Death Note – Review

“I’ll take a potato chip AND EAT IT!”
-Yagami Light


Yagami Light is a 17-year-old genius from Japan who is tired of his life, school, and the state of the world as he knows it. One day, on the way home from class, Light stumbles upon a dark notebook with “Death Note” written on the front. Intrigued by its appearance, Light reads the first few sentences, only to find out that it states that anyone whose name is written inside will die. Discarding it as a joke, Light continues his daily activities. Soon after though, his human curiosity takes the better of him and prompts Light to try the notebook, discovering the truth behind the first sentence. Now, with power in his hands, Yagami Light is on a quest to change the world and become God of the New World. His path to holy status won’t be easy however, as another genius, known as L, is working against Light’s beliefs and Light himself. Who will win this power of Gods between humans?

(Source: MyAnimeList Rewrite)


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Death Note is one of those long animes that you will surely enjoy. Although this type of anime is not for everybody, it’s a good starter if you’re new into watching anime.

The story starts when Yagami Light found a strange notebook when he was at school. The notebook was titled “Death Note”. It’s written in the notebook that the name of a person written in the notebook shall die, although It will not take effect if you don’t know the person’s face, so people sharing the same name will not be affected.

At first, Light didn’t believe the notebook, but he tried it when he watched a news about a criminal case. Suprisingly, the criminal died but he wasn’t convinced well enough. Second, he tried it when he was inside a convenience store, Light saw some gang members, I think, that was harassing a girl. Then one of the gang member died of a car accident. After that incident, Light believed on the power of the Death Note.

He decided to write the names of the criminal in this world, his dad is a police so, Light must have hacked into his Dad’s computer. Then after writing several criminal names, a Shinigami appeared before Light. Ryuk, was the Shinigami’s name and He is the owner of the Death Note. Ryuk explained everything about who ever uses the Death Note. A human who used the Death Note can neither go to heaven nor hell. Plus, when the wielder of the Death Note dies, the Shinigami will write their name in the Shinigami’s Death Note.

Now, what is Light’s ambition in using the Death Note? Light wants to change the world by using the power of the Death Note. Light said that the world will be better off if all the rotten people died, even if it means sacrificing one’s own life or soul. So, Light wants all the evil people to die. You could say that Light is the anti-hero here of this anime.

So, although this anime gave me some “wat” because it’s quite confusing. Well, because it has a mystery genre, so expect some really confusing puzzles. Light’s enemy you say? Well, of course the police, but it’s not just a normal battle of investigating, the battle of Light and the police was really epic because of the really good story.

A short description for the start of this anime up to the end (if you have reached the ending):
All of this happened because of a simple boredom.

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