“Gosh, I haven’t been to Spaceland since junior high. This is gonna be fun! Plus, I get you all to myself today, Light…”
Yuri (ユリ, Yuri) is a teenage girl whom Light Yagami invites on a date to Space Land.
Yuri has brown eyes and dark brown hair that reaches her collarbone. On her date with Light she wears a beige jacket with a fur trim hood, gloves, a white shirt, a short dark skirt, and boots.
Yuri seems to be a kind and joyful girl.
Light asks her out as part of his plan to discover Raye Penber's name so that he can write it in his Death Note. Light asks her out so that he won't arouse suspicion, since he is aware that he is being followed by Penber.
Penber sees this, and warns Light that it's too risky and to let him handle it. Light replies that he doesn't know if he should trust Penber, since it is possible that he could be the hijacker’s partner. Yuri nervously questions what Light is saying, and he replies that during hijacks, there are often two criminals working together: one doing the hijacking, and the other disguised as a bystander. To prove that he can be trusted, Penber shows Light his identification, certain that Light cannot be Kira.
Light, now having the information which he needs, drops a piece of paper from his Death Note onto the floor. Osoreda sees this and, as planned, picks it up and reads it, to discover that it is only date plans. When he looks up he sees Ryuk, and starts shooting him, using up all of his bullets. Osoreda then runs off of the bus and gets hits by a car, getting killed, just as Light had specified in his Death Note.
After everything has calmed down, Light comments on what happened, but Yuri, still somewhat in a daze, tells him that she still wants to go on their date, anyways. Light is surprised, but obliges, and the two leave to continue with their date, while Ryuk remarks that "even human women" are stubborn.
- As stated in Death Note 13: How to Read, "It is assumed that Light was on close terms with Yuri even before he gained the Death Note."
- Misa Amane refers to Yuri, as well as other girls including Takada and Emi, as her "rivals," since they have dated Light. Misa says that she wins over Yuri for having more of a "mature charm".
- The busjacking scene has had live-action adaptations, but Yuri has not been included in them. In the film series, the girl who takes the bus with Light is Shiori Akino. In the television drama, Light takes the bus alone.