Ep 26 – “Renewal” / “Saisei” (再生)

The first half of the episode features L narrating the events of the first 25 episodes. This account of the Kira case is revealed to have been left behind by L as a record of his achievements as a detective. It is deleted by Light when he discovers it. The investigation team appoints Light as L’s successor and agrees to not publicly announce L’s death. Light learns to wield the power he has inherited, while resuming his executions as Kira. The show jumps ahead in time five years, depicting Light joining the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan in 2012, at the age of 23. Five years earlier, shortly after L’s death, L’s computer is shown automatically notifying an elderly man of L’s fate. The man then reveals this information to two children.