Death Note, Paperback

Death Note Paperback

Part of the Death Note series

3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


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.

But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer.

With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal or his life?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, chiefly Illustrations
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421506302



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Bravely marching forward towards the end of the series... but not there yet! Spoilers for those who haven't read this far, of course, blah blah blah...Another major turning point, not just for Light, but for Kira, Near, Mello, and the Japanese task force. The task force's last attempt to storm Mello and his mafia gang's hideout failed miserably, thanks to interference from shinigami Sidoh. But when Light's father, Soichiro, unexpectedly makes the deal with Ryuk for shinigami eyes, they're able to break into the hideout and corner Mello. But he isn't L's heir just because of his scary looks... Mello manages to escape, taking Soichiro out in the process. We discover that there's a spy for Mello in the SPK's midst (Near seems well aware of who it is). Mello and Near form a shaky partnership by sharing information and then separate to see who can catch Kira first and avenge L's death. The U.S. decides to take no action against Kira. Good old Demegawa of Sakura TV is proclaimed the spokesman of Kira, driving crowds into a frenzy as they hunt down those who would go against Kira (watch out SPK!). And Near sows seeds of mistrust (doesn't that sound fancy?) in the Japanese task force. WHEW!This was actually a pretty cool volume. Like I said in my last review, I really enjoy watching Mello because he seems best at catching Light off-guard. It's nice to have some emotion register for these characters - and it was sad to see Soichiro pass on. Watching Light at his father's side as he dies, you really understand the depths he's sunk to as Kira. Soichiro's last moments are spent being pressured by Light to write Mello's name in the Death Note, and he refuses. We also see that Kira has been accepted by several world powers and is becoming more and more revered by the people. You have to wonder, though, if a man like Demegawa has been chosen to be the voice of Kira, what sort of corruption will he bring to Light's ideals. Are there other people out there who feel like Matsuda needs to be slapped a few times? He's so trusting, it would be sad if it weren't so annoying.

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Still going at it. This volume was interesting. It's still not at par with the first few volumes but the story seems to be coming to a head. Kira is getting closer to being found out. The suspense is fairly good here, it's keeping me turning the pages. While this series is not my favorite it's intriguing. I'm glad I'm reading them.

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The suspense is returning, but it's not nearly as thrilling as the earlier volumes. I'm still a little disappointed in Light, because he seems to be way off his game. He's just not doing too well these days.

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READ IN ENGLISH<br/><br/>I like this series, which is a bit weird, as there aren't really any likeable characters left. <br/>You can feel that Light is already losing a bit of his touch, though he's still able to outwit everyone, but he's so annoying! <br/>Mello and Near are weird, but not very nice characters either. <br/>Okay, Matsuda is a oomplete idiot and obviously comic relief, but he's the only one who wouldn't classify as mad/psychopath, I guess...

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