Appearance[edit | edit source]
Armonia's appearance is that of a golden skeleton adorned with all manner of jewelry. He is always seen sitting on a heavily decorated throne made of skulls.
Character[edit | edit source]
In Death Note 13: How to Read, Armonia is described as being a Shinigami that the Shinigami King places a great amount of trust in. Because of this, many other Shinigami often approach him for advice. Being highly intelligent, he knows everything there is to know about the rules governing the Shinigami Realm. Armonia also sits on a throne and can sometimes be seen smoking. Takeshi Obata also describes him as being "conceited."
Plot[edit | edit source]
Armonia provides Sidoh with several scrolls describing the various rules that Shinigami have for interacting with humans, which Sidoh uses to guide his interactions with Mello in the Human World. The scrolls are not mentioned in the anime.
In other media[edit | edit source]
Armonia (here referred to as Justin) appears in the audio drama with a slightly expanded role. Due to the audio drama's merging of Mu and the Shinigami Realm, Justin primarily deals with recently-departed humans, and tells L's spirit his premature death caused "a lot of paperwork." He is part of an inefficient bureaucracy of Shinigami, so slow it takes over five years to acknowledge L's request to return to the human world. Bored, he tries unsuccessfully to convince L that the afterlife is an illusion created by his soul. However, L's request eventually passes up the chain of command to the Shinigami King.
As in the anime, he informs Sidoh that his missing Death Note is being used by Kira.
Conception[edit | edit source]
Obata stated that, for Armonia's body, he referenced Tibetan art that features skulls. He also used ideas stemming from Italian antique accessories that feature faces covered in jewels.
References[edit | edit source]
- Summary and partial translation of Episode 9: Inherited Debt https://mikami.tumblr.com/post/185731231886/death-note-audio-drama-09