|Suguru Hirano - 平野秀|
|D.O.B.||22nd January 1946|
|Family||Daughter: Minako Hirano|
Son: Yuji Hirano
|Appears in||Shenmue I|
Suguru Hirano (Japanese: 平野秀) is an office worker who lives in Sakuragaoka with his daughter, Minako, and son, Yuji. His wife left him 10 years ago after she discovered that he had an affair. Since then he has had little luck with women and seems far from being in a position to be married again. Fortunately for him though is that he can work without worry as his daughter takes good care of the house, and his son is well-behaved. But he is thinking ahead to the future and is thinking of joining a counselling centre for middle-aged men to help him cope when Minako will eventually want to leave home and get married.