Rei Tachibana (橘レイ, Tachibana Rei), or Jessie Happleton in the English dub, is a fictional Character that only appears in Cardcaptor Sakura Anime series.
Her first appearance is in the Episode 30. She has short gray hair and big brown eyes. Her outfit changes five times in the episode. She first appears wearing a pink shirt with a red skirt, and is later seen donning a yellow jacket. She is also seen wearing the school sportswear as well as the school uniform.
Rei is a sixth grader attending Toemoda Elementary School . Rei first meets The Dash card when she hears a noise outside of her house. She notices that The Dash is injured and bandages The Dash's wound. Rei decides to keep The Dash as a pet and names it Peewee (Hoppy in the English dub).
The next morning, Sakura pretends to be playing baseball as a means to lure The Dash card. She drops the baseball near Rei's house, and Sakura meets Rei for the first time. Rei is also a member of the track team, but is not the best runner on the team, losing to another member in the 100-meter dash. However, when she does the 100-meter dash the second time, The Dash assists her and Rei is the obvious winner of the race. Sakura and Kero acknowledge that this is because Dash is affecting Rei.
Later, Rei invites Tomoyo and Sakura over to her house where she reveals that she has qualified as a representative for the next track meet. Sakura plans to catch Dash only after Rei's Race ends, however Kero insists that Sakura catch Dash before anything bad happens. However, Syaoran plans to catch Dash before the Race. Sakura tries to stop Syaoran from sealing Dash to spare Rei's feelings, but Kero convinces her that if Rei wins the race with the help of Dash it wouldn't be a legitimate win. Sakura seals the card, but the card's master is Syaoran.
When Syaoran asks Sakura why she hadn't tried capturing Dash sooner, Rei searching for her beloved Peewee answers the question for her. At the track meet, Rei manages to advance to the final round without help from Dash. During the final round, Syaoran summons Dash to appear at the finish line to motivate Rei, and Rei wins the race.
- She may be a relative of Yuuki Tachibana's, for they share the same surname.