|Japanese Name||斑目 一流斎|
- "You all know too much. You'll forever rue the day you dared defy me."
- —Ichiryusai Madarame, Persona 5
Ichiryusai Madarame is a character from Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Major Character
Madarame wears traditional Japanese clothes, with his hair tied in a ponytail.
His Shadow Self wears traditional yellow kimono with make-up on his face. With his hair being styled in a Japanese topknot look that is closely resembles a paint brush, as well as his eyebrows, which are bushier than his normal ones. When he transforms into Azazel, he becomes a set of four paintings that show different parts of his face (two eyes, his nose, and his mouth).
Madarame is a famous Japanese painter that adopted Yusuke Kitagawa when his parents died. As later revealed, he has no actual ability as an artist and actually bullies his students into passing off their art as his own, and always has. He was capable of preventing the death of Yusuke's mother, but willingly chose otherwise to plagiarize her own artwork and take control of her son and his inborn talents. This Slothful desire for fame without actually working for it, and his callous disregard for the suffering he causes in the process, forms a Palace. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts plan a heist at Madarame Palace to steal his heart in order to change his mind of stealing Yusuke's painting.
His boss form, Azazel, takes the form of four floating paintings. Each represents a target: right eye, left eye, nose and mouth.
Ichiryū (一流) means "top-notch". Sai (斎) is a suffix for male given name or title which more commonly appears in classical literature. Madarame (斑目) means "speckle-eye".