Shinpei Okubo (大久保 新平, Ōkubo Shinpei) is a character in Judgment.
Okubo has a middle-parted hair, with medium length in the flashbacks and longer in present day.
In 2015, Okubo was acquitted from a murder charge with Takayuki Yagami as his defense attorney, a feat considered miraculous due to Japan's criminal justice system being notorious for its 99.9% conviction rate. However, within hours of his acquittal, he was charged with murder and arson in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Emi. He was sentenced to death for his crimes, and had been on death's row ever since.
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As the game progresses, it is revealed that he is innocent and was framed by Yoji Shono.
- Okubo may have a history of depression or sleeping disorder, as Yagami described he "couldn't sleep without his pills".
- In Japan, execution dates are not revealed to the public or even the condemned themselves. This adds to the suspense of not knowing whether Yagami will be able to prove Okubo's innocence in time to prevent his hanging.