Death Note

Season 2 Episode 13

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Aired Wednesday 12:55 AM May 22, 2007 on Nippon Television Network Corporation
9.1
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Teru Mikami has always had a sense of justice and brought it upon himself to distinguish between good and evil. Now a grown adult, Teru serves under Kira and uses his newly acquired powers to choose a Kira spokesperson to replace Demegawa.

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  • So just like I thought, Teru Mikami is interesting, and look who it is, Kiyomi Takada.

    9.5
    We learn more about Teru Mikami which was quite interesting. I do think he is a tad bit...crazy, yelling "delete" whenever he kills someone with the death note. He is a prosecutor, which makes sense. It's an ideal job for him knowing his sense of justice. He impresses me, and I'm sure he impresses Kira, he can act without Kira's permission because he understands, and thinks like Kira. He's not like Misa Amane who just sits at home waiting for Light to tell her what to do. She turns out to be more incredibly stupid than I thought, even Mello can't believe she was suspected to be the second Kira. Misa needs to learn to be more independent, and not rely on Light so much like a puppy. Towards the end, we are reintroduced to Kiyomi Takada, Light's ex girlfriend from college. She is smart, and would make a better partner for Light than Misa, but however, I am furious at Light, and how he toys with women emotions just to get what he wants.moreless
  • where are the intelligent females?

    6.0
    the lack of strong female characters in the world of Death Note have slowly been eating away at me, and this episode pretty much brings that realization full circle.



    it certainly didn't help that the introduction of (yet another) temporary holder of a notebook was as boring, shallow and predictable as can be. at the very least, i was hoping for a little more creativity with Lights' evil (yes, evil) genius. but instead, here we are treated to more of Light working out how he can use the people that admire him for personal gain. been there, done that. and apparently, going there again, and doing that again.



    the episode gets a passing grade because Light sorta solves the problem of how to communicate with the temporary notebook holder... but seeing as how it was Lights' plan to send him the notebook in the first place, Light comes off as kind of a goof.



    i really like the character Near a lot. i think his role and influence in the plot line is a great thing. this episode loses points for having absolutely zero Near.moreless
  • Allies in high places…

    9.4
    This episode initially focused on the newest character: Teru Mikami, who is very focused in his sense of right and wrong, so much so that his beliefs are extreme to say the least. Believing that there is no such thing as black and white when it comes to intention and people in general, you are either good (on the side of justice) or bad (evil, worthless.) Now, certain that he has been gifted by god himself with his own power, Mikami seeks to aid him in his quest to rid the world of it’s “evil.” First however, he must find him.

    With Demegawa killed off, Teru fills the empty spot and allots a new Kira spokesman, to speak publicly about Kira’s own word. But of course it is Takada Kiyomi, Light’s ex-girlfriend from college.

    At first Light despairs that this new spokesman is only going to have his task force immediately tie him to her from their former association, Light quickly sees the advantage of knowing her personally, and knowing that she is already an adamant supporter of Kira and his rule. With this knew proverbial mouth, Light can again reestablish his connection with his ultimate power as Kira, and command his new wielder of the Death Note...moreless
  • To add it all up it shows how Light is still a genious and meets up with his old girl friend from college who is the new Kira spokesman or should i say women. Now after he meets her he talks to his new puppet to be Kira and reveals him self to him and hermoreless

    9.5
    In all it was still a good episode for just explaining that he has a new Kira to do his judgement and spokesman as well as new lover. Woooh he's just to big of a pimp to stay with misa and its a damn shame that she loves him that much. Well he does all this and does it with a straight face....as usuall and that about sums it up.
Hideyuki Umezu

Hideyuki Umezu

Narrator

Guest Star

Vincent Tong

Vincent Tong

Touta Matsuda (English Version)

Recurring Role

Keiji Fujiwara

Keiji Fujiwara

Shuichi Aizawa

Recurring Role

Trevor Devall

Trevor Devall

Shuichi Aizawa (English Version)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Omitted Scene: Mikami on TV

      While the anime has Mikami come to the conclusion that if Kira does not give him any further orders, then it must mean that he has to act according to how he believes Kira would, the manga has him actually return to the TV program Kira's Kingdom to directly ask Kira what he should do. With Kira not responding after three days, Mikami finally takes that as incentive to act on his own.

    • Omitted Scene: Near and Mello

      In the manga as the events covered in the anime happen, Near and the SPK begin to further their investigation based on Near's assumption that Light Yagami is Kira. Member Rester has been sent to Japan to investigate Light's history and, in particular, his life at college with who Near believes to be the previous L. Rester also investigates Kiyomi Takada as well, noticing that it is practically impossible to get close to her, being protected by more Kira worshipers than Demegawa ever was. But unlike Demegawa, Kiyomi seems to be silently enjoying all the attention, as if she were a goddess to Kira's god.

      Mello, on the other hand, is only briefly shown in the anime, keeping tabs on Misa along with his comrade Matt. The manga goes into further detail with this, having the two continue to keep tabs on her and eventually following her back to Japan.

    • Altered Scene: Moving Back to Japan

      The anime does not stress the point that the Task Force moves back to Japan from Los Angeles in order to have Light meet with Takada. This, in turn, forces Mello and Near, now working off of the hunch that Light is Kira, to eventually travel to Japan as well.

    • Moved Scene: The scene of Misa eating dinner with Mogi is moved from after Mikami's exposition, in the manga, to after Light calls Takada, in the anime.

    • Altered Scene: Kiyomi and Light

      The anime combines Kiyomi and Light's first two meetings into one.

      In the manga, during Light's first meeting with Kiyomi, he talks to her, supporting Kira's acts towards creating a better world, while slowly beginning to show some affection towards Kiyomi. It is not until their second meeting that Teru contacts Light through Kiyomi's phone.

    • Altered Scene: Ryuks' Presence

      While Ryuk remains with Teru Mikami in the anime, while in the manga, Ryuk leaves Teru and immediately returns to Light after he gives him the notebook.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Light: (to Kiyomi) I missed you. Oh, eh, I'm sorry, it's just... Anyway, please sit down. To be honest, it doesn't seem like that long since we last saw each other.

    • Kiyomi: Good evening, this is the 9 o'clock news. First, I have an announcement that comes directly from Kira. His words are to become the new law of the word. Kira will never forgive those people whose existence is a threat to justice, but he will also not forgive those who live wastefully and refuse to use their abilities to contribute to the betterment of the society.
      Man 1: What? So Kira's gonna kill lazy people now?
      Man 2: You're kidding me.

    • Light: (thinking about Kiyomi's news) You're taking this too far, Mikami. It's too early to be making those kinds of statements. I gotta get a hold of him soon.

    • Kiyomi: You're the only person I ever admired in my life, the only man I had a connection with. And also that you're Kira, this is too wonderful!
      Light: You are going to follow me, and become the new world's goddess.

    • Light: (speaking with Mikami over the phone) If you ask Kiyomi about my identity, I will not forgive you.
      Mikami: Yes, as you command God.

    • Light: Listen carefully Kiyomi, I'm Kira. That's right, I'm Kira. That's all I wanted to say.

    • Light: (referring to Kiyomi) But it'll definitely be difficult to get her to cooperate in the capture of Kira. I talked to her about a lot of things during college but she is definitely… a supporter of Kira.

    • Mikami: God was definitely watching over me. Not only that, he found me worthy of his power. With this it's fine if I don't get a response from him. I'll do what he desires, I'll carry out Kira's duty.

    • Ide: What is Light doing?! Why isn't he saying anything, he needs to hurry or she'll become suspicious!
      Matsuda: Ide-san, have you ever been in love?
      Ide: What?!

    • Mikami: In this world you are either evil or on the side of justice. This is the truth I discovered when I was a child. Humans are either good or evil, everyone is divided into these two categories.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Canada (YTV/Bionix) Airdate: June 6, 2008

    • US (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) Airdate: June 1, 2008

    • Kiyomi Takada makes her return to the series voiced by Maaya Sakamoto, instead of Masumi Okamura, who voiced the younger Kiyomi. In the English dub, Kiyomi's voice actress (Heather Doerksen) remains consistent throughout the series.

    • Manga Correlation:
      - Chapter 084, "Coincidence"
      - Chapter 085, "Election" (Pages 1-4, 13, 20-End)
      - Chapter 086, "Japan" (Pages 1-5, 9-13, 20-End)
      - Chapter 087, "Tomorrow" (Pages 1-5, 8-End)
      - Chapter 088, "Conversation" (Pages 8-End)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • NHN/NHK:
      Kiyomi's company, NHN, is an allusion to NHK (Japan Broadcasting Company.) The NHK was founded in Japan and is a public media and news broadcaster, which provides television, satellite services, as well as radio both nationally and abroad.

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