DEATH NOTE #22 “GUIDANCE”

デスノート第22話"誘導"の英語スクリプトです。

 [—Task Force HQ—]

Higuchi: Then once you are fully convinced, I’m the real thing, you and I can get married.

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

 

[[===OPENING===]]

[—Task Force HQ—]

L: If the killing of criminals stops now, then there is no doubt that Higuchi is the one with Kira’s powers. However, I knew Amane would do almost anything for Light, but do you think that she would actually go this far? If criminals do stop dying after this, it will make it difficult to determine the critical element, how Kira conducts his murders. I have to think of a plan.

Light: Misa, how did you get Higuchi to confess?

Misa: Easy. That guy’s totally in love with me. All I had to do was tell him I’d marry him if he was really Kira. Plus I managed to convince him that I am the second Kira.

Misa: If I didn’t say this now, I’d probably end up contradicting my story later.

Light: Misa! You idiot! Didn’t I tell you to deny all that?

Misa: But, but now we know Higuchi is Kira, right? So what’s the problem? Can’t we just catch him?

L: I suppose this is what you would call a victory, right, Matsuda?

Light: But right now we still don’t know exactly how he kills his victims, do we?

L: Yes, that’s what I was thinking. Before we move to arrest Higuchi, I want to find out how he kills people.

Light: After criminals stop dying, we will be able to figure it out, unless we come up with another idea. Isn’t that right?

L: Yes. At any rate, even if we do arrest Higuchi, we’re not going to do it until we are certain that criminals have stopped dying. Let me think about this for a moment.

L: Wedy.

Wedy: Yeah.

L: An update on the current situation, please.

Wedy: Everything’s going smoothly. We should be able to track 70% of their movements using our cameras inside the office building.

L: What about outside the office?

Wedy: That’s not gonna be possible with just Watari and me.

L: What if you focus only on Higuchi?

Wedy: Higuchi? I’ve only been able to enter the houses of five of the men so far. But Midou, Namikawa and Higuchi, all have super high-tech security systems, especially Higuchi. He recently constructed a dampening room that shuts out any electronic waves. It took me two days just to break into the place.

Matsuda: This guy sure does sound suspicious.

L: All right. Then begin installing microphones, trackers, and cameras, but not in the house. Instead just put them in every car.

Wedy: What?! After getting this far?! Do you know how difficult it is to break into someone’s house? Besides, do you have any idea of how many cars this guy has?

L: He only has six.

Wedy: Fine then. I just have to install them in all his cars, right?

L: Yes, thank you.

Misa: Oh, if Higuchi had been bugged earlier, I would have been in big trouble.

 

L: Light, I’m sorry to keep coming back to this topic, I’ll just get right to the point.

Light: What is it?

L: Do you remember killing anyone, I mean?

Light: Huh? Are you still going on about that?! Look, I’m not Kira! How many times do I…

L: I just want you to answer the question. Well, do you remember?

Light: No, I don’t.

L: Misa, what about you?

Misa: I don’t remember. How could I? Cause I’m not Kira!

L: Hm, look Light, please listen to what I’m about to say. I’d like you to thoroughly analyze my current theory. This could determine the way in which we’d end up catching Kira.

L: Light Yagami used to be Kira. Kira’s power has somehow passed onto another person. Light Yagami now has no memory of ever being Kira. I need your analysis based on these assumptions. Do you think you can do that for me?

Light: Yeah, I’ll give it a try.

L: Light Yagami used to be Kira. Kira’s power has somehow passed onto another person. Was that because Light Yagami, who wanted it to happen, or was there someone else in control of Light, lurking in the background who gave him the power? Was it that person who passed Light’s powers to someone else?

Light: Given your premise, it would be my will.

L: Yes, of course. If there is a third party with the ability to bestow or transfer Kira’s power and they didn’t want their method to be discovered, it makes no sense that they would wait so long to transfer it from you to the next Kira. If we believed that this was the work of some being watching us from above, then we’d have to accept that they are impossible to catch. Not to mention, I’d already be dead. Or at the very least, I’m being made to be a fool by eternally dancing in the palm of someone’s hand. It’s highly unlikely that such a being exists.

L: Even if Light Yagami was Kira…

L: Kira’s power can only be transferred by the will of the person who possesses it. Thank you, Light. I can now say that I feel 99% better.

 

L: We’ll create a situation where Higuchi will not be able to pass on his power to anyone else. We’ll have him show us how he kills.

Light: So, what are you gonna do?

L: I’m going to trick Higuchi using Sakura TV.

Matsuda: Like a “hidden camera show”?

Misa: What?

L: We’ll use the Kira Special that Demegawa airs every week. We’ll block a three-hour time slot. It’ll be announced that Kira’s identity will really be revealed near the end of the special.

Matsuda: Would anyone actually buy that, though? This is Sakura TV, after all. For all we know, Higuchi may not even watch that program.

Light: We’ll get Namikawa to call him and say “This is bad. Turn on your TV.” That should be enough to get him watching. Higuchi will buy it once he realizes that the special guest on TV is someone who knows his secret.

Matsuda: Oh, I get it! So we’ll be using Aiber then. He will reveal that he was a spy all along!

L: No, I’m afraid you are incorrect. We will not be using Aiber. Whoever appears on the show has to be someone who Higuchi believes he’ll be able to kill. In other words, it has to be someone whose name he can look up easily.

Matsuda: But we’re never gonna find a person like that, are we?

Light: You are the only one who can do it.

Misa: Matsu!

Soichiro: Matsuda.

Light: Higuchi probably thinks that you were listening in on their meeting and overheard their plans to kill people. It would make sense that Misa’s manager who he thought was dead is the one revealing the secret.

L: That’s right. We’ll have Sakura TV use a voice-filter and a frosted glass to protect your identity. Higuchi would probably realize from the announcement and this silhouette [that] is the manager, Taro Matsui. And just to make sure we will have the studio messed up to accidentally reveal your face from behind the frosted glass.

Misa: Wao! Sounds exciting!

L: Until the show ends, the announcer will keep saying they will reveal the full name of each who’s acting as Kira.

Light: Higuchi would feel cornered. He’d have no choice but to find out the manager’s name as soon as possible. We can anticipate what actions he’ll take.

L: We’ll witness his killing method. After that, we’ll arrest him. And there is one potential problem with this plan. If Higuchi can kill by simply looking at someone’s face just like the second Kira, Matsuda will die.

Matsuda: Ah!!

Light: But, considering the fact that you are still alive and how he’s pursuing Misa, I doubt that’s the case.

L: At any rate, we’re only going to do this once criminal stop dying. We’ll have to wait for two or three days to see whether or not that happens. In the meantime, Matsuda will have to decide if he wants to go through with this plan.

Matsuda: I don’t need two or three days to decide. I want to do this.

 

[[===BREAK===]]

[— Midou’S Home —]

Namikawa: Well, I’m here. What’s with this private meeting?

Shimura: Namikawa, tell me. Who do you think is Kira?

Namikawa: Why do you wanna know what I’d think? Besides, for all I know, it could be you, Shimura. Or maybe even Midou.

Midou: Shimura can’t be Kira. He was the one who came crying to me about how he can’t go along with Kira’s crimes anymore.

Namikawa: Really? But if Midou had turned out to be Kira, you would have been killed.

Shimura: No. You and Midou would have been successful on your own. There is no way either of you would need to hold those stupid meetings, let alone with seven others. I can at least see that much. We’re all cooperating with these killings because we are afraid of Kira turning on us. I mean it’s only a matter of time until the public finds out. And this isn’t going to stop until that happens.

Namikawa: So Shimura, let me ask you then. Who do you think Kira might be?

Shimura: Takahashi or Higuchi.

Midou: No, Takahashi is just a decoy. Kira would make sure there are people less clever than him.

Namikawa: Huh, well then, it looks like we all know the truth already. It’s Higuchi, isn’t it?

Midou: Yes. He is the one who’s the most obsessed with money and success. He might always act as if he’s not interested in those things, but that just proves it all the more.

Namikawa: And he always insults everyone around him, and can’t use his people well. I believe that’s why he was demoted from being head of the development department. By the way, I meant to ask, was I the only one you invited here?

Midou: I also invited Ooi, but he said, “You can hold your stupid private meetings by yourself. Go figure.”

Namikawa: Ha! Good old Ooi, always the blunt one.

Midou: We can also rule out Kida as a possible suspect as he was the one who provided the account for funds in order to commission Coil.

Shimura: Namikawa, during that first meeting after Hatori died, you got a call on your cell phone. I was wondering who it was from.

Namikawa: Huh. You know, Shimura, you really are a sharp one. Kira provably selected you, because he appreciates your caution.

Namikawa: Namikawa speaking.

 

Light: It’s L. Before I go on, are you by yourself?

Namikawa: No.

Light: Then just act like it’s a normal call again.

Namikawa: I don’t think there’s any need for that. One of the people here with me was just expressing his suspicions about your last phone call.

Shimura: Who is that on the line, Namikawa?

Namikawa: It’s L.

Midou/Shimura: Huh!

Namikawa: L, Midou and Shimura are here as well. I’m reasonably certain that neither of them are Kira. In fact, they seem fed up with it at this point. I’ll speak for them and say they’ll choose to stand back and watch your face-off with Kira, like I plan to.

 

L: That’s fine.

Light: Tonight, I’m gonna catch Kira, but I’ll need a favor from you.

Namikawa: Hm. Then it’s the end for Higuchi.

Light: What? You know that it’s him?

Namikawa: Ha! So even the great L can be tricked. Based on your reaction I’m now a hundred percent certain that Higuchi is Kira.

Misa: Namikawa is pretty smart, huh. But then, I always thought he was from looking at his face. I guess this proves it.

L: No. That was just because Light messed up.

Light: I’m bating Higuchi with the Stage TV Special Tonight, Sakura TV. A few minutes into the program, I want you to contact Higuchi, tell him to tune in. Do that for me, and I won’t go after you or any of the other five. As for the others; Kida, Takahashi and Ooi, if they tried to do anything, make sure to stop them.

Namikawa: All right, I understand.

Namikawa: It seems it really was Higuchi. He’ll be captured tonight apparently.

 

[— Higuchi’S HOME —]

Higuchi: Ha ha ha!! It’s been about three days since I stopped killing criminals. That should be good enough, shouldn’t it? Now, when I marry Misa Amane, the second Kira, I’ll have the Shinigami eyes. With that power in my hands, Yotsuba will be under my control. Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Namikawa: Higuchi, we’ve got a problem. Turn on a television. Check out Sakura TV.

Higuchi: Hm?!

 

MC on TV: So you are saying one of those people is Kira, right?

Matsuda on TV: Yes. I’ve got a more evidence to prove it, too.

 

Higuchi: What the hell is this? C’mon, it’s probably a hoax. This is Sakura TV.

Namikawa: No, it’s more than that. At the beginning of the show, he said that he overheard a meeting between eight people.

Higuchi: What? Someone who knows about the meetings? Who is it? Did someone betray us?

 

Matsuda on TV: Then, one of them was killed by Kira and now there are only seven left. The man who died was Mr. H.

Higuchi: Mr. H? Hatori! If he knows this much, he could be one of the other six. No, maybe it’s Coil.

Matsuda on TV: Mr. H wanted to leave the meetings and was killed by Kira because of that.

Higuchi: No, it can’t be any of the others. There is no benefit for them to do this. But no one else knows about the meetings, do they? Damn it!! Who is it? What, wait, could it be….

 

Matsuda on TV: Oh, wow, ah!!

Higuchi: It’s, it’s him! It’s Misa’s manager. Matsui, that’s his name? Why is he still alive?

Namikawa: He explained earlier that he thought he was going to be killed. He pretended to fall out of the apartment window and escaped to a balcony of a few floors below.

Higuchi: But that can’t be! Just to be careful, I went home that night and wrote his name in that notebook like he was written on his business card. Why is he still alive then? Could he be a former entertainer who became a manager using a stage name? Is that possible?

Namikawa: After that worked that enough, he said that he continued to investigate Yotsuba up until now and he’s figured out which one of us is Kira. I’m contacting everyone right now to let them know.

Higuchi: All right. We’ll talk later.

 

MC on TV: Oh, sir, we are terribly sorry for that accident. Are you all right? We can stop if you want.

Matsuda on TV: No. I knew I was gonna be in danger going into this. This is for a sake of justice. So I’ll see through till the end even if it means my death.

 

[—- SAKURA TV —]

DEMEGAWA: Yeah. That’s perfect! Listen, just be sure to hold up on the Kira announcement till the last minute, all right?

 

[—- Higuchi’S HOME —]

Higuchi: I have to kill him! Calm down. Misa knows his face. Or she is the second Kira, she should know what his real name is.

 

[— TASK FORCE HQ —]

Misa: It’s him. Hm!

 

[— Higuchi’S HOME —]

Higuchi: Oh, what the hell?!

Matsuda on TV: To be honest, I have been debating for a long time whether or not I should make this announcement, but now that I’m here I know I’ve done the right thing in coming forward.

Higuchi: This is bad. Who knows when they make the announcement.

MC on TV: We’ll [??????]. Kira’s identity will be announced soon!

CM: Cosme Misa, a devilish charm, an angel’s glitter. Misa’s new lineup lipstick. Just for you.

Higuchi: Midou, it’s me. Are you watching Sakura TV? Why don’t you call your father at the House of Councilors? Have him pull some strings at the Ministry of Internal Affairs to stop this broadcast!

Midou: I’m watching but I don’t think we could stop it. No one believes this program so we’d only make ourselves look suspicious if we stop it. Besides, there shouldn’t be anything to worry about. The guy revealed his face earlier. Everyone knows it’s really Taro Matsui. Namikawa’s already gone ahead and told everyone to watch the show. Since one of us seven has to be Kira, that should mean Taro Matsui will soon be dead, right?

Higuchi: Of course I’m the only one who knows or even suspects that “Taro Matsui” isn’t his real name. That means if I say anything, it’ll reveal the fact that I’m Kira.

Higuchi: Yeah, that’s true. I’ll talk to you later.

MC on TV: Stay tuned to Sakura TV.

Higuchi: Damn it!!

 

[— TASK FORCE HQ —]

Watari: Ryuzaki, Mogi is in position in front of Yoshida productions. He just received a call from Higuchi.

L: Yes, it’s time for phase 2. Everything’s as planned.

 

Higuchi: Mogi! Where is Misa?!

Mogi: Oh, Mr. Higuchi! Pleasure to hear from you. I’m sorry but Misa-misa’s taking a much new vacation right now. She should be back by all tomorrow morning, though. You can reach her then!

Higuchi: I’m asking you where she is now!

Mogi: Well, that’s private information. She’s requested that no one know where she is. I’m very sorry. I’ll have her contact you tomorrow first thing.

Higuchi: Damn! I know his face! I could kill him at anytime if only I knew his name!

Higuchi: Do you know if Misa’s former manager was an entertainer at some point?

Mogi: Come again?

Higuchi: I’m talking about Taro Matsui!

Mogi: Oh! I was only recently hired so I don’t know much about him. If you need some information, I can let you talk to someone from the office. I just remembered, everyone’s in Okinawa at the moment! You can try calling the president, though.

 

Light: This is going exactly as I planned. It’s almost scary.

L: You shouldn’t be scared by it. You should be happy.

Watari: I’m patching you into Higuchi’s call with the president of Yoshida productions.

Higuchi: This is Higuchi from Yotsuba. That manager’s real name isn’t Taro Matsui, is it?

Misa: He’s not even pretending to hide what he’s asking about now, is he? Stupid Higuchi.

L: Maybe he’s acting like that. It proves he’s beginning to panic.

Higuchi: Then, what was his real name?!

PRESIDENT: I think it was Yamada, no, wait, Yamashita. And his first name was, eh, I’m sorry, I can’t remember.

Higuchi: Don’t screw with me!! Why the hell can’t you remember the names of the people you hire?!

PRESIDENT: All right. No need for that kind of language. I’ve got his personnel file back the office.

Higuchi: Then go back there and get it!

PRESIDENT: You gotta be kidding me. Give me a break. We’re on a first company vacation in two years! If you wanna know that badly, I’ll give you the pin code for the office lock. You can go in yourself and look it up. How’s that? The personnel files are in the desk at the back to the left. You’ll find them files in the bottom drawer. They should all be sorted alphabetically. But I’m pretty sure it was Yamashita.

Higuchi: If they are going to announce it at the end of the program, that means I have two hours!

 

Misa: So, what’s he gonna do?

 

Wedy: I see Higuchi. He’s only carrying a single bag. I’m in pursuit.

 

Light: Everything’s still going according to plan.

L: Yes.

 

[—Higuchi’s Car—]

Higuchi: I’ll kill. I’ll kill him no matter what. I’ve come this far. I won’t let them stop me. I’m not giving up until I have everything! Ha ha ha ha ha!!


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