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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Death Note (TV)

Author (Manga): Tsugumi Ohba
Director: Tetsurō Araki
Writer: Toshiki Inoue
Studio: Madhouse
No. of episodes: 37

(9.5/10)Death Note is the intense story of Light Yagami, a genius who comes across a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, during his high school years. Light quickly dismisses the thought that the Death Note is real and he simply believes that it is a prank. The Death Note has many rules, and on the first page it says that if you write down someone's name and have that person's face in your mind, that person will die.
The Death Note has many rules, so Light was thought that the person that made it went too far for a simple prank. So, he brought the book home and tested it out on a criminal shown on TV. Just as the notebook claims, the criminal died. It was that moment that Light had an idea, to change the world forever.
Light's goal was simple: End crime by killing every criminal and striking fear into people's hearts so that crime would never be committed again. He was to become the ruler of a new world.
After five days of judgment (killing the major criminals), the previous owner of the Death Note appeared. Ryuk, a death god, had dropped his notebook into the human world simply because he was bored. The human that picked up his notebook, Light, had become the new owner until death unless he gave it up. Ryuk became his partner, but only people who touch the Death Note can see and hear Ryuk, so no one would know about him unless they touched the notebook.
Light soon became known as Kira (derived from the word killer) throughout the world. However, he was up against the police at first and the world's best detective: L. L proved to be the most difficult challenge to Kira at first and Light was beginning to be figured out.
If I say any more I will be giving away too much of the story. It's a wonderful show and I hope you watch it soon. I watched it English subbed, but it's also out in English (dubbed). Light has a wonderful voice actor in Japanese and from what I've heard so far, the Japanese version (subbed version) is better. Anyways, This show definitely deserves at least a 9.5 out of 10 for it's excellence. However, not all of the characters are that pleasing. I think it's a very well thought out show and it should definitely be watched. Thanks for reading and I hope you like it!(9.5/10)

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