In a bid to profile Light's behavior, L challenges him to a game of tennis. L asks him some questions regarding the Kira case and invites him to help the investigation. The two then receive news that Light's father has had a heart attack.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mamoru Miyano ...
Light Yagami (voice)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
L (voice)
Ryuk (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Watari (voice)
Naoya Uchida ...
Soichiro Yagami (voice)
Chafûrin ...
Ai Satou ...
Sachiko Yagami (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
Koreyoshi Kitamura (voice)
Brad Swaile ...
Light Yagami (voice)
L (voice)
Ryuk / Sakura TV Staff (voice)
French Tickner ...
Watari (voice)
Soichiro Yagami (voice)
Ward Perry ...
Saffron Henderson ...
Sachiko Yagami / Nurse (voice)


L and Light play a "friendly" game of tennis by which to suss each other out, with their playing skills attracting campus attention. Afterwards at a coffee shop, L presents Light a test of deductive reasoning skills, using Kira's messages. News of Light's father's heart attack interrupts them. Meanwhile, a newspaperman who seeks riveting stories gets just what he wants in a direct message from Kira. Written by statmanjeff

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When Light and L play tennis, L's shirt goes from long sleeve, to short sleeve, then back to long sleeve. See more »


L: [to himself] You sure talk a lot, don't you, Light? Typical for someone who hates losing.
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(First ending theme, episodes #1-19)
Performed by Nightmare
Music and Lyrics by Sakito
Arrangement by Nightmare
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