Both Teru Mikami and Light Yagami write Kiyomi's name in their death notes the only difference being the time of death they specify. But in what way does this help Near to prove that Light is Kira?

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This was a page from Teru Mikami's death note shown by Near to Light.

Does Near identify that Kiyomi died a minute earlier than the time specified by Teru?

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Showing Kiyomi's name written in the notebook doesn't help Near proves that Light is Kira. Instead, it helps Near explains how he win by realizing the possibility of a fake notebook, which he previously not realize and would have lead to Light's win.

Here is the conversation on Anime:

Near: "On the 26th, after the report featuring Takada's kidnapping, Mikami headed for the bank."

Gevanni: "According to my investigation, Mikami only goes to the bank on the 25th of every month. For someone as punctual as Teru, going to the bank twice in two days is pretty unusual. I followed him as he headed for the deposit box. I was able to get into the deposit box, and inside, was the real notebook, with Takada's name written in it."

Near: "Even though you could kill someone with a piece of the note, you weren't aware that Mikami had done something on his own. It was then that I realized the possibility of a fake notebook."

P.S.: The detailed (i.e., time specified) written by Light and Teru doesn't matter here since both match with how Kiyomi died.

  • This is infact the correct answer. Building on this. The kiyomi explanantion followed when Light was confused why Near and others were alive. Near proved conclusively Light is Kira by showing everyone how Mikam wrote everyone's but Light's name in the notebook. Since Light's name was not written, logically it follows that he is Kira.
    – Arcane
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 3:27

Fact 1: Death Note exists.

Fact 2: Mikami wrote Kiyomi's name.

Fact 3: Kiyomi died.

Fact 4: There are more than 1 Kira.

Fact 5: First Kira was a student.

Fact 6: First Kira lived in Kanto area.

Fact 7: Light lived in Kanto area and was a student when Kira first surfaced.

Fact 8: The Kiras are working together.

Was Light Kira? Possibly yes considering the facts above.

Is it definite that Light was Kira? No. It could have been another student and it was Mikami who wrote the Kiyomi's name (IIRC piece of death note Light used to write Kiyomi's name was never discovered).

Fact 9: Light said, "victory is mine".

Fact 10: Light's name is the only one not written on the Death Note by Mikami Teru.

Fact 11: Mikami Teru has the Shinigami Eyes.

Fact 12: Mikami Teru called Light "God".

Is Light Kira? Yes, definitely.

So, it's not directly because Takada Kiyomi's name is in Teru's Death Note. It's because Mikami called Light "God" and Light's name being the only one not written in the Death Note.

Takada Kiyomi's wikia entry said that

Kiyomi is forced to commit suicide by fire (presumably using the fuel in Mello's motorcycle and equipment), burning herself, Mello's body, her belongings, and everything around her.

This is exactly like what was written by Mikami Teru in Death Note hold. This means that Mikami Teru has the same power as Kira and can be considered as one. Whether Light wrote Kiyomi's name in his own Death Note or not does not matter, because it is impossible to determine time of death down to the minutes unless you are there at the scene.

However, it is utterly impossible to fix the exact hour and minute that life ceased unless you were there at the moment of death.

What matters is that Mikami Teru wrote Kiyomi's death and cause of death and it conforms to the her death. Mikami also write down the names of those in the warehouse, all except Light's name. Why would a Kira let one person stay alive? Because that one person is also a Kira, which is confirmed by Mikami calling Light "God"


In actual Light have killed Kiyomi. For reference, http://deathnote.wikia.com/wiki/Kiyomi_Takada

"After killing Mello with the piece of the Death Note, her name is written into the Death Note by Light, using a piece hidden in his watch."

Also if you want to know to know exactly how near got to know about kira you can take a look at , How did N come to the conclusion that Light Yagami was Kira?

At the time when Light have written the name Light have written the name of Kiyomi, Teru had also written thinking that Kira is in some kind of constraints and it his duty take care of Kiyomi so that nothing is compromised.

However from this Near didn't proved that Light is Kira. It was just to make Light realize where the things went wrong. It was because this mistake that the Near's officer get to follow Teru and end up obtaining the death note and from there everything went to south for Kira.

  • But in the anime, Teru Mikami writes in the death note that kiyomi would die by burning herself in 2:33
    – Aditya Dev
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 3:44
  • See the edited question. I have added a picture to prove my point.
    – Aditya Dev
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 9:58
  • @AdityaDev, I got ur point. Check the edited answer.
    – Natsu
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 11:59
  • No. It was after near got teru's real note that he found out kiyomi's name.
    – Aditya Dev
    Commented Jun 7, 2016 at 16:21
  • Yaa, but there is some time gap between her actual time of death and the time written in teru's death note book.
    – Natsu
    Commented Jun 9, 2016 at 14:27

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