The word masterpiece is often thrown around recklessly. With such reckless remarks, the word has eventually lost its value. However, anyone in their right mind would agree that Death Note was a masterpiece in the true sense. The anime builds in tension and hypes up the audience with the curious cat and mouse chase of L and Light. Death Note turned out to be a genius with L and Light especially, but one character that is often ignored is Misa Amane. Misa Amane as the second Kira, nothing more than a pawn for Light to use. However, the character pushes the series an extra mile. However, her ending is quite suspenseful. Does Misa Amane die? Or does she make it out alive?
What makes Misa Amane a notable character is that she is unique in her own ways. She is not a genius like Light or L. Instead, she is rather clever. However, the true sense of her personality lies in the fact she was crazy and a borderline yandere. Her life meant little to her as she devoted herself to Light. Towards the end of the series, Light Yagami meets a tragic end. But does Misa Amane die? Here’s all that we know about the mystery.
Misa Amane (Japanese Kanji: 弥 海砂)
Being an upcoming model as well as a keen supporter of Kira, she becomes the second Kira. She receives a Death Note and thus, looks for Kira to thank him for killing the man who had murdered her entire family. Misa also wanted to offer him help. She makes a trade for the Shinigami Eyes, which helps her learn that Kira is actually Light Yagami. Later, she meets with Light and decides that her life is dedicated to helping Light in whatever ways she can. Her goal is to uncover L’s real name.
In her physical appearance, Misa is short, slender, and a very attractive woman with hair that is long, straight, and blonde. Her hair is generally styled in pigtails which are tied with red bands. Occasionally, she leaves her hair loose. In the anime, she seems to be a brunette but then changes her hair. Her eyes change color into bright red when she uses Shinigami Eyes. This lets her see the person’s name and lifespan above their head.
Personality-wise, Miss is quite impulsive and hyperactive. Her childlike personality is evident when she speaks in the third person. She seems to be idiotic to many, but in truth, she has had her moments of intelligence when she tricks Kyosuke Higuchi into revealing his real identity as Yotsuba Kira. Having Shinigami eyes makes it easier for her to kill people with the Death Note. She can also be quite careless in her actions as the Second Kira. This is why she gets arrested and imprisoned based on suspicion of her being the Second Kira.
Does Misa Amane Die In Death Note?
When Light dies of a heart attack, it affects Misa greatly. A scene shows Misa walking on a bridge which has the audience suspecting that she flung herself off the bridge upon hearing the news of Light’s death. It can also be an artistic portrayal of her grief. The last of Misa is shown as her standing on the rooftop past the guard rails, ready to jump. So does Misa Amane die? The current status of Misa is revealed to be dead in the manga, which means she did commit suicide. What’s quite striking is that while Light died on 28 January 2010, Misa died on 14 February 2011.
Light Yagami was the only person Misa could ever fall in love with. After the death of Light, Misa saw no point in moving on. Even if she did, her life would be cut short since she had sold her half-life twice. She lost the purpose to live after the death of Light. Seeing Misa’s obsession with Light, it is no surprise that she committed suicide. Having sold her half-life twice, it is more than a surprise that she even lasted that long.
Misa is seen as an annoying character by several fans. However, the undeniable truth is that without Misa, Death Note would feel incomplete in several ways.
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