Touta Matsuda

松田桃太, Tota Matsuda, Taro Matsui
Birthday: December 14 1978 1981 in the anime Height: 58 174 cm Weight: 130 lb 59 kg Blood type: B Tota is known as the most outspoken member in the investigation team. He plays a crucial role in the investigation of the Yotsuba Group after sneaking into the companys building without the knowledge of the team. His designated investigation team alias is Taro Matsui. By following Ls instructions Matsuda gains the trust of the companys board members fabricates his death he uses the alias Taro Matsui so that Yotsuba members can not kill him and serves as a temporary decoy to lure the suspect into the Sakura television studio during the second Sakura TV incident. Despite his excitable nave personality Matsuda manages to stay alive through quite a few dangerous times. Matsuda sees Soichiro as his mentor. While it is clear that most of the investigation team views Kira as a an evil criminal Matsuda often wonders if Kira is performing good deeds especially since more and more people seem to be agreeing with what he does. Matsuda is scared by Mikamis intense loyalty to Kira when he hears Mikamis public announcement on Sakura TV. Matsuda proves to be somewhat supportive and sympathetic towards Kiras followers nonetheless. As shown in the final chapter Matsuda suspects that to help with Lights capture Near has used the Death Note to control Mikamis actions before killing him but Ide says that he has no proof and it may be a wish on his part perhaps related to his thinking of Light as a friend. Source: Wikipedia