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Death Note is an anime series in the Death Note franchise
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Death Note Reviewed by Blaopink on Jan. 22, 2012. Blaopink has written 1 review. His/her last review was for Death Note. 3 out of 3 users recommend his reviews. 3 out of 3 users found this review helpful.

Well what can i say?

Death Note, my first taste of real anime, such a well thought out storyline; unlike many anime nowdays that stray off into fillers and tangents that have little relevance to the overall plot.

It's short but deffinately not simple, many twists and turns completely unexpected and based on such originality.

While following the typical school boy anime this psychological mesh has managed to tap onto many themes and issues other anime have strived through hundreds of episodes to tackle.

A small critism would be the switch over between our beloved L and Neir, i lost a little interest at this point but the anime managed to pull trhough with a spectacular finale.

Animation

Perfect, very detailed.

I especially liked how the animation strayed to non-diagetic shots relating to themes at hand but not to direct storyline.

Colour contrasting between Light and L, brilliant insight to their characters and the constant use of close-ups to the characters faces when plotting and scheming; really great and brought me into the anime alot.

Sound

Again, just perfect.

I especially liked the angelic music playing in accordance to the unravalling of Lights devilishly warped ego.

Amplification of non-diagetic sounds to bring attention to characters and issues, great to see in an anime, really showed sophistication.

Characters

No matter how different the sense of "justice" between Light and L i always considered them somewhat equal and as such of equal talent and ability left room for unpredictability in the outcome. Loved this.

Watching Light in particular was especially interesting on how far we as humans can justify our actions if given the means to perform them.

Ryuuks somewhat spectral part in the anime seemed quite well placed, keeping the balance by stepping off the scales. I also found the whole apple ordeal rather amusing.

L, so much can be said about him, his clothes alone could strike up an entire complex discussion, however to keep it simple. Fantastic, very far-seeing and a worthy nemesis to Light and ofcourse vice versa.

Misa did kind of annoy me despite how annoying her obsession was with Light, i thought she brought a new element to the storyline making it ever so much more interesting in the long term.

Overall

Mindboggling stuff, truely.

The perfect representation of anime, whether you prefer comedy, shounen, horror or fantasy, it simply doesnt matter.

Cast aside your bias conceptions and give Death Note a thourough watch because i can guarantee you will not be dissapointed by this fantastic piece of art.Well what can i say?

Death Note, my first taste of real anime, such a well thought out storyline; unlike many anime nowdays that stray off into fillers and tangents that have little relevance to the overall plot.

It's short but deffinately not simple, many twists and turns completely unexpected and based on such originality.

While following the typical school boy anime this psychological mesh has managed to tap onto many themes and issues other anime have strived through hundreds of episodes to tackle.

A small critism would be the switch over between our beloved L and Neir, i lost a little interest at this point but the anime managed to pull trhough with a spectacular finale.

Animation

Perfect, very detailed.

I especially liked how the animation strayed to non-diagetic shots relating to themes at hand but not to direct storyline.

Colour contrasting between Light and L, brilliant insight to their characters and the constant use of close-ups to the characters faces when plotting and scheming; really great and brought me into the anime alot.

Sound

Again, just perfect.

I especially liked the angelic music playing in accordance to the unravalling of Lights devilishly warped ego.

Amplification of non-diagetic sounds to bring attention to characters and issues, great to see in an anime, really showed sophistication.

Characters

No matter how different the sense of "justice" between Light and L i always considered them somewhat equal and as such of equal talent and ability left room for unpredictability in the outcome. Loved this.

Watching Light in particular was especially interesting on how far we as humans can justify our actions if given the means to perform them.

Ryuuks somewhat spectral part in the anime seemed quite well placed, keeping the balance by stepping off the scales. I also found the whole apple ordeal rather amusing.

L, so much can be said about him, his clothes alone could strike up an entire complex discussion, however to keep it simple. Fantastic, very far-seeing and a worthy nemesis to Light and ofcourse vice versa.

Misa did kind of annoy me despite how annoying her obsession was with Light, i thought she brought a new element to the storyline making it ever so much more interesting in the long term.

Overall

Mindboggling stuff, truely.

The perfect representation of anime, whether you prefer comedy, shounen, horror or fantasy, it simply doesnt matter.

Cast aside your bias conceptions and give Death Note a thourough watch because i can guarantee you will not be dissapointed by this fantastic piece of art.

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