Curious Fact about Death Note Episode 29

According to the famous death note rules, when an owner performs a deal with a shinigami, his/her life span is cut by half, if the owner were to quit the ownership of the note, he’d loose all his related memories and his life span would not come back. While in possession of the Shinigami Eyes, the owner has the ability to see a person’s full name and remaining life span, but we wouldn’t expect to see the main character’s (or any important character in the plot for that matter) remaining life span, so instead these numbers and letters are unknown characters called “letters from the shinigami world”, illegible and and blurry scribbles with no meaning at all. These leads to a question: How did the characters who possessed the eyes at any time, managed to understand and carry out their objectives with this unknown alphabet?  since it clearly makes no sense at all.

On this episode, Chief Yagami Light made a deal with the  Shinigami called Ryuk, Ryuk had also performed a deal previously on Misa, which means there isn’t necessarily a limit to how many times a shinigami can perform a deal on humans. Chief Yagami died by receiving various bullets in his back, despite the bullet proof vest, one or more bullets had hit the flesh, furthermore he was burned badly (i’d say 3rd degree burns) by the explosion caused by Mello for his escape route. He died just a while after doing the deal, maybe half and hour or 15 minutes later, in his original life span, only less than an hour remained.

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  1. #1 by Chelle on May 9, 2007 - 11:59 pm

    They had to be bad burns because in ep 30 Mello has very bad burns on his face

  2. #2 by Roxanne de Winter on June 2, 2007 - 10:44 am

    Death Note hasn’t been the same since L died ;.;

  3. #3 by zeco on June 22, 2007 - 8:10 pm

    yeah. all these were shown in the movie too. XD as in the facts. love yr site ^^

  4. #4 by L on July 15, 2007 - 7:50 pm

    As to the understanding of the death god language, it would seem perfectly possible that the shinigami eyes come with ability to understand that which they’re seeing… otherwise the ability would be essentially useless.

    As to Light’s fathers life span. The series – probably for the best – never completely clarifies the details of seeing someones lifespan. Obvious problems about knowing the future and whether or not it can be changed would ensue. What is known is that the lifespan displayed is that one unaltered by the death note. Essentially then, one might think only a death note can effect this life span. So perhaps Light’s father lifespan was entirely different (longer) before he made the deal which set the effects into motion that quickly lead to his death.

  5. #5 by Lawliet on March 8, 2008 - 8:20 pm

    i know!
    i miss L alot! did you know L’s real name is Lawliet?

  6. #6 by Samantha on March 21, 2008 - 1:47 am

    It is very different without l.
    how do u gyes think light and near will handle the death of the chief?

  7. #7 by Ben Holub on April 4, 2008 - 5:47 am

    I know this post is very old, but I just wanted to clear up something:

    The names are written in Japanese kana. The amount of lifespan that the person in question has left is in shinigami time. Therefore, the user of the shinigami eyes can see the person’s name and understand it, though they cannot understand how much longer the person has left to live.

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