Death Note

Death Note ★★★★


Deep and full of mysticism, the greatest value of this work is not assigning roles to its characters, because you can't judge their ideals. Throughout its 37 chapters the suspense in the environment increases, turning something as ordinary as finding out a person's identity into pure tension. Like a game of chess, the whole thing is a trickery game where Light and L try to outmaneuver the other without imagining that each has a trick up their sleeve to block the other's movement. Although the supporting characters may seem irrelevant at first, they all gain importance as the investigation progresses or they exchange with others from the same group in order to better balance their stay (as happens with Misa and Soichiro). Even some incidental characters leave a lot of impact despite their little participation (Naomi Misora).

Open to debate thanks to the themes of the sense of justice and the definition of doing the right thing, it lets the viewer listen to the points of view from both sides and decides his verdict and choice in the end. Unfortunately there comes a point where it doesn't know how to continue the plot, and it's from the death of one of the characters that the whole story falls apart, losing interest, development, pacing and giving the feeling that the conclusion is not at the height of the rest. However, it's a story that deserves time to appreciate, even more so after the disgusting Netflix adaptation. For L, what Kira is doing is a crime, but he knows that the two are very similar at heart.

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