|Japanese Name||奥村 邦和|
|First Appearance||Persona 5|
- "I've been intimidated by some rogue. Isn't the police ally of the good citizens?"
- —Kunikazu Okumura, Persona 5
Kunikazu Okumura is a character from Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Major Character
Kunikazu is a bespectacled older man who wears a business suit over an orange and brown checkerboard undershirt.
Shadow Kunikazu wears a mostly black, form-fitting spacesuit with the same colors as his undershirt, and has blue skin. Unlike most bosses, he does not have a demon form-as Mammon, he calls out a floating chair before radioing a group of robots to protect him.
Kunikazu is the father of Haru Okumura. He is the president of Okumura Foods Incorporated, which is also the owner of the fast food manufacturer and chain, Big Bang Burger. He is one of the heist targets of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts at his own Palace. Initially prosecutor Sae Niijima notices Okumura's fast food business heavily benefits from his rivals' deaths from the mysterious mental meltdown staged by the Conspiracy, a fact that is learned by the thieves after hacking into Sae's laptop. After the Medjed incident, Okumura's heist request ranking in the Phantom Thief Channel suddenly surges with loads of comments against his business practices. The Phantom Thieves are initially indecisive about reforming Okumura, but settle down when Haru joins them to escape her doomed marriage.
His Palace is a space station formed from his desire for wealth, to manipulate his employees and his childhood memory of enjoying sci-fi shows and toys, but also his refusal to acknowledge how much he is hurting Haru with his greed, tacitly oblivious to what kind of person her arranged fiance is due to the promise of Haru marrying into wealth. His stepping stone to political power is done by sacrificing Haru's happiness, as is reflected by his Palace having a self-destruct and escape pod; he desires to exist in complete ignorance of every negative consequence of his actions, despite the fact that he is fully aware of how miserable his employees are and has his suspicions about Haru's fiancee.
Shadow Kunikazu "transforms" into Mammon in the Palace. Initially, he tries to subdue the Phantom Thieves by tricking them into separating from Haru and capturing the rest, but Morgana manages to escape the force field and hits the remote control he was using with the slingshot. During his boss fight, he is sitting on a flying chair and summons a group of his Cognitive existences, robots who represent how he sees his employees as emotionless drones. Recognizing he is not nearly strong enough to beat the Phantom Thieves directly, he activates a thirty-minute self-destruct timer and hangs back while his robots attack the party, he casting support spells at the end of the combat round. Once several waves of his bots are defeated, he is defeated in one hit and surrenders, deactivating the timer.
Because he is shown to genuinely care about Haru and regularly feels deeply conflicted about his obligation to his business and his daughter, the Phantom Thieves come to respect him as an opponent. When his Treasure is stolen, he attempts to reveal the identity of the head of the conspiracy that had manipulated him but the Thieves are forced to retreat because of the tight time limit. When the Shadow Self is alone, Goro Akechi kills the Shadow according to the plan, causing him to messily die on national television and badly traumatizing Haru, who comes to blame herself for the rest of the game.
His heist request is manipulated by the Conspiracy by hacking into the Phantom Thief Channel and pushing the heist request for Kunikazu, baiting the Phantom Thieves into the accusation of series of murders. Futaba Sakura, the Thieves' hacker, later discovers this and concludes that the said hacker is the same who imposes as Medjed and has been harassing the Phantom Thieves before her intervention.
Kunikazu (邦和) can loosely mean "international peace/diplomacy". Okumura (奥村) means "abstruse/deep-village".
- Shadow Kunikazu's costume is very reminiscent of the super villains in the 1980s science fictions. The panel before his torso is particularly similar to 's from the franchise.
- Shadow Kunikazu's plot to escape to utopia in a frisbee spacecraft and destroy everything left behind is a call back to the Millennium Kingdom project from Shin Megami Tensei II and Xibalba/Ameno Torifune from Persona 2.