Naoto Shirogane’s name is actually a reference to Super Sentai.
I realized this today;
You know how the japanese version of P4 implies that Naoto is a closet-fan of the Sentai franchise and how the artbook says her Persona’s design is based on Kamen Rider?
Well, today I figured something out:
The Sentai Series that came 2000 was “Timeranger” (Adapted into: “Power Rangers: Time Force” in America). It’s Sixth Ranger was named “Naoto Takizawa”.
The Sentai Series that came 2001 was “Gaoranger” (Adapted into: “Power Rangers: Wild Force” in America). It’s Sixth Ranger commonly went by the name “Shirogane”.
Naoto’s name is a combination of two consecutive Sixth Rangers, both of which were lone-wolf type characters.
Just like Naoto herself is a lone-wolf type “Sixth Ranger” to the IT!
Those magnificent developer-bastards!!!
I don’t know why this makes me so happy, but it does.
Well I guess that is something these two have in common… :c
Also protip: Never draw sad things while listening to sad music because you will cry like a bitch all over your tablet.
Happy father’s day everyone.
OMG WHY WOULD SOMEONE DO THIS?!
But, this is true, Kanji lost his father and Naoto lost both of her parents. Randomly, this brings up something that I didn’t like about the anime: they never mention Kanji’s fear of hospitals, not even once. I feel like that was an important plot point, and since they go to hospitals so often (especially later down the road) it would’ve been easy to slip it in there. They don’t mention his father being dead at all, and the whole, “He told me to be a man,” thing. Miss opportunity :(
Okay so what if there was a prom event and Kanji managed to find the courage to ask Naoto to go with him. And before they meet up he’s picturing her in all sorts of dresses, wondering if she’ll wear one. She doesn’t. But it’s okay because he’s blown away by how cute she looks in a suit.
HEADCANON ACCEPTED OMFG!!!
Am I the only one who has always wondered why it is the issue of Naoto’s gender is never mentioned by the police once it is revealed? I do understand that Naoto is not the main character, but her shadow’s creation rested on that insecurity. I just do not believe it is realistic for her to have easily been accepted once outed for two reasons: one, the discrimination against females in that field and two, that she deceived all law enforcement! She lied to them.
I really should write a story that fleshes out the ramifications of the revelation of her sex.
This is a good point, if for nothing else, the fact that they didn’t like her because of her age you’d think this would be something else they could use to count her out. As it stands, it seems like they respected her just fine, even considering the fact that she was taken off the case technically. I remember Adachi mentioning that the police force was worried because she went missing, and then she’s at the police station when they lock Souji/Yu up, and even talks to the officers when they catch the culprit… both times.
So… yeah, this is kinda a good point.
And she didn’t just lie to them, she practically lied to the whole world. She was known as the “Detective Prince,” and even in the manga she’s called on to go to Inaba, so wouldn’t that cause all sorts of friction?
Dear male Naoto:
You are fantastic. That is all.
And really cute.
Ooooo, I approve of this man.
Finished shots of a Sukuna Hikona plushie from a commission that is a bit overdue (sorry!!). It stands 18 inches tall with real feathers for eyebrows and semi pose-able wings in the back.
As always, your own custom stuff can be purchased here:
I want to keeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep this soooooooooooooooo badly >.<
the expo itself wasnt the best and ended up arriving late to our own meet up but it was a really sunny day and i had fun with friends :)
Not only are these two cosplay cuties.
And not only is that a black Naoto which makes my black cosplayer heart happy.
But that Naoto is rockin’ the hat my wifey makes! Sweet! It looks fantastic on her!
Naoto Shirogane (Complete) by The Keeper Thief Cosplay
Naoto Shirogane with and without her coat.
The wind was knocking me, my wig, my tie, and my coat all over the place.
(That hat is bothering me! >.< Once I finish Kanji for Jovan, I am going to go back and fix it.)
Ariel looking amazing as usual…
Guh those suspenders. Headcanon of Kanji pulling those suspenders to pull Naoto in for a kiss is now a thing.
Fun times with camera and figures!
1. I’m going to grow up to be an Ace Detective!
2. J-Jiraiya! *school girl blush* Ugh this is so embarrassing, dude!
3. Rise sings a love song and recruits her best friends to serve as back-up singers. Said best friends don’t realize that the song is about the two of them. Kanji realizes it about halfway through the song and stumbles over his words. Naoto doesn’t get it, but the lyrics make her blush.
4. Minato has decided to summon Lucifer into my kitchen.
5. Trial of the Dragon! From childhood to the teenage years.
6. Yukiko look graceful as always.
7. Souji-… na… summons her final persona. She manages to look bad ass the entire way through.