|Also known as||Skull (Code Name)|
|Japanese Name||坂本 竜司, スカル|
|Romaji||Sakamoto Ryūji, Sukaru|
|First Appearance||Persona 5|
|Affiliation||Phantom Thieves of Hearts|
|Persona||Captain Kidd, Seiten Taisei|
- "I can only bet on this one chance."
- —Ryuji Sakamoto, Persona 5
Ryuji Sakamoto is a playable character from Persona 5.
- Persona 5: Playable Character; Chariot Cooperation
Ryuji has short spiky blond hair and brown eyes. He has a noticeable widow's peak and his eyebrows are unusual in that he lacks the outer sides. It's unknown if he's bottle blond like Kanji Tatsumi, or if his eyebrows are naturally grown like that or shaven. Given the Japanese setting and his name, it's likely he is of Japanese descent and is bottle blond.
He wears his school’s uniform a bit modified. It consists of the standard black blazer, unbuttoned to reveal a yellow t-shirt with a comic style star symbol and the word 'ZOMG!', plaid trousers with suspenders and it's rolled up to reveal his ankles and sneakers.
His burglar outfit consists of matching black leather jacket and pants with knee pads, a red ascot, combat boots, a pair of yellow gloves, and a skull mask.
- "Having a double life ain't so easy."
- —Ryuji Sakamoto, Persona 5
Ryuji is known as a disruptive "problem student" at school whose bad behavior causes all sorts of trouble for the teachers.
- "With this power, I'll make you pay for what's happened!"
- —Ryuji Sakamoto awakening his Persona, Persona 5
Ryuji Sakamoto is a former star athlete and a transfer student of Syujin High School sometime ago before the protagonist. After the volleyball coach Suguru Kamoshida picks up Anne Takamaki by car, Ryuji calls him "pervert" and greets his fellow transfer student.
The two accidentally enter Kamoshida Palace, the embodiment of Kamoshida's Shadow erected at where the school should be. Ryuji wants to help the students trapped in the palace but fails. They are blocked by Kamoshida at the entrance when they try to escape. Kamoshida reveals that he intentionally injured Ryuji's leg while acting as his advisor to ruin Ryuji's ability to participate in athletics again. His scheme is for the principal to invest on his volleyball team only and to gain admiration or submission from all the students of his school, but Ryuji was a great threat to him for drawing that attention. Kamoshida's true intention angers Ryuji deeply and Captain Kidd calls out Ryuji to awaken to his Persona power for vengeance.
Ryuji's Cooperation is unlocked automatically on 12th April but his Coop Ability is only unlocked since rank 2.
|2||?||Baton Touch||Passes One More turn to another ally.|
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- "I'm all fired up!" (Using Shotguns)
- "Perrrrsonaaaa!" (Summoning Persona)
- "Captain Kidd!" (Captain Kidd casting skill)
- "Leave it to me." (Receiving Baton Touch)
- "This is the END!" (Initating All-Out Attack)
Ryuji's Close Up.
Ryuji Sakamoto concept art.
Cinematic expressions concept artwork of the Ryuji Sakamoto
Key art of Ryuji Sakamoto from the Persona 5 website.
Ryuji along with other playable character appear on Visual Wanted Poster.
Illustration of Ryuji Sakamoto and the others by Shigenori Soejima.
Promotional artwork by Shigenori Soejima.
Illustration of the main members of Phantom Thieves of Hearts.
Illustration of Ryuji, the Protagonist, Anne, Morgana and Yusuke by Rokuro
Illustration of Ryuji, the Protagonist and Anne by Shigenori Soejima.
Ryuji in the first trailer.
Ryuji in his burglar uniform.
All-Out Attack finishing touch
Ryuji's Persona Captain Kidd.
Ryuji and the protagonist in their athletic attire.
|Persona 5 Portraits|
Ryuji Sakamoto's portrait
Ryuji's Skull outfit
Ryuji's Skull outfit without mask
Ryuji's summer school uniform
Ryuji's gym uniform
Ryuji's summer attire
Ryuji's winter attire
Ryuji's casual attire
Ryuji with bear ears
|Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers|
Ryuji Sakamoto and his allies on the cover of Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
Ryuji Sakamoto in Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers
Illustration of Ryuji and his team by Akaume (PQ Roundabout author)
Illustration of Ryuji, the Protagonist, Anne, Morgana and Yusuke by Rokuro Saito
Illustration of Ryuji by Yoko Nihonbashi (Cartoonist of G Senjou Heaven’s Door and Shoujo Fight)
- Ryuji's backstory shares similarities with Anna Yoshizaka from Persona 2: Both are former star athletes but become juvenile delinquents after their ability to run has been ruined.
- In the Japanese official site, Skull is given the comical title of "Phantom Thieves' Captain Kirikomi" (怪盗団の切り込み隊長, Kaitō-dan no kirikomi taichō)?. "Captain Kirikomi" is a reference to the card from the series. " " precisely refers to curing fish slices from Hokkaido regional cuisine.