|First Appearance||Persona 5|
- "You might have done a variety of things in hiding in your hometown, but you will behave yourself here."
- —Principal, Persona 5
The principal is a character from Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Minor Character
The principal wears a beige suit, white undershirt, red bow tie, and he's bald.
He is the principal of Syujin High School. He appears on the day when the protagonist first arrives at the school on Sunday for registration. The principal assigns the protagonist to Sadayo Kawakami's class 2-D which is also attended by Anne Takamaki and Yuki Mishima because it is the only class of second year with vacancy.
After The Phantom Thieves of Hearts stole Kamoshida's arrogance and made him confess in front of the whole student body, the principal becomes worry of the possibility that the Phantom Thieves are students of the school, and that it will taint the school's reputation, so he asks Makoto Niijima to investigate who the Thieves are. When Makoto stops the investigation as she claims doesn't have any proof that the Thieves are from their school and believes they are justice, the principal received a phone call from someone he called "Sensei", apologizing and promises he will try to find out about the Thieves.
When the principal is shown walking, a man pass by him that causes him to react with shock. He then feels a strong pain in his chest before his eyes becomes hollow, and he walks to the middle of the street, resulting him die being crashed by a car. The next day at school, his death is announced as a suicide, but rumours started to circulate around the school that the Thieves were the ones responsible of changing his heart since there were no signs of the principal that may led him wanting to kill himself.