Thursday, June 2, 2011


Death Note Volume 1 by Tsugumi Ohba, Art by Takeshi Obata

R to L (Japanese Style)

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?

Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?

Older Teens- Age 16+ for Blood, Violence and Mature Themes

     Most anyone of the manga and anime world have been introduced to the wildly popular Death Note series, and I am no exception, and, I have to admit, I've become a huge fan of this series. 

     With a complicated plot that has only just begun to reveal itself, you can't help but wonder, will L get him? Who is L? Will Light stray from his chosen path? And just what are the exact rules of the Death note?

     This was, actually, the first manga I've ever read, and I can honestly say I wasn't disappointed, the only difficulty I encountered was the reading style, essentially you have to read it backwards, which is difficult for most to do.

     But, seriously now, this is the best book I've seen in a long while, and three times better than the infamous Bleach

     I've also developed a serious crush on L, which may make this review slightly biased, but still, this is an excellent series! Anyone who is into anime should read this! 

     I can't wait to see some American author to try and rip this off.

Vision-  5 stars
Originality- 5 stars
Technique- 5 stars
Imagination- 5 stars    

Overall Value- 5 stars

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