|Shoko as she appears in Game of Lascivity OMEGA and Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment.|
|Occupation||School nurse [in OMEGA and Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment]
Doctor [in Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic and Lewd Consultation Room]
Student [in The Chiropractor]
|Debut||Lewd Consultation Room|
|Latest Appearance||Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic ~Nurse Reform Program~|
Shinnosuke Nakata [partially non-consensual]
Kenji Kataoka [non-consensual]
|Voice||Sayaka Kazuna (Japanese)
Eileen Heath (English)
Shoko Sugimoto (杉本翔子 Sugimoto Shoko) is a recurring protagonist in the UMEMARO 3D canon. Debuting in Lewd Consultation Room, the eighth UMEMARO 3D release (and first to feature interactive elements), she later appeared in a supporting role in Game of Lascivity OMEGA, and was the star of Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment. Her past is explored in The Chiropractor -Erotic Este Course-, set many years before Lewd Consultation Room and the rest of the UMEMARO 3D canon, and she is a featured character in Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic ~Nurse Reform Program~, also set several years prior to Lewd Consultation Room.
In a 2011 comment on his blog (reference is made to it in this post, as the blog is no longer available), UMEMARO stated that Shoko's adult appearance was based on that of an extra from the 2003 Tony Jaa film Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior. He reiterated this inspiration in a comment on his May 13, 2017 blog post as well. The extra has not been identified.
As a student, Shoko wore a white and black schoolgirl uniform, with a purple ribbon and black skirt. She was very pale, with a much more Japanese appearance, and kept her shorter hair in a side ponytail. As an adult, however, Shoko is a drastic divergence from previous females in the UMEMARO 3D canon; dark-skinned, with long dark hair and Amazonian proportions, Shoko is presented as an exotic beauty, despite being Japanese.
In Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic, Shoko wears a white outfit with black leather accents. Her button-down suit-style top has a large flared collar, with short sleeves and a single button in the front. Her skirt has no accents and is held up with a large black belt with a silver buckle, in addition to simple white heels. She has a ring on her right ring finger, heart-shaped earrings, and grey-framed glasses. Though she retains the leopard-print panties of later chronological appearances, she does not wear a bra at this point in time.
In Lewd Consultation Room, she wears a doctor's coat over a green turtleneck and short black skirt that ends high on the thighs, with leopard print lingerie underneath and a black choker with a golden heart accessory attached to it. In OMEGA and Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment, she wears a white sleeveless blouse coupled with a short pink skirt. She wears only a leopard print thong underneath (the print itself being much less dense), the straps of which now rest on her hips rather than her waist, changing her jewelry from a choker to a simple gold ear piercing. Shoko, sometimes deceptively, has very long hair that reaches down to her tail bone, usually tied into a lower/relaxed ponytail. In Lewd Consultation Room, she wears a black hair tie, which is exchanged for a blue rose-shaped one in OMEGA and Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment, and her lipstick is a lighter shade of pink in Lewd Consultation Room compared to OMEGA and Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment; her nail varnish always matches the color of her lips. Shoko's model is slightly different in Lewd Consultation Room, appearing a bit thicker, whereas her model is slimmer and thinner in the hips in Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment, likely as a result of re-modeling Shoko for the game.
Patient, but with a fair degree of seductive allure, Shoko tends to solve her patients' problems through sexual treatment. She is usually very composed, treating her patients with respect and care as she works to pleasure them. Being a doctor, Shoko is assumed to be well-versed in the field of medicine, but she is never truly shown demonstrating this at any point in her scenes. Additionally, she takes her work very seriously despite the immensely sexual nature of it; in Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic, when she discovers that Chiha has been using her job as a cover to have sex with patients, for more than just collecting semen samples, she orders her to undergo a brutal correction program, breaking her spirit and taking the matter of treatment into her own hands.
As expected for a doctor, Shoko did very well in school, and noted in The Chiropractor that she had completed her classes and fulfilled extracurricular duties (including sports) long before her official graduation. She seemed to be much less confident in herself when she was younger, however, desiring a change of appearance and body structure in The Chiropractor.
in Lewd Consultation Room
Shoko is one of the main characters in Lewd Consultation Room, alongside her nurse Ai Koyanagi. In the game, Hajime Tanaka goes to Shoko's office, complaining of stress. Shoko tells Ai to give him "the usual," which turns out to be various sexual treatments, which Shoko later joins in. At several points throughout the game, the player chooses whether to have sex with Ai or Shoko. The game ends with Tanaka's departure, Shoko having declared him healed. Ai complements her prowess, and they call the next patient in.
Shoko appears in a brief supporting role in OMEGA. She appears when Masaaki Ohara goes to the nurse's office to seek treatment, which Shoko gives by way of a handjob and blowjob. As she is about to finish him off, she calls in Ayane Tendo and Kayo Shinozaki, who were watching outside, to observe as she "treats" him.
in Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment
Shoko appears as the main character in Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment alongside a male whose identity is initially not revealed. The game starts with Shoko diagnosing the patient with a nosebleed, mentioning Miyuki Kageyama. She then proceeds to heal him in various ways, all of them involving sex. When he climaxes, she briefly passes out, assuming him to be satisfied. However, a sigil appears on his chest, and his penis splits vertically into two, with which he rapes Shoko for several minutes until he climaxes once more. Shoko is tossed back onto the bed and passes out, while the man, now revealed to be Shinnosuke Nakata, crumbles into dust. Outside of the room, Mimi Minami observes, and then leaves, her job done.
in The Chiropractor
Set long before Lewd Consultation Room, Shoko is the central female character in The Chiropractor, where she enters Ohara's massage parlor, believing that he has a treatment to make her look more feminine. Under this pretense, Ohara molests and eventually has sex with Shoko at her encouragement, after which she departs the center, believing that the treatment is unique to Ohara's parlor. In a similar twist to Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment, Shoko's identity is not revealed until the very end of the comic, acting as a surprise origin story.
in Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic
Shoko is a supporting character in Sugimoto Gynecology Clinic, as the head of a gynecology clinic that also performs semen analysis for child conception purposes. She spies on Chiha carrying out an affair with Kenji Kataoka during the course of her work, and orders her underling nurses to have sex with Kenji to punish Chiha, while enrolling Chiha in the clinic's "correctional program" for nurses. Later, while Chiha is forced to watch while being raped by the doctors of the medical board, Shoko has sex with Kenji. At the end of the comic, she notes that Kenji has issues in his personal life - referring to his affair with Chiha - and offers to continue treatment in his house, which he readily agrees to.
Shoko is one of the most popular characters within the UMEMARO fanbase, and is consistently cited as a fan favorite, claiming the top spot for many people. Her popularity led to Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment, following the immense collective disappointment that followed her scene in OMEGA. Disappointment turned to outrage when she was not included in OMEGA 2, despite Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment's sole storyline purpose being to sideline her so that she could not appear in that game. Fans continued to call for her return despite having two full game releases dedicated to her; this aggressive fan demand for her may have contributed to Shoko's resurgence since 2014, with three out of four releases since Work in Progress expected to feature her in a central role.
- Shoko is the first - and currently only - character to have four releases featuring her as the central character, or with a major role.
- Dr. Sugimoto's Lecherous Treatment and The Chiropractor both do not introduce any new characters as a result.
- Shoko is tied with Hana Ono for most partners, having been with five men in the UMEMARO 3D canon alongside Ai Koyanagi, though she only performed oral sex on Masaaki Ohara.
- Promotional artwork for OMEGA identifies Shoko as 杉本翔予, which does not translate to a valid spelling of her name. The last character would instead result in "Shoyo" or "Shosha."
- Shoko shares her voice actress with Kayo Shinozaki and Shiori Tamiya.