"These scoundrels have threatened me. Aren't the police supposed to side with law-abiding citizens?"
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Persona 5 / Royal: Major Character (Antagonist)
- Persona 5 The Animation: Major Character (Antagonist)
Design[edit | edit source]
Kunikazu is a bespectacled older man who wears a business suit and an orange and brown checkerboard ascot under a white shirt.
Shadow Kunikazu wears a mostly black, form-fitting spacesuit with the same colors as his undershirt, and has blue skin. Unlike most bosses, he does not have a demon form - as Mammon, he calls out a floating chair before radioing a group of robots to protect him. The design bears a striking resemblance to Darth Vader's suit.
Personality[edit | edit source]
"Overcome failure at any cost, even if it means betraying others."
Kunikazu is an ambitious and career-focused professional who is always chasing his next victory. However, for his daughter, his employees and his fellow higher ups, his ambitions come with a complete, deliberate ignorance of the pain he causes to his company or his family. No matter how many scandals Okumura Foods faces due to its poor safety practices and punishing work hours, or how obviously unhappy Haru is with his manipulations, Kunikazu refuses to let his nobler passions influence his business, instead behaving as ruthlessly as he feels he must to get ahead in the world. In fact, his Shadow Self admits that he sees nothing wrong with using Haru as a political pawn, as he believes it is mandatory to use whatever means to gain fame for his own profit, and becomes furious when he realizes Haru is "betraying" him with the assistance of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts because she fully realized that she has been used as a political pawn against her own will. His overambitious investments and business ventures led to his death, as the Black Mask promptly finishes him off due to his political campaign being the only obstacle against Shido's path to becoming prime minister.
His Shadow is also quite cowardly, as he has no method of defending himself nor transforming himself into a more powerful demon form. Instead he tries to kill the Thieves by triggering a self-destruct mechanism in his Palace and lures them into a trap once they finally reach him. He then attempts to stall for as long as possible using his Cognitive robot workers to delay his defeat and run away. This is even worse in Persona 5 Royal where his cognition of Haru is revealed to be nothing but an obedient asset for his path to glory. If everything else fails, he will turn her into a robot and use her as a suicide bomb to damage the party just like the other robot workers. In battle, Shadow Okumura also tends to call the real Haru a mockery of his daughter, indicating that if she didn't want to get sold by him, he would no longer treat her as his daughter.
Despite by the events of the game, he is a cold and heartless businessman with a feverish pursuit for power, he is not as evil as the previous few targets, and accounts indicate that he is a significantly better person in the past who treated Haru with great care. This side of him was never genuinely shown on-screen however, and was only frequently mentioned in-passing. When Haru was young, she felt highly upset for him not arriving to cheer her for her first sports day because he was busy in work. Big Bang Burger also used to be a honest company that he poured his heart to maintain, instead of the black company it is during the events of the game, indicating that he is nothing more than a man who is corrupted by the seeking of power beyond all belief. As he didn't see Haru as an asset for gaining power prior to the events of the game, she is actually traumatized and guilt ridden when his mental shutdown is broadcast on screen. Furthermore, Mariko Hyodo, one of his business partners and also a friend of Haru, acknowledges that Okumura did genuinely care for her, as the three used to play golf together, and Hyodo expresses her condolences for his death. It should also be noted that unlike western societies, arranged marriage itself is acceptable in Japanese society, although the man that Okumura arranged for Haru is a loathsome playboy who treats her as a sexual plaything.
Haru's cognition of him, as seen by Takuto Maruki's actualization, is of a clumsy businessman who has no interest in politics. He is also a genuinely caring parent towards her, to the point where he comes across as rather overprotective. Should the protagonist eavesdrop on him in Shibuya's Big Bang Burger branch in February, it is also revealed that he used to care for his employees' well being more than the profit of his business ventures. This indicates that he was not the corrupt corporate executive that he is portrayed in the game during the past, up until his burger chain became famous and he tried to politically compete with Shido in the current election.
He is also somewhat immature in his tastes, as the Big Bang Burger chain is inspired by a model kit he loved as a boy, but could never afford until he achieved success and paid off his own father's loans.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Persona 5[edit | edit source]
"Now, let's move on to your next crime. Kunikazu Okumura... You should know who he is. ...Considering what happened. Your testimony regarding this incident will be serious. I'm sure you understand why. Answer my next question carefully. What did you do to this Okumura?"
Kunikazu Okumura is the third president of Okumura Foods succeeded from his father. He founded Big Bang Burger, a fast food chain that the protagonist can shop in during his free time.
Kunikazu only has one daughter, Haru Okumura. Both Kunikazu himself and Haru, as well as other associates of Okumura Foods had mutually admitted that he used to genuinely care for her in spite of his rather unethical and overambitious business practices, up until he attempts to arrange a marriage for her with Sugimura, an abusive man who does not treat her as anything other than "a plaything" for the sole reason of trying to compete with Masayoshi Shido for the premiership. Even then, it was later revealed that the arranged marriage contract between Haru and Sugimura is fabricated and even some high executives within his company had never heard of it. Presumably, he fabricated the contract under one of the black box meetings that he frequently held with board members who were loyal to him.
He is one of the heist targets of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts at his own Palace. Initially prosecutor Sae Niijima notices Okumura's fast food business heavily benefits from his rivals' deaths from the mysterious mental shutdowns and psychotic breakdowns carried out by the Antisocial Force, a fact that is learned by the thieves after they have stolen the investigation documents from Sae's laptop. After the Medjed incident, Okumura's heist request ranking in the Phantom Aficionado Website suddenly surges with loads of comments against his business practices. The Phantom Thieves are initially indecisive about reforming Okumura, but settle down when Haru joins them to escape her doomed marriage.
His sin his Greed and his Palace is a spaceport formed from his desire for success, to the point where he refuses to acknowledge how much he is hurting Haru or his employees with his overly ambitious business and political ventures. He knows full well what kind of person Haru's fiancé Sugimura is, but arranges the marriage anyway to gain power for presidency. The main inhabitants of his Palace are the cognitive existences of his workers, which take the form of robots who are devoted to him and are devoid of any emotion, symbolizing that he views his workers as dispensable labor. The robots are also used to fuel the spaceport when they go defunct, indicating that he considers his workers as easily disposed.
After he receives the calling card, he sends it to the police. When the Phantom Thieves arrive to take his Treasure on the upcoming day, his Shadow activates a 10 minute self-destruct timer in his Palace in an attempt to kill the Thieves in an explosion while he escapes to "utopia." Once the party reaches him, he tries to subdue the Phantom Thieves by tricking them into separating from Haru and capturing the rest by pretending to have already reformed, but Morgana manages to escape the force field and hits the remote control he was using with his slingshot. During his boss fight, he sits on a floating chair and summons multiple waves of his robots to attack the party. Recognizing that he is not nearly strong enough to beat the Phantom Thieves directly, he activates a thirty-minute self-destruct timer and hangs back while his robots attack the party. After the party takes down all of his forces including his right-hand man Execurobo MDL-ED, Shadow Okumura is left alone, unable to fight off the Thieves and is eventually brought down.
Because he is shown to genuinely care about Haru and regularly feels deeply conflicted about his obligation to his business and his daughter, the Phantom Thieves come to respect him as an opponent. When his Treasure is stolen, he attempts to reveal the identity of the head of the conspiracy that are behind the mental shutdowns, but the Thieves are forced to retreat because of the tight time limit. When the Shadow Self is left alone, Goro Akechi shoots and kills it.
His Treasure is a spaceship model kit that takes the form of a glowing orb with a metallic shell in the Metaverse, and the appearance of his Palace is based on this model kit. Kunikazu wanted this model kit when he was young, and it is now a valuable collectible. The Thieves sell it to celebrate at Tokyo Destinyland.
During his press conference of October 11th, Okumura admits his maltreatment of his employees. Just as he is about to reveal the true culprit behind the mental shutdowns, he suddenly suffers a heart attack-like affliction and dies on camera, much to the horror of the Phantom Thieves; the general public, however, are delighted by his death. By the next day (right after Igor delivers a congratulatory speech and a warning to the protagonist), the general public have suddenly turned on the Phantom Thieves, believing that they are murderers worth a 30 million yen bounty on their heads. His death, supported by the calling card he had sent to the police as well as the sudden discovery of a calling card sent to Principal Kobayakawa, results in a sharp decline in support for the Phantom Thieves. Despite Okumura blatantly using Haru as a bargaining chip for political fame before, he was still her beloved parent because he used to treat Haru like a daughter instead of a tool. Therefore, Haru is left traumatized and guilt-ridden over his death, and she vows to uncover the truth behind his murder. Haru also believes that she and her fellow Phantom Thieves are innocent over his death.
When the Phantom Thieves infiltrate Shido's Palace, it's revealed that his heist request was rigged by the Antisocial Force in order to lure the Phantom Thieves into a trap, so that they can be framed for his murder. The person behind it was also the same person behind the blank Medjed threats that kickstarted the heist on Futaba Sakura. Masayoshi Shido also wanted him to be removed from the get-go, as he posed a threat against him during the general election. Despite Shido having ordered the TV Station President to cover up as many of his scandals as possible in gratitude for his funds, the constant scandals that Okumura and his company were often tangled in rendered them impossible to cover up by the Antisocial Force despite protection from the media. When combined with Okumura actually getting into Shido's way of premiership, this made him an incredibly lucrative target to remove alongside the Phantom Thieves. When confronted by Haru however, Shadow Shido has no real recollection of this incident despite it occurring pretty recently, and merely dismisses him as an insignificant roadblock to be crushed on his way to power. After the Phantom Thieves change his heart, Shido publicly confesses to being the one responsible for Okumura's murder following his landslide victory.
Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]
Okumura's role is largely identical in the original game. This time, his cognition of Haru appears in his Palace. Cognitive Haru is depicted as an obedient asset that acts as a part of his movement animation (like Cognitive Shiho Suzui during the Asmodeus boss fight.) His support skills also tend to make the battle more erratic than in Persona 5 and the robots flee and reset after two turns (which his movements capitalize on), making the timer actually a risk. After the party defeats the MDL-ED Execurobo, he dispatches cognitive Haru as a last ditch attempt to dispose of the party, transforming her into a robot that self-destructs after two turns. Once Cognitive Haru is sacrificed, he is rendered helpless exactly like in the original game.
Taking Back Reality[edit | edit source]
Okumura is first mentioned in the third term semester by Haru during Hatsumode, when she says they'll be spending time together. He is then personally seen a week later alongside Haru in Kichijoji, scouting for locations for a new Big Bang Burger restaurant. He is now heavily implied to be what he was prior to arranging Haru's marriage to Sugimura for the sake of politically competing with Shido; a clumsy and unambitious businessman who genuinely cares for his daughter. This is an alteration made by Takuto Maruki, who warped history so that in this reality, he never died nor did his political and corporate ambitions rise to destructive levels. Once Haru chooses to deny Maruki's reality, Okumura vanishes.
Before the protagonist checks on all his teammates, Okumura can be seen discussing business affairs with Takakura in Shibuya. This Okumura also personally inspects his branches for flaws and cares for his employees' well being, instead of being obsessed with pure profit.
If the protagonist cuts a deal with Maruki to let him overwrite the current reality, Okumura will be seen hanging out with Haru during the credits.
Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers[edit | edit source]
While Okumura does not directly appear, it was revealed by Mariko Hyodo that they were trade partners, and when he still cared for Haru, the three would play golf together. She also sympathizes with Okumura's death, indicating that she also knew that Okumura cared for Haru prior to the events of Persona 5.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Before starting the fight, it is recommended to stock up on around 20 revival items, many of which can be bought at Takemi Medical Clinic, since many party members will likely be KOed during the fight several times. Torimeshi Rations and Yakisoba Pans are also recommended, just don't use them if Big Bang Challenge is about to be used. It is also important to try to conserve SP since there's a chance everyone may run out at the end. Haru's Triple Down skill is quite useful.
This battle has a special condition where the battle must be finished in 30 real world minutes. Thus, it is best not to spend too much time overthinking commands or stalling on dialogue.
This battle is not directly facing Shadow Okumura himself, but rather several waves of Corporobo minions. The player must defeat all Corporobo minions in order to directly attack Shadow Okumura and end the fight. No more than 4 Corporobo minions will be present on the field and once one wave has been defeated, the next wave is immediately deployed. If Okumura gets a turn, he will deploy new minions to fill in the ranks. Even though it is possible to knock down all of the Corporobos, All-Out Attacks are not possible as Shadow Okumura is technically an active member on the enemy team, just untargetable.
Using Baton Passes are key to quickly move through each wave. Having the Star Confidant with Hifumi Togo established before this fight makes the fight easier as each Corporobo has two specific weaknesses while resisting all others. Having the ability to switch out your allies to respond to each new type helps to speed up the fight. The starting party should be based on your access to Koma Sabaki/Togo System. If you have it, starting with Ann and Morgana will help you focus on the starting Corporobo types while the third slot can be either Yusuke or Haru, who will give you an early set up for when the second Corporobo types appear. Continue switching out to whatever the new Corporobo weakness are until you reach the final phase. If the Star Confidant has not been established, ensure that at least one battling member can cover a weakness of each Corporobo. Ideally, Morgana and Haru should be included as Morgana deals with the first and fourth wave while Haru deals with the second and fifth wave. The third person can be either Ryuji or Makoto to handle the third wave. In either method, it is recommended that the protagonist carry Personas that have Wind, Psy and Elec/Nuke skills to match his teammates and keep the Baton Passes continuing.
Shadow Okumura starts off with 4 Corporobo MDL-WKRs. They are weak to both Wind and Fire, so make sure that Morgana or Ann are present at the start of battle. Shadow Okumura will summon 10 of these in total. Once the tenth Corporobo MDL-WKR has appeared, he will begin deploying Corporobo MDL-CH, who is weak to Ice and Psy skills. Yusuke and Haru are incredibly useful for taking these Corporobos down. Once the fifth Corporobo MDL-CH has appeared, he will begin deploying Corporobo MLD-AM, who are weak to Electric and Nuclear skills, so having Ryuji and Makoto out during this phase speeds things up. Once the fourth Corporobo MDL-AM has appeared, he will deploy Corporobo MDL-DM.
Corporobo MDL-DM starts the second phase of this fight as Okumura begins using new tactics. Okumura will begin using a Sacrifice Order command, causing a Corporobo to self-destruct, dealing massive damage to your party, but also killing the Corporobo as well. Your only options are to either quickly defeat the Corporobo targeted by this command before its next turn, or guard and mitigate the damage. Shadow Okumura will also begin inflicting Famine's Breath, causing Hunger on one of your allies, severely reducing their damage output for three turns. Corporobo MDL-DM are weak to Wind and Bless, so Morgana is great for this phase. Once the third Corporobo MDL-DM has been defeated, he summons Corporobo MDL-GMs who are weak to Curse and Psy so Haru is good for this phase.
After the second and final Corporobo MDL-GM is defeated, the final phase of this fight starts with the Execurobo MDL-ED appears. The Execurobo has no weakness, but also no resistances, thus the fight becomes a slugfest from here on out. It is recommended to favor physical skills (such as Haru's Triple Down instead of Psio, or Yusuke's Tempest Slash instead of Bufula), especially if Makarakarn is active on MDL-ED. If Haru is in the party, the Execurobo has a preference for targeting her. Since it tends to favor physical attacks, having Haru defend herself with Tetrakarn (if nothing else is being telegraphed) is a good way to keep her alive and inflict damage back at Execurobo. Okumura continues to use Famine's Breath and occasionally Famine's Scream which inflicts Hunger on all of your allies, and he may also debuff your allies or use Dekaja, so if you're low on SP, it is not wise to use party-wide buffs constantly (although buffing party-wide Defense before Big Bang Challenge should be fine).
Execurobo has a dangerous attack called Big Bang Challenge, which inflicts massive damage on your all party members. Thankfully, this move is telegraphed by Big Bang Order the turn before he uses it, so guarding before he executes this move will mitigate the damage. Big Bang Order is actually a form of Charge, so the upcoming Big Bang Challenge will always hit with increased damage. Additionally, if an ally is inflicted with Hunger during the turn this move is executed, they will instead be healed and the Hunger status removed, so this ally may attack or use a turn instead of guarding which is a waste. If the Execurobo uses Big Bang Challenge and Okumura casts Famine's Scream in the same turn, do not cure any Hungry party members because it fully heals anyone with the status. Unfortunately, if an ally's Confidant has reached Rank 6, they may remove Hunger with Harisen Recovery (excluding Morgana who has Harisen Recovery by now). Nothing can be done about this, as delaying a Confidant isn't recommended, though it should not be a major issue. Big Bang Order will also always be used immediately after each instance of boss dialogue during this phase of the fight.
Near the end of the fight, Execurobo will use Big Bang Challenge more often, meaning the player must try to find a strategy to defeat it ASAP. If an ally doesn't have enough HP to survive Big Bang Challenge even while guarding, the player should make the most of their abilities and revive them after they are KOed.
Once the Execurobo is defeated, Shadow Okumura is forced onto the field as he has run out of allies. At this point, he no longer has the strength to fight back and can be taken down after just a few physical attacks. If he does get any turns, he will waste them hesitating.
Persona 5 Royal[edit | edit source]
Okumura is significantly harder in Royal. Although the enemies are nearly identical to the original game with weaker affinities, he now automatically resets his entire wave if the party does not destroy all robots on screen within two turns, even if only one severely crippled robot remains. The only exception is when a robot self destructs without any other robots left on-screen, in which case the fight will proceed normally. There is no in-game warning before this happens. He can repeat this process indefinitely and stall the party until the 30-minute timer runs out, so the party must be well prepared with stronger Personas and a definitive strategy to induce damage output before they go after him. Furthermore, the battle is filled with dialogue where the real time counter still ticks down, and all in-battle cutscenes during this fight will have three or more scenes. All other basics during this fight, such as Baton Pass and not curing Hunger right before Execurobo casts Big Bang Challenge, still apply.
If the party does not possess enough damage output to kill the stronger robots within 2 turns on Hard difficulty, temporarily adjusting the difficulty to Merciless will increase the damage output dealt, although the protagonist should prepare Personas with physical resistances or immunities in case. Vice versa, if the party has trouble dealing damage on Normal, reducing the difficulty to Easy or Safety will make the robots easier to kill.
Haru and Morgana must be in the team, as Haru is the only way to reliably damage the MDL-GM robots bar the protagonist and functions as a great damage source against the Execurobo using Tetrakarn, and Morgana for the MDL-DMs and his ability to cure Hunger with Me Patra. Furthermore, she can reduce the odds of party members getting inflicted with Hunger using her trait. Any Curse or Psy users should also be equipped with a Curse or Psy-boosting necklace purchasable for 40,000 yen each in Kichijoji, if possible. Personas with powerful Gun, Psy or Curse attacks, as well as Dekaja or Marakunda, are near mandatory as otherwise the MDL-GMs are very difficult to kill within two turns. Reliable SP recovery, as well as any Personas or party members with Marakunda or Dekaja, is virtually a must. Baptismal Water, purchasable for 1,000 yen from the Kanda Church, as well as at least 6 Psycho/Curse Bombs, are strongly recommended in case important party members or the protagonist are not immediately available for these purposes. Playing Billiards and Darts in Kichijoji can also rank up Technical damage and Baton Pass respectively, and cause them to deal more damage. Torimeshi Rations and Yakisoba Pans are required unlike in Persona 5, where they were only necessary to combat Hunger.
Unlike in the original game, none of the robots resist Gun, making Gun attacks, most notably Triple Down, effective finishers for following up after hitting a weakness on them. All of the robots, including the Execurobo, are also now vulnerable to Freeze, Shock, Silence, Panic or Dizzy, which can facilitate huge amounts of Technical damage with Physical or Gun skills, especially when combined with Baton Pass. Therefore, skills and items that can inflict these conditions are strongly recommended and can significantly ease progress. Unlike Bael and again just like the robots fleeing and regenerating themselves, the game does not tell the player anything about this, so one needs to find this out by trial and error without any foreknowledge.
He will also order all of his robots to gang up on a single party member: 4 MDL-GMs using Megaton Raid on the protagonist at the same time is most likely lethal. Therefore, try to make the protagonist's Persona that is used to deal with the MDL-GMs resist, or even better, null or repel Physical attacks. He will not shift targets until he and his robots get their turns. After defeating the third wave, Okumura, using Cognitive Haru, can cast Rakukaja on a robot, followed by a Rakunda, Dekaja or Famine's Scream on the party, so be prepared to cure Hunger and use Dekunda/Marakukaja on the party and Dekaja/Marakunda on the robots. If he gets a turn after this, he will issue a sacrifice order on one robot. If one is lucky, he will start with just one Sacrifice Order, which actually makes things much easier as this means Haru or the protagonist can wipe out all robots with a few Psy or Curse skills within the two turn window. The Star Confidant can be highly useful for swapping the appropriate party members to deal with any of the robots quickly.
If Hunger hits anyone that is required to damage a specific robot or Rakukaja is used on any robot, remove them immediately or it will facilitate him to regenerate all of them, as the party is unlikely to deal sufficient damage during the time window should they be inflicted with Hunger or a robot has Rakukaja on. It might also be wise to keep a lone robot with a self-destruct order placed on it alive and guard, as Okumura will instantly shift to the next wave if a robot self-destructs and there are no other robots on screen. It is advised to heal after this.
MDL-GM robots are the biggest chokepoints in this fight, as it is extremely difficult to kill all four robots within a 2-turn window without any fore-planning. A common phenomenon is that only one MDL-GM robot remains in the battle field after two turns with only a sliver of health left, Okumura calls back the robot and he forces the party to start over, while he follows up by casting Rakukaja on a robot again and Famine's Scream, looping the party until the 30-minute timer runs out. This is because the robot's defense stat is increased by Rakukaja, which is subtle but deceptively dangerous, as MDL-GM robots with a defense buff are usually impossible to kill within a 2-turn window. In order to prevent this, use Baptismal Water or Dekaja to remove the defense buff immediately, and use a Hunger curing item to remove Hunger if the protagonist or Haru is hit with it. If one has a Persona with Marakunda, consider that instead since it both cancels the defense buff and makes all other robots easier to kill. Save for MDL-GM robots, this can also happen on MDL-DM robots.
To take down the MDL-GM robots, the following procedure is the most optimal:
- Dekaja/Marakunda/Baptismal Water on the first move to remove Rakukaja from a robot, if the protagonist or Haru are Hungry, remove that with Me Patra as well.
- Next member should use a Psycho Bomb or Curse Bomb on one GM, then Baton Pass to another empty member. Repeat this for the second member on a separate GM.
- Haru should use a single target Psio to down the final two robots before Baton Passing to the protagonist.
- The protagonist will have a level 4 Baton Bass, with his moves capable of being executed for no cost. Use a party-wide Psy attack or Triple Down to deal massive damage to all robots on screen.
It's also viable to not use muti-hit magic attacks when Baton Passing against the MDL-DM and MDL-GM robots in order to increase the damage done by the party's attacks. If one has any multi-hit attacks, cast them on the final part of the chain.
The MDL-ED retains the same features as his Persona 5 counterpart and unlike the previous five waves, there are no turn limits in defeating it. However, the party can run out of time trying to kill it, especially if the previous robot waves took over 15 minutes to kill. Furthermore, Okumura can still do the buff/debuff chain as before, so the Execurobo's defense can be buffed by Rakukaja, and Rakunda becomes a threat as it allows it to OHKO anything with just one attack, especially on Hard mode or higher. While time is more lenient here, it's still recommended to remove the buffs or debuffs while possible, otherwise it will become very difficult to kill and the Execurobo might kill party members every turn. Immobilizing conditions are highly useful against it, as they allow Technical damage and prevents him from starting Big Bang Order > Big Bang Challenge for a duration where the status is set on him. However, Panic does not work on the Execurobo.
After defeating the MDL-ED robot, he will send Cognitive Haru to dispatch the party. While it can only use regular attacks that do around 40 damage, Okumura will use Sacrifice Order on it after it's worn down enough and it will self-destruct on the next turn. Any damaged party members should heal, then guard, as the self destruct order will deal extreme amounts of damage to them. There is no point attempting to take down Cognitive Haru via brute force as it has high amounts of HP, so one might as well as simply let it self-destruct.
Okumura will then be rendered vulnerable after Cognitive Haru fails to dispatch the party and can be defeated easily just like before. Interestingly, his base HP appears to be significantly lower compared to his vanilla counterpart and can be killed in a single hit even when said hit does 20 damage.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- The boss has a time limit of 30 minutes. If the player does not defeat him in time, it will trigger a unique game over cutscene.
- The timer will continuously tick unless in the Persona selection screen or the analysis screen. This includes in-battle dialogue which takes up time.
Royal[edit | edit source]
- If the party does not defeat all MDL-WKR to MDL-GM Robots within 2 turns, they will flee and Okumura will reset the entire wave.
- Selfless Devotion (self-destruct) occurs right before Okumura resets the entire wave should there any robots without a sacrifice order remain alongside the robot with an order.
- Okumura will always cast support skills in these patterns, from highest probability to lowest probability. These will always follow after using Work Order and might occur randomly if he gets any turns:
- Marakunda/Famine's Scream + Rakukaja
- Sacrifice Order x1
- Dekaja x1 (if there are any buffs within the party)
- Bar Sacrifice Order, these skills will be cast after Execurobo's first turn or randomly after each of its turns.
- All Corporobo are vulnerable to all status effects bar Sleep, Brainwash, Fear or Despair.
- Execurobo is vulnerable to all conditions save for Sleep, Brainwash, Fear, Despair or Panic.
Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]
The following quotes occur both in Persona 5 and Royal;
- "Witness the power of Okumura Foods!"
- "Give up...? Try saying that after you've taken down my company's elite soldiers!"
- "Go, my employees! Be the foundation upon which my victory is built...!"
- "Time to work!"
- "Come workers!"
- "Shall we!?"
- "Accept your defeat!"
- "Every problem can be solved with more manpower... That is the strength of my company!"
- "Hahaha! My workers will obey any order I give them! Don't you think their loyalty is incredible?"
- "Hm...!? It seems ordinary workers are not fit for the job! Executive Director! Come to me!"
- "Now then, fulfill your duty as my right-hand man! For the eternal prosperity of Okumura Foods!"
- "Hm...!? What are you doing!? Work harder! Contribute more! The fate of my company rests upon how hard you work!"
- "Hey! Losing is not an option here! You carry the Okumura Foods company name! Kill those thieves, even if it costs you your life!"
- "What...!? Even him...!? Grrr, someone! Is there anyone here!? Wh-Why isn't anyone coming!?"
Royal[edit | edit source]
- "Now, my devoted workers! Targeting them at random will not do the trick! You have to each one out individually - here target that one first!"
- "Hey, What's the holdup! Can't you scrap heaps do one simple job? Enough of this! Target that one next!" (Upon failure to take down a party member)
- "There, you've taken them out. Next, focus on that one!" (After taking down a party member)
- "Ugh! What an underhanded move! Target that one instead!" (Target does not exist, usually due to being switched out with another party member)
- Okumura will always follow up with the following quotes after the above:
- "The phony with the face of my daughter!" (Targeting Haru)
- "The obnoxious blond one!" (Targeting Ryuji)
- "The slutty-looking woman in red!" (Targeting Ann)
- "That... bizarre, black-and-white thing!" (Targeting Morgana)
- "The Barbaric, dark-haired woman!" (Targeting Makoto)
- "The oddball with the fox mask!" (Targeting Yusuke)
- "The pompous man in the black coat!" (Targeting the protagonist)
- "Seriously, how useless can you all be!? Whatever's become of company loyalty? ...Very well then, Haru! teach our employees how to demonstrate their loyalty properly!!" (After all worker Corporobo are defeated)
- "My Haru faithfully obeys my orders! After all, she's nothing like your charlatan!" (After cognitive Haru Okumura appears)
- "Not happening. You shouldn't have underestimated the strength of my company! Employees, fall in line!" (Summoning Wave 2)
- "Ugh, damn those thieves...Chief Clerk! Get in there and take care of this!" (After all Employees are defeated)
- "Damnit! Hey, Section Manager! Get these loudmouth brats out of my sight!" (After all Chief Clerks are defeated)
- "Argh...Your time has arrived, Chief Director! Go forth and show them the weight of the corporate elite!" (After all Section Managers are defeated or self-destruct)
- "I won't let some petty thieves stand in the company's - no, in MY way!" (Before ordering Cognitive Haru)
- "There's a good daughter! Now I can take pride in my work." (After ordering Cognitive Haru)
- "Hmph, losing some disposable employees is nothing to me. I have more than enough to replace them! You've made a grave error underestimating my company body!" (Employees are replaced after the two turn window)
- "Anyone who disagrees with my vision will be struck down as an example!" (Ordering Cognitive Haru)
- "That's right, Haru. One must strike down the enemy while the iron is hot!" (After ordering Cognitive Haru)
- "Dammit! If that's how it is..." (Execurobo defeated)
- Before Haru appears:
- "Haru, I command you to go forth! show them the might of our company!"
- "Okumura Foods will be gutted if I fall! Do you grasp the situation here, Haru!"
- "Well, then protect me - even if it costs you your life!"
- "What's the holdup, Haru!? If you don't stop them, my dreams...Gah, it seems I've no other choice...Haru - self-destruct! Detonate and take those damned thieves with you!" (Before self destruct order on Cognitive Haru)
- "Show some grand loyalty!" (Sacrifice Order is issued)
- "So, even Haru couldn't finish them off...I had enough! Someone, get in here! ...Anyone!?" (No one left)
- "Someone...anyone!?" (Randomly on a turn if no one left)
Overworld Dialogue[edit | edit source]
- "You seriously can't make such simple decisions yourself...? Increase Security. Surround Them!" (Shadow flees from battle on its own volition)
Will Seed Chambers:
- "All creations will finally revere me!"
- "Work FASTER!!"
- "You should be thanking me for giving me a job!"
- "If you are incompetent, work 3 times as hard. If you are competent, work 3 times as hard anyway."
- "If you can't work hard, there's no need for useless people like you come."
- "There is always more work to be done, so always get to it!"
- "No time for breaks, GET TO WORK!"
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- Persona 5
- Persona 5 Royal
- Persona 5 (Royal) Portraits
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Kunikazu (邦和) can loosely mean "international peace/diplomacy." Okumura (奥村) means "abstruse/deep-village."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Kunikazu's death (bleeding black liquid from his orifices) is reminiscent of a scene in Persona 3 where a victim dies similarly.
- Kunikazu's poor treatment of his employees and ambition to enter the political circle is likely based on Miki Watanabe (渡邉 美樹), who was originally the CEO of the restaurant chain where a female worker committed suicide allegedly for working severely overtime. Despite the scandal, Watanabe was elected to the House of Councillors representing the (conservative) Liberal Democratic Party in 2013.
- Shadow Kunikazu's costume is very reminiscent of the super villains in the 1980's science fictions. The panel before his torso is particularly similar to Darth Vader's from the Star Wars franchise.
- Shadow Okumura's plot to escape to utopia in a flying saucer and destroy everything left behind is a call back to the Millennium Kingdom project from Shin Megami Tensei II and Xibalba/Ameno Torifune from Persona 2.
- Okumura is the only target that the protagonist (or any Phantom Thieves of Hearts members bar Haru) never personally meet in Persona 5. In Royal however, the protagonist will personally encounter him from January 3rd to January 8th.
- According to Haru in Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, Kunikazu owned a yacht.
- Shadow Kunikazu is the only target of the Phantom Thieves that does not transform when fought in Persona 5. The true final boss of Royal and Akira Konoe from Scramble does not change in appearance save for their outfits.
- Okumura cannot target Violet or Crow if they are present.
- Texts written on the crane devices which summon the robots in Okumura's boss battle are:
- Overtime (サービス残業, Sābisu zangyō)? (Standard Workers)
- Nominal Manager (名ばかり管理職, Nabakari kanrishoku)? (Division Manager)
- Thanks Worldwide (ありがとうを世界中に, arigatō o sekaijū ni)? (Executive Director)
- Consulting Occupational Physician (産業医面談中, sangyō-i mendan-chū)? (No one left in Persona 5, Cognitive Haru remaining in Royal)
References[edit | edit source]