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"Only a handful of people are qualified to alter the world."
—Sugimura to Haru

Sugimura is a character from Persona 5. Haru Okumura is engaged to him against her will for her father's own political ambitions.

Appearances[]

Design[]

Sugimura wears a white business suit, violet undershirt, black tie and has brown hair and eyes.

Personality[]

"So you've been coming home late. That's what I've heard. I make a good playmate, you know."
—Sugimura to Haru

Sugimura is shown to be a highly violent and sleazy playboy, as when Haru did not answer his calls for her, he assumed that she was with another man and began to act in a highly abrasive manner. 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 besides seeing her as an object he can play with for his pleasure, and even sees no qualms into polygamy. He also acts very hostile towards basically anything that would get in his way, as he shows no mercy to Morgana who attacked his leg when he was harassing Haru by kicking him to a wall. When the party rushes by to assist the two, he even vows to have Okumura take action before leaving.

Despite this, he has absolutely no standing when Okumura died, as his allowance is the sole thing that backs him up as Haru's fiancé. Without Okumura's backing, he has no choice other than to leave Haru alone.

Profile[]

Persona 5[]

Sugimura is the fiancé 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. Due to his family's immense political power, Kunikazu Okumura believes that the arranged marriage of him with Haru will let him politically compete with Masayoshi Shido as president despite the fact he only treats Haru as a sexual plaything. Both Okumura and his daughter are aware of this, although Okumura couldn't care less due to being blinded by political gain. Despite the fact that arranged marriage is legal and socially acceptable in Japan, Sugimura's repulsive personality and Okumura's sheer ignorance of the situation force Haru to go after Okumura despite her initial reluctance.

Sugimura kicking Morgana against a wall.

He first appears in Shibuya to look for Haru one night after she runs away with Morgana from Mementos. He attempts to force her into sex, to the point of grabbing Haru's arm, rationalizing that it is acceptable since they are engaged. Morgana attempts to save her, only to be kicked against a nearby wall. His yelling for help attracts the rest of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to the scene. When they defend Haru and confront Sugimura, he swears to take revenge on all of them later.

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Persona 5 - Haru's Awakening

Haru facing Cognitive Sugimura.

When the party re-visits the biometric corridor in Okumura's Palace, they encounter a cognitive Sugimura standing next to Shadow Okumura. His fake self admits that he no longer wants Haru as his wife, and Okumura, 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 Sugimura holds up his end of the deal. This revelation angers Haru and leads to awakening to her Persona, Milady. The cognition transforms into a large Corporobo and attacks the group, 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 while the protagonist is arrested by the police after a mysterious tip reveals that he is a Phantom Thief. This scenario is a false recollection made by the protagonist during Sae Niijima's interrogation, due to his mind being addled by drugs forcibly administered to him by the police. Sae proceeds to leave the room to give the protagonist time to recover, at which point an assassin takes the opportunity to kill him.

When the news announces the apprehension of the protagonist, Sugimura is seen riding with Haru in a sedan. He comments that Kunikazu's death has been avenged and mocks the Thieves for their inability to change anything. He then tries to seduce Haru, only to be interrupted when she sees the protagonist on the news.

During Haru's Confidant, he makes a brief appearance to claim that Okumura made a written contract with him that ensures Haru will marry him. As later revealed by the acting president of Okumura Foods Takakura, he had never heard of this contract before, and he deducts that Okumura made it during one of the meetings that he held with a group of pro-Okumura staff members from the company. Takakura then proceeds to promise Haru that he will void the contract, and Sugimura quietly falls out from her life.

Strategy[]

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 WKR minions.

Stats[]

Sugimura is assisted by two Corporobo MDL-WKR. They can use Recarmdra and sacrifice all but 1 of their HP to heal him.


Level HP SP
Strength 51
Magic 18
Endurance 22
Agility 22
Luck 19
38 1,379
650
Phys Gun Fire Ice Elec Wind Psy Nuke Bless Curse Almi
- - - - - - Weak - - - -
EXP Yen Battle Drop Negotiation Items
3,000 18,500 - -
List of Skills
Skill Effect
Brain Shake Medium Physical damage to 1 foe. Medium chance of Brainwash.
Rakukaja Buff defense of 1 ally for 3 turns.
Dekunda Negate all debuff effects of party.
Dekaja Negate all buff effects of all foes.


Battle Quotes[]

  • "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 fiancée, what a turn on!"

Gallery[]

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Portraits

Etymology[]

Sugimura's name roughly means "thicket of cedars." In flower language, the general meaning of cedar trees means "prosperity" and "longevity."

Trivia[]

  • Sugimura's name mostly never appears in his own text box, and the Persona 5 Official Design Works calls him "Haru's Fiancé." His actual name is only revealed in Haru's Rank 9 Confidant event, which is when the text box updates his name.
    • In Persona 5 Royal, his text box does not update his name, even after it is revealed to be Sugimura, effectively leaving it as Haru's Fiancé.
    • It is purposefully impossible to finish Haru's Confidant rank before finishing Sae Niijima's Palace. No matter how much time the protagonist devotes to her immediately upon obtaining her Confidant, the highest one can get her to be is rank 8, as it is required for her to still be "with" her fiance in the anime cutscene where all the Phantom Thieves hear the news about the protagonist's alleged death when she reacts to it.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline & Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Locations
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal (JP / EN))
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Archives
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Picaro Persona - I am thou - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins - Sea of Souls - Bond - Featherman
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather - Seasons - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Train - Invitations - Gifts - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Cleaning - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Big Bang Challenge - Gigolo Arcade - Bed - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Laundry - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - Refrigerator - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery - Cultivation - Fortune Telling - Decorations
Vendors Shops: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Vending machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Search Objects - Treasure Chests - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Accuracy - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Pickpocket - Party Switch - Baton Pass - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Battle Drops - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5 / Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Unused Content: (Persona 5 / Royal)
Development
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd. - Sega
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Strikers
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes - Dark Sun... - Stars and Ours - Proof of Justice - Persona 5 the Animation: A Magical Valentine's Day) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persona Stalker Club V - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage - Persona VS
Publications Manga - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic à La Carte - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Tartarus Theater Wild - the Animation Dengeki Comic Anthology - Mementos Mission - Mementos Report - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019 - TGS 2021 - 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary
Take Tokyo Tower - E3 2016
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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