Ryotaro Dojima
Name Ryotaro Dojima
Height 5'11" (179 cm)
Weight 146 lbs (66 kg)
Homeworld JAPA0001 Japan
Race Human
Eye Color Gray
Hair Color Black
Weapon(s) Pistol
Debut Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
English Voice Actor J.B. Blanc
Japanese Voice Actor Unshō Ishizuka

Ryotaro Dojima is a non-playable character from Persona 4. He is Nanako Dojima's father and Yu Narukami's uncle from his mother's side. Ryotaro works as a police detective in Yasoinaba, and is helped by his assistant Tohru Adachi. He lives at the Dojima Residence east of Inaba.


A detective of the Inaba police force, Dojima personally handled the mysterious serial killings happening in Persona 4. At the same time, his social link reveals that he was also pursuing an older case regarding a hit and run that killed his wife years ago. Because of this, he is often away from home, and comes home late, leaving his young daughter Nanako to look after herself.

The Legacy of Ryotaro DojimaEdit

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (2008)
  • Persona 4 Arena (2012-2013)
  • Persona 4 Golden (2012-2013)


Ryotaro has short, blackish gray hair, gray eyes, a three-day beard and broad shoulders. He is frequently seen wearing a dark gray shirt with pulled up sleeves, a loose, light red necktie and brown belt with a metal buckle as well as a pair of dress pants along with dark brown shoes. On his left arm, he has a silver wristwatch. Despite carrying it around most of the time, Ryotaro is never seen wearing his black jacket.

In Persona 4 The Animation, Ryotaro occasionally carries a pack of cigarettes in his shirt pocket.


Living alone with his little daughter Nanako, Ryotaro is shown to be a hard working detective. While he cares about his daughter, he has severe problems in being a father for her as she constantly reminds him of his deceased wife, Chisato. According to the events of his Social Link, Ryotaro did not understand the true meaning of the word "family' until the protagonist arrived, further pointing out the familial problems of the Dojimas. He is also worried about the protagonist's involvement in the case, and gets enraged easily when stressed.


  • Arc System Works originally wanted Ryotaro Dojima as one of the playable characters of Persona 4 Arena during the pre-planning stages when they were deciding on the cast. Takumi Iguchiya joked that instead of a Persona, he would summon Nanako Dojima to his aid. However, Altus rejected that concept.



Story ArtworksEdit

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