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Watch & Learn: Death Note Episode #20

Is L just a lonely young man?

 Ha... just imagine the calamity that would ensue if these two actually dated.
 Ha... just imagine the calamity that would ensue if these two actually dated.

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.

 Are you just the loneliest master detective in the world, L?
 Are you just the loneliest master detective in the world, L?

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!

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Studios and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. HYBRID BASTARDS! is available  here and UNIMAGINABLE is available here for pre-order on Amazon.com.  

Kyleon June 24, 2010 at 4:26 p.m.
@metalninja7 said:
" @Kyle said:
" You have a weird view of what constitutes Emo. and Nu Metal. That's clearly Black Metal. And why wouldn't Japan have metal? It's an entire country. It has all genre of music. "
Are you drunk?  In what fucking way are Maximum The Hormone Black Metal?   They are not Norwegian.  They never burned down a church.  They are not Norwegian.  They  have a female band member, and real black metal artists have no regard for women (DON'T YOU DARE FUCKING CRADLE OF FILTH ME, FAIL, SMACK!!!!).  They are not Norwegian.  Then I can get into the fact that their album's trademark funk-groove has more in common with Red Hot Chili Peppers than it does Gorgoroth.  DID I MENTION THEY ARE NOT NORWEGIAN?!Yeah, hate to make you look like a chump in front of your friends but you brought it on yourself.  Grab a napkin hommie, you got served.  \m/ "
Yeah, no.

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A shounen franchise of enormous popularity, Death Note started with Tsugumi Ohba's manga, illustrated by the popular artist Takeshi Obata. The series is essentially an extended police chase thriller, but with added twists, including the existence of Shinigami (death gods) who can control the death of humans.

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