Takao Osugi is the father of Suzuno Osugi, the Priestess of Byakko. In Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden, Takao is a handsome young man who is a good friend of the Okuda family and has great respect for Einosuke, his mentor, as a scholar. He has known Takiko ever since she was a little girl. When she professed her love for him, but still cares about her. He is married to Tamayo Osugi and by the time Genbu Kaiden takes place, their daughter Suzuno is already eight years old.