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Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142152581X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421525815
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.6 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with CYBORG JI-CHAN G. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major works include CHIKARABITO DENSETSU and MASHIN BOUKENTAN LAMP-LAMP.

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The quality of the boxed set is very good.
Robert C. O. Gross
I read the first 2 chapters in book one myself and I'm pretty hooked, so i can say that Death Note is a great series.
I recommend this as a must see for any manga/anime fan.

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131 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Aion on October 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
There are a limited number of manga series that can be considered worldwide hits. Rather surprisingly, considering the amount of dialogue and seriousness of a story that the author had doubted would be accepted as a Shounen (young boy) Jump title even in Japan, Death Note became one of those titles. When a story about someone in our world finding a killing tool Death Gods use (and killing anyone they view as evil with to create a better world) becomes so successful it's a little special - it isn't every day that a story where words and not fists are used as weapons becomes this popular. Death Note has become so popular that there have even been stories on the American news about kids at school getting suspended after notebooks were found on them with details of deaths written inside!

My first encounter with Death Note was with the anime. I saw discussions about it on a forum I used to visit frequently just after the anime started airing in Japan and what I read interested me, a lover of dark and depressing stories, enough to download the first episode. I was blown away by the quality of the story, the mix of real world and fiction blending superbly. Every episode thrilled me more than the last during the first section of the story, never allowing me to remove myself from the edge of my seat. I watched all 37 episodes weekly and was very rarely disappointed.

Fast forwarding to the recent past, I discovered a Death Note manga box set was coming out by chance. I put in a pre-order with Amazon as soon as I found out about it, later cancelling to order from a cheaper store (I paid £39).
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By chibikame on July 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
A series defintely not for the younger reader, Death Note is anything but typical. Light Yagami finds a notebook that will allow him to kill anyone by writing their name down in it. He is not the average hero you find in Shonen Jump titles, he is the opposite. The great thing about Death Note is that the author weaves a brilliant tale to make you root for the police one minute and Light the next.

With detailed artwork from Obata (Hikaru No Go) and an engrossing storyline, it's no wonder Death Note has become a worldwide sensation.

This collection is a steal. With each volume sold for $7.99 separately, the bargain is there. The box is a nice addition but not the real draw for me. It's all about the deal. Get it while it's hot!

*Note, this series includes extreme violence, murder, adult situations, etc. It is a reading-intensive graphic novel. It is a 'thinking' manga, packed with internal monologues and intense descriptions.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nightmare "Ryan" on February 1, 2012
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Let me first start off by saying that Death Note is one of my most favorite mangas of all time. It provides a hearty portion of suspense, plot twists, great artwork, and superiority to most other mangas out there that have become popular. Now then, on to the product!

The box arrived quickly as said! Great job to Amazon for that detail. The manga box set was inside a larger box with air packets surrounding it to prevent damage. It could have been a little tighter because I could shake the box around and hear it slide inside, but it arrived with no damage what so ever. After opening the packaging box, we come to the manga box set itself.

The art on this box set is beyond fantastic! One side, which is the front, is covered in a glossy black topped by a cross made of bones with the title "Death Note" written across it in a certain style that is oh so typical for this manga. The rest of the box set is one huge picture that spans the other three sides of the box depicting the Shinigami. On the top there is a handle for easy carrying which I found I quite enjoyed.

To open the box set, you have to go to the top and there is velcro keeping the lid attached to the top. Just pull it up and the front will come open revealing all the manga volumes and two extras. The volumes themselves were in excellent condition! No damage what so ever and they were of a nicer quality than you would expect.

The only complaints I really have are that you have to tilt the box set over and kind of shake it so the spines of the volumes protrude, and you can get them out, otherwise you'd be trying to stick your finger between the volume and the box to get it out, damaging the box.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Duane Breidenbach on January 19, 2009
Format: Paperback
I ordered this box set on January 10th and got it on January 13th and this box set is amazing! First of all by buying the box set you are saving about $40 instead of buying each book one at a time, and you get the awesome box that it comes in. You get the 13th book also with is pretty good and you also get a small booklet with all of the death note rules inside. There is only one bad thing about this box set, when you are finished with all of the books you get REALLY SAD. So take your time and enjoy the books before you finish them because you will NEVER come apon a series better than death note!
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Born in Tokyo, Tsugumi Ohba is the author of the hit series Death Note. His current series Bakuman is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

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