DEATH NOTE #21 “PERFORMANCE”

デスノート第21話 “活躍" の英語スクリプトです。

[—Yotsuba HQ—]

Higuchi: Hey, I thought we were supposed to be meeting every other week, not this often.

Ooi: It can’t be helped. We’ve just received a new report from Coil. He says that Misa Amane might know L. According to Coil, L once questioned Amane as part of his Kira investigation. Let’s see, here is the problem. He says I’ve been able to deduce that Amane worships Kira. At the moment, Yoshida productions is trying to promote Amane as the new face of Yotsuba. My recommendation is that Yotsuba use her for their next ad campaign and take the opportunity to extract information about L. Personally, I don’t like the idea. It’s unacceptable, if you ask me.

Midou: Oh, really? It seems like a perfectly good plan.

Namikawa: I don’t think that’s what Ooi was trying to say. It’s supposed to be Coil’s job to investigate L’s identity. It doesn’t make sense for him to leave all the hard work to us, in my opinion.

Ooi: Exactly. We’re paying him to uncover L’s identity, after all.

Kida: Why don’t we contact Coil and see what he has to say.

Midou: Yes, that’s a good idea.

 

[— Aiber’s HOTEL —-]

Aiber: Mr. Kida, I thought we agreed before that you don’t [???] call me if it was urgent. So, is it an emergency?

Aiber: Yes, I understand. In that case, I think I have an even better idea.

 

[— Higuchi’s HOME —]

Higuchi: Even after those meetings are long, I have to come home to punish criminals. Being Kira is so time consuming. But things sure have become more interesting lately. It’s pretty clear that Misa Amane was the second Kira and that L must have caught her at some point. The only way she could have got out of that situation is by forfeiting ownership of her death note and losing all memories of what she did with it. I’m not about to leave things as they are. I’m going to make Misa Amane my wife. Ha ha ha ha …!

Higuchi: Everything I could ever want: money, power, and a beautiful wife. That’ll be enough to make anyone envious. Once we’re married, I’ll just invest a large lump sum in her life insurance.

Rem: She would never marry such a disgusting fool.

Higuchi: Rem, make sure you hide the notebook in the usual place.

Rem: Right now, this is the only thing I can do for Misa’s sake.

 

[— Misa’s ROOM —]

L: All right. Let’s try again from the top.

Aiber: Tell me Misa, is it true you once said that you came to Tokyo in order to meet Kira?

Misa: Wha!?

L: Misa, please stop overacting. It looks too cheesy, not to mention the fake.

Misa: Huh? But I thought that was a realistic performance.

L: Just do it again.

Misa: Whatever you say, oh so great director.

L: If you don’t get serious about this, I’ll kick you.

Misa: Huh!

 

[—Car—]

Mogi: Ah, Misamisa?

Misa: You’re not smiling enough, Mochi. And you can just call me Misa, you know.

Mogi: I’m not cut out for this but it’s part of my job, so ….

Mogi: Misamisa!

Misa: Wow, what is it, Mochi?!

Mogi: Today you have an interview with the Yotsuba Group to see if they’ll use you in their new ad campaign but remember this is also an infiltration mission, so stay sharp!

Misa: Don’t you worry. I already know about that. And of course that means you can’t [???] your cover fall, either. You’re gonna play the character of the hyper energetic manager, OK?

Mogi: Right! Bring it on, Hoo-Ah!

 

[—YOTSUBA HQ—]

Ooi: Sorry to keep you waiting.

Mogi: Good morning! I’m Misamisa’s manager, Kenichi Mogi, also known as Mochi. I’m very pleased to meet all of you!

Misa: Mr. Ooi, Mr. Shimura, it’s so nice to see you again.

Mogi: Good luck, Misamisa!

Misa: Way to go, Mochi! You are natural.

Mogi: I’ll be here writing the celebrate when they decide to hire you!

Mogi: I don’t think I’m cut out for this.

 

[—Meeting Room—]

Aiber: Now then, I don’t believe you and I have met before, have we, Misa? My name is John Wares, an executive adviser for the advertising department. Nice to meet you.

Misa: Thank you. I’m very pleased to meet you, too.

Aiber: Well, this might seem a little bit sudden, but I’d like to be honest with you. We’ve been talking about it, and we’ve pretty much decided to hire you already. But, before we make it official, I’d like to clarify a few things.

Misa: Yes?

Aiber: We’ve been doing a little background check on you, and according to our sources, a burglar killed your parents during a robbery. You worship Kira because he killed the suspect. Isn’t it true that you came to Tokyo in hopes of finding and meeting Kira?

Misa: Ah…, what, who did you hear that from?

Aiber: I’m afraid I can’t answer that. The information is liable and now I’d say it’s confirmed. The look in your face tells me that these are the facts.

Ooi: Huh? Coil, I never thought you’d investigated that far.

Aiber: Also, you’re still hiding something from us, aren’t you?

Something you prefer the world not to know.

 

Misa: OK, here’s where I pose and look nervous.

Aiber: It seems you were detained by the detective L for a short period of time.

We’d like you to tell us the full story of what really happened.

It would be a problem if the new face of Yotsuba turned out to be Kira.

Ooi: Yes. We would appreciate to it if you are honest with us.

Misa: All right. I understand. I’ll tell you everything. Yes, I was held for questioning. I didn’t think it was L, but he did ask me lots of questions about Kira. But I’m not the second Kira and I never was. I was released because he realized that I didn’t have anything to do with Kira, after all.

Ooi: Did you manage to see who it was that was restraining you?

Misa: No, I was blindfolded all time.

Midou: But if he asked you questions, surely you heard his voice, right?

Misa: Only through a speaker and voice-filter, so….

Higuchi: Come on, what the hell is this anyway? Job interview or police interrogation? How long are we gonna keep this up? I’m going to the bathroom.

Ooi: He has a point. It seems the interview veered a little off track. We are very sorry.

Misa: Excuse me. But, would you mind if I went to the bathroom as well?

 

[—WASHROOM—]

Misa: Oh, this is getting exhausting. But, everything’s going well so far. I just have to keep it up.

Misa: Huh! Hmm!!

Rem: Being touched by this scrap of paper alone will not restore her memories of the death note. But at least now Misa can see me once again.

Misa: Oh, what is this thing?! Some kind of monster?

Rem: Misa, you’re in a dangerous situation right now. There are people within Yotsuba who can easily have you killed. I’ve come here to warn you. Calm down and listen to me.

Misa: Calm down? How can I? This thing looks like it’s gonna kill me!

Rem: Please believe me. I’m your ally.

Misa: My… ally?

 

[— TASK FORCE HQ —]

Matsuda: Oh men, I wonder if Misamisa’s all right. Maybe we should have wired her or used something to track her movements.

Light: Just as I thought. The Kira before I was detained and the one it surfaced afterwards; they must be two different people. The aim all clearly doesn’t match. This Kira is killing criminals as soon as they’ve had their crime broadcast on TV regardless of the situation. He’s punishing people who never intended to kill, those who sincerely regretted their crimes or people with excusable circumstances. The original Kira would have never punished those kinds of people. That’s the sort of distinction I’d make if were him. The way the original Kira acted is disturbingly close to my ideals.

Light: Huh, What the hell am I thinking? I’m not Kira. Something’s gotta be wrong with me if I’m seriously comparing myself to that murderer.

 

[—WASHROOM—]

Rem: Light Yagami is Kira.

Rem: Tell me, what is Light doing at the moment?

Misa: Oh, ww, mmm! What are you? I mean I can tell you’re not a stoker but, but you don’t look like a human at all.

Rem: No, of course not. I am a Shinigami. Before you were captured by L, you and I worked closely together.

Misa: What are you talking about? I don’t understand. You know me? And Light is Kira?

Rem: The death note. It grants its owner the power to kill someone simply by writing that person’s name in it.

Light Yagami took it upon himself to punish criminals using that notebook. He soon became known to the world as Kira. You also possessed that same power. In fact, your ability was even greater than his. You managed to find Light by using your power to determine that he was in fact Kira.

Misa: Light is Kira and I’m the second Kira?

Rem: That’s right. Or rather, that used to be the case. Light arranged it so you would both lose this power. This was all according to his plan.

Misa: He did? Then Ryuzaki was right.

Rem: Misa, do you still love Light enough to die for him?

Misa: Huh! Unbelievable. You got to be telling the truth. You already know everything about me. I totally believe you now. And, yes, I do love him to death. Not to mention how amazing it is that Light and I were both Kira, of course I wanna believe something like that. I only wish I could remember it!

Rem: You haven’t changed, Misa. And it seems your feelings for Light will never change, either. It’s enough to convince me that the only way you can be truly happy in life is if you can support him in his plan.

Misa: Thank you, Shinigami.

Rem: It’s Rem. The current Kira is a violent pathetic human being. I don’t know what he’s capable of. Be careful and beware the others from Yotsuba. Trust Light. Let him do whatever he feels necessary.

Misa: OK, I got it. I guess I should just act normally in the meantime though, right?

Rem: That’s right. When you go back to the interview, you will be able to see for yourself who the real Kira is. Be on your guard and do not trust him.

 

[—MEETING ROOM —]

Misa: Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry. It took so long. I was just fixing up my makeup a little.

Rem: Listen, when you return, I will be in the room. The man sitting in front of me will be Kira.

Misa: The person in front of you is Kira.

Misa: Higuchi is Kira? That bastard!

 

[—TASK FORCE HQ —]

Matsuda: Misamisa sure is late. Oh, they’re back!

Misa: Hey! Oh, I’m exhausted.

L: How did it go?

Mogi: Yotsuba agreed to hire Misa on as their spokesperson for the new ad campaign.

L: I see. That’s good to hear.

Misa: And I made sure to give them my cell phone number. Would you believe three out of the seven guys already message me asking for a private date.

Matsuda: What?

Misa: So now I accept their invitations and then investigate them, right? Oh it’s going exactly as I planned.

Light: No. The plan’s getting canceled right now.

Misa: Huh? But why? Everything’s been going so smoothly up until now.

Light: If we go any further, you’ll be in danger. You can still appear in their commercials. But from now on, you should deny that you were suspected of being the second Kira and thus detained by L. Mogi will continue being your bodyguard, but you’ll be working thoroughly as a celebrity.

Misa: If that’s what you want, Light, then that’s what I’ll do.

L: Hm.

Misa: Well, I’m feeling pretty tired. Tomorrow shoot is bright and early, so I better get some sleep.

Misa: Thank you Light. You are so sweet to be worried about me. But I’ve thought of the best plan ever. I’m gonna be useful to you. I promise.

Misa: Hey Light, wanna come sleep with me tonight?

Light: What, what are you talking about?

Misa: Just kidding! You’ll save me for after we catch Kira, right? You don’t have to be shy about it.

L: Yes, Light. There’s no need to be shy.

Light: I’m not being shy!

L: No need to be so serious, either.

 

[—Outside—]

DIRECTOR: Cut! Ok, that’s a wrap.

Misa: Good work, everyone!

Mogi: Great job, Misamisa!

Misa: Thanks, Mochi. Can you take me to the restroom in that hospital?

Mogi: No problem! I’ll be waiting!

Misa: I’ll be sure not to take too long, OK?

 

[—HOSPITAL —]

Nori: Yes? Misa You actually made it.

Misa: Nori! You look so cute in that nurse’s outfit!

Nori: You really think so?

 

 

[—In front of the hospital—]

Misa: Huh, that went well.

Misa: Oh, what an amazing car!

Higuchi: If you like it, I’ll give you a ride at any time or buy you one of your own. By the way, lovely in that nurse’s outfit, Misa.

Misa: I’m glad you like it.

 

[— HOSPITAL —]

Mogi: That took a while.

Mogi: Hmm, where is Misa!?

Nori: Ah, she’s on a date.

Mogi: You gotta be kidding!

 

[—Higuchi’s Car—]

Misa: Kyosuke Higuchi. This sleazy pervert, he’s been sending me text messages ever since that party. He’s been even more persistent than any of the other guys. He is Kira, it can’t get any worse than that.

Higuchi: Hey Misa, how about we grab a bite to eat.

Misa: Are you planning to take me somewhere and do pervy things to me? Well, even if you were, that’s OK. I’ll be fine since I can kill people.

Rem: What are you saying, Misa? Is this part of Light Yagami’s plan? Is this what he wants you to do? Or is this your way of telling me that you want me to kill Higuchi the moment he tries to do anything?

Higuchi: C’mon, you’re just kidding with me, aren’t you, Misa? You can kill people?

Misa: Yep! It’s true! And do you know why? Because I’m the second Kira.

Higuchi: Huh? That can’t be! Even if she was the second Kira before, there’s no way she still is. She’s not supposed to have any memory of it, either. What the hell is going on?

Higuchi: Ha ha ha, Misa, you don’t have to make up stuff like that to feel safe with me. I’m sure you’ll find that I’m quite a gentleman.

Misa: Yeah, maybe. Anyway, I’ll only prove that I’m the second Kira to the real Kira.

Higuchi: You’ll only show proof to Kira? Why?

Misa: I’d show him because it’s always been my dream to become Kira’s wife. I know he’ll need me by his side once I tell him.

Higuchi: If she really is the second Kira, then it’s pretty clear from the Sakura TV incident that she has the Shinigami eyes. If that’s the case, I need to make sure I keep this girl by my side at all costs. I’ve gotta test it first.

Higuchi: Ha ha ha! Well, since I happened to be Kira, does that mean you’ll marry me?

Misa: Really?

Higuchi: Yeah. I mean it.

Misa: What?! Then prove it to me! C’mon, let’s prove it to each other!

Higuchi: I can’t do that. It would be a pretty bad idea to let someone witness how I kill people.

Misa: You think so? I don’t know. If I thought someone was Kira, I think I’d be willing to show them. We’d never get anywhere if I didn’t.

Higuchi: Ha! Then why don’t you kill someone? After all, I could be the real Kira.

Misa: All right, but I’ll only kill bad people, OK?

Higuchi: That’s right. Bad person, huh? This is Ginzo Kaneboshi, president of a major finance company. He’s infamous for his immoral collection method, sometime he even makes people pay with their insurance money. How about him?

Misa: Would you be able to confirm his death right away?

Higuchi: Yeah, as soon as I call him.

Misa: OK, then. Could you turn around for just a sec?

Rem: Misa, you want me to kill Ginzo Kaneboshi, don’t you?

Then Higuchi will believe your claim about being the second Kira. Very well.

Misa: All right. He should be dead by now.

Higuchi: Hello, this is Higuchi from Yotsuga.

MAN: Sorry, our president just collapsed and stopped breathing! Call back later!

Misa: Told ya!

Higuchi: She killed him! The same guy I chose just a minute ago. Would have been impossible to do that unless she had the power! This proves it!

Higuchi: So if I’m Kira, you’ll marry me, right?

Misa: Well, hey, why are you getting so serious all of a sudden?

Higuchi: Because I’m Kira.

Misa: Then prove it.

Higuchi: I’m not gonna be able to kill until I get home. You understand?!

Misa: Oh, well, that’s no good then. For all I know, you’re just making all this up so you have an excuse to take me to your place. Wait, I know.

Higuchi: Huh?

Misa: Why don’t you stop killing the criminals on TV? That should prove it! If you are Kira, it should be no problem. You can start killing again when I tell you to. If all the times and deaths match up, then I’ll believe you. After all, killing criminals in that way is something that only Kira can do.

Higuchi: I see what you mean. That’s a good idea. All right, Misa.

 

[—Task Force HQ —]

Higuchi: I’m Kira so in order to make you trust me I’ll prove that I’m him. I’ll stop killing criminals for the time being, then once you are fully convinced, I’m a real thing, you and I get married.

Misa: And so, based on what he said, Higuchi is Kira!

Matsuda: Now we not only know Kira’s identity but all those deaths that were worrying the chief are gonna stop. That’s amazing, Misamisa!


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