“All the messages from Kira I have conveyed to you in the past as well as everything I will tell you in the future will become the law of this world.”
Takada is considered to be a very attractive woman. She has short black hair and dark gray eyes and tends to wear red lipstick. She normally dresses in formal clothing and usually wears bare-shouldered blouses with skirts or long pants. She is sometimes seen wearing a jacket.
Takada is an intelligent and graceful young woman. As a student at To-Oh University, she gains a reputation as "Miss To-Oh" ("Miss Todai" in the Japanese version), and "Refined Takada" ("Seiso Takada" in the Japanese version, which means something similar to "plays hard to get"). She is also seen as a very prideful person who loves to be the center of most or all attention.
Believing in Kira's ideals, Kiyomi becomes Kira's spokeswoman for News 6 on the station NHN. Her beauty and poise make her very popular with viewers, who treat her as if she were a goddess. Kiyomi, rather proud of herself, believes that Misa is undeserving of Light, which leads to a sort of rivalry between the two women.
Kiyomi had once dated Light Yagami in college, and Light decides to use this fact to his advantage after Mikami (unaware of this connection) chooses her as a spokeswoman to replace Demegawa. Mikami makes this choice as he believes her to be intellectual and civilized, and able to send out Kira's words accurately in a calm and straightforward manner.
As a result, the task-force decides to use her old connection to Light to find out about Kira. In truth, however, Light is actually planning on using this to make Kiyomi the middle-woman between himself and Mikami. The task-force bugs a hotel room they plan to use. During their first meeting, Kiyomi gets a call from Mikami; Light is given the phone per his request and speaks code to him, confirming he is the real Kira to Mikami. After tricking the task-force into turning off the bugs, Light reveals to Kiyomi that he is the true Kira, and that the one she thought was Kira was merely a pawn he granted the power to kill like him. He offers to one day rule together in a perfect world, with her as his queen. Kiyomi tells Light that he is the only man she has ever respected, and that he is Kira only enthralls her more.
They meet several times, often discussing different topics unrelated to Kira; as the task-force is listening in. As a result, they write on notepads to pass information between Mikami and Light. Unknown to her, a member of the SPK Halle Lidner becomes her bodyguard. Knowing that Light is with Misa Amane, Kiyomi feels jealousy; however, Light truthfully tells Kiyomi that he finds Misa too dumb to be his partner. When a New Years party is held, Kiyomi meets Misa for a private dinner, where between the lines, they argue over which of them is more fit to be with Light.
Kiyomi is eventually kidnapped by Mello after Matt creates a diversion with a smoke bomb. Her bodyguards shoot Matt to death while Mello puts her in the back of a truck and forces her to take her clothes off to get rid of a tracking device. He allows her to cover herself with a blanket, which proves to be his undoing as she had a piece of the Death Note hidden in her bra. After killing Mello with the piece of the Death Note, she calls Light using Mello's phone. Light asks her if she had done what he told her to and she says yes. When Light tell her what to do, she replies that she can do it, and calls Mikami to tell him to give her names to write into the Death Note.
Mikami, realizing she is in a threatening situation, goes to the bank where he had hidden the Death Note, and writes her name down. But right before Mikami wrote down her name, Takada's name is written into the torn piece of Death Note by Light, which was hidden in his watch. Kiyomi is forced to commit suicide by lighting a fire (presumably using the fuel in Mello's motorcycle and equipment), burning herself, Mello's body, her belongings, and everything around her. When Halle Linder, Shuichi Aizawa, Hideki Ide and Light came, Takada was already burnt to death and the building Mello's truck was in was burning with fire.
In other mediaEdit
Takada appears only in the second film Death Note: The Last Name. While she works as a newscaster and becomes the voice of Kira on TV as she does in canon, she does not know Light or work with Mikami, and her role is combined with that of Kyosuke Higuchi as the third Kira.
When Light sends Rem to find someone new to use the Death Note, she gives it to Takada after seeing her ambition at her news station. Takada uses the Death Note selfishly to advance her career, eventually killing her rival Saeko Nishiyama to gain a promotion.
The Task Force corners her in a similar manner to how they cornered Higuchi, with Matsuda threatening to expose her. When Light picks up the Death Note and regains his memories, he kills Takada to regain ownership. Like Higuchi, Takada dies of a heart attack while blindfolded and bound in the custody of the team.
- "The year 2009 was when the whole world saw great changes. I hope the next year will be a much better year for everyone in the world. Have a happy new year. Good night." (Convinced)