Death Note

Season 2 Episode 12


Aired Wednesday 12:55 AM May 15, 2007 on Nippon Television Network Corporation
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Episode Summary

Near begins to plant seeds of suspicion about Light in the Task Force. And with member Aizawa giving in to Near's claims, Kira realizes he must hand off the Death Note once again and finds a new follower.

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  • Teru Mikami, he looks interesting...

    Though only shown at the end of the episode, we got a glimpse of another Kira, I guess he is the 4th Kira, Teru Mikami. In the English version, he has the habit of saying "delete" after killing a criminal or victim. I do believe in the Japanese version of the anime he tends to say "eliminate" or something along those lines. Aizawa (sp?) and Mogi are probably the only people sharp enough to finally suspect Light is Kira, but they should have figured that out a long time ago. They search his room and stuff, but like if that would do any good. Light is smarter than that, even if he didn't have Misa give up ownership of the book, I'm sure he wouldn't let her have it lying around, where they can find it. Besides that, I'm excited to see the next episode, and to see what else Teru Mikami has to offer.moreless
  • Hit or miss, and the consequences of both…

    This episode was shear genius, the embodiment of exciting and purely brilliant entertainment…

    Kira’s attempt to finally kill Near fails miserably very quickly, when Near makes clever use of his resources and escapes the SPK building. The attempt, however, backfires on Light and casts further suspicion on him because of his position as the new L and the coincidental attack on Near.

    Light is being shoved into a corner, or at least that’s how it looks…

    With Aizawa leading the way to Kira’s identity as Light, his fellow member of the taskforce, Light makes some quick decisions that essentially takes all the incriminating evidence off of him and moves it, along with the Death Note to another. Light’s power as the true Kira is once again transferred to another of his choosing… His plans appear indissoluble… But they have that effect often…

    I simply loved this episode.moreless
  • A great episode in a great anime.

    This episode has to be one of my all-time favorites in the death note series. The episode kinda starts out slow but then the suspense heats up towards the end. As normal u have people trying to accuse Light as being Kira. Which he is but,they don't know 4sure. So some of the guys that work with him go and bug his house. They get nothing out of it,but then a lot of kira followers die,and light and misa are not to blame. The rest of them are clueless about whats going on. They are so stunned at that point. Now enters Kira-X. This episode is one to see 4sure.moreless
  • Enter Mikami Teru, also known as Kira-X.

    It's been discussed far too often how the intelligence level of Light seems to be dropping as the series progresses, and in this episode that carelessness came to a head. Viewers knew it was inevitable Kira would begin to get comfortable without L around, and he did, almost exposing himself to Near.

    But of course he's able to form a back-up plan and all remains well for the time being. The only problem with this is that it's been done before. The whole point of the Yotsuba Group was the passing off of the Death Note, and that scheme is nearly impossible to top. Passing it off again is only disappointing to the fans, who have come to crave the insane battle of wills present in the series.

    I worry that with the speed in which the episodes are covering the correlating manga will prevent a return to such plot lines.moreless


Hitoshi Demegawa

Guest Star

Ward Perry

Ward Perry

Hitoshi Demegawa (English Version)

Guest Star

Karen Rae

Karen Rae

Yumi Aizawa (English Version)

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


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Altered Scene: SPK Disguises

      Upon evacuating the SPK Building during the raid, the anime has member Rester disguised as another Riot Squad member. The manga, however, has him disguised as an arrested Kira worshiper handcuffed to the still "kidnapped" Mogi so as to make sure that he does not escape from them upon evacuating. Near reached the conclusion that Kira knows the faces of everyone in the SPK except Rester, which is why it was acceptable to have his disguise not conceal his face, while it was crucial for everyone else.

    • Filler Scene: Aizawa at Home

      Following the escape of the SPK from Demegawa and the rioters, a short scene of Aizawa while at home is shown. He sits quietly, mulling over the idea of Light Yagami actually being Kira, when his daughter enters the room. Apparently, she has been studying for her upcoming exams. Aizawa tells her not to push herself too hard, to which his daughter tells him the same thing.

    • Omitted Scene: Mogi, Mello and the SPK (part 2)

      With Task Force member Mogi still refusing to say a word to any of the SPK members, Near decides to contact Light once more to try and persuade any of the other members to suspect Light. Near even goes as far as telling the others that Mogi died of a heart attack, just to give incentive to people like Aizawa, who were hesitant about contacting him.

      Upon contacting Near, Aizawa is given instructions for a meeting point, where on of the SPK members will pick him up and drive him to SPK Headquarters. After being blindfolded so as to keep the SPK's new location a mystery, Aizawa finally meets Near face to face (Note that Aizawa only talks to Near via cell phone in the anime.) and provides him with any information asked of him.

      After some half-hearted goodbyes, Aizawa and Mogi are then dropped off at the airport where they will take a plane from New York back to Los Angeles, where the rest of the Task Force is.

    • Moved Scene: Aizawa and Mogi

      The scene of Aizawa and Mogi inspecting Misa and Light's apartment is moved to after Aizawa reports back to Light, telling him that he contacted Near.

    • Omitted Scene: Mello and Matt

      While the anime only has Mello make a quick appearance at the beginning of this episode, the manga has Mello work off of a tipoff from SPK member Hal, tailing Task Force members Aizawa and Mogi alongside his new comrade, Matt, in hopes of gaining more information leading to Kira's capture.

    • Moved Scene: Mikami

      All scenes (involving Teru Mikami) leading up to the death of multiple "disciples" on the show Kira's Kingdom are condensed and moved to directly precede that scene in the anime.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Mikami: Shinigami, you chose well. Now I can pass judgment on evil. (The final part of the questionnaire is shown, asking "What do you think Kira is?" to which Mikami simply answers "God")

    • Light: I wasn't wrong, Teru Mikami. He will become Kira's hand.

    • Aizawa: Mogi, you should return to headquarters. I'll stay on guard.
      Misa: Aww, Mochichi instead of Mochi?
      Aizawa: You don't trust me?
      Misa: That's not it. The hair isn't the way it used to be, so Mochichi doesn't look normal. Without it, Mochichi isn't cute.
      Aizawa: (after Mogi chuckles) Mogi!
      Mogi: Yes sir, I apologize!
      Aizawa: You stay here.

    • Light: Search to your heart's content, Aizawa. You won't find the notebook.

    • Near: Besides, I learned a critical piece of information. Chief Yagami and the suspect Kira are father and son. There can be no other conclusion. To say something like "I'll kill Kira then myself"… Therefore, the second L, and the person I suspect to be Kira is… Light Yagami.

    • Near: Seriously, they are a bunch of idiots. It's not surprising that there are people who support Kira. His followers believe, deep inside their hearts, that Kira will bring evil to justice. The people that are here right now are different. They're really worthless humans. As long as they are enjoying themselves, nothing else matters, they are greedy.

    • Light: Near, for now you should retreat.
      Near: What a convenient thing to say, Kira.
      Light: You're still saying things like that?
      Near: While other Anti-Kira groups exist, you only attacked me because I suspect you of being Kira. The timing is just too convenient.

    • Matsuda: I wonder how much money there was...
      Aizawa: Matsuda!
      Matsuda: Maybe ten million dollars...
      Ryuk: How many apples is that?

    • Demegawa: Go over there, towards where the money is coming out!
      Misa: (scolding Demegawa's actions after seeing him through her monitor) What are you doing, Deme-chan?! Money can't buy peace or love!

    • Light: (thinking) Money?!
      Matsuda: That much? Amazing! I wish I was there, too.
      Ide: Matsuda!
      Ryuk: Really, humans are interesting beings. You can buy apples with money, so I understand their feelings, but...

    • Misa: It finally came, this moment. With this I'll be completely safe and I can become a normal wife. This is what Light wished for me, the true happiness of a woman. Thank you, Light.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Canada (YTV/Bionix) Airdate: May 30, 2008

    • US (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) Airdate: May 25, 2008

    • Manga Correlation:
      - Chapter 080, "Clean-Up"* (Pages 1-14)
      - Chapter 081, "Warning" (Pages 2-4, 11-17)
      - Chapter 082, "Himself" (Pages 9-End)
      - Chapter 083, "Delete" (Pages 1, 4-11, 14-End)

      * While the Viz Media printing of chapter 080 names it "Clean-up," the manga's table of contents spells the title as "Clean-Up."


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