Just when I thought this show had pulled as many rabbits out of the hat as it could…
DEATH NOTE has nu metal intro and outros, now? Is this DVD set reading my mind or something? I didn’t have any problems with the emo songs they were using for, but I’m a metalhead, so this is like getting peanut butter with my chocolate (in an L-style mouse!)
Gee… I’ve heard J-pop, J-rap, even Japanese hair metal before… but never Japanese nu metal before. I suppose there really is every conceivable kind of sub-genre out there.
You know, considering how much more “agro” things show just got, I’m glad this show still isn’t afraid to be silly at times (even though I know Gasero and Contra differed with me about Matsuda.) I’m talking specifically about the part where all three of these kids grabs hands and dance in a circle, but there are really too many examples to get into. L, Light and Misa’s banter is a gas - - they’re excellent foils for eachother (especially when they’re having foot fights.) There's actually some serious character clues underlining all the comedy, too. For example, the part where Misa kisses L's cheek…
He says, “I think I could fall for you,” like a starstruck puppy.
Then she says, “Let’s not go that far,” before moving the conversation along.
Funny, of course, but it also opens the question of whether L’s actually fallen for any girl before. His background’s just so mysterious, you can’t even say how old he is. He could the same age as Light; he could be young or older. You can’t be sure. I definitely do get the impression that he's been so consumed with solving these grand cases that he’s never had time for, well, having a life (girlfriends included.)
You can watch this episode, “Makeshift,” for yourself on Hulu here, and read my comments about the previous episode here. Watch the episode, form your own opinion and comments! Whether you agree or disagree with me, I want to hear what you have to say! Like I've said, I'll keep watching this show through to the end, and maybe even watch some of the live-action movies, as long as we keep a discussion going. SO LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD BELOW!