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[Anime-Review] Death Note

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edited on September 13th, 2023 at 08:44 pm

Death Note (Anime) is a dark and compelling anime series that follows the story of Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that grants him the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in it.

Review

The first time I watched Death Note was years ago. But I really love this one and constantly re-watch it, so I had to write about it.
As I’m sure most anime fans know about it one way or another but nevertheless, maybe there’re some newcomers that don’t yet.
Though, on a re-watch I usually only go until the first 10-15 episodes when a certain person appears, so I mostly focus on that part.

Directed by Tetsuro Araki and animated by Madhouse, it’s a thrilling and suspenseful exploration of power, morality, and the human psyche. The anime’s striking visual style and atmospheric soundtrack create a tense and foreboding atmosphere that draws the viewer into its world. I literally love and enjoy every moment of the first half of the anime.

Light is a brilliant student but bored out of life until he finds the Death Note. With the notebook, he sees an opportunity to put more justice into the world. It makes him a killer but as many as there are who love him, his actions get critizised too. Just because as much as you want crimilals to disappear, don’t they still deserve a life, even tho it’s in prison?

The relationship between Light and L, a brilliant detective tasked with tracking down the mysterious killer, is the heart of the show’s tension and drama. The two characters engage in a thrilling game of cat-and-mouse that keeps me repeatedly on the edge of my seat, with each episode delivering unexpected twists and turns.

While “Death Note” can be dark and unsettling at times, it also raises thought-provoking questions about justice, morality, and the nature of power. The show’s exploration of these themes is both intelligent and thought-provoking, making it a standout example of the anime medium.

Final Thoughts

Overall, “Death Note” is a must-watch anime series for fans of suspense, drama, and psychological storytelling. With its complex characters, thrilling plot, and compelling themes, the show is a masterclass in storytelling that will leave viewers thinking long after the final credits roll.

If I watch sth more than one time, it’s definitely Death Note. Because of the thrilling rivalry, the chase by L and the police and the constant thrill about their next moves.
Also, the soundtrack is amazing for the situation. And the moral question this show gives one is sth that makes it unique to me.

Rating: B+

A+ : 10-9.3 | A: 9.2-8.7 | A- : 8.6-8.0 || B+ : 7.9-7.3 | B: 7.2-6.7 | B- : 6.6-6.0 || C+ : 5.9-5.3 | C: 5.2-4.7 | C- : 4.6-4.0 ||
D+ : 3.9-3.3 | D: 3.2-2.7 | D- : 2.6-2.0 || E+: 2.1-2.4 | E : 2.5-1.8 || F: 1.9-0

What about you, have you watched this treasure of an anime? Or do you plan to? What do you think of it, if you have?

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4 comments

itachi March 17, 2023 - 6:04 pm

Definitely one of my favorites!

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insamyniac March 17, 2023 - 7:48 pm

Yes, I love it too!

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Mark Oliver March 18, 2023 - 5:23 pm

One of the best anime so far

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insamyniac March 19, 2023 - 12:01 pm

Totally agree!

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