Death Note Black Edition, Vol. 5 Paperback
by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrated by Takeshi Obata
Part of the Death Note Black series
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind.
But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god.
Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil.
Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, chiefly col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421539683
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Review by ElizaJane
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.This is the second last book in the "Black Edition" of this series, which combines 2 volumes into one book. With volumes 9 and 10 of the series combined here, as expected, is a powerhouse packed full of action and wits and logic facing against each other as L is joined by Mello and Near in tracking down Kira. Another major character is killed off in this volume and it was a major shock that I did not see coming. If one thought L was strange the two new characters M and N are even weirder by L's standards and pretty creepy as well. N pretty much sides along character-wise with L, while on the other hand M has an unethical side which makes him an even more dangerous character than Kira to this reader. While not giving any plot away at this point in the series, I will say that things have certainly changed from the beginning and gone in a different direction than I would have ever expected, but the books still contain everything I love about the series: the crimes, the witty logical repartee between L (M & N) and Kira. Another new character is introduced who takes over the role as the second Kira and he is a devoted follower of Kira. The book is bringing into play some deep ethical questions now. I've always liked Light, even though I abhor what he does and have wanted him to lose in the end, but he is a hard guy to totally dislike. Highly anticipating the last volume, which will be my next read coming up soon.