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Learn Japanese phrases from Death Note part 4

The following quotes are from Death Note manga volume 3.

Ryuzaki (L)’s quotes

もしキラがあの中にいるのなら、キラの精神はすでに神の域に達している。
moshi kira ga ano naka ni iru no nara, kira no seishin wa sude ni kami no iki ni tasshite iru.
If one of them is Kira, that means Kira’s psychological state has already reached the divine level.

顔色ひとつ変えず悪人を裁いている。
kaoiro hitotsu kaezu akunin o sabaite iru.
He’s judging sinners without batting an eye.

もはやキラなど存在しない。本当に神の裁きと考えたいほどだ。
mohaya kira nado sonzai shinai. hontou ni kami no sabaki to kangaetai hodo da.
I almost want to think that Kira doesn’t exist, that this really is divine judgement.

神が人を殺すのに顔と名前が必要なんてふざけている。
kami ga hito o korosu noni kao to namae ga hitsuyou nante fuzakete iru.
For a God to need knowledge of someone’s name and face to kill them is ridiculous.

これは神の裁きではなく、神の裁きを気取った子供じみたものがいる。そういうことだ。
kore wa kami no sabaki dewa naku, kami no sabaki o kidotta kodomo jimita mono ga iru. sou iu koto da.
This isn’t divine judgement. It’s the work of some childish killer who’s playing at divine retribution. That’s all.

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キラという大量殺人犯は必ず存在する。そして必ず捕まえる。
kira to iu tairyou satsujinhan wa kanarazu sonzai suru. soshite kanarazu tsukamaeru.
The mass murderer we’re calling Kira definitely exists, and I’m definitely going to catch him.

「自分がキラです」と言ってもらい殺しを実際にやって見せてもらうのが一番いい。
jibun ga kira desu to itte morai koroshi o jissai ni yatte misete morau no ga ichiban ii.
The best thing would be to get him to tell me himself that he’s Kira, and carry out a murder in front of me.

夜神月、キラである可能性5%未満…
yagami raito, kira de aru kanousei go paasento miman.
Yagami Light, probability of being Kira, five percent or less.

しかしあの中では一番何かを感じさせた…
shikashi ano naka de wa ichiban nanika o kanjisaseta.
But of everyone we were watching, the most suspicious…

おまえは完璧すぎる…
omae wa kanpeki sugiru.
You’re too perfect.

もしおまえがキラであればこれ以上のプレッシャーはないだろう…
moshi omae ga kira de areba koe ijou no puresshaa wa nai darou.
If you are Kira, there’s nothing that could pressure you more than this…

私は本当は夜神くんをキラじゃないかと疑っているんです。
watashi wa hontou wa yagami kun o kira janai ka to utagatte irun desu.
The truth is Yagami… I suspect that you may in fact be Kira.

私はこの座り方でないと駄目なんです。
watashi wa kono suwarikata denai to dame nan desu.
I just can’t sit any other way than this.

一般的な座り方をすると推理力は40%減です。
ippanteki na suwarikata o suru to suiriryoku wa yonjuppasento gen desu.
If I sit the way other people do, my reasoning ability drops by forty percent.

Yagami Light (Kira)’s quotes

Lさえ消せば、キラは新世界の神にまた一歩近づく。
eru sae keseba, kira wa shinsekai no kami ni mata ippo chikazuku.
If I can just eliminate L, Kira will be one step closer to being the God of this new world.

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LがLだと言うはずがない。
eru ga eru da to iu hazu ga nai.
L would never come out and says he’s L.

変なやつだとは思っていたがマジでおかしいのか?
hen na yatsu da to wa omotte ita ga maji de okashii no ka.
I thought this guy was strange, but is he seriously insane?

確かにこいつがLだとしたら、僕はこいつに何もできない!
tashika ni koitsu ga eru da to shitara, boku wa koitsu ni nanimo dekinai.
If it’s true that this guy’s L, I can’t do anything to him!

何も考えない方がいい。すました顔をしていなくては…
nanimo kangaenai hou ga ii. sumashita kao o shite inakute wa.
It’s better to keep my mind a blank. I need to look relaxed…

こいつは絶対今僕が動揺していないか観察している…
koitsu wa zettai ima boku ga douyou shite inai ka kansatsu shite iru.
This guy must be watching me to see if I’m rattled or not…

Lめ…こんな屈辱は生まれて初めてだ。
eru me. konna kutsujoku wa umarete hajimete da.
That damn L… I’ve never been so humiliated in my entire life.

死神が人間を殺すのと人間が人間を殺すのを同じ次元で考えるな。
shinigami ga ningen o korosu no to ningen ga ningen o korosu no o onaji jigen de kangaeru na.
Shinigami killing people and humans killing people are very different things. Don’t lump them together.

なんとしてもあいつを殺してやりたいが殺せば足がつく。
nanto shite mo aitsu o koroshite yaritai ga koroseba ashi ga tsuku.
I want to kill that guy no matter what, but if I do they’ll get me.


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デスノートでは名前を書いたその人間一人しか殺せない。
desunooto de wa namae o kaita sono ningen hitori shika korosenai.
With the Death Note, only the person whose name I write will die.

誰かを操って殺させることはできない…
dareka o ayatsutte korosaseru koto wa dekinai.
I can’t control someone’s actions to make them kill him.

全く不便だよ、デスノートってやつは。
mattaku fuben da yo, desunooto tte yatsu wa.
This Death Note is totally useless.

何も悲観する事はない。
nanimo hikan suru koto wa nai.
No need to be so negative.

これは向こうも何もつかんでいない証拠だ。
kore wa mukou mo nanimo tsukande inai shouko da.
This is the proof that he doesn’t have any proof.

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おまえが僕に友情を求めてくるなら快く受け入れてやろう。
omae ga boku ni yuujou o motomete kuru nara kokoroyoku ukeirete yarou.
If you want to be friends with me, I’ll gladly hang out with you.

僕はおまえを信じ込ませ、そして全てを引き出しおまえたちを殺す。
boku wa omae o shinjikomase, soshite subete o hikidashi omaetachi o korosu.
I’ll make you trust me, and when you’ve told me everything I need to know, I’ll kill you.

こんなもの見せて僕の顔色が変わるとでも思っているのか?
konna mono misete boku no kaoiro ga kawaru to demo omotte iru no ka.
Does he think that showing me these is going to make me go pale or something?

こいつの中のキラはこんなのに騙されるのか?
koitsu no naka no kira wa konna no ni damasareru no ka.
Is the Kira he envisions stupid enough to fall for something like this?

あまり卓越した考え方をすると疑いが濃くなるみたいじゃないか。
amari takuetsu shita kangaekata o suru to utagai ga koku naru mitai janai ka.
You make it sound like if I do too well, I’m under even more suspicion.

確かに僕はキラ事件に興味を持ち趣味で推理もしているが…
tashika ni boku wa kira jiken ni kyoumi o mochi shumi de suiri mo shite iru ga.
While it’s true I’m very interested in the Kira case, and even in helping to solve it…

僕はキラじゃないからキラに殺されるのは御免だ。
boku wa kira janai kara kira ni korosareru no wa gomen da.
I’m not Kira, and I sure as hell don’t want to get killed by him.

二人共端から見たらただの大学生じゃないか。
futari tomo hata kara mitara tada no daigakusei janai ka.
Anybody looks at us, all they see are two college students.

どちらかというと流河の方がキラっぽいって言われるよ。
dochira ka to iu to ryuuga no hou ga kirappoi tte iwareru yo.
Most people would probably say you’re more likely to be Kira than me, Ryuga.

どっちもキラじゃないなんて証明はできない。
docchi mo kira janai nante shoumei wa dekinai.
Neither of us can prove we aren’t Kira.

Yagami Soichiro’s quotes

娘さんが疑われているわけではありません。
musume san ga utagawarete iru wake de wa arimasen.
It isn’t quite the case that your daughter is under suspicion.

それだけは断言しておきます。
sore dake wa dangen shite okimasu.
That much I can tell you quite positively.

むしろ本当に疑われているとしたら私の息子の方です。
mushiro hontou ni utagawarete iru to shitara watashi no musuko no hou desu.
If anyone is truly a suspect in this case, it’s my son.

キラを恐れて尻尾を巻いて逃げ出す警察が有能だと言えるでしょうか?
kira o osorete shippo o maite nigedasu keisatsu ga yuunou da to ieru deshou ka.
The police are so scared of Kira, they’ve run from the case with their tails between their legs. Could anybody call that competent?

Death Note rules VI & VII

書き入れる死の状況は、その人間が物理的に可能な事、その人間がやってもおかしくない範囲の行動でなければ実現しない。
kakiireru shi no joukyou wa, sono ningen ga butsuriteki ni kanou na koto, sono ningen ga yatte mo okashikunai han’i no koudou de nakereba jitsugen shinai.
The conditions for death will not be realized unless it is physically possible for that human or it is reasonably assumed to be carried out by that human.

死の状況で可能になる事の詳細な範囲は死神にもわからないので、自分で検証し明らかにしていくしかない。
shi no joukyou de kanou ni naru koto no shousai na han’i wa shinigami ni mo wakaranai node, jibun de kenshou shi akiraka ni shite iku shika nai.
The specific scope of the condition for death is not known to the gods of death, either. So you must examine and find out.

デスノートから切り取った1ページやその切れ端でも全て、デスノートの特性が有効である。
desunooto kara kiritotta ichi peeji ya sono kirehashi demo subete, desunooto no tokusei ga yuukou de aru.
One page taken from the Death Note, or even a fragment of the page, contains the full effects of the note.

文字として残る物であれば、書く道具はノートに直に書き込みさえすれば何でもよい。化粧品や血でも構わない。
moji toshite nokoru mono de areba, kaku dougu wa nooto ni jika ni kakikomi sae sureba nan demo yoi. keshouhin ya chi demo kamawanai.
The instrument to write with can be anything, (e.g. cosmetics, blood, etc) as long as it can write directly onto the note and remains as legible letters.

デスノートについて、わからない事は元持ち主の死神でも沢山ある。
desunooto ni tsuite, wakaranai koto wa moto mochinushi no shinigami demo takusan aru.
Even the original owners of the Death Note, gods of death, do not know much about the note.


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