August 2 (Leo)
Ryōta Ōsaka, Corey Hartzog (Sentai Filmworks dub)
Sugane Tachibana is a protagonist in the Gatchaman Crowds anime series.
Sugane Tachibana has blonde hair, pale skin, and golden eyes. He generally wears a button up, white short-sleeved shirt with black suspenders. He wears full length black pants and black shoes. He always carries his sword with him.
Sugane is a young boy with an old-fashioned personality and speech who has spent five years on the G Team. Due to his personality, he holds justice and his responsibilities very strongly, and is at first baffled by Hajime, who makes him believe in things he had once not thought possible. When he first met her, he did not even think of her as a woman, but as they continued to work together, he began to understand and admire her.
As a human, Sugane is a skilled swordsman and often carries a katana with him. In his Gatchaman form, Sugane dons a white, swan themed samurai armor with blue glowing outlines and possesses superhuman agility and the ability to cling to walls and ceilings.
- Arashi (Storm): A sword beam attack that teleports to the target by warping the fabric of space. The drawback of this attack is that takes time to charge up before executing.
- Reppujin (Rending Gale Blade): Bladed projectiles attached to Sugane's armor.
- Onsatou Hayate: (Demon Sonic Gale): A sword technique that slices the air, causing a powerful sonic shockwave akin to a sonic boom from a jet engine.
- Sugane's Gatchaman form has a mask similar to that of Henshin Ninja Arashi. His overall appearance in this form is reminiscent of Karas, another bird themed samurai hero made by Tatsunoko.