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Desperate for apples, Ryuk has made sure that they’re not being followed, so Light goes and buys him some. While Light is feeding Ryuk an apple in the park, his father is with L wondering about the doubt on his family. As L thinks over how Kira kills, he notices that Light has returned home. The two of them watch as Light returns to his room and turns on his television to the news. Light’s plan now is for more minor criminals to die after he watched TV so that the deaths of minor criminals from last time aren’t considered special. To do this, he memorizes the names reported on the news and goes outside afterwards to write them down on a hidden piece of the Death Note.
It is sometime later that L declares that the families under surveillance have been cleared of suspicion based on the tapes and video. He allows the cameras and wiretaps to be removed, but this doesn’t mean that his suspicions are completely gone. Kira could have killed those criminals without acting suspicious, and L still thinks that’s a 5% chance of Kira being one of the people he had under surveillance. As L ponders how Kira kills, he realizes that if Kira was in one of the families, Kira’s mind must be at the level of a god’s to be able to judge evil people without changing his expression. L then thinks that Kira can’t be a god because it seems like a joke for a god to need a name and face. Instead, Kira must be a childish person playing as god, and L needs to find a way to get him to reveal himself in the act.
Ryuk eventually notices that the cameras are gone, but Light continues to refrain from talking to Ryuk because of possible wiretaps remaining and instead just feeds the Shinigami an apple. When the day then comes for Light to take his college entrance exams, he goes to the testing room and is surprised to find someone there staring at him during the exam. That person is L, but Light doesn’t know that. It is months later, at the entrance ceremony, that the two come face to face again. Both scored perfectly on the exam, making them both class representatives. L, however, has taken on the name Ryuuga Hideki, the same name as the famous idol.
On the way down from the stage after their joint speech, L reveals to Light that he knows Light is the police chief’s son and volunteers some information about the Kira case. That information is none other than the fact that he is L. At first, Light starts to panic a little since L revealed himself, but then he calms down as L claims to want help on the case. Light, however, realizes that he can’t do anything to L. Killing L now after L just revealed his own identity would make Light suspect. What’s more, by using an idol’s name, there’s a good chance that Light would kill the idol instead of L if Light used the Death Note and thought of the wrong person’s face.
After the ceremony, L bids Light goodbye and then leaves via a chauffeured car. Light is silent all the way home until he gets to his room where he locks his door and then loses it. Hearing that this is the first time Light feels that he’s ever been this humiliated, Ryuk suggests the Shinigami eyeball exchange to kill L. However, Light is worried that it’s a trap to expose him – he really wants to kill L, but such an action could be traced back to him. He is frustrated at the Death Note for not allowing him to manipulate someone to kill L, and in this situation, Light can’t make L commit suicide or die in an accident until he’s 100% sure that it’s really L. By revealing himself first, L is using a method that allows him to attack and defend at the same time. Still, Light soon starts laughing evilly, and then calms down again because he realizes that he has nothing to be pessimistic about. He now welcomes L to become his friend, so that he can bring out everything about his enemy and kill him.


I think these are the brightest colors I’ve seen so far on this show. It reminded me a lot of how dark this show’s colors normally are, and it seemed almost unfitting for there to be sakura petals blowing around dramatically like in that scene. There were also some very interesting shots of Light from when he was angry and plotting. The smile on his face in this shot particularly reminds me of the Joker. Speaking of which, I’m inclined to agree with L in saying that Kira/Light is childishly playing as a god because of how Light reacted at the end . But despite that, Light remains the protagonist in my eyes because we see his perspective so much more often than L’s.
Next week is the Prince of Tennis: Death Note style. We’re now very close (no more than two episodes away) from the appearance of you-know-who voiced by Hirano Aya :)

November 28, 2006 at 8:29 pm
  • November 28, 2006 at 8:31 pmYagami Iori

    death note 9 ga kita~~~ XD

  • November 28, 2006 at 8:33 pmAznSoulBoy

    Wow it looks like both of them are getting crazy xD

    Especially Light at the end.

    Im excited to watch this episode ^^

  • November 28, 2006 at 9:02 pmDaveJS

    Can’t wait!!! I love Aya sooo much :D

  • November 28, 2006 at 9:29 pmLikkun

    Gotta love Ryuuku in this episode.

    Either way, I can’t believe Misa will be arriving soon. Especially since some idiotic Aya fans will only start watching at that episode and on. She’s a good CV, I’ll give her that but a lot of her fans give me a headache.

  • November 28, 2006 at 9:46 pmShippoyasha

    I don’t know what to feel about Aya Hirano. She always sounds the same in just about every role and it could be jarring to listen to her in her samey voice again.

    But she is a great VA, so no real harm.

  • November 28, 2006 at 9:46 pmAvisch

    I love this chapter (that this episode of the anime adapts), the one where L and Light meet. I Haven’t been into the Death Note anime, but I will check this episode out.

  • November 28, 2006 at 10:16 pmEdwardO

    misa chan so hot :)

  • November 28, 2006 at 10:27 pmbak3donh1gh

    Aaah i don’t know who… i fell so left out…:(
    but seriously looks like a good one sounds like light is gunna get to full of himself(ok basically when isn’t he but i mena in a bad spot)

  • November 28, 2006 at 10:37 pmakavuuh

    That means the girl from the intro right, nice feedback OMNI, looks like good chapter like always. But this pic is sorta weird

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:03 ambak3donh1gh

    its an orgy! with L watching, kinky!

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:13 amWaaaaa

    Ahh, but Shippoyasha, you could probably say the same thing in regards to Mamiko Noto as well.

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:41 amShii

    I love how they make it exactly like the manga. x3 *waits for subs* o__o
    Ah, Light and his melodramatics ~

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:50 amtensai_otaku

    doesn´t light have shinigami powers??????????
    I think if L gets too closer to light´s secret Ryuuku is going to kill him just to not have his funny playground not ruined!!!
    That´s how I think this is going to end :D

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:56 amOskarAnly

    Ryuk’s voice sounds a bit different.

  • November 29, 2006 at 1:32 amTim

    OskarAnly, the episode before this I noticed that Ryuku’s VA sounded strange. I think maybe he might be sick or have strip throat, because there’s a pretty big difference if you’re really trying to listen to it. Anyway, it’s nothing I can’t look past. I love this series. :D

  • November 29, 2006 at 1:51 amOmg_Zerg_Rush

    Maybe the VA made Ryuku sound that way since he is dessperate for a apple?

  • November 29, 2006 at 2:16 amkurotsuki

    me want MISA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • November 29, 2006 at 4:18 ampsychohare

    me want MISA too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • November 29, 2006 at 4:53 amyavannie

    omg. at last. Raito’s evil laughter. muahahahahah, my favourite part , I LOVE this episode

  • November 29, 2006 at 5:42 amabsurd

    ah, we-know-who, just a little more ))
    good ep ))

  • November 29, 2006 at 7:24 amk

    hoho…tennis match next episode…

  • November 29, 2006 at 11:46 amwhitey-chan

    Yay! AYA for MISA! can’t wait! T-T

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:36 pmHermes

    what has happened Death notes graphics has become lower caulity level why?!!!I can´t stand it!!but i want to see as fast as it can. -_-

  • November 29, 2006 at 12:43 pmmuhi_kira

    OMG!!! light laughing so creepy and L sit syle doesn’t changed when he do the exam ^_^

  • November 29, 2006 at 5:20 pmtensai_otaku

    “Ryuk’s voice sounds a bit different. ”
    you are right man I can tell when the seiyuus get a flu too!!!
    Well I am TENSAI and i am also OTAKU = TENSAI OTAKU!!! :D

  • November 29, 2006 at 5:29 pmtensai_otaku

    ” hoho…tennis match next episode… ”

    YES that´s RIGHT my friend!!!


    we´ll see “tsubaki(or tsubame) gaeshi” performed by light :D :D

    also special guest ( MOMO sempai will try to kill “L” with his hiOGI ” dunk shoot ” )

    :lol: I´d prefer that ONEESAN that takes care of RYOMA at his house….but…ok…life is not perfect at all!!!! :D

  • November 30, 2006 at 1:23 amTTT

    Ryuk’s face(1st of last row) looks so hilarious XD
    Ryuk—> “:3″

  • November 30, 2006 at 4:15 pmXxEinxX

    I can’t wait to see this episode @.@. i need it…im on withdrawls…atleast i have my apples……

    I get to go in a big cosplay group for DN as Ryuk xDD im so excited.

  • December 2, 2006 at 5:41 amTJ

    This episode should’ve been titled “L goes back to school.” I almost died laughing when I heard the proctor yelling for candidate 162 to sit normally. I feel sorry for the proctor but that is the best to get out of L. He even was popping his toes in the exam. I ought to do that in my next exam . LOL

  • December 3, 2006 at 5:55 amPakxenon

    omg l33t episode.


  • December 3, 2006 at 2:34 pmDuma

    WOW! A good lead! XD It is getting exciting! XD Why would Light felt humiliated? I don’t get it. -_-; Well, anyway, this is a great episode. I wish to know what would happen next! Hahahahaha~~~ (sorry about that!)