Live Action Films
Also Known As
Date of Birth
February 11, 1976 (1979 in anime)
Date of Death
January 2, 2004 (2007 in anime)
Raye Penber (fiancé, deceased)
FBI agent (retired)
声優 (Seiyū; Japanese)
Voice Actor (English)
Tabitha St. Germain
配音演员 (Pèiyīn Yǎnyuán; Mandarin)
Min Tao (陶敏嫻, Táo Mǐn)
配音員 (Pui3 Jam1 Jyun4; Cantonese)
Luk Wai-ling (陸惠玲, Luk6 Wai6 Ling4)
성우 (Sung-woo; Korean)
Actor de Doblaje (Spanish)
Claudia Contreras (Latin American)
Alicia Laorden (Spanish)
Domitilla D' Amico
Live Action Films actor
Asaka Seto (瀬戸=朝香, Seto Asaka)
“L has my complete trust.”
Naomi Misora (南空=ナオミ, Misora Naomi) is a former FBI agent and the fiancée of agent Raye Penber. After the death of Raye (who was a member of the FBI team being used by L, and charged with following the suspect Light Yagami), Naomi begins her own investigation into his death and comes to conclude that Kira is responsible. When Light Yagami overhears Naomi's plan to give her theory to the Task Force, he quickly decides to eliminate her.
Naomi is a young woman with long black hair and dark eyes . Sometime her eyes are shown as hazel in certain scenes, where the light source is different. She is often seen wearing black leather clothes.
Described by How to Read as formerly a "first rate" FBI agent with a "remarkable investigative ability", Naomi left the Bureau in October 2003 for the sake of starting a family in the United States. Naomi is very intelligent. Unfortunately, she lets her feelings get in the way of her investigative abilities.
After the sudden death of her fiancé which she blames Kira for, Naomi decides to take part in the Kira case herself. Having been told by Raye that he showed his FBI badge to someone during a bus jacking, Naomi deduces that Kira must have been on the bus. In her attempts to contact the Task Force she comes across Light Yagami. Light uses his father's status to his advantage, telling Naomi that he is Chief Yagami's son, and slowly begins to win her trust. Cautious at first, she uses the false name Shoko Maki in order to protect herself until she can reach L. Light finally gets Naomi to reveal her name by saying that he is a member of the Task Force and is actually working with L.
Taking advantage of Naomi's emotional state, Light gives the possibility that she could join the Task Force and help catch her fiancé's murderer.
Light says that he will need to see a form of identification before she can join, and Naomi shows him her drivers license. Using a piece of the Death Note, Light writes down Naomi's name, resulting in her death by suicide. Her body is never found due to the specifications made by Light in the Death Note.
For the production and filming of the movie, Seto stated that she "tried to project that awesome spirit" of Naomi, referring to the character's tenacity and drive while trying to defeat Kira.
Her character also makes a brief appearance in L: Change the WorLd.
Naomi is one of the central characters and Heroine/Female Protagonist in the spinoff novel Death Note: Another Note - The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by author Nisio Isin. The story is set several years prior to the start of Death Note and focuses on a series of murder cases investigated by L with Naomi as his operative. The resulting capture of the murderer helped launch Naomi's reputation within the FBI.
Naomi's character was originally intended to have a larger role in the storyline which included investigating possible suspects for the Kira Case and expanded interaction with her fiancé. However, once Raye's character was killed author Tsugumi Ohba believed that having Naomi search for Kira was a "natural and interesting development" in the story. Within the cast of characters at the time Sayu Yagami was the only notable female. In adding Naomi, Ohba could finally have the "cool" female character he had always wanted. He initially planned for Naomi to have a long involvement in the story but underestimated the character's deductive abilities. Because she was able to uncover crucial plot information "faster than...thought", Ohba decided to end her character early or face complications with the story development later on. He described the storyline issue of Naomi as the greatest difficulty that he created for himself since the beginning of the series.
According to artist Takeshi Obata, after hearing about the storyline he looked forward to drawing her character since it would be his first time designing one like Naomi. Using the color black to convey her mourning over her fiancé he gave Naomi a leather jacket then designed her face and hair to match her clothes. Because of this ordering Obata states that Naomi was essentially "born from her clothes".
- In the anime's first opening, Naomi is seen holding Penber's corpse in a manner similar to Michelangelo's representation of Pietà after about 45 seconds.
- "My fiancé… and the convenience store robber… and the busjacker. Were all used by Kira in order to murder the FBI agents in Japan. I'm convinced of it."
- (To Light Yagami) "Why do you keep checking your watch?"