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Learn Japanese phrases from Death Note part 10

The following quotes are from Death Note manga volume 5.

Yagami Soichiro’s quotes

まさかキラのおかげで治安が良くなったなんて本気で考えているんじゃないでしょうね?
masaka kira no okage de chian ga yoku natta nante honki de kangaete irun janai deshou ne.
You’re not seriously thinking that the world is a better place thanks to Kira?

キラから献金を受けている奴がいるのか…
kira kara kenkin o ukete iru yatsu ga iru no ka.
You’re saying there are those who are receiving bribes from Kira?

殺すという恐怖で縛るだけではなく金という飴を与え政治家達を意のままに…
korosu to iu kyoufu de shibaru dake dewa naku kane to iu ame o atae seijikatachi o i no mama ni.
So controlling the politicians not only with the fear of death, but by dangling money in front of their noses…

もう警察を辞めなければ本気でキラを追う事はできない。
mou keisatsu o yamenakereba honki de kira o ou koto wa dekinai.
We’re no longer able to seriously work on this case as police officers.

Learn Japanese with quotes by L Lawliet

皆自分の生活がある。よく考えて決めてくれ。
minna jibun no seikatsu ga aru. yoku kangaete kimete kure.
Each of you has your own life. Take your time to decide.

もう懸けるのは自分の命だけではない。
mou kakeru no wa jibun no inochi dake dewa nai.
We aren’t just risking our lives now.

確かに警察でなくなる我々ではたいした力にはなれないかもしれない…
tashika ni keisatsu de nakunaru wareware dewa taishita chikara niwa narenai kamoshirenai.
It’s true that if we quit the police, we won’t be of much help to you…

しかし私達の気持ちはどうなる?
shikashi watashitachi no kimochi wa dou naru.
But what about our feelings?

これでもここまで本当に命懸けでやってきたつもりだ。
kore demo koko made hontou ni inochigake de yatte kita tsumori da.
We’ve come this far, risking our lives in the process.

Ryuzaki (L Lawliet)’s quotes

私は皆さんは警察に戻るべきだと思います。
watashi wa minasan wa keisatsu ni modoru beki da to omoimasu.
I think you should all go back to the police.

もともと私は一人でしたし…
motomoto watashi wa hitori de shita shi.
I was all alone in the beginning.

警察のほとんどの者がキラに殺されたくないから私には協力できないとすぐ背を向けた。
keisatsu no hotondo no mono ga kira ni korosaretakunai kara watashi niwa kyouryoku dekinai to sugu se o muketa.
Almost every police officer turned their backs to me because they didn’t want to be killed by Kira.

それでも今まで残ってくれた皆さんのその気持ちだけで私は一人でもやっていけます。
soredemo ima made nokotte kureta minasan no sono kimochi dake de watashi wa hitori demo yatte ikemasu.
With the support you guys gave me until now I’ll be able to continue this case on my own.

そして必ずキラの首を土産に皆さんに会いに行きます。
soshite kanarazu kira no kubi o miyage ni minasan ni ai ni ikimasu.
And I swear to return and see you guys one day with Kira’s head.

警察を辞める二・三人の一般人の協力は警察の協力ではありません。
keisatsu o yameru ni sannin no ippanjin no kyouryoku wa keisatsu no kyouryoku dewa arimasen.
Two or three civilians who have quit the force do not count as the police.

一刑事として命懸けでキラを追う事は間違ってないと思いますが…
ichikeiji toshite inochigake de kira o ou koto wa machigattenai to omoimasu ga.
I have nothing against a detective risking his life to chase after Kira.

刑事でなくなってまで家族に迷惑をかけキラを追うのは決して正しい事だとは私は思いません。
keiji denaku natte made kazoku ni meiwaku o kake kira o ou no wa kesshite tadashii koto da towa watashi wa omoimasen.
But I cannot see it as a correct decision to lose your job and cause suffering to your family for the sake of catching him.


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刑事として死んだら殉職ですがここで無職で死んだら犬死にです。
keiji toshite shindara junshoku desu ga koko de mushoku de shindara inujini desu.
Dying in the line of duty is heroic, but dying while being unemployed is just stupid.

気付かれずに証拠を押さえる…それしかありません。
kizukarezu ni shouko o osaeru. sore shika arimasen.
Uncover the evidence without being noticed… That’s our only chance.

くれぐれも焦った行動先走った行動一人の判断で動かないでください。
kuregure mo asetta koudou sakibashitta koudou hitori no handan de ugokanaide kudasai.
Please do not act out of panic or take matters into your own hands without my instruction.

今までの話は忘れてください…作戦考え直しです…
ima made no hanashi wa wasurete kudasai. sakusen kangaenaoshi desu.
Forget everything I just said… We’ll need to rethink our plan…

とりあえず今はこれ以上こっちから動くと気付かれる可能性がありますから少し様子を見ましょう。
toriaezu ima wa kore ijou kocchi kara ugoku to kizukareru kanousei ga arimasu kara sukoshi yousu o mimashou.
Anyway, any drastic actions right now would cause them to notice us, so let’s wait and see for now.

Yagami Light (Kira)’s quotes

竜崎。僕がいる限り一人という事はない。
ryuuzaki. boku ga iru kagiri hitori to iu koto wa nai.
Ryuzaki, as long as I’m around, you won’t be alone.

Learn Japanese with quotes by Yagami Light

もし仮に僕に顔と名前で人を殺せる能力があったらどうだ?
moshi kari ni boku ni kao to namae de hito o koroseru nouryoku ga attara dou da.
What if, hypothetically, I had the power to kill using only a person’s face and name…

悪人を裁こうとするか?
akunin o sabakou to suru ka.
Would I use it to punish bad people?

確かに世の中いない方がいいと思う人間はいるが…
tashika ni yo no naka inai hou ga ii to omou ningen wa iru ga.
Certainly the world would be better without certain people.

自らが殺人犯になって悪を裁く事で世の中を変えようとまで僕は思わない…
mizukara ga satsujinhan ni natte aku o sabaku koto de yo no naka o kaeyou to made boku wa omowanai.
But I don’t think I would go so far as to become a murderer myself to change the world.

やはり考え過ぎだ。僕がキラであるはずがない。
yahari kangaesugi da. boku ga kira de aru hazu ga nai.
I’m thinking too much. I can’t possibly be Kira.

そんな記憶はまったくないし、大量殺人をしてその記憶が残らないなんてありえない。
sonna kioku wa mattaku nai shi, tairyou satsujin o shite sono kioku ga nokoranai nante arienai.
I have no memories of it. How could someone kill so many and not remember it?

まだそんな事を言ってるのか、竜崎。
mada sonna koto o itteru no ka, ryuuzaki.
You’re still saying stuff like that, Ryuzaki?

僕を疑っているのは勝手だが、今起きている事にちゃんと目を向けてくれよ。
boku o utagatte iru no wa katte da ga, ima okite iru koto ni chanto me o mukete kure yo.
You can suspect me all you want but I hope you’re paying attention to what’s going on in front of us.

Quotes by Aizawa Shuichi

ずるいですよ…俺だってここでやりたいです…
zurui desu yo. ore datte koko de yaritai desu.
It’s not fair… I want to keep going too…

俺だって本当にいつ死ぬかわからない覚悟でやってきました…
ore datte hontou ni itsu shinu ka wakaranai kakugo de yatte kimashita.
I’ve come this far, prepared to die at any time…

それにここで辞めたら宇生田に顔向けが…
sore ni koko de yametara ukita ni kaomuke ga.
But if I quit now, how will I ever be able to face Ukita?

なんで警察に勤める刑事がキラを追っちゃいけないんだ…
nande keisatsu ni tsutomeru keiji ga kira o occha ikenain da.
Why can’t a detective on the police force go after Kira?

Quotes by others

それにこれでキラを捕まえられず警察に戻ったら負け犬って気が…
sore ni kore de kira o tsukamaerarezu keisatsu ni modottara makeinu tte ki ga.
It would be pathetic to quit before catching Kira…


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