|March 11, 2063|
|5'10" (178 cm)|
|153 lbs (69.7 kg)|
|Public Safety Bureau (former)|
|Analyst (former) |
Clinical psychology professor (former)
Inspector Akane Tsunemori
|0109 Fruit of Paradise|
Saiga is a male in his 50's of average height and build with brown eyes and short brown hair swept back. He is typically seen wearing a green sweater and woolen muffler, but also a white lab coat. He wears corrective lenses.
He is a very sharp man, able to learn facts about people through small details of what they do and how they respond to their surroundings. He is very knowledgeable, but prefers to live as a recluse, seldom leaving his home. He enjoys doing research and quoting famous people. Saiga dislikes the current society and prefers to live the old-fashioned way ‒ growing his own food, having a non-holo house, etc.
- Before his "retirement," Saiga works as a psychology professor, developing new Inspectors for the CID, including Shinya Kogami, Nobuchika Ginoza and Risa Aoyanagi.. Frederica Hanashiro was also trained by Saiga.
- Kogami tells Saiga that if he is arrested, he should join the CID.
- Saiga is seen sitting in Joshu Kasei's office prior to becoming a regular character, foreshadowing his role in the series.
- His house is modeled after "Fallingwater," a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
- His birthplace is in the Mie Prefecture.
- His left eye has an eyesight of 0.3 and his right eye has an eyesight of 0.2.
- His hobby is reading, but sometimes studies the cases Akane Tsunemori brings to him.
- His favorite phrase is "To be a man is, precisely, to be responsible" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
- His motto is "Awareness comes only through practice."
- His favorite author is Oscar Wilde.
- His favorite book is "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde because it is easily read and easy to understand.
- The research subject that he is interested in (at one time) is Akane Tsunemori.
- The notice boards that he has been watching lately are :-E BBS.
- His name is alternatively romanized as "Jyoji," as seen in the end credit visuals of Anime Season 2.
|Joshu Kasei - Harumi Hosorogi|
|Akane Tsunemori - Mika Shimotsuki - Kiyoka Tedzuka - Yuan Kira - Fuse - Arata Shindo - Kei Mikhail Ignatov|
|Shinya Kogami - Tomomi Masaoka - Nobuchika Ginoza - Yayoi Kunizuka - Shusei Kagari - Mitsuru Sasayama - Sakuya Togane - Sho Hinakawa - Kaede Hasuike - Teppei Sugo - Kenta Yatsuka - Ryoichi Naito - Ryunosuke Hirako - Kazumichi Irie - Tenma Todoroki - Mao Kisaragi|
|Risa Aoyanagi - Mizue Shisui - Masawa Shimomura - Tetsuji Bando - Norimasa Inogashira|
|Ryogo Kozuki - Akira Yamatoya - Kasumi Senoo - Tochigi Morikubo - Kenji Inokuma - Shin Kanoe|
|Moe Suzuki - Shuichiro Domoto - Yoshitoshi Waku|
|Kaname Shinjo - Tetsuya Hyodo - Tsubaki Aikawa - Takayuki Haga - Koichi Hatano - Mai Momota - Ayaka Takami - Naoto Kurata - Hina Amari - Tsubasa Torii|
|Shion Karanomori - Joji Saiga - Maru|