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I’m sorry. I couldn’t keep my promise. I wanted to go into a line of work where I could protect people.That’s why I became a detective. But Makishima changed everything. That man will continue to kill people. And yet, the law can’t judge him. As long as I’m a detective, I can’t touch him. This case made me aware... that the law can’t protect people.

—Shinya in his letter to Akane in A Promise Written in Water.

Shinya Kōgami
Vital statistics
Romaji Name Kōgami Shinya
Kanji Name 狡噛 慎也
Gender Male
Affiliation Public Safety Bureau
Status Alive
Occupation Inspector (former)

Enforcer (former)

Relatives Tomoyo Kōgami (Mother)
First appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Anime Debut Crime Coefficient
Seiyuu Tomokazu Seki
English Voice Actor Robert McCollum

Shinya Kōugami is a 28 year old man who previously worked as an Enforcer at the Public Safety Bureau Unit 1. He and Ginoza were partners in the past, when Kougami was an Inspector.

Personal BackgroundEdit

Tokyo Prefecture, Chiyoda Ward, 2nd Street 1-8
Ministry of Welfare Public Safety Bureau Building, Criminal Investigation Department First Division

Emergency Contact Information
Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagamihara City, Midori Ward, 5-21-B
Kougami Tomoyo (Relation: Mother)

March 2100 - Graduated from Kanagawa Prefecture Kanagawa Higashi Middle School, General Education
April 2100 - Entered Nittou School of Social Sciences, Social Psychology Department
March 2104 - Graduated from Nittou School of Social Sciences, Social Psychology Department

Work History
April 2104 - Entered Ministry of Welfare Public Safety Bureau; entered Public Safety Bureau Career Training Institute
September - Left same institute
October - Assigned to Criminal Investigation Department First Division as an Inspector
February 2110 - Left due to Psycho Pass deterioration
April 2110 - Assigned to Ministry of Welfare Public Safety Bureau Criminal Investigation Department First Division as an Enforcer

Licenses / Qualifications
August 2100 - Received regular vehicle driver’s license (i.e. cars)
June 2102 - Received archaic language level 1 certification
August - Received large two-wheeled vehicle driver’s license (i.e. motorcycles)
October 2103 - Speed reading level 1 certification
March 2104 - Received higher education-level social science teaching license
July - Received large special vehicle driver’s license (i.e. construction vehicles)


Kogami has pale skin, short, messy black hair and narrowed grey eyes. As an Enforcer, he usually wears a black suit and tie. When on-field, he wears a grey coat over his suit. His body is very toned and well-developed due to his intense daily training over the years and throughout the series.


Kogami has high skills as a detective and is able to solve cases with little to no difficulty. When on cases, Kogami always keeps a level head, no matter what situation he's in and doesn't let emotions such as fear get the better of him. The way he deals with investigations leaves even the best Enforcers impressed and appalled, as he usually uses risky methods to solve them. However, despite his mostly serious personality, Kougami has a sense of humor and seems to find amusement in teasing Akane at times especially about how she shot him with the Dominator.

Three years ago when Kogami was still an Inspector, he had a strong bond with his Enforcers, one of which was Sasayama. This strong bond made Kogami feel saddened and angered over Sasayama's horrible death causing him to develop the character he is today. Kougami is shown to have some wild tendencies that may have been rubbed off from Sasayama (i.e. when he deliberately provoked Yuji Kanehara from the Drone Factory case). 

As the series goes on, Kogami becomes aware of the System's faults and the fact that the Sibyl System couldn't help him get revenge. This is what causes him to turn against the MWPSB and go into hiding to find Shogo Makishima himself.

Trivia Edit

  • Kogami bears a resemblance to Yamamoto and Hibari, from the manga/anime Katekyo Hitman REBORN!, which is notable because they share the same character designer.
  • Kogami is a frequent smoker.
  • Kogami is a Leo, as he was born on August 16th, 2084.
  • Kougami's blood type is B.
  • He scored highly (721 points) and became the top in the country in the exam that Akane took.
  • He was designated as Hound 3 as an Enforcer, and Shepherd 2 as an Inspector.
  • Kogami has a crime coefficent of 265.8.
  • His fighting style is Silat. Sasayama was the one who introduced it to him.
  • Kogami is 180 cm tall, which makes him the second tallest person in his team, right after Ginoza, whose height is 183 cm.
  • The suits Kogami wore when he was an Inspector were specially tailored.
  • During high school, he majored in social sciences and took up kickboxing and wrestling as a hobby (which is rare since students only used it as a stress care method). He was also top of his class.
  • Kogami and Ginoza were best friends since high school. Once Ginoza told Kogami his future plans on becoming an Inspector, Kogami quickly decided to also become an Inspector.
  • On average, Kogami sleeps 4 hours per day, taking naps in the daytime.
  • His favorite food is hamburgers and his least favorite is synthetic fish.
  • In "After Stories", Kogami called Akane once with a special device that cannot be tracked before his long-term leave for safety. Kogami said whether dead or alive, it would be his last time contacting but Akane replied with a smile and said that she believed there would be one day they could meet again as normal humans instead of Inspector and Enforcer. She then cut off the line.
  • Kogami had a human-shaped punching bag he made himself in his room.
  • The key that was placed in front of Masaoka's grave was the one he had passed to Kogami, and was most likely placed there by Kogami.
  • In the Psycho-Pass Novel the tattooed man Kogami and Akane went to ask about Rikako's work said he was into beastiality and asked if Kogami would sleep with him.
  • Kogami told the tattooed man "next time", shut the window and left without a change in expression while Akane was still in shock.
  • Kogami would have kicked the drone that stopped him from smoking if Akane hadn't shown up first.

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