Death Note: Set 1
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Meet Light Yagami, a brilliant but bored high school student whose life is changed when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, or god of death, named Ryuk. When Light discovers that any human whose name is written in the book dies, he vows to use its power to rid the world of evil. But every action has its consequences, and Light soon finds himself in a life or death battle of wits with the mysterious genius detective called L. Humanity itself becomes the battleground to determine what form of justice will prevail!
(1. Rebirth, 2. Confrontation, 3. Dealings, 4. Pursuit, 5. Tactics, 6. Unraveling, 7. Overcast, 8. Glare, 9. Encounter, 10. Doubt, 11. Assault, 12. Love, 13. Confession, 14. Friend, 15. Wager, 16. Decision, 17. Execution, 18. Ally, 19. Matsuda, 20. Makeshift)
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And special is what "DEATH NOTE" truly is. From beginning to end, this series has just grabbed my attention because of its well-written cat vs. mouse storyline.
"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 possesing 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 occuring, the police and the International community begin to fear this serial killer.Read more ›
The intellectual struggle between Light and L is nothing less than riveting. I was stuck helplessly watching episode after episode because I couldn't wait to see what these two boys were going to come up with next. I also found that Light's decent from good natured student to sociopathic mass murder was really well done and an interesting look at how power corrupts.
I'm always reading these reviews to see what people think before I buy stuff but this is the first time I've ever bothered writing one myself. I was just that impressed with this one. Warning though, it is pretty dark and somewhat depressing so if you're looking for happy,happy,feelgood this is probably not your cup of tea. But, if you're looking for a great original storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish then I highly recommend you give this one a try. It's one of the best shows I've seen.
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I love this series and the only "bad thing" about this box set is it doesn't have episodes 21-25, 25 being where the series ends in my mind. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's my personal favorite anime and the very definition of psychological thriller. A game of cat and mouse where the punishment for losing is either life in prison or dying just... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Quasar
Showed up on time, and in EXCELLENT condition. Just like I bought it at a store! I lost my Disc Set 1 in a move and have missed it since. Can't wait to watch this series again! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kiki
Death note is a smart and witty mystery that will leave you on the edge of your seat. I would recommend it to anyone.Published 6 months ago by Hannah
I don't typically watch anime, but this show was great!! Left me wishing it never endedPublished 7 months ago by Socorro