Hiromi Sugita is one of the three original victims of the serial kidnappings and killings in 1988. The other two victims being Kayo Hinazuki and Aya Nakanishi. He is Satoru Fujinuma's primary school classmate, who has an androgynous appearance and an unisex given name, and an ally to him.
Hiromi is known to be good at Othello and likes reading. He is cheerful and bright and is often mistaken for a girl because of his androgyny. Aya Nakanishi was shocked when she first learned that he was a boy.
Hiromi is one of Satoru Fujinuma's close friends. He was one of the three victims of the kidnapping cases. He was killed in order to trick the police into thinking the suspect did not know that Hiromi was a boy.
Satoru suspected that, in the past, Hiromi drifted away from the group and became lonely and an easy target for kidnapping. When Satoru saved Kayo Hinazuki and Aya Nakanishi from the kidnapper, Hiromi too, was saved in turn.
As an adult, Hiromi became a physician and married Kayo; they have a son together named Mirai Sugita, who is said to have Hiromi's eyebrows.
After Satoru wakes up, he is first seen visiting him with Kenya Kobayashi.
- The name Hiromi means "wide" (広) (hiro) and "beautiful" (美) (mi).
- It is also a commonly used unisex given name in Japan.
- Hiromi is a Final Fantasy fan.
|Male||Gaku • Hiromi • Jun • Kazu • Kenya • Mirai • Osamu • Satoru • Takahashi • Sawada • Yashiro's Brother|
|Female||Airi • Akemi • Aya • Kayo • Kumi • Misato • Sachiko|