Ringo Kinoshita
木下 林檎 Kinoshita Ringo
Gender Female
Age 17, her birthday is on January 18
Occupation Student
Idol (former)
Voice Actor/Actress
Japanese Voice Yukari Tamura
English Voice Jad Saxton
Light Novel Volume 1
Manga Chapter 00
Anime Period 1
Ringo Kinoshita (木下 林檎 Kinoshita Ringo?) is a student of Tamo Agricultural High School who was an idol previously performed under the stage name Yuka Kusakabe (草壁 ゆか Kusakabe Yuka?). She unexpectedly retired from show business and enrolls herself there.

Unlike her idol persona, she, as Ringo, is more reserved and quiet. She is somewhat a rival of Minori for what seems to be Kōsaku's affection (she has called Minori a "Fat Ass" and a "Meddling Bug" in an episode while competing to plant rice in a rice field), yet they became on good terms after the incident. She appears to be conscious of her slender figure as the mention of her having small breasts can make her violently angry. It is eventually revealed that Ringo came to the school because Minori wrote her a letter about Kosaku, which caused her to fall in love with him. She confesses her feelings to him in the eighth novel, and they begin dating.


Ringo has steel blue hair, fandango eyes with shades of coral pink, and rather emotionless or tired face. Her hair is usually tied to side twintails and straight-cut bangs with dirty white ribbons.

As Yuka Kusakabe, she has more lively face with her usual idol attire. Her hair is left straight down to her waist with two side-twintails higher than her eyes.

In the anime, her hair color is Spanish violet and her ribbons are clear white.


Ringo Kinoshita's personality seems to be very stiff and plain however during the time spent at Tamo Agriculture School with Kōsaku Hata and the others she starts to warm up and even smiled at the end of Episode 4 after Kōsaku Hata and the others show her a field of dead soil and she eats a tomato from one of refreshed soils which took 7 years.


She used to be a pop idol, before she decided to retire and move to the Tamo Agriculture School. It is later revealed at the end of the novel series, that she always loved Kosaku. She confesses to him in the 8th novel, to which he reciprocates. They both form a couple and start going out.


  • In her name, the word "ringo" translates to apple in Japanese.