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How to Read, Vol 2. - Character Profiles

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Mar. 29th, 2005 | 12:44 pm
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posted by: cryogenia in death_note

Character profiles from How to Read, Vol. 2. Again, read at your own risk - spoilers included.


Character profile #4

Misora Naomi
[Kanji are “south/warm southerly breeze” and “skies”; first name is written all in katakana.]
Caption: The former FBI investigator who has vowed to get her revenge on Kira!
Summary: The fiancée of Raye Penbar, an FBI investigator who was murdered by Kira. She had the valuable clue that “Kira can kill by other means than just heart attacks”, but in the end…

Comments from Obata-sensei: I created her with the image of “cool, older lady” in mind. Since I hadn’t done any characters like her until that point, she was extremely fun to draw.

Small insert: Naomi hugging Raye and looking happy.
Caption: A snapshot with Penbar. Such happy days will not come again.

Personal Data:
Birthdate: 2/11/1976
Height: 171cm/5’7”
Weight: 46kg/101.2 pounds
Blood type: A
T/N: The stats are displayed web format. Starting from 12 o’clock position and moving clockwise, they are:
Knowledge: 7/10
Inventiveness: 8/10
Mental abilities: 9/10
Happiness/luck*: 0/10
Sociability: 6/10
Plan execution: 7/10
* This field is different for each character.



Character profile #5
Amane Misa
[Kanji are “broad/spanning out over a large area”; “ocean” and “sand”.]
Caption: The other Kira, who has the eyes of the Reaper!
Summary: The young girl who appeared on the scene as the second Kira. On the surface, she’s a model for teen magazines, but underneath she’s using a Death Note in order to meet the real Kira. And since she possesses the Reaper’s Sight, her killing power actually exceeds Light’s!

Comments from Obata-sensei: This is the character who changed the most drastically over the course of the story. She’s one of the most enjoyable characters to draw, but I’m a little afraid of what she’ll turn into next…

Small insert: Misa giving Light her Death Note.
Caption: In order to win Light’s trust, she offers him her Death Note!

Personal Data:
Birthdate: 12/25/1984
Height: 152cm/5’
Weight: 36kg/79.2 pounds
Blood type: AB
T/N: The stats are displayed web format. Starting from 12 o’clock position and moving clockwise, they are:
Knowledge: 3/10
Inventiveness: 4/10
Mental abilities: 6/10
Charm*: 10/10
Sociability: 10/10
Plan execution: 10/10
* This field is different for each character.


[Edit: Okay, so we've established that the weights are theoretically physically possible, yadda yadda. I'll crawl back in my hole and not express my amazement anymore. Yeesh. ~.~]

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Asane Hime

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from: shinuhana
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 03:52 am (UTC)
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Maybe it's because I live in fat America, but I almost always thinks the weights that mangakas list for particular heights are too low. I don't see how guys could have the muscles they are drawing or women the breasts with the weights they give them. Maybe the Japanese are so technologically advanced they are made out of new lightweight materials.

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ReNa Kim

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from: rena_kim
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
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Yes, it's quite strange.....
I'm 160cm and 44kg and the lightest i've been at this height is 42kg, never lower...

I've noticed when I look at the profiles of Korean female celebrities,
they ALL WEIGH 43KG!
Even the really tall ones that are 170cm+!!!

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My fingers become eyes.

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from: prismgecko
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
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I think this is just a Japanese thing. People in Japan are pretty skinny. Guys included.

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cryogenia

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from: cryogenia
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
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Yeah, people are skinny...but not that skinny 0.o I'm pretty sure that's still technically underweight :D

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リミックス・サクラ

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from: remix_sakura
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
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Misa has better plan execution skills than L and Raito?! 0.o

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cryogenia

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from: cryogenia
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
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I should note that I'm not 100% that's the best translation for this. I can't figure out what works best in English >,

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ReNa Kim

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from: rena_kim
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
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I think I weighed 36kg when I was about.....
14, 15 years old?

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Fiammatta

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from: fusakugyoku
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:27 am (UTC)
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NO F*ING WAY.

80 pounds at 14-15?! *shock* WOW I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOU.

So I guess Misa at 19ish isn't that insane after all.

Misa, Misa, Misa...

Doesn't anyone feel bad for Naomi-san, though?! Happiness/luck at 0/10?! Poor woman.

(I still don't think she's dead.)

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from: tofu
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:12 am (UTC)
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Off topic, but your icon seriously made me laugh. XD

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from: summerwolf
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
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Bone structures probably have something to do with it. The weight, I mean.

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from: kilalaaa
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
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Oh..that's right..
but still -_-;;
36 kg..
and 46 kg at 171 cm??
*cough*

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purple_pride

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from: purple_pride
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
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If Misa is a professional model, I have no doubt about her weight, but she's too short for model. O_O;

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If Misa is a professional model, I have no doubt about her weight, but she's too short for model. O_O;

<<<Charm*: 10/10>> I don't agree with this point. I think she is a bit annoying. She should have 6 - 7 point at this ability.

<<but I’m a little afraid of what she’ll turn into next…>> What is she turning into ? The next Sadako ?! Yeah! Kill Light and rule over the world!

Gimme back L !!!

I'm still stubborn.... :-(

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Nekki

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from: nekki
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC)
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As far as I know, Misa's a magazine model -- not a run-way, so her height doesn't really matter :3


And dude, guys, there are plenty of people who are underweight and still not badly endowed :P (plus, push-up bras can be miraculous.)

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. sweet dreams and flying machines .

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from: windbell
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
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Graaah! Those height/weight proportions are just not possible. As much as I love this manga, it is making me feel fat and stupid.

Darn underweight genius manga characters...

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OMGWTFBBQ

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from: cutemew
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
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Holy shit, at 5'2 and ~120 lbs (159 cm, 54 kg), I feel like a WHALE.

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OMGWTFBBQ

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from: cutemew
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
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Oh wait. I am so totally almost 5'3"... hehe

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cadence of bad luck

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from: ayaweird
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
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36kg...wow. I can see how it would work with some girls in Japan, as they're really child-like petite and all..but you're right, Misa is pretty curvy. No way that works. :o

Can I ask where your icon is from? ^__^; I've been trying to figure it out for a while...

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cryogenia

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from: cryogenia
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
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The icon is from Hagaren. Hmm, actually somewhat spoilery if I think about it. My bad, I'll change it out.

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the_pixelized

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from: the_pixelized
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 05:33 am (UTC)
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[Edit: Okay, so we've established that the weights are theoretically physically possible, yadda yadda. I'll crawl back in my hole and not express my amazement anymore. Yeesh. ~.~]

Haha, seriously. I can understand Misa being a little be thinner because she's a model and all, but Naomi is an adult and that sort of weight just isn't right. Even still, Misa has said before that she's on a diet, which implies that she thinks she's fat and, well, 76 pounds barely makes you alive after the age of ten. I guess someone doesn't have a very firm grasp on healthy ladies. Haha.

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dagger_ix1

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from: dagger_ix1
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I don't know about that. My mom is 5 feet tall (the same height as Naomi) and about 90 lbs. She's quite vibrant & healthy-looking, too.

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from: deathlike
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 05:44 am (UTC)
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I guess I'm on same boat as misa... Short and weigh very little.

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Skullcrusher inc

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from: spiritfighter
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
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jesus christ. This reminds me of the Dead Or Alive stats! Have you ever looked at teh chicks stats? Its insane. The are wearing a size 0 pants with size double E breasts. at least Obata didnt go THAT far. ^_^ I dont care about how I feel like a giant and a whale because they are fake and I am real. *XP to stupid super skinny magna characters* haha. My only savior is that I am smarter than she is academically. so, at my 5"9 and 180lb (I have no idea what it is in kg X_X) that is my only savior. plus, my wardrobe 0wnz hers.

okay. ramble moment over.

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Nekki

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from: nekki
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
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" The are wearing a size 0 pants with size double E breasts"
lmfao!!!

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Nekki

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from: nekki
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 07:06 am (UTC)
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Misa being a model and all, I don't question her weight, but Naomi's weight surprized me O_o; She doesn't appear to be really skinny nor fat, she seemed just pretty average (weight-wise), but wow.

Maybe all the characters wear push up bras and panties.

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beamspam mcmuppet

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from: snapdragon76
date: Mar. 29th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Wow. I'm the same age as Naomi. She's about 6 months older tham me, though.

And I still can't believe I weigh more than L. And I'm shorter than him, too!

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