Review On Death Note-Anime Series


Review On Death Note-Anime Series

Before watching any movie or watching a movie it is better to read or write a review. This article is about the Review of Death Note-Anime Series. Death Note tells the story of Light, a strikingly handsome and brilliant young man who one day stumbles across a notebook belonging to an otherworldly creature known as a Shinigami — a “god of death.” Long story short, when you write a person’s name in the book according to its specifications, that person dies. Rarely has a “Death Note” fallen into the hands of a human, and no one in the past has used it to any great significance. But Light is different.

Light has a unique no, make that psychotic, a sense of justice. He believes that he can truly make a better world if he uses the Death Note to kill off the world’s criminals. Before long, a string of mafiosos, murderers, and ne’er-do-wells winds up dead in inexplicable fashion. The world knows Light only by the pseudonym Kira, based on a mispronunciation of the English word “killer.” But before long, Kira is the one name on everyone’s lips.

Review on Death Note-Anime Series
Review on Death Note-Anime Series

Having a rampant serial killer on the loose who murders by supernatural means is of great consternation to world governments and police forces if not average citizens who are aware that Kira is only disposing of criminals, not the law-abiding. Enter L, a genius young detective who has already worked on some of the world’s most notorious cases. Unlike Light, L has no fashion sense, cradling himself into a near ball so he can think clearly, and though rail-thin, he has a penchant for sweets. Except for their intellects, L and Light couldn’t be more unalike. So when Light weasels his way onto the Kira investigation team and becomes L’s only true friend, the game is truly afoot.

Death Note Pont of View

Death Note’s point of view is, of course, that the protagonist is actually Light’s Morality to L’s Holmes. Having a villain as an entertainment centerpiece is nothing new; just look back at Shakespeare’s Richard III to see an ignoble main character who addresses the audience as he schemes. More modern examples would be The Sopranos, Pulp Fiction, or even the strikingly similar Showtime series Dexter. Indeed, it is not Light’s prominence as a megalomaniac Lothario that compromises Death Note as a series. In fact, its viewpoint is so rare in the anime world that it’s refreshing.

Review On Death Note: Anime Series
Review On Death Note: Anime Series

What makes Death Note deeply problematic instead is its total lack of a moral compass. The manga’s creators have said that the intent of the series was never to explore the ramifications of Light’s actions, it was to present a dramatic thriller with a cat-and-mouse game. I can accept that Tsugumi Ooba and Takeshi Obata weren’t going to create a philosophical manga for Shonen Jump. But Light is presented as a hero. Even members of L’s team often admit that they aren’t sure if catching Kira is the right thing to do because he’s doing so much good at cleaning up the world. L himself isn’t interested in the justice aspect; he just wants to get his man.

Death Note becomes not only morally unstable but unrealistic as it progresses. As Kira’s work continues, wars stop. Crime plummets. Across the world, people are living in peace. Sounds great, doesn’t it? But as we learn within the series, the Death Note only works when its owner knows the name and the face of the person to be killed.

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