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Shin Kanzato is the protagonist of the anime series Persona -trinity soul-.



Shin has a strong sense of justice and impulsive nature making him a poor match for Ryo's more cool-headed and enigmatic nature.


Shin Kanzato is the younger brother of Ryo Kanzato and older brother to Jun Kanzato. He is a second-year student at Naginomori High School. He always carries a pendant in the shape of a feather, which is a memento of his father. After his parents and little sister died, he and Jun spent time with relatives. The series picks up ten years after the incident that killed his parents when he returns to Ayanagi City with Jun. Immediately, he clashes with his older brother.

Inheriting his parents' artistic talents, Shin is adept at making clay models and sketching. Even before realizing his own Persona's power, he sketches and models most of the persona that appear in his dreams. After meeting Igor, he makes a model of him as well.

Within the series, it comes to light that Shin has been forced to forget his role in the events of ten years ago. After seeing his parents attacked by Ayane Komatsubara, he awakens to his Persona and ends up skewering them. Shaken to the point it is mistaken for Apathy Syndrome by some, Shin's condition forces Ryo to look into hypnotism to help him overcome the crippling guilt.


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


  • In the first episode Shin draws a picture of Ryo's Persona, Cain, on the back of a comment card at the Bamboo Family Diner. When Jun asks Shin if what Shin drew is what attacks Shin in his dreams, Shin tells Jun it kills him, a reference to the Biblical story.
  • Shin, alongside Naoto Shirogane (Persona x Detective Naoto) and Kazumi Kiba (Persona: Tsumi to Batsu) are the only main protagonists that cannot be considered Wild Cards.
  • Shin is the only protagonist whose Arcana is unknown. 
  • He shares the same birthday with Kanji Tatsumi, as they are both born in January 19th.

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" - "Burning Men's Soul" - "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