked each other. They remained friends anyway.
Heikichi Nakao and Suzuki met during summer school of their first year of high school. They became friends through association when his friend Risa was pursuing Suzuki, and though they don't seem particularly close, they are still good friends.
Nobuko Ishihara and Suzuki met during summer school of their first year of high school. They started hanging out when Risa was pursuing Suzuki, but didn't really become friends until him and Chiharu started dating.