Death Note 06: Who the hell’s this cheery kid?

Just finished watching Death Note episode 6, and considering that I just watched the second Death Note movie, the differences make the viewing experience rather unique.

The plot in this episode follows close that of the manga, where L invites the MPD detectives into his hotel room. His appearance shocked the detectives, and too casual demeanor confused them (the four cubes of sugar in his coffee doesn’t help either). He asks the detectives to leave their cell phones to the foyer table and gather in the sitting room, and explains his deduction about Kira’s contact with the FBI. The MPD detectives were greatly impressed by L’s logic and thinking, and eased their discomfort of L’s appearance. Meanwhile, Light is also thinking about his interactions with the FBI, making sure there aren’t any holes that would allow L to uncover him. Finding no conclusions, he volunteers to bring a change of clothes for his father to the police station, hoping he could find some leads. He finds that his father is not at the station and could not contact him via cell phone, but manages to meet Ray Penber’s fiancée Naomi, who also wanted to contact the investigation team. Light introduces himself as Chief Yagami’s son, and tried to befriend Naomi. Naomi, being wisely cautious, introduced herself as Maki Shouko (間木照子), and explained to Light why she wanted to see the investigation team. Light pretends to be friendly and helpful to Naomi, only to find out that she has all the clues that would allow L to uncover him.


I mentioned in a previous entry that I found Light and L’s voices in the movie to be in the opposite spectrum than I had imagined while reading the manga. After watching this episode, I found the same to be true in the anime. So I guess I was one of the few that thought Light should have a deeper voice while L having a lighter voice. After watching the movie and anime, though, I thought the choices were correct, that it works better this way. One thing of note, however, was that Light sounds extremely like Suou Takaki from Ouran in this episode when he was speaking to Naomi. I just that’s because he was pretending to be a good boy and all that, and it was less like Tamaki when he was meditating on the bus incident and when he started to worry about Naomi uncovering him.

There is not much difference the manga and the anime version of the events, but the detective’s discomfort over L’s appearance and actions is more obvious in the anime version. And for some reason, the conversation between Naomi and Light is more striking in the anime version. I guess seeing how the events are played out in the anime would make the feeling of the scenes different. Now I can’t wait until I see how Light would persuade Naomi into giving Light her real name.


7 Responses to “Death Note 06: Who the hell’s this cheery kid?”

  1. 1 bardicknowledge November 16, 2006 at 12:27 am

    I am loving this series! I haven’t read the manga because.. well I don’t have time to read manga and I can’t afford it.

    I was wondering though, did you watch the movie in english subs and if so, where did ya find it?

  2. 2 Solo November 16, 2006 at 6:10 am

    Light probably sounded like Tamaki because they have the same seiyuu. 😛

  3. 3 uhsieh November 16, 2006 at 10:05 am

    @bardicknowledge It’s a pity that you can’t get the manga, but as far as I could tell, the anime is following the manga closely so far, so fear not. As for the movies, I watched a china sub for the first movie, and I went to the theater for the second one.

    @Solo Yeah, but the thing is, Tamaki and Light have very different personalities, and while Miyano Mamoru does a good job of making Light sound different from Tamaki, there are moments that are just too Tamaki like. It’ either freaky (as in this episode) or a bit distracting.

  4. 4 bardicknowledge November 16, 2006 at 10:10 am


    I can’t find a sub anywhere for the movie. And I just keep hearing good things about it. Hopefully it will be release in North America soon so I can buy it or something.

  5. 5 uhsieh November 16, 2006 at 11:40 am

    @bardicknowledge I don’t think there is an English sub for Death Note yet, but if I’m not mistaken, you might actually be able to see the movie in the big screen in your local theater. According to some newspaper and magazines in Hong Kong, the sales number of the Death Note movies are uplifting, and would probably sell to the US and European market. So the chances are they will show the movie in selected theaters or go for a direct to video format in the States. I hope. ^^;;;

  6. 6 bardicknowledge November 16, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    that would make bardicknowledge very happy ^_^ I will be keeping an eye for it. There’s a local theatre that is always playing films similar to that, since the sense that they aren’t huge block busters but still good films.

    I am hoping that one of the subbing groups of the anime *hint hint live-evil* will jump on it and sub it.

  7. 7 kickass September 4, 2008 at 2:13 am

    You should hear the hungarian voices of the anime. Light has a quite deep voice, and L has a foggy-sounding one. it’s just cool, i say!

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