Anime – Death Note [REVIEW] – The Hunted Becomes The Hunter!

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,68/10
Genre: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller
Studios: Madhouse
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).

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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.

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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.


Villain Is Better Than Superhero


It’s already the 9th day of the 30 Day Anime Challenge. Time really feels very fast to live in this world 😀 But, for our topic this time, we will discuss a topic called “Best Anime Villain.”

In anime usually, villain character is more cool and better than the superhero character. Call it like Death Note, A Certain Magical Index, Future Diary, Akame ga Kill!, and others. Typically, the villain in the anime is very much favorited by all of the anime fans even though they are the bad guy. But, I also have the best anime villain. And it’s called, “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.”


Code Geass is a story where the world is divided into three superpowers: Britannia (America), Chinese Federation (Asia), and European Union (Europe and Africa). The story is set in place at Britannia, Japan on August 10, 2010. Britannia also launched a new destructive weapon named “Autonomous Armored Knight.” Britannia’s mission is to bring Japan down with its citizens and also want to do freedom and change the name of the country. Because of the incident, Japan has always been touted as, Elevens.

Lelouch vi Britannia is a Britannian prince sent to Japan, along with his sister Nunnally vi Britannia, by his father, Emperor Charles zi Britannia, after his mother Marianne vi Britannia, was killed. Nunnally becomes blind and can’t walk because of the trauma of her mother’s death. Lelouch eventually always took care of his sister when in Japan during the war. After the war ruined Japan, he finally met his Japanese friend Suzaku Kururugi, who one day will destroy Britannia.

This is the best anime villain for me. This anime is also very popular among anime fans because of this Lelouch character. Lelouch is the man who leads the rebellion and is often touted as Zero. His strength is given by C.C. But, he used in wrong ways by killing his family and his friends. Although like that, Lelouch is the coolest character of all anime villains including in all anime. This anime can also be considered very overrated in America itself.

Anime villain is very cool because of its characters. Have a very cool personality in the eyes of anime fans even women love it too. Okay, this time we end up here. We’ll discuss another topic tomorrow.