Persona 4 Golden: Nanako (Justice) social link choices & unlock guide

While her father might be the detective, the Justice arcana is represented by the Nanako Dojima social link in Persona 4 Golden. This page will help you navigate your relationship with Nanako, featuring every s-link rank and all of the conversation options while spending time with her.

You’ll get to know Nanako an awful lot just through the story of P4G, but her s-link is optional and offers bonuses around the Justice arcana, which is quite a common one. It’s a very sweet little storyline, and she’s also one of the easiest social links to regularly access. There's more pages like this for every other member of the game's cast in out P4G s-link dialogue options guide.


Nanako Dojima S-Link Guide - Justice

This guide is pretty simple: we’re going to list all of the rank-impacting dialogue options in the Nanako social link in Persona 4 Golden. Through this, you can quickly level up Nanako’s social link rank, freeing up time to do other things.

In Persona 4, your social links rank up through spending time with people, though it’s measured by a hidden statistic for each s-link. The stat raises when you spend time with them, and you can gain bonus points by carrying a Persona of the same arcana when you spend time with them and saying the right things in conversation.

In this guide, we list all of the rank-boosting s-link dialogue options for the Nanako social link, so you can answer every option the right way. The numbers next to answers indicate the point gain offered, and represents the number when you’re carrying a Justice Persona with you, which offers a slight additional boost.

  • The Nanako social link begins automatically as you progress through P4G’s story.
  • You can hang out with Nanako any night at your house so long as Dojima isn’t there. This means Nanako’s availability will in many ways be linked to when dungeons are open for you to visit.
  • Nanako’s social link has a hard cut-off date unlike most others: if you want to hit rank 10, the last day upon which you can do so is 31 October.
  • You can reliably gain some bonus points for the Nanako s-link through Garedening and planting seedlings, and the Arcana Bonus also applies here. 

Rank 1 > 2:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Nanako is fidgeting. 
    • “Go ahead and ask.” +3
    • “What’s wrong?” +2
  • Are you an only child?
    • “That’s right.” +3
    • “Nope.” [Leads to next question]
  • Hmm… then do you have a little sister?
    • “I have you.” +3

Rank 2 > 3:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Dad’ll be disappointed.
    • “I’ll go buy some.” +3
    • “Let’s go buy some together.” +3
  • Nanako looks sad.
    • “It’s not Nanako’s fault.” +3 (Level 3 Expression required)
    • “Hear her out.” (Level 3 Expression required)

Rank 3 > 4:

Level 3 Expression is required to even start this rank. Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Nanako is nodding her head cheerfully...
    • “Is there anything else?” +3
  • What happens to a person when they die?
    • “They go to heaven.” +3
    • “I don’t know.” +2
  • Why do bad people do bad things?
    • “I don’t know.” +2
  • Are bad people more important to dad than I am?
    • “He’s protecting you.” +2

Rank 4 > 5:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • What do they mean by “real”?
    • “A person you love a lot.” +3
  • Daddy doesn’t come home because I’m not his ‘real’ daughter?
    • “Did he say that?” +3
    • “You have me.” +2
  • What should you do?
    • “Listen to her talk.” +3 (Requires Level 3 Understanding)
    • “Talk with her.” +2

Rank 5 > 6:

Max level Expression is required to start this social link rank up event. Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Nanako looks like she’s about to cry...
    • “Swear to it.” +2
  • He can’t come, huh?
    • “I’ll ask him with you.” +3
    • “He’ll come.” +3

Rank 6 > 7:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • What’s gotten into her…?
    • “Let’s go look for her.” (+2 to Hierophant S-Link)
  • She’ll listen to you…
    • Any Answer.
  • Big bro…
    • “Let’s go home.” +3
  • Is he going to throw me away, too…?
    • Any Answer.

Rank 7 > 8:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • What should I do…? The teacher will yell at me.
    • “I’ll help you look for it.” +3
  • Why did dad stop smiling…?
    • “He’s lonely too.” +3
    • Because you’re lonely.” +3

Rank 8 > 9:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Big bro… I love my dad. 
    • “He loves you too.” +3
    • “I know.” +3
  • ...I feel sorry for him, losing someone he loves.
    • “He still has you.” +3
    • “She’s not lost.” +3
    • “I feel sorry for you too.” +3
  • What would you do?
    • “Play with her.” +3
    • “Talk to Nanako.” +3

Rank 9 > 10:

Choices that impact your relationship this rank:

  • Big bro, can you make me a salad?
    • “Sure thing.” +3
    • “I think…” +2
  • You’re my family too, so… let’s work hard together!
    • “Let’s do it.” +3
    • “Don’t strain yourself.” +2

Maxing out your s-link with Nanako Dojima will see Nanako give you the Family Photo key item. This lets you fuse the Persona Sraosha.