Ryo was a doctor in the years before the outbreak. He spent his nights reading anime, and watching television. He went to school in america. where he spent his collage years. After going back to Japan and becoming a doctor. Ryo became bored with his life in japan. and longed to go back to america. When he was 25 he got that chance. He wanted to open his own practice. in the US. He took a flight and went to New york city. He had always wanted to go. Evething about the place blew him away. He got a small apartment on the north side. there is where he met her. the girl that changed everything. Her name was sara. She shook him to his knees. He forgot about his passions his loves his dreams, his goals. everything. he followed her for the next seven years of his lives. Then his new dream came true. She was with child. so they planned to move out of the city and start a new family. But a tragity struck and Sara was hit by a car in a hit and run. Both the child and Sara was lost. Ryo was ruined. His life was over he thought to himself. There was nothing left. He knew he would never look at the city the same way again so he took a flight back to Japan. On the way, the plain made a stop in Russia this is when Ryo first heard of the outbreak. all plains in the area had been grounded, so Ryo made his way to a truck that was left running. He had to get out of there and make his way to a safe place. He unknowing drove right into Chanarus.