Yasutora Sado (茶渡 泰虎, Sado Yasutora) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. He is also one of Ichigo Kurosaki's best friends. Because Ichigo first read Yasutora's name off a nametag, he pronounced his family name as Chad (チャド, Chado) due to the variable pronunciations of kanji, and Ichigo continues to call him this throughout the story.
Chad is a tall teenager of Japanese and Mexican descent, and appears to be older than he really is. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder that consists of a winged heart and a snake, with a ribbon that reads 'Amore e Morte' ("love and death" in Italian) and has a very big mouth. During his early years, Chad was extremely violent. Exploiting his advantage in size, he intimidated and hit any child who annoyed him. Oscar Joaquin de la Rosa, his grandfather, 'Abuelo' inspired Chad to be gentle. Afterwards, Oscar gave Chad an old Mexican coin, which he treasured after Oscar's death. Since then, Chad vowed that he would never fight unless it was to protect others, as instructed — even if his own life was in danger. However, because of his constant involvement with gangsters, Chad gained a reputation as a ruthless gangster himself.