デスノート > 第３話「取引」Dealings > Part1 キラは学生か
Souichiro: All right. Let's start with the [tip line] report.
Man: Yes, sir.
At this point we've receive 3029 reponses about the murders via telephone and e-mail.
Most of these have been curious citizens' playing calls but there are 14 people who claimed either know Kira or who have seen him.
All 14 accounts are [folded upon] are carefully documented.
However, nobody could provide any information that wasn't already publicly available.
And lastly this week we have additional twenty-one people who calls [us] claiming to be Kira.
We didn't want to lose anything out.
So we followed the standard procedure and created files of all 21 of them.
Souichiro: Huh. All right. On to the victim reports.
Man: Yes, sir.
Upon further investigation, we have confirmed information of the heart attacked victims was in fact publicly available in Japan immediately prior to their deaths.
Also, concerning L's request to [reinvestigate] the time of death of each victim, we found all of them occured between in the hours of 4 p.m. and 2 a.m. on week days local time with 68% of them occurring between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Weekends and holidays appears to be the exception to this rule as the times of deaths very much more widely during the week.
L: That information is extremely relevant to us.
It suggests that, given the times of deaths, our suspect could very well be a student.
Based on the fact that Kira is only killing criminals, I think it's safe to assume that he is driven by a very idealistic notion of justice.
It's hardly possible you may even inspire to be something godlike [fiddler].
[Well even] as individual [he has] quite childish concept of right and wrong.
This is my speculation at this point, but still I recommend you to reexamine any assumptions you've made as to whether or not the suspect could be a student.
We must consider every possibility.
I believe that's the shortest route to finding and arresting Kira.
Please continue with your report.
Oh right. Does anyone else have something you'd like to add?
Matsuda: Ah, yes, sir.
Souichiro: What is it, Matsuda?
Matsuda: Um. well I'm not saying this is to support Kira, or to condone the murders, but in the last few days throughout the world, but espcially here in Japan, we've observed the dramatic decrease of number of violent crimes committed.
Souichiro: Well, I suppose it makes sense.
We've suspected something like that would happen.
Souichiro: So [that's about some of our] report for today.
L: Thank you everyone. I feel one step closer to finding Kira.
Before I go, I'm afraid I have one additional request to make.
This is directed to the teams of investigating the victims TV news, and internet, I would like you to go back into a closer look at exact ways in which the victims' identities [remain] in public.
Be as thorough as possible.
In particular I want to know the photoes of the victims are made available to the public in Japan.
I leave it to you.
Matsuda: You look like if you can use one of these.
Souichiro: Ah. Thank you.
That'll do the trick.
I feel all these late nights are starting to take [it] at all.
Matsuda: About what I said earlier at the meeting.
[Well I didn't think about it], I'm sure everyone already knew that.
I want to [full] apologize.
Souichiro: What on earth are you talking about?
Nobody says it'll be easy to speak the truth, but it has to be done. Especially when it is something that isn't easy to say.
Souichiro: Having said that, if you go on to say that we should commend Kira for doing such a great job for reducing vilent crimes, then yes, I might have a little problem with that.
Matsuda: Oh, no. No, I wouldn't. That will never happen.
Souichiro: Hahaha. I'm just kidding.