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Misa "Misa-Misa, 2nd Kira" Amane

Misa Amane




Member Favorites: 4,408 Birthdate: December 25, 1984 (1987 in the anime)
Born in: Kyoto
Height: 152 cm (4 ft 11 in)
Weight: 36 kilograms (79 pounds)
B-W-H: 76 cm - 51 cm - 75 cm
Blood Type: AB

Misa is a famous model, singer and actress and has an immense crush on Light Yagami. She usually refers to herself in the third person by calling herself "Misa-Misa" and tends to be hyperactive. She poses as the second Kira to attract the attention of the first Kira.


She decides to devote her life to Light because he punished the criminal that killed her parents when she was younger; a burglar killed Misa's parents in front of her eyes. Misa, unable to forgive the killer and wanting to kill the burglar herself, saw multiple delays in the killer's trial before Kira killed him. The Shinigami who follows her is Rem. Misa also performs two eye trades, cutting her lifespan in half twice; the first was with Rem, and the second with Ryuk.

According to How to Read 13, Misa falls into despair after learning of Light's death through Matsuda. Misa commits suicide one year later on February 14, 2011. It is also revealed that the cloaked woman who appears at the end of the manga is not Misa, but simply a follower of Kira.

At the anime's finale, Misa's suicide is neither mentioned nor seen. At the final credits, she is seen standing at the edge of a rooftop, with a sad face looking at the horizon.





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Death Note: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Misa

Death Noteis considered by many to be one of the greatest manga series of all time. It tells the story of a boy named Light who has the power to kill anyone with a notebook. All that he needs to know is their face and name. L, the greatest detective in the world, joins the police in order to find out who is behind the killings and bring them to justice. Along with its unique plot, the series is also known for its great characters.

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One of the most important characters in the story is Misa. Though she was not as smart as Light, L, and many of the others, she played a pivotal role as the Second Kira, who possessed the Shinigami Eyes. As a result, the story would have been very different if she was not in it.

A lot of information was revealed about her in Death Note 13: How to Read that fans may not know. Unless stated otherwise, these upcoming details were shared in interviews and notes included in this guide.

10 Birth & Death

Misa was born on December 25, 1984. Though she was once supposed to live a much longer life, she decreased her remaining lifespan by half in order to have the power of the Shinigami Eyes. She actually made the deal twice, decreasing her lifespan to a quarter of what it once was.

Misa passed away on February 14, 2011. Though he never put it into the story itself, Tsugumi Ohba, the writer of the series, has said that she got depressed after Light died and killed herself. She was born on Christmas and died on Valentine's Day.

9 Inspired By Gothic Lolita

Misa's design was heavily inspired by the gothic style of Lolita fashion, which fit in very well with Death Note's themes. As her character developed through time, however, her appearance also changed and by the end of the series, Misa didn't keep the same style she once had.

Takeshi Obata, the artist of the series, looked through fashion magazines as inspiration for Misa, as well as some of the other characters.

8 Censored In Magazine

Chapter 33 of the manga, "Removal," was censored in the magazine release due to Misa being blindfolded and tied up. Having evidence that she was the Second Kira, L kidnapped her and held her as his hostage in order to try to find out information about Kira.

Obata tried to make the scene appropriate for the audience but it was still considered too graphic, causing one of the images to be censored. The image was uncensored in Volume 4.

7 The Meaning Behind Her Name

Though he is not certain, Ohba stated that he thinks he got Misa's name from the word "kuromisa," which means "Black Mass" in Japanese. Misa's last name is Amane, which means "Sound of the Heavens."

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This name fits Misa very well due to her sense of fashion, being the Second Kira, and the fact that Misa is the only character that sang in the anime. A lot of fans enjoyed her song and her beautiful voice must have come from the Heavens.

6 The Artist Considers Her The Hardest Character To Make

Obata considers Misa to be the hardest character to create in the manga. He said that he found it difficult to get in the mindset of a person who would do absolutely anything for the person they love. Obata felt that Misa would take control while he wrote for the character.

Despite the challenge, Obata also said that she was very fun to draw. He enjoyed reading the magazines that he used as research when making her.

5 Her Family

The reason why Misa wanted to meet Kira so badly was that he killed her parents' murderer. The killer broke into their house and murdered Misa's mother and father in front of her. As time went by, the trial kept getting delayed, until Light killed him.

Misa wanted him to die so badly that she devoted her life to Light. Though many fans know about Misa's tragic backstory, many have forgotten that Misa also had a sister, who was briefly mentioned in Chapter 46. Fans have given her the name "Asa Amane."

4 Development In Other Adaptations

Misa has come a long way since the original manga. In earlier adaptations, Misa was mostly used as fan service. However, she has evolved into a three-dimensional character and a strong woman. In the musical, her feelings for Light seem real and her love for him isn't a joke like how it was in the manga.

In the Netflix film, Misa was involved in the Kira killings a lot more and went behind Light's back to get what she wanted. Her occupation has also changed. In the musical and live-action drama, she is a musician rather than a model.

3 She Is Religious

Death Note is full of religious references. From actions and poses that the characters make to Kira's followers worshipping him, there is symbolism in just about everything. Besides her gothic sense of style, Misa also wears a Rosary.

RELATED: Death Note: Misa Amane's 5 Greatest Strengths (& Her 5 Weaknesses)

As a Kira supporter, she believes that Light is God so it makes sense that she would do anything for him even if he hadn't avenged her parents. As Light desperately wanted to be a God, he was glad to use her in any way he wanted. Perhaps she should not have put faith in a man that used her and killed thousands of people.

2 Eye Color

Misa was introduced with the Shinigami Eyes, which changed her eye color to red whenever she wanted to see someone's name and how long they had until they would die. However, her Shinigami Eyes are not the only cause of her eyes changing color.

Misa can also be seen with brown and blue eyes. Many fans believe that she used contacts to change eye color for her jobs as a model and actress. It may have also been a mistake in the production of the series.

1 She Was The Only Person That Really Liked Matsuda

Despite being a ruthless killer with a lack of empathy for anyone besides her and Light, Misa was also one of the few people that actually showed Matsuda kindness. She really liked having him as her manager and was disappointed when Mogi had to replace him when he was forced to fake his death.

Misa made the most out of it but was sad to see her biggest fan leave. Most of the characters, such as Light and L, considered Matsuda to be an idiot. Even the other members of the Task Force have not always shown him as much kindness as Misa had. Matsuda and Misa's optimistic and childish personalities made them unexpected friends. Perhaps she was kinder than most give her credit for.

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Evil-doer

Alias

Origin

Death Note franchise

Occupation

Powers / Skills

Shinigami eyes

Death Note
Video editing skills

Goals

Help Light in any way possible (mostly succeeded).

Commit suicide in order to destroy her pain from Light's death (succeeded).

Crimes

Mass murder

Vigilantism
Conspiracy
Aiding and abetting
Obstruction of justice
Stalking

Type of Villain

Protective Right-Hand

Yeah, but... to me, Light is more important than the world.
~ Misa Amane
What a wonderful way to kill...
~ Misa upon learning that falling in love with a human is the only way to kill a Shinigami.

Misa Amane is the tritagonist of the anime/manga series Death Note. Misa is the lover of Light Yagami, and is a famous model and actress whose parents were murdered when she was a little girl. Upon Kira's punishment of her parents' killer, she fell in love with Kira. Afterwards she discovered Kira's identity was Light.

In the film, she was portrayed by Erika Toda, who also played Makie Otono-Tachibana in Blade of the Immortal. In the drama, she was played by Hinako Sano. In the anime, she was voiced by Aya Hirano in Japanese version, and Shannon Chan-Kent in the English dubbed version.

History

A year before the start of the series, Misa's family was murdered in an attempted robbery in their home. She was home at the time, and it happened right before her eyes. After the murderer was arrested, she had a desire for revenge and make him pay for killing her parents. However, the trial went on for a long time, and opinions started to surface, stating that he was falsely accused. He was later killed by Kira, which caused Misa to become a Kira supporter.

Later, shortly after beginning her modeling career, one night, Misa met an obsessed stalker, who was carrying a knife with him. He confessed his feelings to her, but she rejected him, which made him conclude that "if he can't have her, no one can", and then he attacked her, attempting to kill her. A Shinigami, named Gelus, had been watching Misa from the Shinigami realm for a while and fallen in love with her. Seeing that Misa was going to be killed, Gelus wrote the name of her stalker down, killing him, and ultimately, saving Misa.

Unfortunately, since Shinigami are meant to take life, not save it, Gelus himself died, turning to dust, and leaving behind only his Death Note. Another Shinigami, Rem, witnessed this and decided that the notebook left behind should belong to Misa, and delivered it to her, thinking that Gelus wanted Misa to have it. After Misa received the Death Note, Rem was obligated to stay with her (as Ryuk is with Light). Wanting to meet and thank Kira for avenging her parents, Misa made the eye deal with Rem.

Plot

Misa began trying to contact Kira using video tapes. She sent four tapes to Sakura TV, and the station reported live that they have received the tapes four days later. A host at the station said that there was no doubt that the tapes were real and not a hoax. He reported that the first tape contained a voice that predicted the death of two arrested criminals, and that last night the criminals both died of heart failure at 7:00 pm. The host stated that because only Kira could perform such an act, they were sure that the tapes are from Kira. He stated that they were told to broadcast the second tape at 5:59 pm, and that they have not watched the tape themselves. The broadcast began and a picture of the word "KIRA" appears on the screen in the Old English font that L uses for his letter 'L', although the letters that Misa use are hand written. The broadcast is viewed by the Japanese Task Force, and L begins wondering if the font was meant to taunt him. A voice states "I am Kira" and says that if this tape was aired at exactly 5:59 pm on April 18, then it should be 5:59:38 right now, and then begins counting seconds. The voice says to change the channel to Taiyou TV, and says that the news anchor will die of a heart attack at exactly 6:00 pm. L has the channel changed to Taiyou TV and the Task Force views the anchor die. L says to switch the channel back to Sakura TV, and the voice states that the death of the news anchor was punishment for speaking out against Kira on television. The voice says that one death is surely not enough to prove that they are Kira, so they will sacrifice another commentator from Taiyou TV for speaking against Kira as well. L has two more televisions brought into the room, and one is put on NHN. While watching the broadcast L states that Kira is manipulating the mind of the public, and that the broadcast needs to be stopped soon. Matsuda attempts to call Sakura TV, but finds that the line is busy, while Aizawa tries to call a contact at the TV station who unfortunately had his cell phone off. Ukita rushes to stop the broadcast himself. As the broadcast continues, the voice says that they do not wish to kill innocent people and that the police do not have to be considered enemies, and that Kira's goal is to create a world without crime. "Kira" continues by stating that even if you disagree with Kira, as long as you do not go against Kira in public, you will not be killed. Meanwhile, Soichiro Yagami watches the broadcast while in the hospital.

Ukita is killed Ukita is killed by Misa with the Death Note. Ukita arrives at Sakura TV station, and finds that the door has been locked. He sees a guard inside and says to unlock the entrance, then pulls out his gun before dying of a heart attack. As L watches the broadcast, the voice states to imagine a world where Kira and the police work together to rid the world of evil. NHN news reports that someone was found lying in front of Sakura TV stations doors, and Aizawa recognizes Ukita. Aizawa attempts to leave but L advises him to stay. Aizawa questions if their identities had been leaked, and L says that it's possible but unlikely because Kira hasn't killed them all yet. L states that he said before that Kira needed a name and face to kill, but now it's possible that Kira only needs a face. He continues, saying that there's no doubt that Ukita died because he went to Sakura TV station, and it's possible that Kira is inside or near the station and using cameras to watch the area. This results in one of the only scenes in the series where L is visibly shaken.

Soichiro storms the TV station as the NHN broadcast continues to monitor Sakura TV station, they report that it appears to be calm immediately before Soichiro Yagami drives a bus through the front doors. "Kira" continues by telling the police to please give an answer four days from now, on April 22 if they will help Kira create a better world, and that "Kira" has tapes to be aired at 6pm of the same day in response to their answer. Meanwhile NHN reports that an armored vehicle has crashed into Sakura TV station as the Task Force watches in amazement. Soichiro exits the vehicle with his jacket covering the area around his face, and asks a security guard where the studio broadcasting the Kira tapes is. He makes it to the room and immediately demands that the broadcast be stopped. Demegawa says that if the broadcast is stopped they will be killed, and Soichiro says that there are more people to think about than just them. Soichiro confronts Demegawa by pulling out a gun (after Demegawa continues to deny him the tapes) and says that he will return the tapes the tapes to him after he deems them acceptable for broadcast. Demegawa finally gives in after first attempting to hand over copies of the tapes without the originals.

The police shield Soichiro The police block Soichiro from Misa's view. As the Task Force watches the broadcasts, Sakura TV's broadcast is cut while two other stations continue to report on the incident happening in front of Sakura TV station. L calls Vice-Director Kitamura and Soichiro, and arranges for a large number of police officers to block Soichiro from Kira's view using their bodies and armored police vehicles as cover. The officer in charge of the team shouts to the others to not leave any gaps, and that Kira is watching from the outside of the TV station. NHN reports that the police have taken a stance against Kira.

The next day the Task Force arrives at headquarters, and L explains that tapes three and four came with instructions. If the police agreed to work with Kira, tape number three should be broadcast; if they did not, tape number four should be broadcast. The third tape contains details of the agreement, saying that the police are to release all details of criminals so that Kira can judge them. To seal the agreement, those in the upper ranks of the police along with L must reveal themselves. The fourth tape is more or less the same, although it is worded differently. L tells the Task Force to let Sakura TV know that the can air the fourth tape. On April 22, the tape is aired. "Kira" states that if criminal reports stop Kira will kill police officers and reporters, and then demands that the life of someone in charge of the Kira investigation be handed over—the Director's or L's. "Kira" says to choose one and reveal them in four days and that, because Kira knows the Directors face, there are no special requirements; however if they should choose L, he must appear on Sakura TV's 6 o'clock news and give a ten minute speech. "Kira" says that Kira will decide if the person on the news is L, and if Kira decides that he isn't, Kira will take the lives of several police officers as compensation. "Kira" says to please not lie as Kira does not wish to kill those without sin, and to think carefully over the next four days.

Light watches the broadcast of Misa's fourth tape. Meanwhile, Light Yagami watches the broadcast and laughs, amused, as Ryuk watches with a grin on his face. Light asks Ryuk if this is the work of another Shinigami, and Ryuk says that it likely is. Light responds positively to the idea that the owner of the Death Note is supportive of his ideals, then says that he is the only one who know that this new Kira is fake. Light decides that he needs to find a way to use this new Kira to his advantage, then says that the new Kira likely has the Shinigami Eyes based on how "he" killed the police officers, and is therefore more powerful. Light decides that he can use the new Kira to prove his own innocence and get rid of L at the same time, and then states that the new Kira's actions have also been damaging Kira's reputation and if "he" gets caught by the police it could be troubling for Light. Light says that the best course of action for him to take is to find a way to get on the Task Force so that he can keep an eye on L and the new Kira, and that it should be simple because L did not reject to him joining the Task Force earlier. Light states that if the new Kira ever messes up, he can just kill "him" and take the new Kira's notebook before L does, although it would be favorable if the new Kira just killed L in four days. Light decides to find a way to contact the new Kira without revealing his identity in order to take control of "him".

L examines the fingerprint found on the envelope Misa sent to Sakura TV station. On April 24, Soichiro Yagami tells L that the ICPO has decided that L should appear on TV. L says that they made the logical choice, considering that he was the one to taunt Kira on television. Though Matsuda protests, L asserts that the decision was correct, and even if he were to appear on TV, Kira might not believe that he is L. L says that if it comes to that, he will reveal himself to save the lives of the other officers, although he isn't sure how he would prove his identity to Kira. L says that besides that, he would rather die by Kira's hand than by the hand of someone being used by Kira. The Task Force reacts in surprise, and L explains that after watching the tapes, he believes that they are the work of a second Kira. L reveals that the first tape was never aired on TV, and was used to prove to Sakura TV that that sent the tapes was Kira. L says the postage stamp on the envelope holding the tapes shows that the tapes were mailed on April 13, and it reached the TV station the next day. Three days later the first predicted murder occurred. Matsuda says it sounds like Kira's work, but L says that he still doesn't think it's the same Kira. L says that the victims of the Second Kira are very different from the ones killed by the real Kira; they were convicted of minor crimes, and one of them was charged with drug possession and only reported in a women's magazine. L says it also strange that two employees of Taiyou TV were killed for only criticizing Kira, something Kira would not approve of, as that's not his idea of justice. L theorizes that the Second Kira killed those that were unlikely to be killed by Kira in order to avoid the risk of the predicted deaths taking place before the tapes reached the station; if the criminals died ahead of the time predicted, the Second Kira would not be believed. Matsuda says that it may be stretching it a bit, since the Second Kira killed innocent people. Aizawa asks if they can really conclude this the work of another Kira, and Soichiro asks L how high the probability is, to which he responds "70%". He explains that everything has been done differently, and points out the poor sound quality of the tapes and the hand drawn letters as being inferior to what Kira would have done. He says that Kira would have used better equipment because of his juvenile mind. L continues, stating that the real Kira would not use scare tactics that look like acts of terrorism, and was carefully introducing the idea of Kira to the public. Aizawa says that fingerprints were found on the tapes and envelopes, and they don't belong to anyone working at the TV station. Matsuda says he thinks the real Kira wouldn't be so careless, and Aizawa theorizes that Kira is trying to frame someone. L says that Kira has no reason to frame anyone and would't want to, and that the intelligence of the Second Kira is below that of Kira for leaving a fingerprint behind. L says that they can't begin a worldwide fingerprint check with only the Japanese police backing them, and they can only use the fingerprints when they have a suspect. L points out that the fingerprint is rather small, and like that of a child's or a woman's. Soichiro says that his son told him while in the hospital that Kira could be a kid from a rich family, and L says that he thinks his son could be correct. L says that there is a possibility that the Second Kira can kill under different criteria than Kira, and catching one Kira could definitely lead to clues about the other. L says that there's no doubt that the first Kira is smarter than the Second Kira, and if he were Kira he would want to find the impostor and see how useful he could be before eliminating him. He then says that a battle has begun between them and Kira to find the Second Kira first, and that there is a chance that they will uncover the real Kira in the process. L asks Soichiro if there's a possibility that his son could work with them again, citing him as good at profiling people and having a good chance at helping them find the Second Kira. Soichiro says he will not object to having Light join the force, to which the others agree. L asks to please keep the suspicions of there being a Second Kira secret from Light, and act like they think there is only one Kira.

Misa and Rem discuss Kira's first appearance. She discusses her actions and Kira with Rem. Meanwhile, Rem asks Misa if it's a good idea to not use the Death Note for herself, and Misa says that she is using it for herself; she wants to meet Kira, talk to him and find out what kind of person he is. Misa explains that she moved here to live by herself and sent the tapes to the TV station so she could catch Kira's attention. She tells Rem that Kira must be interested in her by now, and could want to meet her as much as she wants to meet him. Rem says that Misa is playing a dangerous game and could get killed, and Misa replies that it will be fine as Kira is probably nice to girls, and she has the Shinigami Eyes and therefore, the upper hand.

L speaks to the Task Force about the tapes. Then L decides to get Light's opinion of Misa's tapes as part of his investigation of Light. He then decides that Light will officially join the Task Force, and tells to the others that he wants to get Light's opinion of the tapes, and that Light will likely reach the same conclusion as himself because he has strong investigative abilities. L says that he wants Light's opinion of the tapes and papers, and Matsuda says he thought L got his conclusion of a Second Kira from the victims being different than the others', to which L replies that he had other reasons as well. L explains that the Second Kira seemed to imply that "he" could kill with sight alone, a feat that is very different from the Kira they were originally investigating. Aizawa suggest that their previous idea was wrong or Kira has become more powerful, and Soichiro responds that if that were true, the criminals with incorrect database entries would be dead already.

L reveals how to stop the Second Kira. L says that he wants to observe Light's response, and if Light says there could be a second Kira, Light will basically be cleared of suspicion. Because Kira has been wanting to get L since the "Lind L. Tailor incident", he won't let a chance like this pass. Aizawa says that regardless of how Light responds L will still die, and asks L how suggesting the idea of a Second Kira could clear Light of being Kira. L replies that there is a way to stop the Second Kira because the Second Kira idolizes Kira, and can be stopped by making a fake video telling "him" to do so. L says that if Light is Kira, he won't help them make the fake video. Soichiro asks if Light becomes more suspicious if he doesn't suggest a Second Kira and L responds that it doesn't, and that even if Light doesn't help with the videos he will still ask Light to help with the investigation. L tells everyone to refer to each other using the fake names on their badges as a safety precaution, and tells Watari to remain outside of the room and only speak to L through the computer. L tells Soichiro to tell Light to come immediately if Light agrees to join them, and Soichiro calls Light.

Light watches Misa's tapes. Light arrives at the hotel and appears surprised at the small size of the Task Force, and L tells Light that there are a few outsiders who know what happens within the investigation and only one can contact L directly. Light thinks to himself that if everyone in the Task Force dies but one, the killer is revealed. Therefore, he must find out who the outsider with the information is. Light is told to look over the papers of the investigation and then watch the tape, and to not take notes or remove anything. As Light watches the tapes he begins thinking that he wants to throw up, and wonders if it's because he is the real Kira. After watching the tapes Light says that there may be someone else with Kira's abilities, citing the difference in criminals killed, as well as the fact that some were killed immediately after revealing their faces. L Misa watches the broadcast of the Kira tape Misa watches the broadcast of the tape made by the Task Force.

reveals that he came to the same conclusion, and Light asks if L was testing him. L denies that he was, and tells Light that he was the only one who thought there could be an another Kira, and needed Light to think of the same idea without his opinion. Light realizes that L would have told him his plan regardless of what he told L, and that L set things up so that if he didn't say there was another Kira he would look suspicious, and if he did, he would help prove L's theory to the Task Force. L asks Light to help their case by pretending to be Kira, and tells Light that only he is able to play this role and tells him to begin writing a draft for the speech. When Light is through he asks L if his draft is good, and L says that it is, but if he doesn't remove the part about it being okay to kill L, he'll die. Light laughs and says that he was kidding, and that it's fine to remove it, and L gives the draft Aizawa to take care of. Later, the tape is created and sent to various TV stations. As the tape is broadcast, Misa watches with excitement from her bedroom, and says she has some back-up tapes that she saved and is going to dub the sound over them. Rem asks her what she plans to do, and Misa says that she is going to reply to Kira, and then wonders what she's going to say to him.

Misa succeeds in enticing Kira to Aoyama through videos she sends to Sakura TV, which contain indirect, and some rather direct, comments about Death Notes, Shinigami and how they can meet. Knowing that Light is Kira, due to the fact that her Shinigami Eyes can see his name, but not his life span, Misa sees and falls in love with him immediately.

At Light's house, Misa explains her past to Light. After finding out his address, Misa arrives at Light's house, telling his mother and sister that she has his notebook. When she is in private with him, she explains what has happened, and asks to be his girlfriend and partner in crime, admitting that she wouldn't even mind if he simply uses her. Light agrees, intending to kill her after she outlives her usefulness. However, Rem in turn promises to kill him if he ever harms Misa.

Misa (interrogation) Misa confined under suspicion of being the Second Kira.

Soon after, Misa is captured by L, under suspicion of being the second Kira. The Task Force found several pieces of evidence in her apartment: stamps like the ones used to mail the Kira tapes to Sakura TV, a pen with the same ink, and a notebook with paper like the paper sent with the tapes. They also found receipts for train tickets from Nagano and Tokyo (the places the tapes were sent from), as well as flower pollen from flowers that grew in the area Misa previously lived in (the flowers happen to be a type that is not found in Kantou). L is convinced that Misa is the Second Kira, not only because of the physical evidence, but because of her connection to Light. Misa is put into confinement, unable to move her body or see due to L's restraints. Because Misa refuses to talk, L tells Watari to Rem talks to Misa Rem speaks to Misa.

do everything possible to make her, and to even resort to torture if necessary. Misa eventually asks Rem to kill her. L and the others watching, who are unable to see Rem since they haven't touched Misa's Death Note, believe Misa is talking to them. As an alternate solution, Rem eventually convinces Misa, who had originally refused, not wanting to forget her love for Light, to give up ownership of the Death Note. Rem assures Misa that her feelings for Light Yagami will not go away and that she will simply forget that Light is Kira. Misa gives up ownership of her Death Note, causing Misa to lose all of her memories of the Death Note, being a Kira, and having met the Kira. Light is eventually able to create a situation in which she is free, but still under surveillance. Misa proves to be a surprising asset to the investigation by uncovering the identity of the Third Kira.

She also establishes an alliance with L, who she only knew as Ryuzaki. This unlikely friendship begins when L tells Misa that he understands her feelings for Light, and touched by this, Misa kisses him and offers to be his friend. According to what L says, this made her the first and only person to ever do so.

After regaining her memories as the second Kira, Misa trades for the Shinigami Eyes a second time with Ryuk, and, once again, takes on the role of Kira. When L notes that the murders have started to continue once Misa was released, Rem realizes that Misa will no doubt be found out by L, and that the only way to prevent this would be to kill L. She writes down Watari and L's real names, disgusted with Light, but willing to do it for Misa. Watari and L then die, and Rem turns to dust, having saved Misa, and expanding her lifespan.

Misa assists Light for several years until she reluctantly forfeits her ownership of the notebook again, having become a liability. By this time, Misa's career has really taken off, and she has become a famous actress, appearing even in American films. She retires from her career when Light asks her to, so that she could marry him. However, Misa soon returns to the entertainment world by taking part in the New Year's pop music festival. After her memories are gone, Misa ends up spending the remainder of Light's life (about two months) in the company of Kanzo Mogi, as he investigates her.

At the end of the series shortly after Light's death, Misa is seen standing on top of a ledge of a tall building alone. Although it is not shown, it is confirmed that she committed suicide following Light's death.

Appearance

Misa has long blonde hair, most commonly worn in pigtails, although she occasionally wears it loose as well. In the manga, her eyes are predominantly light brown. However, they have been shown as green. In the anime, they alternate between light brown and blue.

Misa often dresses in Lolita styled clothing, though noticeably less so after the time skip. In artwork drawn by Ohba, she is often seen wearing a wide range of Lolita-styled clothing.

Misa tends to wear cross jewelry, though the crosses were changed to 'fleur de lis' symbols in the anime adaptations (most notably on the Misa finger puppet). Despite this, Misa is depicted with a cross in the first anime opening and her model sheet image in the liner notes of the third anime soundtrack. She also has a cross on the collector's figure included with volume 5 of the DVD sets.

Misa usually refers to herself in the third person by calling herself "Misa-Misa".

Conception and development

Tsugumi Ohba, writer of Death Note, decided to create Misa to be the second Kira before the serialization began. Ohba felt that having the story solely consist of males would be "boring" and wanted "a cute female." Ohba, intending to introduce her with the Shinigami Eyes, described her as having to be "spontaneous and not too bright" and that he determined her personality "from the start." Since Light Yagami would never want to trade for the Shinigami Eyes, Ohba wanted another character to use to trade for the eyes, so Ohba decided to use Misa. Ohba said that the conception of the name Misa "was kind of random but I think it was from "kuromisa" (Black Mass). It must have been based on something".

Ohba ultimately decided to introduce Misa after the death of Naomi Misora. Ohba and Takeshi Obata, artist of Death Note, wanted to use the gothic lolita design to convey "gothic imagery of the Shinigami and that world". Ohba said that they're "into that fashion" and that having Misa first appear in unusual clothing would be "more interesting". Obata, imagining a mix of an "energetic Japanese artist" and a "foreign rock and roll singer", felt "set" when he drew Misa for the first time. Ohaberenbata said that he felt "apprehension" regarding the length of Misa's hair; personally he wanted her fringe (bangs) to be "straight across" but believed that creating Misa completely within the bounds of Gothic lolita style would be "too much". Therefore Obata designed her so she looked "a little more natural" and to appear "cute" to people who "weren't into the Gothic Lolita style".

When the Near and Mello story arc began and Misa became a top idol, Obata decided to make her look like "a popular actress". Obata said that he remembered "having a lot of fun" while looking through Gothic lolita magazines and drawing Misa. In response to a question inquiring about which characters the creators faced the most difficulty in creating, Obata selected Misa. Obata said that he had difficulty comprehending the concept of "doing anything for the person you love" and that he felt like the character controlled him when he drew her. Death Note 13: How to Read also states that Misa "required a lot of artistic variation" because of her "many expressions" that ranged "from goofy to serious".

In the manga, Misa wears jewelry with a crucifix theme; in the anime adaptation, she wears fleur de lis jewelry, although the cross is retained on the collector's figure included with Volume 5 of the DVD series.

When designing color book covers, Obata assigned colors to characters to "get the atmosphere right". Obata assigned pink and black to Misa.

Personality

Misa is very outgoing and demonstrative, and she is a model, an actress, and a singer. She is shown to be quite popular, prevalent, and ubiquitous, and attracts a large crowd around her while visiting Light near his school. While she often appears obstreperous, uncontrollable, and impulsive, she is also shown to be extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, specifically when she creates her plan to trick Higuchi into revealing himself to be a Kira, and successfully carries her plan out.

Although she is generally nice and empathetic to those she meets, she can also be quite vituperative and cruel, as seen when she tells Light that she would "probably kill" any of the girls he dates, despite Light's dating them being part of his plan to appear as a normal young man to the investigators.

Despite her typically cheerful and effervescent personality, Misa has been mentally afflicted by seeing her parent's murdered right before her eyes. It is unclear how much her trauma has affected Misa psychologically, but in the films, Rem indicates that Misa went through a deep depression immediately after she discovered that the murderer was acquitted of the crime. The murderer was later killed by Kira, an act that Misa has been grateful for ever since. Misa's appreciation to Kira is what initially fuels her actions as the Second Kira. Later, after she becomes emotionally attached to Light, her actions are strongly motivated by love.

Light Yagami is an important figure in Misa's life, and she frequently comments on him being so. She often declares her love for him. She is quite dedicated, purposeful, and enthusiastic to Light, and even refuses to perform a kiss with fellow actor, Hideki Ryuga, while making a film because she is dating Light. After losing her memories of the Death Note for the first time, she even decides to help catch Kira for Light (who has joined the Task Force, and also has no memories of the Death Note and ever being Kira).

Misa usually refers to herself in the third person by calling herself "Misa-Misa".

Within the Death Note universe, Misa is a famous model, singer, and actress who is infatuated with Light Yagami. He has been shown to slightly consider feeling some type of affection for her when first meeting as she blushes at him when he compliments her on explaining, however, he feels that "developing feelings is how most idiots screw up" as he says in his head. She usually refers to herself in the third person by calling herself "Misa-Misa" to be cute, although this is omitted in the English dub of the anime, and she tends to be extremely agitated and hyperactive. Despite her hyperactivity, she rarely (if ever) allows her personal feelings about anyone to interfere with Light's plans, showing her unflinching loyalty to him. Like Light, she is corrupted by the power that comes with owning a Death Note. However, unlike Light, she neither wishes to become a god, nor loses her original personality. However, despite this her playfulness hides a deeply twisted and disturbed girl. Because of Light's nasty, sarcastic, and manipulative nature, she is just another one of his victims, albeit a very dangerous one.

Douglas Wolk of Salon describes Misa as being drawn in a "Japanese comics's tradition of cute, tiny, airhead girls with big eyes" and being a "lot cannier than she pretends to be". Wolk adds that the reader could "watch her measuring how much quasi-innocent charm to pour on in every situation".

She decides to devote her life to Light because he punished the criminal that killed her parents when she was younger in front of her eyes. Misa, unable to forgive the killer and wanting to kill the burglar herself, saw multiple delays in the killer's trial and the possibility he could get off before Kira killed him. According to Ohba, Light sees Misa as a "bad person" who killed innocent people, so he acts emotionally unsympathetic and cold towards her and manipulates her. Light and Misa both act together as Kira for over five years, until Light decides that it is too dangerous for Misa to be Kira with members of the task force suspecting him and tells her to give up the notebook. During the series, Misa performs two eye trades, cutting her lifespan in half twice: the first, with Rem; the second, with Ryuk. That is to say that if her original lifespan was to live to be a hundred, after trading for the eyes twice, her lifespan is shortened to 25 years.

The Shinigami who follows her is Rem. Not long before Misa's introduction to the series, Misa was attacked by an obsessed stalker. Unknown to her, a Shinigami named Gelus had fallen in love with her, and was watching her during the attack. In order to save her life, Gelus wrote her stalker's name into his notebook, killing him. Consequently, Gelus himself died, since shinigami exist only to take human life, not extend it. Rem, who witnessed the whole event, then took Gelus's notebook which had been left behind and gave it to Misa. The two eventually grew to care for each other.

According to 13: How to Read, Misa loses her memories related to using the Death Note at Light's orders and retains her love for Light. Misa falls into despair after someone "like Matsuda" "probably let it slip" that Light died. Misa's fate is not shown in the manga at all; she was last seen staying at the Teito Hotel. Ohba stated that this was simply because he did not have a situation to fit her in. Misa commits suicide a year after Light dies.

At the anime's finale, Misa appears dressed in Gothic Lolita clothing, standing outside the safety rail on the edge of a skyscraper and looking into the sunset. The official manga guidebook lists her date of death as Valentine's Day, leaving fans to wonder whether or not she really committed suicide. Misa, born on December 25, 1984, in Kyoto.

Film

Misa is portrayed in the films by Erika Toda. In the film continuity, Misa has a brother, who is murdered along with her parents. Misa's personality is altered slightly from the manga. In addition, her appearance is slightly modified: while Misa has blonde hair in the manga and anime, she has black hair in the films.

She is first seen filming a dorama called "Misa-Misa's Happy Sweets", where she states that she is baking treats to make her enemies fat. After filming of that section ends, she expresses support for Kira to a journalist. Her supervisor asks that the statement be cut due to controversies. Misa's attacker, Ryotaro Sakajo, the assistant director for "Happy Sweets", dies from a heart attack when Gelus writes his name inside of his Death Note. Gelus' Death Note then falls in front of Misa, who immediately picks it up. After reading the notebook, she finds Rem.

In the second film, Mogi replaces Ukita as Misa's victim during the Sakura TV incident. Additionally, Misa first learns of Light's identity as Kira when Soichiro rescues Sayu.

Misa is present at the final confrontation between Light and the police force, though she is handcuffed and restrained by another officer. When Light dies after Ryuk writes his name down in the Death Note, Misa breaks down emotionally. Her memory of the Death Note is erased, but she retains her obsession with Light, wishing him a happy birthday through a mini-shrine dedicated to him.

Actress's portrayal of Misa

Erika Toda said that, prior to filming, she felt "a lot of pressure" due to the character's popularity with audiences. She said the pressure vanished when filming began. In an article in The Star, a Malaysian newspaper, writer Kitty Sensei theorized that Toda did not have "the time to think much about how fans would react", citing film shoots that Kitty Sensei described as "physically and mentally exhausting" such as the straitjacket scene. Toda said that undoing the straitjacket took a lot of time, and at times she waited in the jacket between takes. Toda also said that on one occasion, she wore a blindfold for an hour during filming.

Yonkoma

Death Note 13: How to Read describes Misa's "sexiness" in the Death Note yonkoma as receiving a "power boost compared to the main series".

She is voiced by Erika Toda in the movies

Victims

Assault

  • Two Criminals - Died of heart attacks when Misa wrote their names in her Death Note, mentioned.
  • Kazuhiko Hibima - Died of a heart attack off-screen when Misa wrote his name in her Death Note, body shown.
  • Seiji Kumaizumi - Died of a heart attack off-screen when Misa wrote his name in her Death Note, body shown.
  • Ukita – Died of a heart attack when Misa wrote his name in her Death Note.
  • Two Police Officers - Died of heart attacks when Misa wrote their names in her Death Note.

Silence

  • Shintaromaru Maruyamada - Died of a heart attack when Misa wrote his name in her Death Note.
  • Unknown Man - Hit by a car off-screen after Misa wrote his name in her death note, body shown.
  • Unknown Person - Implied to have jumped to their death after Misa wrote their name in her death note, hand shown.
  • Four People - Died after Misa wrote their names in her death note, bodies shown.
  • Eight More People - Died after Misa wrote their names in her death note, mentioned.

Total Kills

TV Drama

In Drama Version where Misa is member of idol group which Light Yagami and his best friend were fans. only Light and Misa fallen in love and bond over their plans to wipe out criminals .

Reception

Tom S. Pepirium, an editor of IGN website, describes Misa in a review of the Death Note anime episode "Performance" as being the "show's weakest and most annoying character". Pepirium cites "the tone in which she is written". He feels that her motivation and obsession with Kira are "in league with Death Note's dark sensibilities". He says that when Misa "spouts" her "deep and fully realized" affection for Kira in "her wacky, excited, poodle-like way" the information "loses all impact". The reviewer uses "girly sophomoric pink fluff" and "Jar Jar" (a reference to Jar Jar Binks) as figurative descriptors for Misa. He also had compared Misa to Dot from Animaniacs. Pepirium said that he wished that Misa spent more time in a "somewhat serious state" instead of a "silly lovesick, big-eyed anime characterization". In a Salon.com article Douglas Wolk includes Misa in a grouping of characters that he describes as "neatly wrought".

Reception of the film version of the character

Erika Toda said that she views Misa as "complicated and fascinating". Toda added that she does not comprehend why a person would willingly use a Death Note; Toda said that she admired the fact that Misa "does everything she sets out to do" but that the actions of Light and Misa are "criminal".

Christy Lee S.W. of The Star said that Toda's portrayal of Misa in the second film "may seem rather annoying for being overly bubbly and cute at first" and that the character "grows" on the viewer "after a while". Lee said that at the end of the film she saw Misa as "quite endearing".

Conception of Misa in the Films

Erika Toda said that, prior to filming, she felt "a lot of pressure" due to the character's popularity with audiences. She said the pressure vanished when filming began. Toda said that undoing the straight jacket took a lot of time, and at times she waited in the jacket between takes. Toda also said that on one occasion, she wore a blindfold for an hour during filming.

Erika Toda said that she views Misa as "complicated and fascinating." Toda added that she does not comprehend why a person would willingly use a Death Note; Toda said that she admired the fact that Misa "does everything she sets out to do" and that the actions of Light and Misa are "criminal."

Conception

The following information is from How to Read. Tsugumi Ohba: Writer and Artist.

Overview

Tsugumi Ohba, writer of Death Note, decided to create Misa to be the second Kira before the serialization began. He felt that having the story solely consist of males would be "boring" and that he wanted "a cute female."

Ohba, intending to introduce her with the Shinigami Eyes, described her as having to be "spontaneous and not too bright" and that he determined her personality "from the start." Since Light Yagami would never want to trade for the Shinigami Eyes, Ohba wanted another character to use to trade for the eyes, so he decided to use Misa.

Ohba said that the conception of the name Misa "was kind of random but I think it was from "kuromisa" (Black Mass).

Character Design

Ohba and Takeshi Obata, artist of Death Note, wanted to use the Gothic Lolita design to convey "Gothic imagery of the Shinigami and that world". Ohba said that he is "into that fashion" and that having Misa first appear in unusual clothing would be "more interesting". Obata said that he remembered "having a lot of fun" while looking through Gothic Lolita magazines and drawing Misa. Obata said that he felt "apprehension" regarding the length of Misa's hair; personally he wanted her fringe (bangs) to be "straight across" but believed that creating Misa completely within the bounds of Gothic Lolita style would be "too much". Therefore Obata designed her so she looked "a little more natural" and to appear "cute" to people who "weren't into the Gothic Lolita style". Obata, imagining a mix of an "energetic Japanese artist" and a "foreign rock and roll singer", felt "set" when he drew Misa for the first time. When the Near and Mello story arc began and Misa became a top idol, Obata decided to make her look like "a popular actress".

When designing color book covers, Obata assigned colors to characters to "get the atmosphere right". Obata assigned pink and black to Misa.

In response to a question inquiring about which characters the creators faced the most difficulty in creating, Obata selected Misa. Obata said that he had difficulty comprehending the concept of "doing anything for the person you love" and that he felt like the character controlled him when he drew her. Death Note 13: How to Read also states that Misa "required a lot of artistic variation" because of her "many expressions" that ranged "from goofy to serious".

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Death Note: What Happened To Misa (Does She Die?)

Misa was a major character on classic anime series Death Note, but she ends the show on an ambiguous note. What happened to her after it ended?

Misa played a major role in the Death Note manga and anime series, but what happened to her when the show ended? The Death Note manga was created by Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata. The story involves a hyper-intelligent teenager named Light, who also has something of a God complex. This is amplified greatly when he comes into possession of a "Death Note," which gives users the power to kill anybody by writing down their name and manner of demise. Light is given the book by a death god named Ryuk, and Light wants to use the book to create his image of a perfect world.

His plan is interrupted by L, a nameless teenage investigator who suspects Light of being involved with the unexplained deaths. The Death Note anime debuted in 2006 and became an instant classic, thanks to its cat and mouse games, bizarre but well-drawn characters and its exploration of complex themes. The show ran for one season but was later adapted into various movies and TV series in Japan.

Related: How Netflix's Death Note 2 Can Fix The Original's Problems

Death Note also received a 2017 Netflix exclusive, American-produced adaptation starring Nat Wolff as Light. While the movie appears to have been a success for the platform, it was met with accusations of whitewashing and fans didn't like the many alterations it made to the source material. The movie also featured a version of Misa Amane from the manga and anime, though Margaret Qualley's Mia had a much different personality. In the anime, Misa was a model who became obsessed with and later fell in love with Light Yagami after she also acquired a Death Note. The anime didn't end well for Light, while a heartbroken Misa is later seen standing on the balcony of a tall building as the credits roll.

Backing up slightly, Death Note ends with the SPK - led by L's successor Near - finally outsmarting Light and cornering him. He's later shot and fatally wounded, and while trying to flee, Ryuk writes his name down in the Death Note, sealing his fate; he dies shortly after. Misa is then seen traveling on a train, seemingly aware of his death, and is then shown on the edge of a building. While it's not shown, it's heavily implied she jumped off as she didn't want to live in a world without Light.

While Misa's death isn't confirmed in the Death Note anime, even if it's strongly implied, it was later confirmed in the manga that she did take her own life. There's unlikely to be a sequel anime series that confirms this, however, so fans can make up their own minds about her fate.

Next: Death Note Season 2 Updates: Will The Cult Anime Ever Return?

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Misa Amane

Fictional character from Death Note

Misa Amane
Misa and Rem.jpg

Rem and Misa Amane,
drawn by Takeshi Obata

First appearanceChapter 25: "Fool" (馬鹿, Baka)
Last appearanceChapter 108: "Finis" (完, Kan)
Created byTsugumi Ohba
Takeshi Obata
Voiced byAya Hirano
(Japanese)
Shannon Chan-Kent (English)
Portrayed byErika Toda (films)
Fuka Yuduki (musical)
Sakura Kiryuu (musical)
Hinako Sano (TV series)
AliasKira II (第二のキラ, Daini no Kira, lit. "Second Kira")
NicknameMisa Misa (ミサミサ)
GenderFemale
OccupationModel

Actress
Singer
(in Death Note film series, Death Note: The Musical, and Death Note (TV drama))

TV personality (in Death Note film series)
RelativesLight Yagami (fiancé)

Misa Amane (Japanese: 弥 海砂, Hepburn: Amane Misa) is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. A famous model, Misa seeks out Kira (Light Yagami) as she supports his cause to "cleanse the world of evil". Using her own Death Note, a notebook that allows its owner to kill anyone simply by knowing their name and face that she received from the ShinigamiRem, Misa does everything she can to aid Light. This includes shortening her own lifespan by half, twice, in order to receive the eyes of a Shinigami, giving her the ability to learn a person's name just by looking at their face. Although Misa fills the traditional role of the love interest, her relationship with Light is one-sided as he uses her simply for his own gains.

In the anime adaptation, Misa is voiced by Aya Hirano in Japanese and by Shannon Chan-Kent in the English version. In the live-action adaptations, she is portrayed by Erika Toda in the films, by Fuuka Yuzuki in the musical, and by Hinako Sano in the television drama.

Creation and conception[edit]

Tsugumi Ohba, the writer of Death Note, decided to create Misa to be the second Kira before serialization began. He felt that having the story solely consist of males would be "boring" and wanted "a cute female". Ohba, intending to introduce her with the Shinigami Eyes, described Misa as having to be "spontaneous and not too bright" and that he determined her personality from the start. Since Light Yagami would never want to trade for the Shinigami Eyes, Ohba needed another character to make the eye trade and so decided to use Misa.[1] Ohba said that the conception of the name Misa "was kind of random but I think it was from "kuromisa" (Black Mass). It must have been based on something".[2]

Ohba ultimately decided to introduce Misa after the death of Naomi Misora. He and Takeshi Obata, the artist of Death Note, wanted to use the Gothic Lolita design to convey the "gothic imagery of the Shinigami and that world".[3] Ohba said that they're "into that fashion" and that having Misa first appear in unusual clothing would be "more interesting".[1] Obata, imagining a mix of an "energetic Japanese artist" and a "foreign rock and roll singer", felt "set" with Misa's design after drawing her for the first time. Obata said that he felt "apprehension" regarding the length of Misa's hair; personally, he wanted her bangs to be "straight across" but believed that creating Misa completely within the bounds of Gothic Lolita style would be "too much".[1][3] Therefore, Obata designed her so she looked "a little more natural" and to appear "cute" to people who "weren't into the Gothic Lolita style".[3] Obata revealed that his editor warned him that the scene with Misa in restraints in chapter 33 was on "morally thin ground for a children's magazine", so they placed the title logo over the middle of it. This was a surprise to the artist, as he said he "held back" when drawing it.[4]

When the Near and Mello story arc began and Misa became a top idol, Obata decided to drop the Gothic Lolita style and make her look like "a popular actress". Obata said that he remembered "having a lot of fun" while looking through Gothic Lolita magazines and drawing Misa.[3] In response to a question inquiring which characters the creators faced the most difficulty in creating, Obata selected Misa. The artist said that he had difficulty comprehending the concept of "doing anything for the person you love" and that he felt like the character controlled him when he drew her. Death Note 13: How to Read also states that Misa "required a lot of artistic variation" because of her "many expressions" that ranged "from goofy to serious".[5]

When designing color images, Obata assigned colors to characters to "get the atmosphere right". He assigned pink and black to Misa.[4] In the manga, Misa wears jewelry with a crucifix theme; in the anime adaptation, she wears fleur de lis jewelry, although the cross is retained on the collector's figure included with Volume 5 of the DVD series.

Appearances[edit]

In Death Note[edit]

Misa as she appears in the Death Noteanime

Born in Kyoto on December 25, 1984,[6] Misa Amane is a famous model known as "Misa Misa" from the Kansai region who possesses a Death Note given to her by the ShinigamiRem.[7] Prior to her introduction in the series, Misa was attacked by an obsessed stalker. Unknown to her, a Shinigami named Gelus had fallen in love with her, and in order to save her life, Gelus wrote her stalker's name into his notebook, killing him. Consequently, Gelus himself died, since Shinigami exist only to take human life, not extend it. Rem, who witnessed the whole event, then took Gelus' Death Note which had been left behind and gave it to Misa.[8]

Misa moves to Tokyo in order to meet Kira, a vigilante who uses his own Death Note to serially murder criminals in order to rid the world of evil, as she agrees with his goal.[9] A year prior to her introduction, Misa's parents were murdered in front of her eyes by a burglar. She was unable to forgive the killer and even desired to kill him herself, but following multiple delays in his trial, she began to worry of the possibility he would get off. However, he was killed by Kira leading to her worshiping him.[10] Using her Death Note, the media and her Shinigami Eyes – in exchange for half her remaining lifetime she received the ability to see a person's name and remaining lifespan just by looking at their face – she is able to identify Light Yagami as Kira and earns herself the moniker "Fake Kira" or "Second Kira" by the task force trying to stop him.

Having fallen in love with him, Misa vows to do whatever Light says in exchange for him becoming her boyfriend. Light agrees in order to use her Shinigami Eyes and even though he tells her upfront their relationship will only be an act, she believes she can ultimately win his love.[11] According to Ohba, Light sees Misa as a "bad person" who killed innocent people, so he acts emotionally cold towards her and manipulates her.[12] Light and Misa both act together as Kira for over five years, until Light decides that it is too dangerous for Misa to be Kira with members of the task force suspecting him and tells her to give up the notebook. During the series, Misa performs two eye trades, cutting her lifespan in half twice: the first, with Rem; the second, with Ryuk. Misa loses her memories related to using the Death Note, by relinquishing ownership of it, at Light's orders and retains her love for him. The rest of her fate is not shown in the manga at all; she was last seen staying at the Teito Hotel. Ohba stated that this was simply because he did not have a situation to fit her in.[13] The author speculated that after someone "like Matsuda probably let it slip" that Light died, Misa fell into despair and "committed suicide... something like that".[13] Her death date is given as slightly over a year after Light's.[14]

In the anime's finale, Misa appears standing outside the safety rail on the edge of a skyscraper and looking into the sunset. The official anime guidebook lists her date of death as unknown.[15] Misa's English dub voice actress Shannon Chan-Kent said of the scene: "To see her commit suicide, inside I felt like, 'No Misa! Don't do it!' But it felt like the right thing for the series, the right decision. I'm sure everyone else knew it was coming but I didn't know!"[16]

In film[edit]

Misa is portrayed in the films by Erika Toda.[17] In the film continuity, Misa has a brother, who is murdered along with her parents. In addition, her appearance is slightly modified: while Misa has blonde hair in the manga and anime, she has brown hair in the films. She is first seen filming a dorama called "Misa-Misa's Happy Sweets", where she states that she is baking treats to make her enemies fat. After filming of that section ends, she expresses support for Kira to a journalist. Her supervisor asks that the statement be cut due to controversies. Misa's attacker, Ryotaro Sakajo, the assistant director for "Happy Sweets", dies from a heart attack when Gelus writes his name inside of his Death Note. Gelus' Death Note then falls in front of Misa, who immediately picks it up. After reading the notebook, she finds Rem.

In the second film, Mogi replaces Ukita as Misa's victim during the Sakura TV incident. Additionally, Misa first learns of Light's identity as Kira when Soichiro rescues Sayu who was at the TV station attending a fair. Misa is present at the final confrontation between Light and the police force, though she is handcuffed and restrained by another officer. When Light dies after Ryuk writes his name down in the Death Note, Misa breaks down emotionally. Her memory of the Death Note is erased, but she retains her obsession with Light, wishing him a happy birthday through a mini-shrine dedicated to him. Erika Toda said that, prior to filming, she felt "a lot of pressure" due to the character's popularity with audiences. She said the pressure vanished when filming began. In an article in The Star, a Malaysian newspaper, writer Kitty Sensei theorized that Toda did not have "the time to think much about how fans would react", citing film shoots that Kitty Sensei described as "physically and mentally exhausting" such as the straitjacket scene. Toda said that undoing the straitjacket took a lot of time, and at times she waited in the jacket between takes. Toda also said that on one occasion, she wore a blindfold for an hour during filming.[18]

Toda reprises the role once again in Death Note: Light Up the New World.[17] Ten years have passed since Light died. Misa continues her work as an actress while her activities are secretly supervised by police officers. She regains her memories after cyber-terrorist Yuki Shien gives her a Death Note. Initially refusing to cooperate with him, due to Light's death, she makes another eye trade from Ryuk and helps Yuki escape with the six Death Notes he collected by killing two of the Task Force investigators. Although she fails to kill Ryuzaki (whose name was written on a Death Note prior similar to L), she commits suicide by writing her own name, scribbled "Misa Amane dies in Light Yagami's hands".

In other media[edit]

In the live-action television drama, Misa is portrayed by Hinako Sano.[19] Unlike the manga and anime, she has a red death note. Her hair is also brown instead of blonde, similarly to the live-action films. When she goes to dig up her buried Death Note, Mikami's assistant steals it, and Mikami uses it to help Kira. Her Death Note is burned by a fire set by Mikami; consequently, her memory of the Death Note is erased.

In the musical adaptation, Misa is portrayed by Fuka Yuduki and Sakura Kiryuu.

Reception[edit]

Briana Lawrence of Anime News Network felt that even though Misa was the typical annoying girl clinging to the main character, "In a series full of geniuses it was amazing to see an average person get a hold of the Death Note. Her presence made things even more complicated for Light and she kept him on his toes as much as L did (maybe even more than L did)." Lawrence was disappointed that the epilogue of the series did not show Misa's ultimate fate.[20] In a review of the anime adaptation, Michelle Yu, from Anime News Network, praised Misa, saying she is physically beautiful and a "good-looking female addition to the screen", while also describing her as a "little diva with some serious issues and a very whiny voice".[21] In a Salon.com article, Douglas Wolk describes Misa as being drawn in a "Japanese comics' tradition of cute, tiny, airhead girls with big eyes" and being a "lot cannier than she pretends to be". Wolk added that the reader could "watch her measuring how much quasi-innocent charm to pour on in every situation".[22]

Tom S. Pepirium, a writer at IGN, describes Misa in a review of the Death Note anime episode "Performance" as being the "show's weakest and most annoying character". Pepirium points out the tone in which the character is written, feeling that her motivation and obsession with Kira are "in league with Death Note's dark sensibilities". He says that when Misa spouts her deep and fully realized affection for Kira in "her wacky, excited, poodle-like way", the information "loses all impact". Pepirium uses "girly sophomoric pink fluff" and "Jar Jar" (a reference to Jar Jar Binks) as figurative descriptors for Misa.[23] He has also compared Misa to Dot from Animaniacs.[24] Pepirium said that he wished that Misa was a more serious character at times, instead of being a "silly lovesick, big-eyed anime characterization".[25] Reviewing Death Note, THEM Anime Reviews called Misa "adorable, yet tragic", while also commenting how she becomes "pathetically infatuated with Light and obediently does his bidding", while at the same time threatening his immunity to the Task Force tracking him down.[26]

Christy Lee S.W. of The Star said that Toda's portrayal of Misa in the second film "may seem rather annoying for being overly bubbly and cute at first" and that the character grows on the viewer "after a while". Lee stated that at the end of the film she saw the character of Misa as "quite endearing".[27] Erika Toda stated in The Star that she views Misa as a "complicated and fascinating" character. Toda said that she does not comprehend why a person would willingly use a Death Note, but added that she admired the fact that Misa "does everything she sets out to do", though that the actions of Light and Misa are criminal.[18]

Hannah Grimes of Comic Book Resources wrote, "Back when the show first released, [Misa] became one of if not the most popularly-designed goth characters in all of anime. With her super-cute black dress, slightly-wedged black boots and intricate fishnets dotting every possible part of the outfit, there's simply so much to take in and admire with this ensemble. This look is also still incredibly popular with cosplayers, and she'll most likely remain one of the more popular goth cosplay choices for a long time to come."[28]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ abc"How to Think." Death Note 13: How to Read. VIZ Media. 62.
  2. ^"How to Think." Death Note 13: How to Read. VIZ Media. 60.
  3. ^ abcd"Takeshi Obata Production Note: Characters". Death Note: How to Read 13. VIZ Media. 128.
  4. ^ abDeath Note 13: How to ReadVIZ Media. 117
  5. ^Death Note 13: How to Read. VIZ Media. 191.
  6. ^Volume 4, Chapter 31, Page 121
  7. ^Volume 4, Chapter 29, Page 90
  8. ^Volume 4, Chapter 27
  9. ^Volume 3, Chapter 25, Page 192
  10. ^Volume 4, Chapter 29, Page 93
  11. ^Volume 4, Chapters 29 and 30
  12. ^"How to Think". Death Note 13: How to Read. VIZ Media. 65.
  13. ^ ab"The 13 Truths About Chapter 108." Death Note 13: How to Read. VIZ Media. 200.
  14. ^Death Note: How to Read 13. VIZ Media. 16.
  15. ^Ohba, Tsugumi (2007). Death Note A Animation Official Analysis Guide. Shueisha. p. 9. ISBN .
  16. ^Regev, Nir (July 3, 2020). "Shannon Chan-Kent talks voicing Death Note's Misa Amane (Interview)". The Natural Aristocrat. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  17. ^ ab"2016 Death Note Film Brings Back Erika Toda as Misa". Anime News Network. 2016-03-08. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  18. ^ abKitty Sensei (January 14, 2007). "Here're a few hints of the second and concluding part of Death Note the movie, The Last Name". The Star. Archived from the original on August 2, 2009. Retrieved September 1, 2009.
  19. ^"Live-Action Death Note Show Casts Misa, Light's Father". Anime News Network. 2015-05-31. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  20. ^"Death Note GN 12 - Review". Anime News Network. 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  21. ^Yu, Michelle (March 3, 2009). "Death Note V4 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  22. ^Wolk, Douglas. "Death strip". Salon.
  23. ^Pepirium, Tom S. "Death Note: "Performance" Review". IGN. March 19, 2008. Retrieved on September 1, 2009.
  24. ^Pepirium, Tom S. "Death Note: "Friend" Review". IGN. January 28, 2008. Retrieved on September 1, 2009.
  25. ^Pepirium, Tom S. "Death Note: "Confession" Review." IGN. January 28, 2008. Retrieved on September 1, 2009.
  26. ^"Death Note Review". THEM Anime Reviews. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  27. ^Lee S.W., Christy (January 28, 2007). "A Name to Remember". The Star. Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  28. ^Grimes, Hannah (October 30, 2020). "Death Note: The 10 Best Outfits In The Series, Ranked". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
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