Death Note, Vol. 5, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (9 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 Noteto 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?

After a week locked up with no one but Ryuk for company, Light is ready to give up his Death Note and all memories of it.

Freed from his past actions, Light is convinced he's innocent.

But L is ready to keep Light under lock and key forever, especially since the killings stopped once Light was incarcerated.

Then a new wave of Kira crimes hits Japan. Someone else has gotten their hands on a Death Note, and these new deaths aren't focussed on making the world a better place, they're focussed on making money.

Big business can be murder, and Kira has gone corporate!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421506265

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The pace actually slows down a bit, but it's still a compelling read. The series is in a much, <b>much</b> different place than it started out in volume one while still remaining true to the central concept, and that speaks volumes about the talents of the creators. There's also a bit more humour, which helps lighten what might otherwise be a dreary series.

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L and Light are back and still trying to solve the identity of Kira who is murdering criminals in his own vigilante justice. Light has given up his Death Note and his memory of being Kira and is now working full time with L in his bid to solve the mystery.There is a new Kira in town. This time it is a organisation that is using Kira to kill people who increase their money. There is a small group working together in the company and no one knows which one of them has the link to Kira. It's a precautionary measure and it makes things more difficult for L and his team. They are now all working without the support of the police and one member takes it upon himself to do his own undercover snooping which puts the whole operation in jepody as well as his life.The mystery keeps getting more and more complicated and there is still no resolution in sight. This felt more like a filler and the beginning of a new thread rather than really moving the main plot forwards. Hopefully Light will rediscover his Death Note and the Shinigami will become more involved in the story again.

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Great manga! Neat story, good art.

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Spoiler alert! This time on the heels of the Kiras, Light and L join forces in ways not tried before. Pros: more intrigues, more complexity. Cons: banalities in the way that there's no real air in the story; it's dense as hell. Total: rewarding considering all the swings; detective loveliness.

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Death Note goes after those nasty capitalist pigs and the storyline is as complicated and twisty and turny as usual. There is also some much needed humour injected into this one. Matsuda rules!!

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