Kanichi Takimura (多貴村=管一, Takimura Kanichi) is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency.


Takimura is an older, balding man with a short crop of gray hair. He was seen wearing a white shirt with a black tie.


Takimura is kidnapped by the Mafia led by Mello in order to serve as a hostage in exchange for the Death Note the Japanese Task Force had in its possession. Takimura is later found dead, strangled by his own tie. Due to this unexpected turn of events, Mello organizes the kidnapping of Sayu Yagami, the daughter of Takimura's deputy Soichiro Yagami, and holds her hostage in exchange for the Death Note.

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