Sugimaru joined Haruto's Correct 5 with Kaito, Issa, and Airi. Soon after, he began attending Eitoku Senior High. In high school, the Correct conducted "peasant hunts" to force the poor students to quit.
The Correct 5 met Oto Edogawa, when she a accidentally ran in front of their car. Later, Haruto asked his friends for advice about a girl blackmailing him. Sugimaru was against Haruto following Issa's advice since he the school's "biggest flirt". He "looked into" Momonozono Academy to figure out why the school was more popular than Eitoku. From his research, he learned about the student president Tenma Hase and reported his findings to Haruto. Sugimaru devised a way to "infiltrate" Momonozono. He and Haruto entered disguised as students. However, they were quickly spotted. Tenma protected the other students from beating them up. They left, when Haruto became irritated by Tenma.
Sugimaru, Kaito, and Issa later discovered fliers exposing Oto as a commoner. The Correct 5 decided to expel Oto. Haruto declared that he could not bring himself to do it, much to everyone's surprise. Airi promptly left to expel Oto by herself. After Tenma paid Oto's donation, Sugimaru commented that it was "amazing" that Tenma was her fiance. At one of Issa's flower arranging performances, Sugimaru was surprised that Haruto was unaware of Airi's feelings for him. An hour later, he was shocked to see Oto with Airi because of her earlier antagonism toward Oto.
Like the other Correct 5 members, Sugimaru was surprised to see Megumi "Megurin" Nishidome at Eitoku, when she came to return Haruto's wallet. They were also reluctant to believe that he just accidentally met her in the resort's bath. After the initial shock was over, the Correct 5 brought her to their "Salon". Several days later, Sugimaru and Issa annoyed Airi when they appeared unconcerned about Haruto being absent. The same day, Sugimaru was indifferent about Megumi transferring to Eitoku.
Sugimaru had a "nice body" and well-toned muscles from working out constantly. He had spiky, black hair and almond-shaped eyes. Sugimaru was frequently seen wearing work-out clothes, when he was not at school in his Correct 5 uniform.
Personality and traits
He was extremely athletic and worked out daily for two hours. Sugimaru said he felt "gross", if he did not work out. He also said, "no muscles, no life!" Sugimaru also had little interest in dating, unlike Issa.
Behind the scenes
- Sugimaru first appears in chapter one of Boys Over Flowers Season 2.
- Viz misspelled his name as "Sugimaru Ebisu" in their first release of chapter one. His name was corrected in the following chapters and the volume release.
- Keisuke Nakata will portray Sugimaru in the upcoming drama, Hana Nochi Hare.
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