Death Note - I Am Kira

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This is a short kinetic typography film that I created for an art college assignment during my third semester (second year). It is based on Light Yagami's dramatic speech in the final episode of the highly-acclaimed psychological thriller "Death Note."

For this kinetic typography film, I wanted to reflect and exaggerate the personalities of both speaking characters (i.e. Light Yagami and Nate "Near" River) through the effective use of typography, font and colour.

I hope you enjoy watching this short kinetic typography film as much as I enjoyed creating it! Plus, if you are a fan of Death Note yourself and you enjoyed watching the original series, I hope you like my own interpretation of Light Yagami's dramatic speech as much as the original version! Thank you!

-EDIT: Friday 17th December 10- Won Daily 5th Place again? Wow...Now I definitely know that my Flash animation skills are improving! Plus, this is my first ever Flash animation that received an average score of 4 out of 5, which is considerably a very high score! Thank you everyone for your support and feedback!

Disclaimer: All copyrighted material used including soundtrack and characters belong to their rightful and respectful owners (e.g. Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Viz Media, etc.) All rights reserved and no copyright infringement intended.


Wow : )

When I first read the title of this video (in an email) I thought it was going to be a flash about the exact scene, however when I stated watching I was surprised to see it was only in words, and I thought for a second that this video wouldn't be funny, but to my open mindedness I gave it a try and found it to be cool and somewhat humorous, which goes to show even without animated characters a video can still be cool. Great job : )

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MysteryEzekude responds:

I'm glad that my short kinetic typography film intrigued you! Thanks for watching!


What everyone else said. That was really effective! Good job!

MysteryEzekude responds:

"What everyone else said?" I'd rather hear your own opinion than a blatant agreement to popular opinion. That's the whole point of reviews.


you do know kira got killed right?

MysteryEzekude responds:

Of course I do. He won against L, but not against Mello.

Very good

You protrayed one of my favourate things about the death note series


It was with words that KIRA killed so many people so easily and it was with words that he was killed like the others he had killed.

Don't YOU just love sweetness of irony


Wow, Don´t really know what to say,
This somehow reminded me of old "Epic" movies...
No need for animated vids, Text is enough wich is just what you prove with this typography.

Great work on the sounds and voice acting, Didn´t even have to watch all the time, just listen and still feel it.

"Author's Response:

I might consider making another version with the original English typography combined with the Japanese audio."

Yes plz do! cheers

MysteryEzekude responds:

I'm glad that you see my kinetic typography film as an effective interpretation of a dramatic fictional speech. Thank you. Also, I don't think I'll submit the Japanese version onto Newgrounds since this website only seeks the best Flash and strongly discourages blatant copies. I'd upload it on deviantART instead.

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4.38 / 5.00

Dec 16, 2010
5:27 PM EST
  • Daily 5th Place December 17, 2010