Shinichi Yoshizawa is a character in Persona 5 Royal. He is Kasumi Yoshizawa and Sumire Yoshizawa's father.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Design[edit | edit source]

Shinichi is a bespectacled, middle-aged man with short black hair and red-edged glasses. His glasses are picked by the protagonist for him. His winter outfit is an orange-brown trench coat, and he wears a pair of light brown slacks.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Shinichi is very protective of his daughters, to the very point where he comes as overprotective. He would more often than not call Kasumi (actually Sumire) back if she took too much time hanging out with others. Despite this, he genuinely cares for both siblings as a parent as he is seen mourning over Kasumi's death. When Sumire was guilt ridden by it because Kasumi sacrificed herself to prevent her from getting ran over by a car, he pushed her to Takuto Maruki so she can seek help within a very short time period, something that has actually proven a breakthrough for her worsening mental health even if Maruki became insane much later on. It was also heavily implied that he is keeping tabs on Sumire in order to prevent her from actually committing suicide once the cognitive manipulation wears off.

Details[edit | edit source]

Shinichi is the father of the Yoshizawa twins and the director of "Good Morning Japan," a rather famous talk show where Goro Akechi was often interviewed. Therefore, Akechi knows him very well. He does not make personal appearances prior to the third semester events and most of his role in the base campaign is spent on calling Kasumi home once she hangs out with the protagonist for too much time.

On the 1st of January, the protagonist meets him personally after the new year hangout with Kasumi, in which Kasumi introduces the protagonist to him. He calls Kasumi home because all of her relatives are at there, where the protagonist can sense him call her "Sumire." It turns out that when he calls Sumire "Kasumi," he was never actually saying it, but Sumire only heard him addressing her as Kasumi due to the spell that she asked Maruki to cast on her.

During a flashback displayed to the protagonist, Akechi and Kasumi on the next day when infiltrating an unknown Palace, he can be seen mourning the death of what appears to be Kasumi's sister. He is grief struck and in disbelief, stating that "a girl" might come once she calms down. While the deceased sibling appears to be Sumire, it's actually the real Kasumi, and the flashback is displayed to Sumire by Maruki in hopes of preventing the trio from interfering with his utopian plan.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Shinichi's portrait
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Shinichi smiling
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Shinichi with gray glasses
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Shinichi smiling (Gray glasses)
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Shinichi sad (Gray glasses)
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Shinichi upset (Gray glasses)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Shinichi's first name (伸一) means "one truth."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The glasses Shinichi wears when meets the protagonist on January 1st can be influenced by the progress on Kasumi's Confidant: if her Confidant has reached at least Rank 3, he will wear the red glasses the protagonist chose for him. Otherwise, he'll wear his regular glasses instead.

Playable Protagonist - Morgana - Ryuji Sakamoto - Ann Takamaki - Yusuke Kitagawa - Makoto Niijima - Futaba Sakura - Haru Okumura - Goro Akechi - Sumire Yoshizawa
Confidant Igor - Sojiro Sakura - Chihaya Mifune - Munehisa Iwai - Tae Takemi - Sadayo Kawakami - Ichiko Ohya - Shinya Oda - Hifumi Togo - Yuuki Mishima - Toranosuke Yoshida - Caroline and Justine - Sae Niijima - Takuto Maruki
Major Targets Suguru Kamoshida - Ichiryusai Madarame - Junya Kaneshiro - Shadow Futaba - Kunikazu Okumura - Masayoshi Shido - Holy Grail / Yaldabaoth - Azathoth / Adam Kadmon
Other Principal Kobayakawa - SIU Director - Shiho Suzui - Natsuhiko Nakanohara - Mika - Medjed - Wakaba Isshiki - Lala Escargot - Angel and Julian - Sugimura - President Tanaka - Kazuya Makigami - Naoya Makigami - Shadow Mishima - Shinichi Yoshizawa - Rumi - Shibusawa - Jose - Kasumi Yoshizawa - Coach Hiraguchi
Tokyo Yongen-Jaya (Café Leblanc) - Shibuya - Aoyama-Itchome (Shujin Academy) - Shinjuku - Akihabara - Kichijoji - Ogikubo - Inokashira Park - Tsukishima - Akasaka Mitsuke - Suidobashi - Odaiba Seaside Park - Ichigaya - Ikebukuro - Ginza - Harajuku - Meiji Shrine - Jinbocho - Miura Beach - Maihama (Tokyo Destinyland) - Kanda - Roppongi - Ueno - Asakusa - Chinatown - Nagatacho - Shinagawa - Nakano - Kosei High School
Palace Kamoshida's Palace - Madarame's Palace - Kaneshiro's Palace - Futaba's Palace - Okumura's Palace - Niijima's Palace - Shido's Palace - Mementos (Path of Qimranut - Path of Aiyatsbus - Path of Chemdah - Path of Kaitul - Path of Akzeriyyuth - Path of Adyeshach - Path of Sheriruth - Depths of Mementos - Qliphoth World - Path of Da'at) - Maruki's Palace
Other Velvet Room - Hawaii - Thieves Den
Albums Original Soundtrack (Persona 5 / Royal)
Songs "Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There" - "Life Will Change" - "Beneath the Mask" - "Last Surprise" - "Rivers in the Desert" - "The Whims of Fate" - "Tokyo Daylight" - "Hoshi To Bokura To" - "Break In To Break Out" - "Infinity" - "Dark Sun..." - "Autonomy" - "Found a Light" - "IT'S TOO LATE" - "Colors Flying High" - "Take Over" - "He's a Trickster☆" - "I Believe" - "No More What Ifs" - "Throw Away Your Mask" - "Our Light"
Story Persona - Persona user - Shadow - Shadow Self - Second Awakening - Cognition - P. A. D. - Metaverse - Metaverse Navigator - Mask - Wild Card - Phantom Thieves of Hearts - Phantom Aficionado Website - Antisocial Force - Treasure - Police - Calling Card - Change of Heart - Psychotic breakdown - Mental shutdown - General Public - Seven Deadly Sins
School Life Daily Life - Activities - Calendar - Weather Forecast - Confidant - Social Stats - Yen - Hideout - Class - Bathhouse - Studying - Diner - Maid Café - Billiards - Books - DVDs - Retro Games - Movie theater - Batting Cage - Fishing Pond - Crossword Puzzle - Darts - Infiltration Tools - Cooking - Training - Old Temple - Part Time Jobs - Shrine - Confessional - Jazz Jin - Houseplant - TV Quiz Show - Blackboard - Vegetariano - Lottery
Vendors Shops - Vending Machines - Takemi Medical Clinic - Untouchable - Jose's Shop - Home Shopping Program - Tanaka's Shady Commodities
Phantom Life Mementos Requests - Third Eye - Security Level - Treasure Demon - Safe Room - Thieves Guild - List of Shadows - List of Bosses - Skill Card - Will Seeds - Deviations
Battle Items: (Persona 5/Royal) - Skills: (Persona 5/Royal) - Party - Battle Stats - Damage - Experience - Level - Difficulty - Status Changes - Element - Traits - Navigator - Tactics - Guard - Follow Up - Harisen Recovery - Endure - Protect - Baton Pass - Pickpocket - Party Switch - One More - Critical - Technical - Showtime - Cut-in - All-Out Attack - Hold Up - Personality - Game Over - Disaster Shadow
Velvet Room List of Personas (Persona 5/Royal) - Fusion - Special Fusion - Hanging - Lockdown - Electric Chair - Arcana - Skill Inheritance - Fusion Accident - Fusion alarm - Challenge Battle
System Trophies: (Persona 5/Royal) - Cutscenes - New Game Plus - Patches and Updates
Corporate Atlus Co., Ltd.
Personnel Katsura Hashino - Shigenori Soejima - Shoji Meguro - Lyn Inaizumi - Atsushi Kitajoh - Ryota Kozuka - Kenichi Tsuchiya - Toshiki Konishi - Kazuhisa Wada - Lotus Juice
Other Media
Games Royal - Dancing in Starlight - Scramble
Productions Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers - Persona 5 The Animation (Episodes) - Persona O.A. - Persona 5 The Night Breakers - Persora -The Golden Best 5- - Persona 20th Anniversary All Time Best Album - Persona 5 The Stage
Publications Manga - Mementos Mission - Dengeki Comic Anthology - Comic Anthology (DNA Media Comics) - Persona Magazine
Events Super Live 2015 - Super Live 2017 - Super Live 2019
Miscellaneous Merchandise
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