Omitted Scene: Near Picks up the Pieces
Near the beginning of this episode, the manga has an additional scene of the SPK Near gives orders to Gevanni, telling him to continue tracking Mikami for as long as possible, while still being able to arrive at Daikoku Wharf by 1PM on the 28th.
Lidner then calls HQ, apologizing to Near about Mello's rash actions just moments before. But Near simply brushes off the comment, telling her that "The problem is solved" as long as Light follows through with the date of their meeting.
Altered Scene: January 28, 2013
The morning of the 28th, the Task Force and SPK make their final preparations before meeting each other. However, the anime cuts out some parts starting off that day, including SPK Agent Lidner driving Mogi and Misa as well as Light telling the others that Near will most likely not provide any information aiding in the solving of the Kira case, but that they must attend regardless.
Altered Scene: How to Use
As Aizawa removes the death note from the safe, a flashback of deaths are shown, alongside a reading of the notebook's main rules. In the manga, Aizawa never has such a flashback (nor are the rules stated) and he simply removes the notebook hesitantly.
Omitted Scene: Mikami's Departure
The anime shows scenes of the two parties (the Task Force and the SPK) as they head off to YB Warehouse. However, the manga shows an additional short scene of Mikami leaving for their destination, too.
Altered Scene: Preceding their Entrance
Preceding the Task Force's entrance into the warehouse, a number of minor details are altered.
The seat positions of the Task Force members inside the car, while driving to YB Warehouse, are different from the manga. The manga has Light in the back seat with Ide, with Matsuda in the passenger's seat and Aizawa driving. On the other hand, the camera angles in the anime make it seem as if the car has a third row, with Light sitting by himself in the back, Matsuda and Ide in the second row, and Aizawa driving in the front.
The anime also differs as Aizawa goes inside the warehouse beforehand to make sure that the actual SPK Agents and Mogi are there. The manga has Aizawa go inside with Matsuda to not only verify that the SPK is present, but to check for wires, tracers and cameras, as well.
Altered Scene: Near's Puppets
Near's explanation of X-Kira's arrival is cut significantly shorter in the anime, removing the more obvious details covered in the manga. For example, Near explains (through his finger puppets) how Mello's kidnapping of Takada prevented Light from contacting Mikami. He then continues, saying that Light would not have contacted Mikami anyways, certain that he would not change the date of their meeting with the SPK. Aizawa's lines about having X-Kira write down everyone else's names in the notebook along with Near is also cut out, having Near provide those lines, instead.
One of the more significant parts of the scene that were cut out was when Aizawa speaks to Near, telling him that Matsuda (as well as the others) have good reason to suspect that Near is actually Kira, if he insists that everyone's name be written into the notebook. As he says this, Light is slightly irked, thinking that Aizawa should stay out of it. Aizawa then gives in to Near's order, anyways, along with Mogi, giving some reassurance to Matsuda and Ide that they will not die.
Look Closely: As Teru Mikami spies through the door leading into the warehouse, the scene changes to his perspective, revealing the true names of all the SPK Agents, including Near, via the shinigami eyes:
- Near: Nate River
- Commander Anthony Rester: Anthony Carter
- Agent Stephen Gevanni: Stephen Loud
- Agent Hal Lidner: Halle Bullock
Rester： Hold it! Don't do anything!
Near： Everything is fine! You won't die!
Ide： How can you be so sure, Near?
Near： Because I modified the notebook.
Near： On the other side of that door is X-Kira. My guess is, in roughly 40 seconds, he'll look inside to see if we are dead. That's when we restrain him and seize the notebook. Whoever's name is not written down must be Kira.
Light: (as Mikami counts down to everyone's death) Near, it's my win!
Light: (thinking) No… no, I can't laugh yet, I've got to hold back! Everyone will die in 40 seconds! 35 seconds… 35 more seconds and I get to declare my victory!
Light: (thinking) But, Near… You did have a chance to win. You're too soft. And far inferior to L… If it were L, he would have thought of the possibility of a fake notebook, and tested it. You had the chance… I'm rather disappointed in you. You're no rival to me. You tried to win too beautifully… Oh well, because of you… Everyone dies. And as for me… This will be my absolute win as Kira.
Light: Near, you have utterly lost!
Near: (referring to Mikami) He is already here!
Light: (thinking) From here it's just wasting time. Near… I never thought holding back my laughter would be this hard…
Light: (thinking) Near, you are far more inferior than L. You are not qualified to wear his mask.
Light: (thinking) With this, everything ends. No… It begins today. Kira's perfect world. Those who know of the notebook's existence, everyone… will die.
Near: Commander Lester, Lidner, Gevanni… Lets do our best.
Matsuda: So it's the day after tomorrow? Things are getting pretty exciting!
Ide: Yeah. Who knows what Near wants to show us, though…
Aizawa: (thinking) Matsuda… Ide… All of us might die on that day. Do you understand that?
Near: I know I'm interfering, but in regards to our meeting… The 28th at 1pm is all right, yes?
Light: Yes. (thinking) as expected, it hasn't changed. It's just as I thought. Now there isn't a single doubt.
Near: Alright then, the day after tomorrow on the 28th.
Canada (YTV/Bionix) Airdate: July 4, 2008.*
*This episode aired as a special 1 hour broadcast, along with New World.
US (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) Airdate: June 29, 2008
- Chapter 100, "Face to Face" (Pages 1, 5-14, 16-End)
- Chapter 101, "Inducement" (Pages 1-10, 12-End)
- Chapter 102, "Patience"
- Chapter 103, "Declaration" (Pages 1-3)