Live Action Films
Also Known As
Date of Birth
May 1, 1933 (1936 in the anime)
Date of Death
November 5, 2004 (2007 in the anime)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi (小林清志, Kobayashi Kiyoshi)
French Tickner (anime)
Ron Halder (films)
Youwen Chen (藤村俊二, Chen Youwen)
Wong Chi-King (黃子敬, Wong4 Zi2< Ging3)
Carlos del Campo (Latin American)
Felix Benito (Spanish)
Cyrille Monge (films)
Shunji Fujimura (藤村俊二, Fujimura Shunji)
He has grayish-white hair and blue eyes. As L's assistant Watari, he wears a long black suit and a hat which also covers his face. After he revealed his appearance to the Task Force, Watari wears a black tuxedo with a black hat and glasses.
Watari is a famous inventor and the founder of Wammy's House, an orphanage for gifted children in Winchester, England. Using the fortune he made as an inventor, he built an orphanage that teaches children with special talents, and sends them out into the world. Before the Japanese Task Force is formed, he is the only person who has seen L, and the only one capable of contacting L directly. Like L, he represents himself with an Old English "W" on computer screens. He is also a fatherly figure to L. Watari is well trained in espionage and marksmanship. According to Death Note: How To Read 13, Watari likes Earl Grey tea and dislikes dirty rooms.
Watari first appears during an Interpol emergency meeting, as he informs that L is currently working on the Kira case.
During the chase with Kyosuke Higuchi, Watari helped to stop him from committing suicide by shooting a gun from a helicopter.
After Light regains his Death Note, he tricks Rem into killing Watari and L for his own personal gain. Before Watari dies, he presses a kill-switch button which causes all data deletion at task force headquarters. L told him to do this if something 'strange' were to happen to him. Rem disintegrates after killing L and Watari because she deliberately increased Misa Amane's lifespan by causing their deaths.
His death in the anime is nearly identical to his death in the manga, with the exception that in the anime, Rem is shown behind Watari, stepping back into the shadows with her one visible eye glowing red.
In Other MediaEdit
In the film, he is played by Shunji Fujimura, who felt that Watari's presence would "come alive" if he projected "the mood of this mysterious old gentleman without the air of livelihood."
- ↑ Death Note Manga: Chapter 02, Page 8