This world is rotten, and those who are making it rot deserve to die. Even if it means sacrificing my own mind and soul, it’s worth it. Because the world… can’t go on like this. I wonder… what if someone else had picked up this notebook? Is there anyone out there other than me who’d be willing to eliminate the vermin from the world? If I don’t do it, then who will? That’s just it: there’s no one. But I can do it. In fact, I’m the only one who can. I’ll do it. Using the Death Note, I’ll change the world.
I’ll solve equations with my right hand and write names with my left. I’ll take a potato chip…and eat it!
Light: At first I wrote the names of the worst criminals I could think of, like I was cleaning up the world one name at a time, so that eventually no one will ever do anything evil again. And while the truly guilty ones who deserve to be punished for their crimes die of heart attacks, the people who are less guilty but who still make trouble for others will slowly be erased through disease and accidental death. Then and only then the world will start moving in the right direction. It’ll be new world free of injustice and populated by people who I’ve judged to be honest, kind, and hardworking.
Ryuk: But if you did that, it’d make you the only bad person left.
Light: Huh? I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’m a hardworking honors student who’s considered to be one of Japan’s best and brightest. And I… I will become the God of this new world.
I’m going to change the world.
I’ll make you trust me. And when you’ve told me everything I need to know, I’ll kill you.
You can’t ever win if you’re always on the defensive. To win, you have to attack.
I’ve never considered finding that notebook and gaining that power a misfortune.
Only I could do it! I was well aware that killing people is crime in itself! Yet at that point it was the only way to make things right! I thought to myself that someday people will come to realize this as much, and regard it as an act of justice! I had no choice but to act as Kira… it was the destiny given to me. I was chosen to renew this rotten world, to bring about true peace – a utopia.
I must protect my fledging Utopia.
The thing I hate the most is to trample on other people’s good will.
For murderers, there is no good or evil. I know that.
In every world, the gods always make the rules. You will fall before my fake rules and, for the sin of going against the new world’s God, die.
I’ll make you regret underestimating L… underestimating me.
I’ll need to appear full of confidence if I’m to take advantage of him.
In the end, L is indeed the greatest detective on Earth…
No matter what the world, the God of that world creates the rules.
Our battle will be concluded, and I will begin my reign from the summit of victory!
Just as I thought. Without L, this is too easy.
Light: Near, try to escape from that place now.
Near: How dare you say that, when you are Kira.
Light: W—what… Why are you still saying such a thing?
Look around you, and all you see are people the world would be better off without.
In this world, there are very few people who actually trust each other.
Humans aren’t made perfectly. Everyone lies. Even so… I’ve been careful not to tell lies that hurt others.
Under normal circumstances, humans should have continued to evolve as the greatest creatures upon this earth, but we were actually regressing. A rotten world. Politics, law, education… Was there anybody around who could correct this world? But someone had to do it.
I have a mind of a genius and a strong sense of justice.
This is the first time in my life that I’ve been provoked to hit a woman.
I came to exterminate the vermin of this world!
I can’t develop feelings. That’s how most idiots screw up.
This world is still rotten!.. With too many rotten people.