Alternative title: デスノート (Japanese) Genres: drama, mystery, supernatural Themes: Crime, Justice, Police
Shinigami own notebooks called “Death Notes” which are used as killing devices. Whoever’s name they write down in a death note will die within 40 seconds. Shinigami Ryuk dropped his Death Note in the human world where it’s found by honor high school student Light. With the death note actually having directions in it for its use, Light discovers he now has the power to discreetly kill people, and with this new power he plans to change the world in his ideal world by killing off criminals. Eventually the governments of the countries around the world notice the unusual amounts of deaths of their criminals, and figure out someone is behind them, but they have no way of discovering it themselves. That’s when they hire L, a master detective, to find out who is behind the murders.
I just bought my first ever manga! I know that’s kinda stupid considering it’s been a long time since I’d became an Otaku, but it’s hard getting manga from where I lived. Anyway, I bought this from Whitcoulls.
Before reading the manga of Death Note, I already watched the live action adaptations and the anime. So, sorry if I compare them.
Story. Well, the story is like the anime. Light saw the notebook, used it, became Kira. But the anime modified some scenes from the manga. Nothing major. So it’s still good. The problem in the manga is that unlike the anime, it just happened. A little fast pacing even for a manga. So, even though it’s got a good story like the anime, I felt like I was reading a mecha manga. (You know, the pace is really fast and sometimes it gets awkward). So, 7.8/10 for the story.
As for the art, the anime is much better when it comes to Light. In the manga, he looked like a little kid, not a teenager. Also, even though in the anime there were times where ight ‘s face becomes twisted with his twistedness, it’s okay. But in the manga, only Ryuk looks evil. Light looks like a kid with a death note. Score 7.5/10
As for development, no comment coz I’m just starting.
So over all, 7.6/10 It might still change though. I’m just starting.
What if you can kill without touching them, seeing them? Would you kill?
Would I do what Kira did? I always ask myself that. Maybe, I would. It’s just right. Maybe I can’t. I’m not brave enough. Maybe… I don’t now. But if in the future I’ll be given a chance to become Kira, then the only thing I’ll change is L’s death.