Live Action Films
Also Known As
Kanichi Moji (模地幹一, Moji Kan'ichi)
Date of Birth
September 13, 1973 (1976 in anime)
Date of Death
April 18, 2006 (film only)
39 (post-series oneshot)
Kazuya Nakai (中井=和哉, Nakai Kazuya)
Luis Grau (Spain)
Alejandro Mayen (Mexico)
Shimizu Shin (清水伸, Shin Shimizu)
Kanzo Mogi (模木=完造, Mogi Kanzō) is one of the most dedicated members of the Japanese Task Force, but also one of the most reserved.
Mogi is a tall, broad man who sports stout and spiky black hair. Like all members of the Task Force, he dresses formally in suit, tie and shoes.
Mogi rarely speaks, even when someone presents an opinion he agrees with. He is shown to be an excellent actor, becoming an excited and cheery manager for Misa on demand and in seeming contradiction to his usual demeanor.
In the manga, he is originally ordered by L to investigate the Kitamura family, and to pose as L, since the family members were under suspicion of being Kira. Mogi initially seems to serve as more of a field agent during early parts of the Kira investigation, not seeming to be present during most of the team's meetings in any of the various hotels they met in. Mogi is seen meeting with the team more often when the investigation team moves to their new headquarters, where L acknowledges him as being an invaluable asset in intelligence gathering.
Obata believes that Mogi's character design became not "very coherent" because Obata had not planned for Mogi to become a main character. He apparently did not draw Mogi as main character, and did not expect him to last through the whole series.
Ohba believes that, if Mogi became the NPA chief by the end of the story, he would "lean toward L's side," with Near as L.
Fate in the filmEdit
Although Mogi doesn't die in the manga or the anime, he dies in the film. He is killed by Misa early on in the second Death Note movie. This death was similar to the fate of Ukita in both the Anime and Manga.