MyAnimeList Rating: 8,68/10
Genre: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
Author: Takeshi Obata (Art), Tsugumi Ohba (Story)
Seiyuu: Kappei Yamaguchi, Mamoru Miyano, Shidou Nakamura
Death Note is a mystery and thriller anime that of course, everyone knows about this anime. Death Note has also become a pop culture such as a live-action movie that recently aired on Netflix in 2017, TV dramas, a parody on the internet, even a video games-there is. Death Note is no longer an anime that no one knows about this anime. I’ve been watched a long time ago although it’s still a bit freshly around 2 years ago. People also say that Death Note is the best mystery anime that ever existed because the manga that is written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s indeed I admit that the story is very intelligent even though using the story that proceeds ahead.
“Death Note,” tells about shinigami Ryuk (Shidou Nakamura) as the death of God who can kill anyone by looking at the victim’s face and writing his name in a book called Death Note. One day, Ryuk became bored with the shinigami world that he lived in until he wanted to be interested in what if he dropped his Death Note into the human realm. Light Yagami (Mamoru Miyano) is a high school student who thinks that this world has an unfair system and he’s the person who got the Death Note. When he tried to write a criminal in the book, he realized that Death Note is something to be proud of because it can form a new world system. Light Yagami then tries to write down all the criminal names that exist in order to create a new world where criminals are no longer exist and people will worship him as a god. The police are trying to figure out the cause of this serial murder and why only the criminals are dead. Therefore, Japanese investigators try to recall the best detective in the world named L (Kappei Yamaguchi).
Initially, I’ve known a long time about this anime because some of my friends have watched this anime. I just know that Death Note is an anime that tells about a book that if you write the name of the person in the book, it will die. In short, that’s all I know about the main characters. After watching it, I just realized why many people think that this anime is a mystery anime with a story that executed a smart impression by the author. Although this anime is already a bit old and classic, I think this anime will never die. The conflict that happened between Light and L is really a revelation I can see it in this anime. This inner conflict also presents how they fight using their intelligence so that sometimes they are equally unsteady to catch each other. On the other hand, L and Light is also an archrival partner as well as anime basically. The plot of the story presented in this anime I think there is no shortage at all even though I watch it over and over, I don’t see it at all.
However, I would not say that this anime will be absolutely perfect. Death Note may be able to show its mistake even if it will be seen. The shortcoming in here is when entering the climax of the story. I will try not to tell spoiler at all. There is a character that is why it just appears like that and for no reason. The background is a bit of detail to determine but I feel it’s ruining the story of this anime. In addition, the endings that are provided at the end are also a great plot-twist even making it impossible to create a second season. So for those of you who haven’t watched at all, I think you should watch it soon because this anime is a bit classic but the plot of the story that presented in here I think is like a Hollywood thriller movies in general. For the matter of the artwork, I don’t think it should be judged because although this is a classic anime, Death Note is still classified as a modern anime in general. The soundtrack on the opening, BGM that has some nuances like creepy stuff, and Mamoru Miyano who fills the voice of Light Yagami somehow he is so prevailing his character so perfectly.
Overall, Death Note can be said as an anime that so long to watch but this anime is very popular even become a pop culture in some place or circle. The plot of the story is neatly systematized and somehow so smart that we are the audience must thinking a little bit hard to be able to understand what is really happened in this anime. In the end, the plot-twist that presented was also very unexpected and really interesting to watch. Death Note is an anime that must be watched by everyone.