Anime Review: Who is the God and who is the Fool? Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba Art by Takeshi Obata

Hey guys how is everyone doing today? It’s Friday so its time for another fun anime review!

Anime television series
Directed by Tetsurō Araki
Produced by Toshio Nakatani
Manabu Tamura
Masao Maruyama
Written by Toshiki Inoue
Music by Yoshihisa Hirano
Hideki Taniuchi Studio Mad house
Licensed by Madman Entertainment
Viz Media
Manga Entertainment
Original network NTV
English network YTV, Scream, Neon Alley, Adult Swim,Animax South Africa Original run October 3, 2006 – June 26, 2007 Episodes 37

デスノート
(DesuNōto)
Genre: Mystery, supernatural, thriller
Manga Written: by Tsugumi Ohba Illustrated by Takeshi Obata
Published by Shueisha
English publisher Madman Entertainment, Viz Media
Demographic: Shōnen Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump Original run August 4, 2003 May 15, 2006 Volumes 12

Summary: A 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.

My review: 8/10🌟’s

So while I enjoyed this anime series quite a bit I have to say certain parts had me feeling underwhelmed while other parts annoyed me so imensly I just wanted to stop watching. But as the plot thickened and more characters got introduced I kept watching. My favorite character albeit a very background character was Watari. He’s extremely intelligent, quiet, and a kind person.

One of the reasons I also wasn’t super crazy about this anime was how different it was from the manga. The conversations that were had between characters especially Near and Mello weren’t shown very much if at all in the anime series. While I understand most people not caring for L’s proteges they were still very intelligent and important in the manga. I was also unhappy with the unnecessary action scenes that replaced alot of the interesting conversations as well as how the anime ended versus how the manga ended.

So this anime was very well done of course L being an instant favorite but there was alot the anime missed out on that made the ending of the series feel stagnate and rushed. Some of the important character traits or last words in the manga were also cut out from the anime cutting the drama between characters that I was really hoping for. I was also unhappy that certain characters lost important personality traits but all in all it was a very decent anime. It is definetly one of those animes that you only need to watch once without rewatching it.

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