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Death Note Box Set 2


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  • Actors: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Shidou Nakamura, Brian Drummond, Noriko Hidaka
  • Directors: Tetsuro Araki
  • Format: Animated, Box set, Color, Dubbed, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Viz Media
  • DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Run Time: 400 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001R8B5TO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,036 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Easily this is one of the best anime series I have ever seen.
Amanda Lee M. Schmidt
It's Anime at It's finest, A must have Even if your not a fan of anime, this series is definitely worth a try.
Alejandro Gonzalez
I was very happy to see many Japanese special features (English subtitled) included with this box set.
Dennis A. Amith (kndy)

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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Alejandro Gonzalez on February 26, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Death Note returns with this Second Set containing the final remaining 17 Episodes, D.N. has such great animation and amazing suspenseful music that make the scenes feel truly epic. Packed with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. It's Anime at It's finest, A must have Even if your not a fan of anime, this series is definitely worth a try.

Death Note follows The story of A high school student (Light) who discovers a supernatural notebook, the "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a Shinigami (death god) named Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook. Light's attempt to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook.

Soon after, the number of deaths of reported criminals catches the attention of the a mysterious detective known only as "L". L quickly learns that the serial killer, dubbed by the public as "KIRA" is located in Japan. L also concludes that Kira can kill people without laying a finger on them. Light realizes that L will be his greatest Enemy, and a game of psychological cat and mouse between the two begins.

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THROUGH THE POWER OF THE DEATH NOTE, LIGHT YAGAMI IS CLOSE TO CREATING A WORLD IN WHICH HE HOLDS ULTIMATE AUTHORITY OVER RIGHT AND WRONG. BUT MANY OBSTACLES REMAIN, INCLUDING A SECOND DEATH NOTE USER WHO HAS HIS OWN NEFARIOUS GOALS, AND THE TWO BRILLIANT PROTEGES OF L, THE GENIUS DETECTIVE WHO ONCE VOWED TO EXPOSE THE IDENTITY OF THE DEATH NOTE'S OWNER. LIGHT IS CONFIDENT THAT HE CAN PREVAIL, BUT AS THE SURVIVING PLAYERS IN THE GAME CONVERGE FOR A FINAL SHOWDOWN, WHOSE NAME WILL BE THE LAST ONE WRITTEN IN THE DEATH NOTE?
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I first caught "DEATH NOTE" on television via the Cartoon Network. I've heard so many impressive things in regards to the storyline and also saw the series featured on NPR. To get the critical acclaim it had received worldwide, I realized that this series must be special and had to check it out for myself. Needless to say, I absolutely loved the series.

"DEATH NOTE" is a 37-episode TV series that was created by Studio Madhouse and featured on Japanese television in 2006-2007 and featured in the US in 2007-2008. The series has spawned a popular manga series, a novel, three live action films and has captured the attention of anime and non-anime fans worldwide.

The series focuses on the character of a very smart high school student named Light Yagami. Bored with his life, he comes across the "Death Note" that has special instructions that if one was to write their names on the Death Note, the person would die. They would die of a heart attack if there were no instructions on how the person is to die. Or die the way the person possessing the Death Note wrote down.

The Death Note is from a Shinigami (death god) named Ryuk who seems to be bored in his own world and thus starts to enjoy how a person like Light starts to use the Death Note.

For Light (who goes by the name Kira), starts out using the Death Note by writing the names of criminals. He starts to win supporters due to his ideology of creating a new world without these criminals. But with so many deaths occurring, the police and the International community begin to fear this serial killer. And along the way, Light is suspected by the police as a person of interest (a person who could be "Kira") and then Light starts to use his Death Note on those who are onto him.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jason Bean on April 16, 2009
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Just like the release of the first season, Death Note season 2 box set contains every episode of the show's final run.

Plot-wise, Death Note is just as strong with the best animation I've ever seen in anime (or any show for that matter). The story this time isn't as compelling as season 1 (Near is nowhere "near" as interesting as L and no one else is very likeable), but the show keeps you hooked and wraps things up in a very satisfying conclusion.

Instead of the extras posted just on individual discs, this DVD set comes with a bonus disc which contains the makings-of and interviews with the original Japanese cast and creaters. To me this gave the buyer an equally compelling reason to purchase this DVD set even though it's a few episodes shorter than first season. I can't say whether this set is still worth owning if you already have the individual volumes, but if you don't it's more than worth the $$$.

Like I said, if you're an anime buff and looking for something intriguing (and mature) this show is NOT TO BE MISSED!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Spencer Johnson on May 1, 2013
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If you remove the supernatural element, this show is basically Holmes vs. Moriarty from Moriarty's perspective. If that doesn't sound awesome to you, we can never be friends. It's extremely heady and psychological, so if you're looking for shonen-style action this isn't for you. But if you're like me and love a good mental duel, you're in the right place. There is more violence in the second half than there is in the first, but it's still first and foremost a battle of wits. And even though there's not that much action, the animators did an amazing job of making it beautifully cinematic; they were able to make the stroke of a pen feel like the slash of a knife--because in this universe, those basically amount to the same thing.
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Whats with the massive price jump Amazon
Their both $31.49 now with prime shipping (for the time being) but yeah the majority of the time the price on Amazon.com is alot higher then other retailers.
Aug 5, 2012 by Jason Smith |  See all 2 posts
In blu-ray soon
I dont think Viz entertainment releases blu-ray versions of the animes that they have as quickly as Funimation or Bandai. This release has been out since 2009, its 2012 now and there still isnt a blu-ray release or any news of one being released and this is a classic and well known anime series.
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