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"Before, all I thought about was winning... But when coach was grilling you about my knee... I realized I can't keep thinking only of myself. At the same time, I can't just give up on winning, since that's a part of who I am. But for now, I won't worry about winning races, and instead focus on winning back my health!"
—Kazushi Miyamoto, Persona 3

Kazushi Miyamoto is a non-player character in Persona 3.

Appearances[]

Design[]

Kazushi has short, spiky black hair and darkish grayish brown eyes. He is never seen wearing the school uniform of Gekkoukan High School, but instead a gray athletic uniform. If the player chooses to join the Swim team, he wears a navy speedo with a badge on the left side of Gekkoukan High; Track team, he wears a gray tanktop and shorts with red lines; and if the player chooses the Kendo Team he wears a standard outfit with a dark navy bōgu, and hakama.

Personality[]

He first seems to be tough, serious, and focused, but is a friendly student who always works hard on the coming competition while keeping his secret about his knee injury to his other team members. He is also referred to as a 'pure soul' by Junpei when he reveals that he doesn't know what a maid is.

Kazushi is extremely competitive, enough that he made the protagonist his rival and insisting that he wouldn't go easy on him as soon as he joined. He wants to win, and believes that every second of training is critical, enough that he wants to be hard on himself to achieve that goal.

This dedication turns into a hindrance for Kazushi, as it intervenes with him taking care of his knee injury, trying to put it aside for his training, even when the situation becomes severe once he discovers there's a risk of him being unable to walk anymore. He is bothered by others' consideration of him, hence why he kept it a secret.

In his dilemma, Kazushi finds the determination to pursue his goals even if there's an enormous risk to take. That being said, he receives the same, one-sided trust through his team's encouragement and worry once his secret's exposed. Though they agree to help him unconditionally, Kazushi sees himself as a burden, causing him to realize how selfish he's been and that even if he took their support, he wouldn't feel good about it, so he would change up his aim to focus on his surgery, saying that for now he won't worry about "winning races," but focus on "winning back his health."

Beforehand, Kazushi also brings up a promise he made with his nephew to help him go through rehab, but later realizes that the promise was an excuse and was only doing it for himself, calling himself to have been a "baby."

Profile[]

Persona 3[]

Main article: Social Link/Kazushi Miyamoto

Kazushi is a member of any of the three Sports Team that the protagonist joins. He is a determined sports freak who is aiming for the team championship trophy, which he says is done for the sake of his nephew. After establishing his trust with the protagonist, Kazushi reveals that he is suffering from some sort of knee problem, but asks the protagonist to keep it a secret, determined not to let the problem interfere with his training.

Ignoring the pain, Kazushi continues training, but find that he could not keep up with other teammates' progress. Angered at this predicament, Kazushi finally pushed his knee to the limit, to the point that if he continues with his training, he might not be able to walk at all. Finally, with the protagonist's urging he decided to tell the team about his injuries, pull out of the championship and go to the hospital for surgery.

After spending some time at the hospital, Kazushi's knee injuries have healed. He admitted that all he did was nothing more but for his own pride. He promised to do better for the championships next year, and resolved to listen to other people's advice.

Persona 3 Portable[]

In the female protagonist's route, the Chariot Arcana Social Link —while still sports related— is replaced by Rio Iwasaki. Kazushi still makes many appearances throughout the game, usually alongside Yuko Nishiwaki (such as during the sports retreat to Yasoinaba in early August) or Kenji Tomochika (during the school trip to Kyoto in November). Many references are still made to the male protagonist's Social Link events, namely his injured knee.

Persona 3 The Movie[]

Spring of Birth[]

Kazushi makes a few appearances; he is first seen alongside Kenji comforting Junpei after he failed the mid-exam, and is then later seen doing kendo training with Makoto and the other members.

Midsummer Knight's Dream[]

He and Kenji appear briefly in the hallway during September.

Falling Down[]

Kazushi and Kenji are seen again where they arrive a cafe where Makoto and Ryoji work part-time there in November.

Winter of Rebirth[]

Kazushi complains about the kendo club's lack of motivation and how Yuko leaves practice early. He is briefly seen with Kenji, witnessing Nyx's arrival.

In Other Languages[]

Language Title
Flag of the United States English Kazushi Miyamoto
Flag of Japan Japanese 宮本 一志 (Miyamoto Kazushi)
Flag of South Korea Korean 미야모토 카즈시 (Miyamoto Kajeusi)

Etymology[]

  • The name Kazushi means "one" (一) (kazu) and "will, purpose" (志) (shi).
  • Kazushi's surname Miyamoto means "temple, shrine, palace" (宮) (miya) and "base, root, origin, source" (本) (moto).

Gallery[]


Characters
Playable Male protagonist - Female protagonist - Yukari Takeba - Junpei Iori - Akihiko Sanada - Mitsuru Kirijo - Fuuka Yamagishi - Aigis - Koromaru - Ken Amada - Shinjiro Aragaki - Metis
Social Link Kenji Tomochika - Hidetoshi Odagiri - Bunkichi and Mitsuko - Kazushi Miyamoto - Chihiro Fushimi - Isako Toriumi - Keisuke Hiraga - Yuko Nishiwaki - Maiko Oohashi - Pharos - Bebe - President Tanaka - Mutatsu - Mamoru Hayase - Nozomi Suemitsu - Akinari Kamiki - Rio Iwasaki - Saori Hasegawa - Ryoji Mochizuki
Major Igor - Elizabeth - Theodore - Shuji Ikutsuki - Officer Kurosawa - Takaya Sakaki - Jin Shirato - Chidori Yoshino - Takeharu Kirijo - Kouetsu Kirijo - Eiichiro Takeba - Natsuki Moriyama - Nyx - Erebus - Margaret
Minor Maki - Kiyoshi Sakuma - Mr. Edogawa - Mr. Ekoda - Mr. Miyahara - Ms. Ounishi - Mrs. Terauchi - Kikuno Saikawa - Yuu Kimijima - Souta Aizawa - Kyouka Sayama
Cameo Yukiko Amagi - Noriko Kashiwagi - Man Drinking Alone
Location
Port Island Gekkoukan High School - Paulownia Mall - Iwatodai Station - Port Island Station - Naganaki Shrine - Dorm - Moonlight Bridge - Velvet Room
Tartarus Blocks: Thebel - Arqa - Yabbashah - Tziah - Harabah - Adamah - Monad Depths
Abyss of Time Malebolge - Cocytus - Caina - Antenora - Ptolomea - Judecca - Empyrean
Other Kyoto - Great Seal
Music
Albums Original Soundtrack (JP / US / FES / Portable) - Bonus CD - Burn My Dread -Reincarnation- - Spring of Birth OST - Midsummer Knight's Dream OST - Falling Down OST - Winter Of Rebirth OST - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album
Songs "Burn My Dread" - "Aria of the Soul" - "Want To Be Close" - "When the Moon Reaches for the Stars" - "Iwatodai Dorm" - "Mass Destruction" - "Color Your Night" - "Deep Breath Deep Breath" - "The Meaning of Armbands" - "Deep Mentality" - "It's Going Down Now" - "Changing Seasons" - "Current Net Price Tanaka" - "Battle Hymn of the Soul" - "Kimi no Kioku" - "P3 FES" - "Mass Destruction -P3fes version-" - "Heartful Cry" - "Brand New Days" - "Soul Phrase" - "A Way of Life" - "Time" - "Wiping All Out" - "More Than One Heart" - "Fate is In Our Hands" - "One Single Word" - "One Hand, One Heartbeat" - "One Determination" - "Sound of the Beast" - "Storm for a Butterfly" - "Light in Starless Sky" - "My Testimony" - "Self Redemption" - "Full Moon Full Life"
Archives
Terminology Persona (Initial / Prime / Ultimate) - Persona user - Shadow - Wild Card - Evoker - Attack Properties - Tactics - All-out Attack - Shuffle Time - Dark Hour - Moon Phase System - Full Moon Operations - SEES - Kirijo Group - Nanjo Group - Strega - Artificial Persona user - Suppressants - Apathy Syndrome - The Fall - Death - Who's Who - Phoenix Ranger Featherman R - Plume of Dusk
P3RE: Shift - Theurgy - Combat Characteristics
Lists Arcana - Personas (P3 - FES - P - R) - Shadows - Bosses (P3 - FES) - Skills - Items (Heart Items / Vending Machines) - Status Effects - Elizabeth's Requests - Activities - Calendar - Trophies (Portable / Reload) - Steam Profile Items - Patches and Updates
School Life Daily Life - Seasons - Social Link - Social Stats - Yen - Class - Studying - Movie Theater - Bed - Part-time Jobs - Shrine - Tanaka's Amazing Commodities - Crane Machine - Chagall Café - School Club - Cooking - Walking Koromaru - Linked Episode - Computer - Refrigerator - Gardening - Books - DVDs - Studying - Fortune Telling
Other Media
Games FES - Portable - Reload - Dancing in Moonlight
Productions The Movie - The Movie: Escape from the Dark Hour - the Weird Masquerade: -Ao no Kakusei- / -Gunjou no Meikyuu- / -Souen no Kesshou- / -Ai no Seiyaku- / -Hekikuu no Kanata e- - Persona Stalker Club - 「PERSORA AWARDS」 - PERSORA AWARDS 2 - PERSORA AWARDS 3 - Persora -The Golden Best-
Drama CDs A Certain Day of Summer - Daylight / Moonlight - Character Drama CD Vol. 1 / Vol. 2 / Vol. 3 / Vol. 4 / Vol. 5 - New Moon / Full Moon - Portable Vol. 1 / Vol. 2
Publications Manga - Shadow Cry - Memento Mori - Owari no Kakera - Alternative Heart - Velvet Blue - Persona Magazine - Dear Girls Comic Anthology - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Tartarus Theater - Persona VS - Persona 3 Reload: Beginnings
Mobile Games The Night Before - Persona Ain Soph - Social - Escape - Illust Puzzle - Broken Shadow - Aegis: The First Mission - Qix - Chaining Soul - Em
Events Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012 - Music Fes 2013 - Music Box 2014 - Super Live 2015 - Livehouse Tour 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019- 25th Anniversary Symphonic Concert
20th Anniversary Festival - 25th Anniversary - 25th FES
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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