Ryu Hijikata
Hijikata Ryu.jpg
Native name 土方竜
Born 2143
Tokyo Tokyo, Japan[source?]
Died 2201, Andromeda
Species Human
Allegiance Earth
Service/branch Earth Defense Force
Rank Vice admiral
Commands held Andromeda
Yamato (in Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato)
Battles/wars Battle of Saturn
Portrayed by Akira Kimura (1978-1979)
This article describes Ryu Hijikata from the Space Battleship Yamato 2 series. For his counterpart in Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and its sequels, see Ryu Hijikata (2199).

Admiral Ryu Hijikata is a senior officer in the Earth Defense Force. In 2201, he serves as the commanding officer of the experimental warship Andromeda, and leads EDF forces in a successful defense against the first major wave of a Gatlantis invasion at Saturn.