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Tatsuhito Saotome (Manga)
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Title Tatsuhito Saotome
Japanese Name {{{japanese name}}}
Gender Male
Race Human
Affiliation Saotome Institute
Status Deceased

Tatsuhito Saotome was the eldest son of Dr. Saotome as well as the trainer for potential pilots. Much like his counterpart from the anime, his death served as the motivation for Ryoma Nagare and Dr. Saotome to fight the Dinosaur Empire.

Appearance and Personality[]

Tatsuhito was a young man with a plain face, bushy eyebrows, a cleft chin, buzz cut hair with sideburns, and dark eyes. He was always seen in a white lab coat, a shirt, pants, shoes, and a tie. From his short appearance he is shown to be disciplined and focused. While he was only shown for a short time, he seemed to have been close with his family as Dr. Saotome silently mourned his death and Michiru yelled at her father for killing her older brother.


Tatsuhito was first seen in Dr. Saotome's office after Ryoma came in. He was instructed to show Ryoma how to pilot a Getter Machine. Before that Ryoma needed an explanation on the situation. While this was happening evolved newts infected some of the Institute's staff including Tatsuhito. Being infected he attempted to attack his father, sister, and Ryoma. While Ryoma was reluctant to use a flamethrower after Michiru's plea, Dr. Saotome burned his son to death. After the newts were killed off, Tatsuhito's death was mourned by his loved ones and gave Ryoma an understanding of the situation as well as a motivation.