It's enough to give you nightmares. Never has Kira seemed so dark and dangerous, as when US newspapers began imagining Donald Trump turned Light Yagami.
We first spotted it in the press yesterday, as Las Vegas TSG ran it under the headline US Presidential Candidates as Anime Characters (April 5th 2016).
Today it's already spread across several sites, not least Morning News USA (April 6th 2016), under the same headline but with the additional name of the journalist responsible for such heresy against the God of this New World: Jereco Paloma.
I know that Americans like to examine their prospective Presidents from every conceivable angle - so do we all, but mostly concerning policies and the such elsewhere - but likening them each to anime characters seems a little rich.
For the record, Hilary Clinton got Izumi Curtis from FMA: Brotherhood; Bernie Sanders is Edward Newgate from One-Piece; while Samurai Champloo's Mugen-Jin Duo covered Ted Cruz and John Kasich to finish up.
He went on to add that Kira's vision got him killed in the end, as arrogance out-stripped his vision. It was pointed out that Donald Trump's ideology has already drawn a great deal of criticism, not only from incredulous commentators within the USA, but on a global scale too. Racism, anti-Feminism and general insensitivity are just the start of it.
What do you reckon? Did this alignment with Donald Trump besmirch Kira's reputation more or less than the mass-murdering megalomania for you?