A figure of Naoto Shirogane, the Detective Prince actually existed somewhere in the world. It had to be mine! So I stalked, scoured, and saved and finally got it in my hands. Naoto came from a home that didn’t love or appreciate what this figure truly represents. Now it is where it truly belongs.
Naoto Shirogane is the youngest in the long running line of Shirogane detectives. Serious and straight-laced it takes a lot to get a rise out this one. At least on the surface. In all actuality Naoto is full of an intense hatred for no one other than Naoto, as is revealed in the battle against Shadow Naoto.
Naoto’s hat is a nice shade of dark blue, just a shade darker the Naoto’s hair. Grey, white, and black stripes form a band surrounding the hat. Large blue eyes stare outward, and the thick black lines around those eyes and make them stand out against a pale skin tone. Naoto’s mouth is set in a firm frown that fits a very serious demeanor.
A black school uniform adorns a thin super deformed body. The grey stitch marks don’t quite line up where they are supposed to, but they are close enough that unless you are inspecting it closely you’d never even notice. The bottom of Naoto’s pants are rolled up, presumably because the character is so short they probably had a hard time finding a uniform that would fit on such short notice. Naoto wears simple black dress shoes.
The back of Naoto’s hair is layered which is adorable. I love it when my chibis add in detail like that.
One hand rests casually on Naoto’s hip as the character ponders the clues to mystery perhaps, the uncertain future, unnecessary feelings? Regardless of the characters thought process the grey stitching on the back looks great.
Naoto’s hat is removable, however I prefer mine with the hat, it seems more true to the character that way.
The hat does have a large silver buckle on the band. The band also extends past the buckle and the pattern does not match up at this point. That is a great touch for such a simple figure.
Naoto’s base is gloriously yellow, brilliantly yellow even. It’s adorned with a few small flowers, a pair of glasses, and Naoto’s own name.It has two small foot pegs that hold that hold the figure up admirably well, but if you aren’t comfortable with just that, there’s also a stick that goes around the back of Naoto’s hair.
The wheel of fortune was the card that represented Naoto’s social link, it is also included in the box with the figure.
The back of the tarot card is possibly the most well-known picture in Persona history.
And then the card slips right into an indented spot on the back of the base for display purposes. Looks great!