Death Note V01 (2006)
|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!|
Contains episodes 1-4 of Death Note!
"...smartly written and full of originality with two intriguing central characters. Paul Pritchard, DVD Verdict
Editor's NoteLight Yagami should have no complaints about life--he's good looking, a great student, and rich. But it's not enough. His attitude is about to change when a Shinigami death god accidentally drops his notebook down into the human world and into Light's hands. The thing about this notebook is that whoever's name is written down in the book dies. Now the death games begin as Light decides to use his new power to rid the world of evil. But is he doing more harm than good in his quest to kill off every criminal? And when the talented and mysterious L is brought in to solve the mystery behind all this death, will Light be able to outsmart him or end up in prison? This is Volume 1 of the anime version of this international hit series based on the bestselling manga.
Death Note - Volume 1 - DVD Review
By: Sterfish Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 12/10/2008 4:42 PM
|If you had the power to kill anyone just by knowing their name and face, what would you do with it? That's the premise behind the anime series Death Note, now available in its first box set. Containing the first 20 episodes of the series, this set takes you on an dark and entertaining ride....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Alessandro Juliani - Voice Of|
|Brad Swaile - Voice Of|
|Brian Drummond - Voice Of|
|Kazuhiro Yamada - Cinematographer|
|Mamoru Miyano - Voice Of|
|Miho Ishiki - Art Director|
|Takeshi Obata - Writer|
|Tetsuro Araki - Director|
|Tsugumi Oba - Writer|
Customer Reviews of Death Note V01
"Death Note" the anime is finally arriving on American shores and it's about time. The manga is hugely popular in both Asia and the USA and has even been banned in China due to it's perceived bad influence on students. There have also been two live-action films. So how does this story translate to the small screen? Having not read the comic, I saw this show with fresh eyes and it practically ruled my life until I finished it. This is one of the most intriguing, complex, and unique television shows of any genre and you will be missing out if you choose to pass it by. The story focuses on a boy, Light Yagami, who comes across a notebook at school one day. He takes it home and reads it's contents, finding instructions for using this "Death Note" (as it's labeled). Any human whose name is written in it, dies. Naturally, one would assume that this was a joke, so he tries it out on a criminal holding hostages live on television. It works, all right. A normal child would probably burn it, or at least hide it away and never use it again, but Light is an exceptional boy, one with an (almost) unrivalled intellect and a severe hatred of crime; not to mention a megalomaniacal streak a mile across. So he decides to use his new found power to rid the world of criminals and establish a new world order with him playing God and delivering justice as he sees fit. Shortly after finding the Note, Light meets it's owner, a shinigami (death god) named Ryuk who is one of the most psychotic-looking anime/manga creations ever; like the Joker had a baby with a feathered demon or something. So why would a shinigami like Ryuk want to leave a Death Note in the human world? Why, because he was bored and that's just how Ryuk rolls.
You will get hooked12/17/2012
This is one of the most original series I have ever seen. The story is awesome and keeps you guessing constantly. I highly recommend this show for anyone even if you're not a fan of anime. Also, acording to The VIZ website, there will be only four episodes for the first and subsequent volumes so beware. It is still a decent price though.