|Japanese Name||金城 潤矢|
|First Appearance||Persona 5|
- "Don't make me laugh. I feed on dumbshits like you. There's not a snowball's chance in hell that a bright future lies ahead for you!"
- —Shadow Kaneshiro, Persona 5
Junya Kaneshiro is a character from Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Major Character
Kaneshiro wears a silver business suit. When he transforms, his skin is violet, and has the appearance of a fly.
Kaneshiro is obsessed with money and even dedicates a giant room that filled with a large amount of money which disturbs Ryuji Sakamoto and disgusts Makoto Niijima. Makoto claims he's "nothing but a disgusting fly swarming to dirty money" and a "money-grubbing asshole". His Shadow Self (who, like the other Targets. is nearly identical to his real-world identity) later reveals that he believes that selflessness is a weakness with no place in business, a philosophy he picked up when he was a much poorer man. He does not see the hypocrisy in keeping other people down to stop them from having the opportunities he did.
Kaneshiro is a corrupt banker. The Phantom Thieves of Hearts plan a heist at the Kaneshiro Bank to steal his heart under Makoto's request to proof their justice, or else she will tell everyone the recording that prove them to be the Phantom Thieves. When the Thieves has difficulty locating him, Makoto risked herself by asking Kaneshiro's henchmen of is whereabouts, prompting the Thieves to follow her. This leads Kaneshiro to blackmail them by taking their pictures in his club and threatens to leak it to the media unless they pay him.
After the Thieves defeated Shadow Kaneshiro, he reveals there is a third party other than them who has the ability to manipulate the Palace for his own ends without caring about what happened to the people in reality.
If the Phantom Thieves of Hearts fail to stop Kaneshiro on time, he has Makoto kidnapped and drugged than rapes her and uses her as a forced prostitute of the Yakuza. He then leaks information to the police that frames them for her fate and leads to the Phantom's arrest, at which point the protagonist is assassinated by Goro Akechi.
- In the Japanese version, the exact phrase used by Makoto to label Kaneshiro "money-grubbing asshole" is "narikin" (成金) which means "upstart". When the two kanjis are reversed, it looks very similar to Kaneshiro's surname (金城) and also the kanjis of " " and " " share the same Sino-Japanese pronunciations, namely "jō" and "sei".