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Naoki Konishi
P4-Naoki
Japanese Name 小西 尚紀
Romaji Konishi Naoki
First Appearance Persona 4
Arcana The Hanged Man
Japanese VA Tsubasa Yonaga
English VA Derek Stephen Prince
"There's a river separating us... Sis is gone, and I'm still here. Sis has crossed on over to the other bank, and I'm still on this one... No matter how much I cry or piss my pants, I know Sis isn't coming back..."
—Naoki Konishi, Persona 4

Naoki Konishi is a character in Persona 4. He is a first-year student in Yasogami High School, and is Saki Konishi's brother.

AppearancesEdit

DesignEdit

Naoki has slicked-back light brown hair and gray eyes. At school he wears school uniform of Yasogami High except he wears a long sleeved blue shirt underneath. In Persona 4 The Animation he has a little dark brown hair.

PersonalityEdit

He hated Yosuke and the Protagonist, and he can't move forward from the death of his older sister, Saki. Naoki is quite resentful for different reasons. However, in the end, he eventually feels grateful to the Protagonist and tosses his hatred for them aside.

BiographyEdit

The protagonist first meets Naoki during his "volunteer" work for the student health association. He rudely says how he hates the protagonist and Yosuke Hanamura straight away, then asking if he can leave. You can later talk to him on the first floor of the classroom building, he is staring out of a window opposite class 1-1.

Naoki is quite resentful for different reasons. Naoki is constantly pitied by everybody for having lost his sister Saki. As a result, Naoki seems trapped and is unable to move on with his own life since he's reminded of Saki's death constantly. However, later on in the Social Link, Naoki reveals that he felt that he may have been different since he couldn't mourn for his sister in the same manner as seen on T.V. or at least, not as strongly as most people normally would. In the end, Naoki really did miss his sister, as he was finally able to mourn and truly move on.

As his show of thanks, he gives the Protagonist the Junes Receipt, allowing him to create the Persona Attis, the ultimate form of the Hanged Man arcana.

Persona 4 The AnimationEdit

In Episode 8 he meets Yu during the school camping trip and is asked for some antacids for Yosuke. He is childhood friends with Kanji Tatsumi yet they don't talk often and are in different homeroom classes. Naoki is forcefully dragged back to the group by Kanji because the group want to ask him some questions. He apologizes and warms up to Yu and Yosuke and hopes that they can hang out before he leaves to go back to the Health Association club tent.

In Shadow Misuo's illusion where Yu lost his friends, he is seen hanging out with Kanji in the Aiya Chinese Restaurant talking with him about everyone else in the Investigation Team.

GalleryEdit

 
Persona 4 Naoki
Concept artwork
 
Persona 4 Naoki concept
Early concept artwork
 
Persona 4 The AnimationNaoki Konish
Naoki Konishi in Persona 4 The Animation
 
Naoki hatered toward Yu and Yosuke
Naoki conveying his hatred towards Yosuke and Yu
 
Naoki hang out with Kanji
Naoki hanging out with Kanji

TriviaEdit

  • Naoki Konishi's early design closely resembles the Tower S. Link Character Shu Nakajima.

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