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Image of the Day - June 26, 2009

Most fans of Phantasy Star IV will look at this image and immediately think of it as Rika. However, in the very early designs of the character like these, she had a different name: Nei. As EGM reported in 1992, Rika was originally given the same name as the Phantasy Star II heroine. Notice that her ears are a single color, lacking the black ends usually seen on Rika.

There was a lot of opposition on the game staff to the use of the character as Nei, but Tohoru Yoshida persevered. With a name change and coloring the tips of her ears, Rika was finally accepted.

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