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Ryo Kanzato is a character from Persona -trinity soul-.



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The eldest of the three Kanzato brothers, Ryo Kanzato appears to be distant, cold, and calculating, even to his brothers. His attitude and his inability to rely on them sparks an on-going conflict between himself and Shin Kanzato after Shin and Jun Kanzato move back to Ayanagi City to live with him. Shortly after they move in, he makes it clear he would like to do anything in his power to find a way for them to move out.

The superintendent of the police force of Ayanagi City, Ryo is responsible for investigating the Reverse cases and though he works to find a resolution, he is highly secretive. He does not share his work with his colleagues outside of fellow persona-user Akihiko Sanada. While this allows him to keep the concept of persona from being well-known, this attracts the suspicion of the veteran detective Kunio Ito, who works to get to the bottom of these cases and resents Ryo's treatment of his fellow officers as expendable tools that can be exposed to Apathy Syndrome.

Ryo appears to feel a sense of personal responsibility regarding the reverse cases due to his parents' involvement with Keisuke Komatsubara, the mastermind behind the incidents. It is because of this that he can face the culprits behind these killings with little remorse and attempt to kill Komatsubara twice. This comes to a regrettable conclusion as he unintentionally attacks his long-time friend and romantic interest, Eiko Nikaido, while fighting against Komatsubara.

His persona, Cain, represents the mask he wears as an older brother and the burdens he feels that come with it. He feels a great sense of guilt for signing away Yuki Kanzato's life so that Jun could live. In flashbacks, it's shown Cain first manifested while trying to hide his grief over his dog that was run over. However, he only truly appears to control it to protect Shin during Ayane Komatsubara's first attack. Although Akihiko explains that most people lose their persona as they age, Ryo maintained his persona much longer than natural by using Persona Suppressors in order to allow him to continue fighting to destroy all persona.

When Shin goes to prevent Ayane's clone from merging with the whale, Ryo fights against him, convinced that her merging and thus removing personas entirely, will be for the best. However, when Jun and Yuki decide to merge with the whale, he decides he must fight to prevent this as well, and deals the finishing blow on Ayane with his Persona's life-cast shoulder cannon. After the battle, he dies in Shin's arms.


  • The name Ryo means "reality" (諒).
  • Ryo's surname Kanzato means "god, deity" (神) (kan) and "township, hometown, village, native place, district" (郷) (sato/zato).


Characters Shin Kanzato - Ryo Kanzato - Jun Kanzato - Yuki Kanzato - Haruka Kanzato - Shigeru Kanzato - Takuro Sakakiba - Megumi Kayano - Yumi Tasaka - Noboru Inui - Kunio Ito - Eiko Nikaido - Tomohiro Narasaki - Touma Shikura - Yuji Kimoto - Soutarou Senou - Saki Tachibana - Taiichi Udo - Wakasa Kusu - Shiiba Kusu - Kanaru Morimoto - Keisuke Komatsubara - Ayane Komatsubara - Akihiko Sanada - Igor
Locations Ayanagi City
Terms Persona - Persona user - Apathy Syndrome - Kagenuki - Marebito - Persona Suppressors - Reverse cases - Ayanagi Investigation Squad - Sea of Souls
Albums Original Soundtrack
Songs "Breakin' Through" - "Found Me" - "Mellow Dream" - "Reverse the Destiny" - "Somewhere" - "Soul Drive"
Concerts Music Live 2008 - Music Live 2009 - Music Tour 2010 - Music Live 2012
Archive Episodes - The Sound of Christmas - Persona Radio