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Naoki without his Oni Costume

Naoki Horakiawa
Japanese Name 直樹
Rōmaji Naoki
Sex Male
Class Middle School Student
Movie Actor unknown
Appearances Ao Oni Version 3.0
Ao Oni Novel Possible Ao Oni Movie
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Description Naoki is Hiroshi 's friend in 3.0, appears in his dream. Mysterious "deceased" student (Novel)

Family: Anna Horakiawa(older sister)

Naoki is one of Hiroshi's friends in the Ao Oni series. He only makes an appearance in Hiroshi's dream as he "pretended" to be the oni as a surprise for Hiroshi planned by Takeshi. In the novel, he is a mysterious student. He does not appear much till the later series of the Ao Oni novel. Naoki (直樹 Naoki?) is a character who only appears in Ao Oni Version 3. He is also to appear in the novel series, he appeared only a few times in the film, he is mostly seen from the lower half of his face or would be mentioned a few times.

Appearance Edit


Naoki in the Oni costume.

Naoki has black hair and gray eyes. He has been interpreted to wear a white suit, since you can only see his head when he takes off the mask. In the novel, he has alot of differences. His hair is navy blue/green and in a bowl cut. He wears a green jacket with a black hood. His pants are black as well. In the 2nd, his back is turned, showing only the backside of him. His hair is darker and so is his jacket. In later debuts, his face was recently shown in official art by the illustrator on twitter(japan only).

Personality Edit

Not much is known of Naoki's personality, except he seems to be Hiroshi's friend. Though in the novel, he might of been one of those students that were always "quiet" most of the time. From his faciacl expression, he looks meek and very lonesome. His actual personality has not been described in the novel yet.

Roles Edit

Ao Oni (Game) Version 3 Edit

Naoki only appears in a scene in the bedroom where Hiroshi has a dream where the Oni enters this room with him and scares him. The Oni says a few words before it then takes its mask off, revealing that Naoki was pretending to be the Oni all along. Then the other protagonists come out, revealing it was an elaborate joke to celebrate Hiroshi's birthday. This was his only game debut, for Naoki is never mentioned in the rest of the game series and it is unknown what he does while his four friends are in the mansion.

Ao Oni (Novel) Edit

Naoki is a former classmate who was killed in an incident right before Shun changed schools. It is rumored that he died inside the jailhouse of the mansion due to the monster's curse. Naoki makes later debuts in the novel series, for more about him is still to be revealed.


Naoki's appearance in the novel.

Ao Oni Movie Edit

Naoki does appear in the movie, but he only appears very minimal. His voice can be heard sometimes, but the upper face is not. He is only seen as a ghost and seen running towards the road which leads to his "suicide". He is mostly mentioned a few times by his sister Anna and how Shun is like him, and how he brought a smile to his sister's face, but never told her anything about being bullied by Takuro. It's unknown who played the role of Naoki.

Trivia Edit

  • Naoki's sprites are again used for one of the unnamed students from Version 5 and Brian from Kyo Oni.
  • A fan portrayal of him is that his hair is black and mess with an ahoge, his eyes are black or purple in a style of a cats', his nails were somewhat like a cats' claws, and he has two sharp canines like a cat.
  • An ultimate fan made trait about him was that Naoki loved cats.
  • It is also fanmade that Takuro and Naoki have a bitterhand towards each other due to their differences of their favorite animals. But in the novel, it is shown that Takuro might of tricked Naoki into going to the mansion and ended up abandoning him, leaving him to "die".
  • It is unclear in the novel if Naoki really did die in the mansion.
  • Naoki's character profile was shown with Takeshi and Takuro's for awhile, till it was later removed from the 1st novel's site for an unknown reason. Though a beta design of him is shown in the 1st novel's bonus page.
  • It was theorized by some that Naoki's ghost maybe the oni in the novel, this was revealed in a way not to be true.
  • In the "3rd" novel, Naoki appears with a new female character named Saya(she is not revealed to most yet, and it is unknown who she really is at the moment).
  • Naoki is Anna's younger brother, since she mentions him a few times and puts flowers in his grave. They may also be siblings in the novel series as well.
  • Since Naoki's face is never fully shown in the movie, only a small part is seen. This could be due to the fact of hiding what he looks like or who he was.
  • In the movie, Naoki commits suicide from running from Takuro to the road, leading him to get hit by a car. The novel series portrays his death in a very different way.
  • Naoki does not die in the game series because he only appeared in version 3.0 in Hiroshi's dream. His fate in the novel series and movie however, only reveals to have killed him off.

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