In Tenchi Muyo, Ryoko sometimes has a tail. It looks like a cat tail, and whether it's there or not doesn't seem to follow much of a pattern.

This is one of the unexplained things in the Tenchi Muyo series. Other unexplained things are the technology of the planet Jurai, and how a cabbit weighing a few pounds can turn into a spaceship weighing many tons.

Ryôko is one of the most common Japanese given names for females. Famous Ryôko's include Japanese idoru Ryoko Hirosue and Ryoko Yonekura, pornstars Ryoko Mitake and Ryoko Kato, manga artist Ryoko Yamagishi, and perennial judo champion Ryoko Tamura.

There are 20 known ways to write the name "Ryoko" using Japanese Kanji, each with its own meaning (although I'm not exactly sure why anyone named their daughter after an imperial hill-tomb):

良子 “"good child”
諒子 “considerate child”
涼子 “refreshing child”
亮子 “lucid child”
玲子 “tinkling of jade child”
量子 “measuring child”
綾子 “twill child”
了子 “complete child”
竜子 “dragon child”
遼子 “distant child”
凉子 “cold child”
稜子 “majestic child”
燎子 “signal fire child”
糧子 “provisions child”
陵子 “imperial hill-tomb child”
杏子 “apricot child”
僚子 “companion child”
鐐子 “platinum child”
凌子 “perseverance child”

Of course, one can also always use hiragana (りょうこ) or katakana (リョウコ) as well!

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