Yoshikage Kira's New Situation (story arc)

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Yoshikage Kira's New Situation (吉良吉影の新しい事情, Kira Yoshikage no Atarashī Jijō) is the eighteenth story arc in Diamond is Unbreakable.

It narrates the first few days of Yoshikage Kira impersonating Kosaku Kawajiri, and his attempts at not raising suspicion.


With his hand reattached, Kira tries to blend into his new identity in the Kawajiri household without making Kosaku's wife, Shinobu, suspect anything. While she does notice that he is different, she considers it a change for the better and does not suspect that he is not really her husband. When he steals money from the landlord with Killer Queen to pay the rent, she is confused, but finds it more romantic than frightening.[1]

Later, as Shinobu undresses, Kira is tempted to strangle her. He nearly does so as her back is turned, but she jumps away from the shock of her husband coming near her. As Kira regains control of himself, Shinobu thinks that she may finally be falling in love with her husband.

Kosaku's son, Hayato, is revealed to be spying on his parents. He comments on the difference in his father's behavior and reviews his videotapes of Kira practicing Kosaku's signature. Across town, Yoshihiro Kira continues his search for the Arrow's chosen targets. The arrow points to a long-haired teenage boy, whom Yoshihiro shoots. However, the Arrow is repelled, and only manages to slightly cut the boy's neck.[2]


Kosaku Kawajiri
(Mentioned only)
Hayato Kawajiri
(1st appearance)
Kawajiri Family Cat
(1st appearance)
Mikitaka Hazekura
(1st appearance)



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