Ryutaro Suganuma (菅沼 龍太郎 Suganuma Ryutarō) is one of the characters in Ultraman Orb. He is the director of VTL and he appears in episode 24 and 25, as the main person confronting the threat of Magatano-Orochi.
Ryutaro first appears asking and having a conversation with Juggler about Magatano-Orochi's revival and asking Juggler the reasons for his statement. After that, he broadcasted around Tokyo for the upcoming threat by Magatano-Orochi. After Magatano-Orochi revives, he was shocked that the Spinal R1 fired with useless as it provided an energy boost for Magatano-Orochi.
He then contol and ordered members of the VTL to confront and attack Magatano-Orochi. He was contacted with Ittesu about the weak point of the Kaiju which he agrees with him. After the end of the battle, he leaves the place while smiling briefly before he leaves.
- He is similar to Kamimaya, the director of UPG. However, unlike Kamimaya who intended to use the Victorium Cannon to protect the Earth without realizing the cost, Ryutaro protects the Earth by making sure civilians are safe before launching an attack.