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Death Note

Death Note
Episodes: 37 Start date: End date:

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Bored with his deteriorating world and the laconic way of his fellows, shinigami Ryuk drops his Death Note on Earth and watches to see if it stirs up anything interesting. His plan succeeds beyond his wildest expectations when the Death Note is found by brilliant high school senior Yagami Light, who is also bored with a world he considers rotten.

Although initially he regards the book as a prank, Light soon discovers, through experimentation, that the book`s claim is true: picture a person in your mind as you write the person`s name in the Death Note, and that person dies 40 seconds later of of a heart attack (although a different time frame and manner of death can be specified). Armed with that power, Light sets out on a quest he sees as noble: make the world a better place by eliminating all its criminals using the Death Note.

Soon cast as the mysterious "Kira" (a Japanese pronunciation of the English "killer") in the media and on the Internet, some take exception to his playing god, most notably the police and the enigmatic master detective L, who resolves to do everything in his power to stop Kira. Light counters by doing everything in his power to prevent people from identifying or interfering with him, even if that means getting rid of people investigating him.

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L Lawliet

  

Alright, let's get this review done.
8 out of 10 stars for me.

Let's get more in depth.

In the beginning, the show is brilliant. A normal yet brilliant student named Yagami Light finds a "notebook of death" to kill people with. Simple, right?
However... He doesn't use it for evil (depending on your views). He does it for the betterment of the world. He starts using the notebook to kill criminals left and right, all across the globe, seemingly by supernatural means. Soon enough, cults and follows start appearing, worshiping the "deity" now known as Kira.

After some time, an opposing force appears. The NYPD and the world renowned detective only known as "L". Soon, the suspects are dulled down to a student in the Kanto region of Toyko.
Soon, after some events that I'm too lazy to explain, L begins to suspect Yagami Light. So, in simple terms, he finds Light, tells him he's L, and lets him into the Kira Task Force, a task force created to track down Kira.

During the first half of the series, the intense psychological game of cat-and-mouse only intensifies, with L constantly suspecting Light - No, knowing Light is Kira, yet never being able to prove it, and with Light trying to figure out L's identity. Both of them had to find out each other's identity without slipping up. In the words of Ryuk...

 

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Anyways, L dies and then the series kind of drops off.

There's my weak review.

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