Thursday, December 10, 2015

Death Note (Review)

(Has Spoiler-Content)


Shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim's face and write their victim's name in a notebook called a Death Note.
One day, Ryuk, bored by the Shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm. High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal's name in it.

When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be. With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.

Death Note, for me is definitely one of the best anime series of all time, for it presents a deeply unique and compelling story that will keep you on edge when you watch it. I can truly say it is one of the best, if not the best anime I've watched.

Story:  A notebook falls from the sky, and the human who writes a name in it is capable of killing who he wants pictured in his mind  This presents the viewers with a highly debatable theme based on morals and justice.  Light Yagami, who obtains this power to kill, utilizes it in hopes of creating a utopia in which he is god. Criminals,  are to be punished in hopes of a perfect society. (reminds me of an aspiring Presidential Candidate In The Philippines) Is this however, right? Is it right to kill individuals who have done wrong, and will do wrong again? Can they be reformed? Death Note presents the viewers with questions such as these, questions which cannot be easily answers. This series challenges the viewers morals and for that, it deserves highly.

Light and L are the most interesting and intellectual characters I've ever seen in an anime. Although both are geniuses, they each possesses that certain something that will make you root for one of them to win the game. Light's charismatic, yet extremely demented character gives you reason to watch his conquests and failures. L's quirky,  yet highly intelligent qualities does the same for him.(And his love for sweets haha) They are both unique and likable in their own ways.

Light is forced to play an exciting game of cat and mouse with those who seek to detain him. The way L attempts to catch Light is something I have never witnessed in an anime, L is fucking awesome and the way he deduces and his eccentric tendencies is worth the watch. The first 25 episodes will magically draw you closer and closer to the scene as suspense hangs over their individual methods for identifying the other. You will not be disappointed.

The scene where Light and Misa gave up their ownership of the DeathNote to save themselves was a sight to see.

Light doing things by any means necessary to save himself/staving off authorities like sacrificing people, modifying the Death Note's rules, and calculated lies is pure genius.

Was not a fan of killing off L and having those two posers Near and Mellow finish the job left a bad taste in my mouth, should've ended the anime when L got Killed or L winning over Light.

The Animation and OST's are topnotch, MADHOUSE is freaking awesome.

Score 9.5/10

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