Persona 4 dating
It's to accept myself for who I really am." It would have been so much more interesting and believable to me if "a man" was one part of who Naoto really was.
(This doesn't mean that I think Naoto should have continued to desire surgery, as the scenario in his dungeon suggests; one can identify as and be a man or a woman regardless of one's physicality.
By clearly raising the idea in the player's mind that Kanji is gay and then rejecting that idea, Persona 4 sends the message that homosexuality is shameful and should not be accepted.
As the story progresses, we're periodically reminded that, had he been gay, Kanji would not have been fully accepted by the other members of the investigation team, and, in fact, some anxiety lingers later on about whether or not Kanji is truly straight.
" suggesting that in Yosuke's mind, if Kanji had been gay, he would also be prone to behave inappropriately.When Kanji confronts his shadow self and accepts who he is, he reveals not that he is attracted to men, but that he is just deeply afraid of (or maybe deeply dislikes) women.He recalls things that girls have said to him in the past ("You like to sew? ") and says that he is more comfortable around men because, according to him, "they'd never say those awful, degrading things." (I'm not sure what sort of world Kanji lives in where men would never criticize him for liking to sew and do other things that are stereotypically considered feminine, but for the sake of the game, I'll go along with it.) However, at the end of the day, his issue is simply a matter of feeling more comfortable around men, not one of being physically attracted to them. It rings psychologically false; the ultimate truth of Kanji's character as someone who was just afraid of rejection because girls had been cruel to him in the past doesn't quite mesh with the imagery of his dungeon and the personality of his shadow self.It is not, Naoto says, that he is transgender that has led him to live as a boy for so long.It is simply that being female "doesn't fit my ideal image of a detective." Much like what you discover to be the reality of Kanji's internal conflict, this internal conflict rang false.