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Naoya Kirihara
S1E9 Naoya Kirihara
Gender Male
Race Human
Relatives Misaki Kirihara (Daughter)
Professional Status
Affiliation The Japanese Police
Occupation Superintendent, Division Chief
Behind The Scenes
First Seen Season 1, Episode 9
Last Seen Season 1, Episode 23

Superintendent Naoya Kirihara (霧原 直哉) is the Division Chief of the Japanese police and the father of Misaki Kirihara.


Naoya has short brown hair, thick eyebrows and brown eyes. He typically wears a suit.[1]


Naoya thinks that Misaki often acts distant to him and expresses displeasure at the fact that he seems to have her future planned out for her.[1]

Part In Story[]

The Black Contractor[]

S1E9 Misaki and Naoya Kirihara

Naoya joins Misaki at a crime scene.

Naoya appears in the scene of a murder of Richard Lau. After a brief discussion over the crime, he convinces Misaki to have dinner with him. He talks to her about a possible promotion (which would put her out of direct harm). Misaki states that she'll think about it.[1]

After the incident with Alice Wang, Misaki decides not to accept the promotion, stating her abilities are lacking.[2]

As Evening Primrose launch their attack on PANDORA, Naoya phones his daughter to warn her to evacuate Tokyo, refusing to explain why.[3]


Season One Appearances
The Star of a Contract Fell... The New Star Twinkles... The Red Dream of a Calamity... The Gardenia Gives Off Fragrance... The Pure White Dress Is Stained... Within the Wall...
On a Silver Night... The Memory of Betrayal... I'll Sing a Love Song... Without Dreaming Shallow Dreams... The City of Regulations... God's in His Heaven...
Meteor Shower Is the Dream That a God of Death Has... Beneath Cherry Blossoms...


  • The name Naoya means "straight" (直) (nao) and "how, what, alas, question mark, ?" (哉) (ya).
  • Naoya's surname Kirihara means "fog, mist, haze" (霧) (kiri) and "field, plain" (原) (hara).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Black Contractor, Episode 9
  2. The Black Contractor, Episode 10
  3. The Black Contractor, Episode 23


v · e Public Security Bureau
Active members: Yūsuke SaitōNaoya KiriharaYutaka KōnoŌtsuka MayuIssei YanagiTatsuo Yabuta
Former members: Yoshimitsu HoraiHuangIsozakiMisaki KiriharaGai KurusawaKunio Matsumoto