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Death Note V05

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A battle of minds

on 12/17/2012

the anime version manages to keep the manga's mind games nearly whole. Unlike most people, I find the characters of L's successors, Mello, and especially Near, not to mention the background of all three young men being orphans raised in a home full of brilliant children for the express purpose of picking certain of them for duties such as L, aka the Whammy House, to be much more interesting.

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Death Note

on 9/18/2013

There is thus far nothing wrong in my world regarding Death Note, including the more recent attempts at beating a dead horse with a stick with the live-action "L-change the WorLd" and the BB murders novel. The only disappointing thing for me was the decision to not include L's successors in the live-action Death Note movies (though there is a vague nod to Near at the end of "L-change the WorLd"). Considering that the original manga is really an extremely convoluted mind-game of chess, where there are more thought bubbles than speech bubbles, it's amazing that they were able to pull off fantastically the first two live action movies albeit in a truncated form. More amazing is that the anime version manages to keep the manga's mind games nearly whole. Unlike most people, I find the characters of L's successors, Mello, and especially Near, not to mention the background of all three young men being orphans raised in a home full of brilliant children for the express purpose of picking certain of them for duties such as L, aka the Whammy House, to be much more interesting. Particularly in the fact of their different approaches from L, their similarities and drive to beat each other to avenging L and to end the reign of Kira - all while Mello does so with a dark, passionate drive and seeming hatred of Near and his passive, painstaking method. In a way seeing how Mello and Near interact gives you more of a perspective of L's background than watching L himself for a majority of the series.

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Product Overview

After fifty days of confinement, the killings continue, so Light and Misa are released only to face the ride of their lives with a seemingly crazed Soichiro. Then Light rejoins L in the investigation and notices a strange connection between the recent Kira murders and a business outfit called the Yotsuba Group. Misa agrees to pose as the Yotsuba Group's spokesperson, with the eager Matsuda playing her manager. But Matsuda may be getting himself in too deep when he decides to do a little snooping at the Yotsuba Group's Tokyo headquarters!

Contains episodes 17-20 of Death Note!

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 207980959
UPC 782009238133
UPC 14 00782009238133
Format DVD
Release Date 6/24/2008
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Death Note
Link Search Link
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Limited Edition, Collector's Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Death Note
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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Adam Arseneau, DVD Verdict ...[a] weird and wonderful anime series with one of the most original premises in recent memory.
Paul Pritchard, DVD Verdict ...smartly written and full of originality with two intriguing central characters.
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