Succession Contest arcEdit
On the ninth day after the Black Whale's departure, Rice answers the door when Prince Benjamin's personal soldier Shikaku rings the doorbell to the Seventh Prince's room. He asks Shikaku for his purpose, but Shikaku merely salutes and declares his loyalty to Prince Benjamin, before shooting himself on the head. Rice is visibly shaken and perplexed by the sudden suicide. He has calmed down by the time Kanjidol asks him to repeat his account, but Rice cannot provide an explanation as to why Shikaku would kill himself in front of Room 1007.
- The character's original name is equal to the gairaigo ライス (raisu)—a Japanese word loaned from the English "rice".