February 26, 2012
Last week I said I was going to introduce this cult manga ‘Death Note’. The story and illustration are by the same people who created Bakuman. This manga was featured in the ‘Weekly Shounen Jump’ during the period of 2003 till’ 2006. The series was so popular that the Japanese did a movie trilogy. Now the US is going to recreate their own version of the Death Note story (hopefully they don’t spoil it).
Light Yagami is a brilliant boy who has a great sense of justice and resent people who’ve committed crimes, one day he randomly found a book lying on the street, and on the cover it said ‘Death Note’. Within the Death Note, there were a set of rules, those rules were:
Thinking it was a gimmick, Light wrote the name of a criminal going to jail, after writing the criminal’s name on the book, the criminal died live on television. Light was in great shock and disbelieve, he then began to write more names of criminals to see if it really was the Death Note’s doing, and one by one, they all died. With this new “power” Light seeked to reform justice, whilst hiding his real identity. He was publicly know as Kira (Killer) and soon caught the attention of International Police Organisation. A famous detective by the alias L, realized that Kira can kill without touching anyone, and narrowed his search down to Japan. Light acknowledging L as his greatest nemesis beings a game of chase.
This manga is filled with exciting twists and the story is so complicatedly well connected, it makes you think…”How the hell did the writer think of a story like this!?”
Like all the manga’s I’ve introduced you to. This one is a MUST MUST READ!
Get busy reading guys!
Written by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrated by Takeshi Obata
Genre: Shounen, fantasy, thriller, drama
Released Date: 2003 – 2006
Over all: 10/10
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