I have watched the first three episodes of the show and I want to tell you what I am thinking. I understand that my ideas might be proven wrong in the very next episode, but whatever. If I wait till the end of the show, to tell you what I am thinking, I will just forget most of it.
First of all, I must warn you. I tend to criticize shows that I like. And I like this show a lot. So in this post I am going to criticize Kira. And I am going to do that because I am interested in his character and his personality.
So, to start with, I understand that Light is a very smart guy. You can’t very well be one of the best students of Japan and not be smart. Also, I understand that he is seriously committed to his project of changing the world. Alright, now what is the biggest risk this project has? It is the risk that Kira’s identity will be discovered. So, what Light should try to do is to hide Kira’s identity.
Now has he done a good job of that so far? No. First was that incident with the fake L. I understand that Light has very poor self-control. But that was a really bad slip. Even if it was the real L, what would it change? Nothing. the act of killing someone on TV would give a lot of information and it is not like there is only L who has brain in the whole world.
His second slip was as bad. Being a smart person, Light should knew that idea that the key to the identity of a criminal is the motive and the opportunity. And while he can’t hide his motives, he should have done something so that he won’t fall into the list of people with the opportunity.
The fact that he let the police get that small time window, in which he works was bad itself. By doing that he made a lot of abilities for people, who could have been suspects, which was bad for him. But then, by immediately changing the pattern he shown the police and L that he has access to the classified data, and revealed some of his techniques. What did he achieve? Some chance that L will irritate the police to the point where they will go on him and discover his identity? Was it worth it?
I tell you this. All Light’s actions gave L list of 141 police members, one of whom has a connection with Kira. That is a fail. Having all the police force of Japan, they did not need L to do the job, anymore. What needed to be done was just to make a thorough check on all the people from the list. And that is it.
Now, one last thing. When L was broadcasting on the Japanese TV, what language did he use? Japanese? If so, it is obvious that he is a local person, which should somewhat diminish the mystery of L. If not, than the fact that Kira was able to understand his should give away Kira’s identity even more, as there are not so many Japanese people who can easily understand English (and spell names).
Hope you fans of Death Note aren’t mad at me. Would be funny if someone would really get mad at me for this post. At any rate, feel free to argue my points in the comments, I will answer. See you (^_^)/
My other post on Death Note: Death Note, episode 1
Here is the list of all my posts on Death Note.