Death Note (Anime and Manga)

Does misa amane kill herself?

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2011-09-13 00:00:08

According to 13: How to Read, Misa loses her memories

related to using the Death Note and retains her love for Light.

Since it is in the nature of a Death Note user to "suffer

misfortune", Misa falls into despair after someone "like Matsuda"

"probably let it slip" that Light died. When she regains her

memories by Rem telling her Rem states that if Light tries to harm

Misa in anyway she will kill him. Misa responds "I don't exactly

want to be loved by a Shinigami, and if Light died I couldn't live

on without him. There's no way Light would kill Misa-Misa. And why

would you go so far for me." Most likely foreshadowing events to

come because Light does die. Despite fan rumors, the cloaked woman

who appears at the end of the manga is not Misa, but an unnamed

follower of Kira. Misa's fate is not shown in the manga at all; she

was last seen staying at the Teito Hotel. Ohba stated that this was

simply because he did not have a situation to fit her in.

At the anime's finale, Misa appears standing outside the safety

rail on the edge of a skyscraper looking into the sunset dressed in

Gothic Lolita clothing (which incidentally happens to be the same

one in episode 25 which leads the viewers to wonder whether this

had been a future reference), presumably about to jump to her death

It is left up to the viewers if she dies for the ones who haven't

read the manga).

That does actually seem to symbolize her committing

suicide. It's quite obvious that she'd do that to herself when

Light dies.


In the anime, it's implied (although never actually said) that

she kills herself, because she's standing on the top of a very tall

building near the edge, looking down, then it zooms out on the


In the manga, she lives for about a year after Light dies, but

then Misa dies because of her shortened lifespan (she made the

shinigami eye trade twice, so she cut her lifespan in half, then in

half again).

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