Akira Kurusu is the Protagonist of Persona 5. He's a transfer student at Shujin Academy in Shibuya. In the beginning of the game, he has little to no power or influence in the world, and is restrained by the rules of the system he was born into.
However, beneath his quiet demeanor is a strong-willed juvenile delinquent known throughout the world as The Phantom, to the residents of the Velvet Room he is known as the Trickster, and to his teammates his code name is Joker. The protagonist is the leader of the rebellious Phantom Thieves of Hearts which aims to change society by touching the hearts of people and performing illegal heists.