Altered Scene: The East West Pop Music Festival
Before the festival begins, the manga has Light calling his mother and Sayu, apologizing for not being able to be with them for the New Year. Aizawa, now fully convinced that Light is Kira, wonders just how far he is willing to go to create Kira's perfect world. He reaches the conclusion that Light may have to eventually convince his mother and sister to accept Kira so that his father's death would have been seen as inevitable. Matsuda, the most excited about the festival, talks to Light, revealing that Misa will be announcing her engagement to an office worker, who she will refer to only as "Mr. A."
As the Music Show nears its close, the manga has Near contact Light, specifically telling him that he plans to capture Kira with solid evidence. Light understands that Near means to put his final plans to capture him into action, making a point of taking out any "unnecessary players" (Misa).
Back at the festival, an audience member is taken away for complaining about Misa's absence while the festival ends with a happy note from the announcer.