Live Action Films
Date of Birth
November 9, 1977 (1980 in anime)
Date of Death
April 18, 2004 (2007 in anime)
Hidenobu Kiuchi (木内 秀信, Kiuchi Hidenobu)
Ramon Hernandez (Spain)
Michael Angel Ruiz (Mexico)
Ikuji Nakamura (中村育二, Nakamura Ikuji)
Ukita proved to be a man of strong character and with great determination as they did not withdraw the case Kira while several others did. Ukita also showed no very calm or patience since, when the transmission of Second Kira was passed, he went straight to Sakura TV to continue to prevent the transmission.
When Misa Amane (the second Kira) has Sakura TV broadcast a message from her as Kira, Ukita recklessly rushes to the station to stop the broadcast, without any prompting by the rest of the team. Since Misa has the Shinigami Eyes, she kills him as soon as he approaches the door and is about to shoot.
FilmsEditIn the film, he is portrayed by Ikuji Nakamura, and appears notably older. Ukita does not die in the film; Mogi is killed in his place.
Obata said that Ukita is an "emotional" and "easy-to-understand" character who therefore was "easy to draw". When Obata designed him, he did not know that Ukita would die. Obata felt "really surprised" when he saw Ohba's thumbnails portraying Ukita dead.
- Ukita is shown in the Manga to be a smoker making him, Wedy, Matt, Yamanaka and Demegawa the only characters in the series shown to do so.
- Though Ukita dies in both the Anime and Manga, he does not die in the movies. A similar death was instead given to Mogi, who oddly enough does not die in either the Anime or Manga.