"Only a handful of people are qualified to alter the world."
Sugimura is a character from Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Minor Character
- Persona 5 The Animation: Minor Character
- Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight: Cameo
Sugimura wears a white business suit, violet undershirt, black tie, and has brown hair and eyes.
"So you've been coming home late. That's what I've heard. I make a good playmate, you know."
Sugimura is shown to be a very jealous man when Haru did not answer his calls for her, he assumed that she was with another man. In fact, he is one of the few cases where his cognitive copy doesn't have much differences in personality compared to his real self. His relationship with her is abusive and controlling, having no true affection for Haru. He shows no mercy to Morgana who attacked his leg in his normal cat form when he was harassing Haru.
Sugimura is the fiance of Haru Okumura. Like Haru, he is also extremely wealthy and comes from a rich and influential political family. He apparently wears an expensive business suit everywhere he goes to show off his affluence. Haru's father, Kunikazu Okumura, sees this arranged marriage as his stepping stone to the political world, even though Haru does not love him at all.
He first appears in Shibuya to look for Haru in one night after she has just retreated from Mementos with Morgana. He rudely grabs Haru's arm, attempting to force her into sex, rationalizing that it is acceptable since they are engaged. Morgana attempts to save her, only to be kicked against a nearby wall. When the rest of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts approach to defend Haru and Morgana, he swears to take revenge on all of them later.
At Okumura's Palace, Sugimura's cognitive self stands by Kunikazu's Shadow Self. His fake self admits that he no longer wants Haru as his wife, and Kunikazu, well aware of the true color of his son-in-law-to-be, declares to Sugimura that he could have Haru as his lover or plaything rather than his wife, so long as Sugimaru holds up his end of the deal. This revelation angers Haru and leads to awakening of her Persona. The cognition transforms into a large Corporobo and attacks, only to be defeated by the Phantom Thieves.
In the bad ending triggered by failing to meet the Okumura Palace deadline, Haru is forced to marry Sugimura. When the news announces the apprehension of the protagonist, Sugimura is seen riding with Haru in a sedan. He comments that Kunikazu's death is avenged and mocks the thieves for being unable to change anything.
During Haru's Confidant subplot, he makes a brief appearance to claim that Kunikazu made a written contract with him that ensures Haru will marry him. As later revealed by the acting president of Okumura Foods, it is a lie fabricated by board members who prefer Sugimura rather than Haru as their puppet. As of Kunikazu's death, Haru's marriage is null and void, and he quietly falls out of her life.
The battle with cognitive Sugimura is mainly to demonstrate Haru's battle prowess. Use Psychokinesis attacks to get extra turns on him, and pass off to anyone with Fire or Wind attacks to down his Corporobo WK minions.
Sugimura is assisted by two "Corporobo MDL-WKR". They can use "Recarmdra", sacrificing some of their HP to heal him.
- "Thieves who steal from others need to be severely punished."
- "Haru! Be a good girl! Come be my toy!"
- "Why!? How could I be defeated... by such inferior brats...!?"
- "A high school fiance, what a turn on!"
- Sugimura's name never appears in his own text box, and the Persona 5 Official Design Works calls him "Haru's Fiance". His actual name is only revealed in a later side scene.