My favourite Kira tactic is when Light hid the Death Note.
Let’s say you obtained a Death Note AND you decided to use it. You would need to hide it, right? It’s not realistic to keep it on you at all times. How would you hide it? You can’t just stuff it in your drawer. I mean, you could but that wouldn’t be very smart of you.
Light made a false-bottomed drawer… and put an ordinary diary there. The real Death Note was under the false-bottomed drawer. It’s not hard to figure out there’s a false bottom. But would you expect there to be a false bottom under the false bottom? That’s not all. The best part is that if you realize it and use force to get the second notebook, it’ll go up in flames. If that happens, you’ll see the remains of a notebook. You wouldn’t know it was a Death Note. Light even thought of how to explain it.
There’s a certain way to get the Death Note and you need to use a part from an ink pen. Do you see how smart Light is?
I love Light and L’s game of cat and mouse. One of my favourite Light moments is when he created an alibi.
A bit of context: After Light learned that there were surveillance cameras in his house, he remained calm, thought of a way to get Ryuk to search for the cameras, and then came up with an alibi.
Not only did he successfully execute his plan, the way the scene is framed is very interesting. The music is intense. This scene is also known as the infamous “potato chip” scene in Death Note. I feel like people often poke fun at this scene due to how dramatic it is (understandably so) but it’s a great scene.
My favourite character is Light Yagami, but only in the beginning. I’m not saying that I agree with Light’s vision nor am I saying that his crimes are justified. We know right from the start that Light is a villain because he is the main character. We follow him around and know what he is thinking. We quickly learn that he is a genius. He is a brilliant protagonist.
We also see him succumb to evilness as the story progresses. He loses himself as Light and Kira “takes over.” I think I like Light but I do not like his Kira side, if that makes sense. Kira has no regard for Light’s family. Below is a clip of Kira’s infamous laugh from the last episode. Notice how the video is titled “Kira’s Laugh” and not “Light’s Laugh.”