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Death Note
Country of Origin: Japan
Year Produced: 2002
Air Date: Oct 3, 2006 to Jun 26, 2007
Episodes: 37
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Death Note

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:

Death Note Synopsis !

5.0Overall
4.5Storyline
4.5Music
5.0Characters
4.5Animation
Death Note is about a normal highschool boy name Light who's a straight A student at the top of his class, bored out of his mind. Funny thing is that he's not the only one that's bored. There happens to be a Shinigami (Death God) from the Shinigami Realm just aching to find some amusement, so he drops a supernatural notebook into the human world. By chance, Light finds the notebook and reads the first sentence under the rules. "The person who's name is written in this notebook shall die". Puzzled, he puts it down and leaves it on the ground, but before you know it, he finds himself taking it home. Eager to test it, he uses it on a criminal that is holding some kids hostage in a school. To his surprise, it works. Soon, he writes hundreds of criminals names in the notebook, and then he meets Ryuk, the shinigami who dropped the notebook. Ryuk is bound to Light until he forfeits ownership to the notebook, or dies himself. Having spoken with the shinigami, he then decides that he shall become the god of a new world. A world full of people who he deems kind, generous, and hardworking. And so goes on his quest for Justice.... and so goes on the quest for Justice for the world's most legendary and notorious detective, L. Who will win? This is an absolute must watch. Go watch it now !
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:

Death Note= EPICNESS!!!!!

5.0Overall
5.0Storyline
5.0Music
5.0Characters
5.0Animation
Death Note is about a Shinigami (death god) who got bored and dropped aDeath Note into the human world. Light Yagami, a straight A student just happened to pick it up. Soon did he realise that the book that he picked up had the power to kill people by just writing the name of the person. He soon starts to rid the world of criminals and anyone who gets in his way. But soon, the police get involved and introduces L, the famous detective who never fails. This anime can consume you and just sucks you in.

Overall i thought it was a very well thought out anime. It was interesting to how they thought of the story and the plot is keeps you on your toes. the first season into music givs the mysterious feeling.

the Characters are very broad. they arent all in the same catergories which is good. the Shinigamis are interesting as they dont have the personalities that you would think they'd have. i would recomend EVERYONE watch this as it is awesome.

ps: there is some gruesome parts in it so, if you can take it then go for it!

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:

Death note is AWESOME!!

5.0Overall
5.0Storyline
4.5Music
5.0Characters
5.0Animation

It's just an epic anime, really you will just have to watch it yourself :3
and I promise you won't forget this one so easily.

Out of the whole anime, I loved the characters the most, I mean everything was very good, like the plot or animation, but the characters were hands down amazing.
Me personally I loved L's look, and light's personality (yes you read that right, you would probably think the exact opposite, but I'm a little bit different XD)

so after you've watched it, come back and tell me about. I would love to know how you've found it ^__^
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:

Death Note, A Deep Series about 2 rivals competing

5.0Overall
5.0Storyline
4.5Music
5.0Characters
4.0Animation
Deathnote is a great series, It is really thought out and you should watch it.
The story line is great, it is the main reason you should watch it.
The series centers on Yagami Light, a high school student who finds a supernatural notebook, named "Death Note", dropped down by a death god named Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook. The story follows Light's attempt to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook, and the complex conflict between him, his opponents and L. He starts to clense the world passing his keen judgment on those he deems to be evil or who get in his way.
Characters are well thought out and have many traits. The characters grow during the series, Light starts out good and innocent and is corrupted with power and turns evil and mentally insane. Animation is ok.
Overall I reccomend that you should check this Anime out.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:

One of the best out there. No doubt.

5.0Overall
With only 37 episodes it may seem short compared to the likes of naruto and bleach but with Death Note it lies in its own category. It is nothing like Naruto or bleach (they are awesome too) and shouldn't be compared to them at all. This is a mind blowing anime - take my word for it - believable, thrilling and outstanding -

from a 17 year old nz'er
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:

death note why are u not watching it?

5.0Overall
5.0Storyline
5.0Music
5.0Characters
5.0Animation
if you are not watching death note it is because you never heard about it or just never gave it a shot.
you will never see the shows turn over or ever foretell the shows plot.
its an amazing shocking how brilliant the series is.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:

Death Note - It rocks so much!

5.0Overall
5.0Storyline
5.0Music
5.0Characters
5.0Animation
It has mind games, epic characters, great music and good animation, whats not to love?

Any of you Code Geass fans MUST watch this, and any of you Death Note fans reading this MUST watch Code Geass, They're somewhat similar in terms of the mind games amongst the characters in the storyline.

I personally love the comedy in the anime, as-well as its serious storyline and the zealous Light in the world so to speak on his mission to cleanse it of evil, yet becomes labeled as evil himself for killing off everyone who commits crimes.

If you like an anime that makes you THINK, then you must watch this, I ended up watching 1 episode due to being recomended to watch it by a college friend, I literally sat and watched all episodes in one sitting, I was totally hooked from the first episode.

The characters all rock, have their own personalities which makes you love em and hate em simultaneously, You end up rooting for both sides, the good and "bad" because of it, it's very entertaining to watch.

The animation is awesome, and the story is just insanely good, can't get enough of it really! I read all the books and watched the movies too after seeing all episodes, my fave anime by far.


DO NOT LOOK AT SPOILER IF YOU HAVE JUST BEGUN WATCHING, IT WILL RUIN IT FOR YOU!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:

Epically darker than black

5.0Overall
What drew me initially to Death Note was the idea of writing a story and doing an anime that follows the main villain of the story rather than the hero. And Light could quite possibly one of the worst of the bad.
This used edgy top of the line animations that even now continue to look amazing. And the story aside from its originality was extremely intricate and such precision of detail. This was one of the best deep thought provoking animes NO stories written in ages.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:

Perfect In So Many Ways, But Not Absolutely

5.0Overall
Death Note's supernatural premise is as grand and absurd as the idea itself, with a magical notebook that can kill, serendipitously sent from a demon from another dimension. However, the execution of the series is fantastic, although not consistently perfect, but near enough.

Death Note is broken up in multiple arcs, some of which are better executed than the others, but each arc furthers this story of a boy, then a man, who assumes this God like power over the world, killing without mercy anyone who doesn't fit into his vision of a new Utopia. Light Yagami is the most egotistical, absurd, and maniacal lead character there is, and his role as Kira only supports the fact he's spoiled and overconfident, but undeniably intelligent.

On the negative side, one major misstep was the gigantic leap in time the series took at one point, going years into the future in what seemed like a single frame. Another one, some might say, is the somewhat obvious deaths throughout the series, but, without spoiling it, these are characters you certainly wouldn't want to die, and do. That's a good way of gauging who you should kill, and whose character is worth it.

The positives far outweigh the negatives, with the art and animation being top notch. Death Note has, by far, the greatest soundtrack in anime. The iconic orchestral thumping when someone suffers a fatal heart attack is as memorable as the apples, or the almighty potato chip writing scene. Even if the timeline is a little wacky, the presentation of the series from start to finish is a masterpiece, with each detail perfectly laid out and crafted.


Out of 5 stars, I give Death Note a full 5. I find it hard to compare this series to anything else, as it genuinely is one of the greatest anime of all time. If you have never seen this, just a warning. Don't read the manga ending and expect that to occur, as it is different.

Overall, Death Note is an incredible artistic anime that explores the god complex we all might suffer from, but not quite on the same scale as Light Yagami. Watch this anime and you won't be disappointed. I guarantee that.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:

Amazing Anime that should have quit while it was ahead.

4.0Overall
Don't get me wrong, I was absolutely engulfed by this story. Constantly leaving me guessing and craving more this anime was expertly executed. To be honest though, I felt like everything got a little bland after the death of "L." Earlier in the series, it felt as if two titans were battling it out and the fate of the city was at stake. After one fell it felt like the underdog came out of nowhere to defeat the villain. All in all though, this master of a anime is truly worth a watch.
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