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Jin Kuwana (桑名 仁, Kuwana Jin), also known as Yu Kitakata (喜多方 悠, Kitakata Yū), is the main antagonist and final boss of Lost Judgment. He is a former Japanese and homeroom teacher at Kurokawa Academy as well as a handyman based in Isezaki Ijincho.

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Profile[]

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Appearance[]

Kuwana has a slim build, short hair, and a thin goatee. His build is similar to that of Akihiro Ehara, allowing him to pose as a stand-in for Ehara.

Attire[]

Kuwana wears a cognac brown cafe racer leather jacket (later an olive green military jacket) over a charcoal gray T-shirt, a pair of black jeans, and a pair of dark brown leather combat boots.

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Personality[]

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Kuwana comes off as calm and professional, as befitting of a handyman in Ijincho. He prides himself on his ability to complete any job for the right price, and always maintains an air of professionalism when on the job. However, this air around him masks his true nature regarding the motivations behind his actions.

During his time as a schoolteacher, Kuwana was mostly disconnected from his class, but nonetheless still thought himself to be popular among the students. This illusion was shattered after a warning from his student Yoko Sawa as well as a hidden recording set up by him revealed the truth behind his students' nature towards Mitsuru Kusumoto. After Kusumoto's incident, Kuwana became embittered and resentful towards anyone he deemed a "bully" and believed it to be his duty to ensure that their actions would not go unpunished. He is so obsessed with this singular goal that he completely disregards any sacrifice that accompanies it, be it his own personal morals/health or the lives of those around him.

Despite his disconnectedness from a majority of people, he cares deeply for Reiko Kusumoto, partially because he feels responsible for what happened to her son. He is willing to do anything to ensure that her crime of murdering Shinya Kawai does not come to light, as he believes her killing him was completely justified. He seems to put her wishes before his own, as when she promises to turn herself in out of guilt for the death of Yoko Sawa, he does not stop her.

Even though he places a high charge on his work, he doesn't seem to care much for extravagance, as his home is incredibly small with little to no amenities.

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Background[]

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He was formerly a teacher at Kurokawa Academy. When Yoko Sawa reported the bullying of Mitsuru Kusumoto to him, he took the warning lightly and dismissed the tormenting as typical teenage behavior, however, he secretly recorded an after-school bullying session of Mitsuru to confirm its seriousness. He acted too late, as Mitsuru jumped off the roof that same day. When the news reached school, all participants stated they were unwillingly assisting Shinya Kawai and made him take full responsibility. Kitakata was disgraced and fired afterwards, and he returned to his mentor to start a life in the shadows, assuming the name Jin Kuwana in the process.

Kuwana was guilt-ridden by his inability to save Mitsuru and disgusted by the other students being able to escape consequences, so he waited until they became adults and built lives for themselves. Kuwana hatched a plan to punish bullies: He would ask the parents of bullied students if they want the bullies to die before committing the deed, and if they refused, he backed off. If the parents agreed to his request, he would have blackmail his former students into abducting the target. Kawai was the first bully to die, though it was Reiko Kusumoto who ended his life. Kawai's body was later preserved in a freezer as stronger leverage, as he had recorded his former student abducting him, and the corpse had their fingerprints on it.

In mid-2021, after Akihiro Ehara's lawsuit against Seiryo High School for letting his son be driven to suicide was dismissed, Kuwana contacted Sawa to ask if Toshiro Ehara was bullied, secretly recording the call. She told him she was forced to remain silent due to a lack of evidence against the bully, Hiro Mikoshiba. This caused Kuwana to target Mikoshiba, and he approached Ehara while he was on duty with Sawa's recording, and prompted him to take revenge for his son.

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Involvement[]

Lost Judgment: 2021-2022[]

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Kuwana has Hiro Mikoshiba captured and sets up a situation that allows Akihiro Ehara to kill his son's bully. While Ehara kills Mikoshiba, Kuwana disguises himself as him, then pretends to grope Yui Mamiya. At Shinjuku Station, he swaps places with the real Ehara, having his former students restrain and record him to give him an alibi for sexual battery and allow him to escape a murder sentence. He then uses signal flares to alert authorities to the location of Mikoshiba's body. After Ehara is sentenced, he leaks Mikoshiba's murder footage as part of a ploy to humiliate the legal system.

Kuwana in called by Sawa, who asks him if he was involved with Mikoshiba's death, during which he hears about Takayuki Yagami's investigation into Mikoshiba's murder at Seiryo High, but denies any involvement. He hires the Yokohama Liumang's White Mask faction to force Yagami to back off, and also has Mamiya give Yoko Sawa an unreleased picture of Mikoshiba as a warning. Yagami is able to stand his ground against them, so he personally intervenes to allow the Liumang to escape. Kuwana tries to dissuade Yagami from investigating his territory without permission, but the conversation ends in fisticuffs. The Yokohama 99 detectives arrive and break up their scuffle.

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Notes[]

  1. The given height of 185 cm (6′ 1″) is based on the character model's scaling factor within Lost Judgment's data.[1] For Dragon Engine games, this method is believed to be very accurate (±2 cm). However, this is intended as an estimate, not a substitute for an official statistic.

References[]

  1. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. .BIN File — "character_model_model_data.bin". Lost Judgment. SEGA. PS4/PS5/XB1/XSX|S. 2021.

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