Tōbei Tachibana

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Tōbei Tachibana (立花 藤兵衛 Tachibana Tōbee?) is a fictional character who appears in the Shōwa Kamen Rider Series from Kamen Rider to Stronger and in Kamen Rider SD, acting as a confidant to the various Kamen Riders and supplying them with their motorcycles and other equipment. He was portrayed by Akiji Kobayashi until his death in 1996. Tachibana also appears in Kamen Rider The First, where he is portrayed by Hiroshi Miyauchi, known for his role as Kamen Rider V3, where he gives Takeshi Hongo (Masaya Kikawada) the Cyclone.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Originally a racing mentor of Takeshi Hongo, he was one of the few humans to know his identity as a Kamen Rider and supports him in fighting Shocker.

During the events of Kamen Rider Amazon, Tōbei is ambushed by the Geddon's Kamakiri Beast Man when he is saved by a man named "Amazon". Wishing to pay him back, Tōbei managed to help Amazon overcome his fear of bikes before providing him his own motorcycle, the Jungler. He plays a bigger role in Kamen Rider Stronger.

As of Kamen Rider 1 movie, Tobei is currently confirmed to be deceased in Heisei era, and survived by his granddaughter named Mayu. His final gift before his death to Hongo, is a brand new Cyclone bike, Neo Cyclone.